April 8, 2011

QotD: the international double standard

Filed under: Europe, Humour, Quotations, USA — Tags: , , — Nicholas @ 13:39

A long time ago we had a president who was doing a chubby intern.

And some Americans got uptight about it.

And we were told by Europeans everywhere ‘Relax, it’s just sex. He’s the leader of the country, they have mistresses, it happens get over it you uptight prudes.’

So now with Silvio Berlusconi having sex with underage prostitutes and orgies and I don’t know what-all I guess that makes Europe — and Italy in particular — about eighteen times more sophisticated [1] than us hicks in the United States and so-on and so-forth.

Y’all must be so proud.

[1] Sarcasm.

Brian Dunbar, “Sophisticated Europe”, Space for Commerce, by Brian Dunbar, 2011-04-07


  1. Link courtesy of Ilkka at The Fourth Checkraise, who said “once again: whenever there seems to be a double standard, there is really an unspoken single standard that is applied with perfect consistency”.

    Comment by Nicholas — April 8, 2011 @ 13:42

  2. A QOTD – thank you, Nicholas.

    Comment by Brian Dunbar — April 11, 2011 @ 11:35

  3. You’re very welcome, Brian. I’m a big fan of nicely quotable blog posts. 😉

    Comment by Nicholas — April 11, 2011 @ 11:48

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