Thursday, January 10, 2008

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Everest has died. I mention it here because though Hillary was from New Zealand when I was a kid I assumed he must be Irish. You see from 1976 to 1990 a man called Patrick Hillary was President of Ireland and my childhood logic assumed two famous people with the same unusual name had to both be Irish. I've always found my own stupidity to be amusing :-)

1 comment:

Bruce Russell said...

History will reveal that Hillary was indeed irish, and that recasting him as a Kiwi was just another attempt by 'The Man' to keep us down. Stay strong, brothers and sisters.