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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A lunch that will live in infamy

Wednesday, December 7, marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called "a day that will live in infamy." Here's how one school in Washington, DC is marking the occasion (Hat Tip: Shy Guy).
A lunch that will live in infamy? That’s what at least one parent at elite Sidwell Friends (yes, Sasha and Malia’s school!) wondered upon seeing what the school cafeteria listed as its “Pearl Harbor Day” menu Wednesday: A heavily Japanese-inspired lineup, including teriyaki chicken and edamame (as well as more generically Asian delicacies like tofu, fried rice, fortune cookies and “oriental noodle salad”). A school rep told us this was just a fluke — not a meal intended to commemorate the 1941 Japanese attack on U.S. forces: The contractor that prepares school lunches randomly assigned an Asian menu to Dec. 7, and the subcontractor that prints the calendars automatically marked Wednesday at Pearl Harbor Day. “It was completely coincidental,” said Ellis Turner, associate head of the school.
Anyone out there believe it was a 'fluke'? I would say that it is far more likely that it has something to do with this.


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At 6:40 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

with a fortune cookie saying " Im SORRY"?

At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fortune cookies are Chinese.

And the Chinese were an Allie of the US and the UK in WWII.

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Shy Guy - I don't think they are allowing them to know that there is a difference between the histories of Japan and China... It's all "Asia" in modern U.S. education. And there is no such thing as "allies". That is a double-plus ungood fuddy duddy old fashioned concept. :)

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Yes indeed but the way he bows to America's adversaries it might.

At 4:45 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

The menu would have worked if the desert had been an Atomic Fireball.


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