Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Joe Biden Interviews Prospective Running Mates, 6

Biden: "My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say 'dickety' because Hitler had stolen our word 'forty'."

Senator Bernie Sanders: "Then after World War Two, it got kinda quiet, 'til Superman challenged FDR to a race around the world. FDR beat him by a furlong, or so the comic books would have you believe."

Biden: "We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere -- like the time I caught the ferry over to Harrisburg. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Harrisburg in those days."

Sanders: "Anyway, about my washtub. I'd just used it that morning to wash my turkey, which in those days was known as a walking-bird. We'd always have walking-bird on Thanksgiving, with all the trimmings: cranberries, injun eyes, yams stuffed with gunpowder."

Biden: "Ah, there's an interesting story behind this nickel. In 1957, I remember it was, I got up in the morning and made myself a piece of toast. I set the toaster to three: medium brown."

Sanders: "Three wars back we called Sauerkraut 'liberty cabbage' and we called liberty cabbage 'super slaw' and back then a suitcase was known as a 'Swedish lunchbox.' Of course, nobody knew that but me. Anyway, long story short... is a phrase whose origins are complicated and rambling."

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