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Finally found an Einstein gem that captures the relativity of the European moral values.

Nowadays they are applied to everything, resulting in the definitions of terrorsm, globalism, history, Iraq, USA, Bush, Michael Moore and all things controversial being rewritten.

In 1922, Einstein gave a lecture at Sorbonne, opening it with this:

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

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The following comments are for "Einstein and Eurorelativity"
by teflon

First in a series of "Teflon Quotables - Revisited"
Tread Lightly, Ivor holds a foundness for the French.
Regards - Carl

( Posted by: cjmiller [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

Sorry . . . Ivor holds a fondness.
Chrispian, can you add spellcheck?

( Posted by: cjmiller [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

applying Teflonivity:
If Teflon is right, then France becomes "The Noble Nation Imbibing Choice Beverages While Looking at Madonna and Strolling in Versailles and Gaining Supreme Wisdom and Sense of Righteousness Therefrom,"

if Teflon is wrong, then France becomes "The Drunken Whore With Unshaven Legs Smelling of Chanel No. 52341 Perfume Selling Herself to Tablecloth-Covered Petroleum-Soaked Drilling Rig Workers."

( Posted by: teflon [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

Hate It When That Happens...
I certainly don't wish you to be wrong...

"Tablecloth-Covered Petroleum-Soaked Drilling Rig Workers."
Now, this is a description that is, uhhhh... lucid?!

Oh, yeah, definitely...

( Posted by: daprdan [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

You Crack Me Up!
Teflon - As long as you're not hurting anybody; Carry On.

( Posted by: cjmiller [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

OK, cj
Last time you told me to go on it was to my Decoding Flowers. I thought you were kidding ;-))

( Posted by: teflon [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

At this moment I can't understand your British humor. ;-}
What does that mean, on the fiddle? You can answer by writing one of your traditional poems. I love those.

( Posted by: teflon [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

lol @ Fairplay
No idea why you made me giggle but you did!!!

Thanks Teflon for this, I see it all the time at events like the Olympics, when all the speeches are made, everyone else is thinking 'yeah right' at those moments. (Well I am).

Alex :-)

( Posted by: londongrey [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

You English guys...
I am checking the PBS channel for anything Monty Python. I need it today to understand this fiddle episode. Total lapse of imagination...

( Posted by: teflon [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

On the fiddle means you are 'on the take'. You have your palms open and your taking what isn't yours. say your an accountant who is stealing money, you are 'fiddling the accounts'

Alex :-)

( Posted by: londongrey [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

French Fiddlers
Riigghhtt! Like the Oil For Food Program. Now I get it.

( Posted by: cjmiller [Member] On: September 7, 2004 )

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