Title: Last Call
Author: Daniel Okrent
Anticipating the end of the war, the advent of Prohibition, and the inevitable grain surplus, Billy Sunday took a more cheerful approach.
“The problem of what to do with the farm surplus will be solved in a jiffy,” Sunday said.
“The children of drunkards will consume this surplus in the form of flap-jacks for breakfast.”
I thought this was funny, not because of the actual statement but because it is always ‘for the children’.
This statement suggests that the children of drinkers don’t get breakfast now and even those who don’t will somehow be provided breakfast.