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Thursday, March 02, 2006

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A fairly decent article on Tesco manages to hit every factor of the historical version of the Lowest Common Denominator of the U.K. How to explain Tesco? Well, it is British. Therefore it is like the Mini, The Beatles, Kate Winslet, and so on (The editor must have cut the sentences about bowler hats and butlers called Jeeves). The kicker takes this to a surreal realm: "Great Britain's last effort to conquer the colonies with muskets and cannon ended in failure. This time, the Redcoats are arriving armed with merlot and cucumbers, which may prove to be superior weapons." It might have ended in failure, but you try burning down DC with merlot and cucumbers.