April 22, 2003

Losing Their Marbles

Seems the British have lost the World Marbles Championships to Germany for the second year in a row. A spokeswoman for the Championship cited excessive alcohol consumption and not enough practice as reasons for the British defeat. I suppose the Germans didn't drink? The "money" quote:

"If you put a lot of men in a pub environment and there is beer or marbles, what are they going to choose? They are going to choose the beer."

("hat tip" to The American Scene)

Posted by dan at April 22, 2003 1:41 PM