A reminder of the good old days

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Apr 3 12:43:02 UTC 2009

At 4/3/2009 01:20 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
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>"Whoopsie Goldberg" freaking out on [adult swim] because she was
>served a cheeseburger instead of a hamburger.
>Backstory: fifty years ago, black people did not eat meat and cheese

Were they kosher then?  Another little-known fact of black history.


>As a consequence, when I was in the Army, we referred to
>ourselves as "hamburgers" and to white GI's as "cheeseburgers."

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