Apropos of our recent discussion of Jessica Simpson and how I (and 
others) aren't that crazy about her:

Today I watched "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world" on TV for about 
the 20th time.  There is one scene with Milton Berle (J. Russell 
Finch) and the British comedian Terry-Thomas (J. Algernon Hawthorne) 
that summed up the whole discussion (from 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057193/quotes) :

J. Algernon Hawthorne: I must say that if I had the grievous 
misfortune to be a citizen of this benighted country, I should be 
the most hesitant of offering any criticism whatever of any other. 

J. Russell Finch: Wait a minute, are you knocking this country? Are 
you saying something against America? 

J. Algernon Hawthorne: Against it? I should be positively astounded 
to hear anything that could be said FOR it. Why the whole bloody 
place is the most unspeakable matriarchy in the whole history of 
civilization! Look at yourself! The way your wife and her strumpet 
of a mother push you through the hoop! As far as I can see, American 
men have been totally emasculated- they're like slaves! They die 
like flies from coronary thrombosis while their women sit under 
hairdryers eating chocolates & arranging for every 2nd Tuesday to be 
some sort of Mother's Day! And this infantile preoccupation with 
bosoms. In all time in this Godforsaken country, the one thing that 
has appalled me most of all this this prepostrous preoccupation with 
bosoms. Don't you realize they have become the dominant theme in 
American culture: in literature, advertising and all fields of 
entertainment and everything. I'll wager you anything you like that 
if American women stopped wearing brassieres, your whole national 
economy would collapse overnight. 

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