August 29, 2004

McGreevey at the Bakery.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 4:08 pm

Baker: “May I help you, sir?”

McGreevey: “Great day for reading Plutarch, no?”

Baker: “Excuse me?”

McGreevey: “Plutarch, great stuff there.”

Baker: “Sir, there are people in line. May I help you?”

McGreevey: “Oh, yeah. I’d like a loaf of rye bread, please.”

Baker: “Large or small?”

McGreevey: “Speaking of large and small, how about that Jonathan Swift? He sure had the large and small thing wired.”

Baker: “Huh?”

McGreevey: “I’d like a large loaf, please.”

Baker: “Seeds or seedless?”

McGreevey: “Seeds….seedy….reminds me of Upton Sinclair. He wrote about some pretty seedy stuff there in Chicago.”

Baker: “What? Sir, you’re holding up the line. Seeds or seedless?”

McGreevey: “Seedless, please.”

Baker: “Sliced or whole?”

McGreevey: “Ahhh. Slice….Slice of life. Reminds me of Proust and his Remembrance of Things Past.”

Person in line: “Hey, buddy. We don’t have all day here.”

McGreevey: “Sliced, please.”

Baker: (hands over the bread) “Here you are, sir. That’ll be $2.99.”

McGreevey: (takes the bread and pays with exact change) Thanks. I’m heading home to catch up on my Thomas Aquinas. Have a nice day.” (leaves the shop)

Person in line: “Did he say something about Pluto?”

Update: It would appear that some non-Jersey folks who may not be familiar with the depth of the political swamp in this state might need a hint.


  1. Yeah, Pluto was pretty cool. Goofy was strange. Weren’t they both dogs? So how come Goofy can talk and stuff, but Pluto is jes’ a regular ole dog?

    Comment by david — August 29, 2004 @ 11:50 pm

  2. Neat in an early 20th Century French Literature sort of way, but what the heck does it mean?

    Comment by Dan — August 30, 2004 @ 10:22 am

  3. BWA HA Ha!!!

    Very Nice!

    Comment by Tim — August 30, 2004 @ 11:11 am

  4. All McGreevey, all the time

    Fausta has a link-rich post with the full McGreevey update.

    Trackback by TigerHawk — August 30, 2004 @ 11:11 am

  5. There is something Machiavellian about this dialogue.

    Comment by RG — August 30, 2004 @ 12:32 pm

  6. You had me at Plutarch

    Comment by Shabe — September 2, 2004 @ 4:47 pm

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