Wednesday, June 04, 2008

For Seminar Today

In discussion with various people and in no particular order, the top 5 American contributions to the world:

1) Moby Dick, by Herman Melville

2) Hamburgers

3) Disney

4) Jazz

5) Westerns



Greg said...

democracy, the constitution, rock and roll

robyn said...

I think the Greeks and Romans may have the jump on Democracy. I'll give you blue jeans, though.

Greg said...

well, i'll give you that, although the romans were often ruled by an emperor with absolute power...and w/ the greeks the democracy only applied to woman and was america at one time. i guess we can claim we were better able to adjust. also - let's not kid ourselves - america has helped bring about democracy to hundreds of millions of people whereas the greeks at the most - we're talking hundreds of thousands. there's a difference in scale. but yes, the idea was theirs.