Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Patrick Henry

Historians in Massachusetts recently discovered that Patrick Henry’s famous “Give me liberty, or give me death” demand was actually the first line from the following advertising jingle, which the great patriot wrote and performed:

Give me liberty, or give me death
Neither are as bad, as really bad breath
So buy some Altoids down at Seth’s


SC said...

It's interesting that historians in Massachusetts discovered something about a famous Virginian.

I don't expect a lot from Vali's Views, but I do expect historical geographical accuracy.

dubs said...

Somebody mirror this so we can still read it when Vali gets Seth's cease and desist letter.

SC said...

Jack - Re: your post today. Here in the Golden State, they give you a little sticker that says "I Voted," and has much the same effect as ashes. Pity the fellow at the workplace who thinks stickers are dumb, because he's gonna get a lot of raised eyebrows!

v.DANGER said...


You're right. There is no way that a scholar from the state of MA could ever get his or her hands on documents that were found somewhere else on the same coast of the United States. Oh...well maybe....yes, I just remembered about THE INTERNET.

You're living in the past.

DC said...

Was this a jingle for Altoids, or for Seth's? This is just one of many questions I have about this post. Let's talk later.

Anonymous said...

This is just a joke, right?