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Fire Engines

April 10, 2009
By YoungRevolution GOLD, Madison, Alabama
YoungRevolution GOLD, Madison, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Feel good, good things happen"

I asked my dad about his political views
He said he missed when I was young.
I asked simple questions. So
I asked him why a fire engine is red.
Being a constant fibber he said...
"A fire engine is red because a newspaper is read too, and two plus two is four and four times three is twelve and there are twelve inches in a ruler and Queen Marie is a ruler and a queen marie is also an ocean liner and an ocean liner sails in the sea and in the sea there are fish and fish have fins. Now the fins fought the Russians and the Russians were called reds and fire engines are always made in Russia...that is why fire engines are red."

The author's comments: dad is a funny guy.

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reid said...
on Dec. 4 2013 at 10:19 am
I enjoyed your dad's answer. Here's a slightly different version (I memorized it when I was a kid). Why are fire engines painted red? Books are read. Magazines are read, too. Two times two is four, and three times four is twelve. There are twelve inches in a ruler. Queen Elizabeth was a ruler. Queen Elizabeth was also a ship that sailed on the sea. There are fishes in the sea. Fishes have fins. The Finns fought the Russians. Fire engines are always rushin'. That's why fire engines are painted red.