Saturday, December 12, 2020

The Metric System and the USA

Opposition to the metric system remains strong in the US. Mostly due to the "Go Fuck Yourself" attitude of most Americans.

Nobody comes right out and says it but many Americans oppose legalizing marijuana because they are afraid that it is just a gateway drug to the metric system. All that grams of this and grams of that. I also believe that Pokemon Go died out as a fad in the US mainly because they were trying to force good law abiding citizens to participate by metric measurements. Hey Japan do we need to remind you that the Imperial System of Measurement won the War in the Pacific in World War II? Darn tootin'.

And while we're at it - you can keep your Royale with Cheese! In America it's a Quarter Pounder with Cheese! USA! USA! USA!


  1. Stretch5:07 PM

    During the Carter Interregnum, Fed. DOT and Virginia DOT (VDOT) put kilometer distances along with milage on signs between DC and Richmond (A distance that can not truly be measured in linear units).
    Someone painted over the km numbers. VDOT cleaned signs.
    The km numbers were painted over again. VDOT again cleaned the signs.
    Someone TORCHED the km numbers out of the signs. VDOT put up old signs and told Fed DOT "You want signs in kilometers YOU maintain them."
    In the late '90s km signs made a reappearance on Prince William Parkway ... way over there ... by the bike path.