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RE: [xmca] Berlin Wall

Well the way I hear it Tony is that Gorbachev and some of his buds were sitting around the Kremlin television room drinking some brewskies and all of a sudden he sees Reagan on televsion saying "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." 
Gorbachev's eyes got wide and he says, "I can do that?  I can tear down the wall?  Why didn't anybody tell me that."
And all Gorbachev's buds are going, "Hey Mickhail, like go for it.  Especially if the Duke tells you that you can."
And Gorbachev says, "Hey, he's Dutch, John Wayne was the Duke."
But all of Gorbachev's Buds say, "Duke or Dutch, what does it matter.  The guy is so cool and likable you know.  You should take down the wall."
And Gorbachev takes a sip of beer and says, "You know, I'm going to do it."
And there were cheers and back slaps all around and high fives, and it was like really, really cool.  And the wall came down.
I don't know what history you know Tony, but that's the whole truth, actually.


From: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu on behalf of Tony Whitson
Sent: Mon 11/9/2009 5:05 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: Re: [xmca] Berlin Wall

I just saw a brief TV clip, which got me wondering:

I don't know this in any scientific way, but I would not be surprised if
people in the USA are under an impression that the Berlin Wall came down
because of Ronald Reagan.

On Mon, 9 Nov 2009, David Preiss wrote:

> Dear colleagues
> Does anybody know of a good poem to remember the (fall of the) Berlin Wall?
> And / or the Stasi and the damage of / to the human soul?
> I was looking for some but was unable to find.
> 20 years is too early, maybe?
> Or, beyond the fireworks, did we already forget?
> David Preiss
> ddpreiss@me.com
> http://web.mac.com/ddpreiss/
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Tony Whitson
UD School of Education
NEWARK  DE  19716


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