Monday, November 07, 2005

History of the day for November 7

In 1842, the British defeat the Chinese in the Opium War, seizing Hong Kong, forcing the Chinese to open trade barriers, and leading to the crippling of a once great nation. This kind of utter mockery is not seen again until the invention of Minute Rice.

1 comment:

Monkey said...

But Minute Rice with Opium makes a great snack. A San Franciscan Treat, if you will.

Damn war on drugs. They've been feeding all of us this kind of shit for centuries.