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To: ClearCase_guy

Didn’t you kind of leave out a little assassination of a Archduke orchestrated by the Russians?


5 posted on 04/05/2013 6:44:57 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Little Serbia angered Austria [when a Serbian named Gavrillo Princep killed Archduke Ferdinand and his wife]


6 posted on 04/05/2013 6:48:45 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Mastador1
The Good Soldier Svejk
"And so they've killed our Ferdinand," says Svejk's charwoman, in the famous line that opens the novel, describing the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo, 1914. Svejk, busy massaging his knees for rheumatism responds: "Which Ferdinand, Mrs Muller? I know two. One is a messenger at Prusa's, the chemist's, who once drank a bottle of hair oil there by mistake. And the other is Ferdinand Kokoska who collects dog manure. Neither of them is any loss."

7 posted on 04/05/2013 6:55:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mastador1; a fool in paradise

More of the original text (translated, of course.) The funniest book ever written.

http://vojtisek.tripod.com/hasek/17101_en.htm


8 posted on 04/05/2013 6:59:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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