Friday, December 2, 2011

The Feud


So Bean and I have this ongoing feud every Christmas regarding Christopher Columbus and George Washington. What do Columbus and Washington have to do with Christmas you ask? Well I'll tell you. In the kids version of Rudoph the Red Nosed Reindeer where all the "funny" lines are added in, there is a line at the end that goes like this:

"Then how the reindeer loved him
loved him
As they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
You'll go down in HIS-TOR-YYYY!
Like Columbus!"

or if you are Bean...
"Like George Washington!"

Now I don't know what sort of humor they are teaching kids up in north Jersey, but I can tell you that George Washington just doesn't work. His name has too many syllables, it doesn't flow with the song, and Columbus is way more historic than George Washington. He discovered America for flips sake! What did George Washington do? He was our first President you say? Eh. Back then they were letting just about anyone become President. (I'm looking at you Millard Fillmore.)

Bean adamantly disagrees. He says everyone he knows says George Washington. So we called some people he knows. He was right, they say George Washington. Which doesn't prove anything other than that they are also wrong.

So help us end this feud once and for all. We are taking a poll. What did you grow up singing??


  1. "Like Goerge Washington!" sorry. :-)

  2. George Washington. Although I've also heard it "Like Modigliani!"

  3. It's definitely George Washington. I've never heard Columbus!

  4. Sorry - we sang George Washington too...

  5. Definitely Columbus... You're right, George Washington is far too long to fit in the song!

  6. sorry but it's definitely George Washington. haha doesn't look like you'll be winning this one.

  7. Definitely George Washington. Sorry.

  8. Definitely COLUMBUS. Bean.... you're so crazy. :-)