Only In America

From Laugh Lines at the New Yorkt Times:

Only in America can a 46-year-old black man who just finished paying off his student loans be called “elitist,” a 60-year-old woman who with her husband has earned $100 million dollars call herself “middle class,” and a 71-year-old man who has received government paychecks his entire adult life call himself an “outsider.”

–- Janice Hough, Palo Alto, Calif.

The above is so sadly true. It’s also hilariously funny if you’ve the right mindset to appreciate it.

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3 Responses to “Only In America”

  1. Christy Says:


    Hilarious. Must be currently in the right mindset. 😉

  2. tafka pb Says:

    It’s not funny “ha-ha.” It’s funny, “Oh my God.”

  3. jonolan Says:

    tafka pb, I said you had to be in “the right mindset to appreciate it.” I find that cynicism mixed with fatalism works very well. LOL

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