The Corner

Achtung! Polozei! Your Papers Please

Achtung! Polizei! Your papers please!

From reader Joseph George (who favored me with a PIN tag, for “Please

Include Name”)… though other readers expressed similar sentiments:

“Dear

Mr. Derbyshire, I just have one thing to say about your post on the NRO

Corner: you should have told the cop that you were in a movie with

Bruce

Lee. Not

only would that have awed him with your unassailable coolness, it would

have

made him think you could kick his ass w/o breaking a sweat.” Or perhaps

the

cop himself would himself have turned out to be a devotee of Jeet Kun Do

(“Jie Quan Dao,” for you Mandarin-speakers) & I would have ended up

flying

backwards through the air once again.