Monday, January 5, 2009


In high school at Simsbury High I was known as a punster. During my junior year I was in an American history class taught by Mr. Goralski.

The year was 1971 and the USA was still involved in the Vietnam conflict. Mr. Goralski was expounding on the fact that during world war II there was no furor throughout America as there were no anti-war protests compared with the US involvement in Vietnam.

I raised my hand and said "yes there was a fuhrer during WWII; Adolph Hitler. Everyone laughed at this comment except Mr. Goralski.