JUL 27: MADELEINE BIANCHI - TO THE SWISS NATIONAL HOLIDAY A WITTY SWISS QUIZ!
What's the most important SWISS INVENTION?
The CUCKOO CLOCK? - The BANK SECRECY? - The MILK CHOCOLATE?
ALL WRONG! - IT'S THE GESSLER HAT!
It's the story of Swiss national hero WILLIAM TELL and his adversary, the tyrannic bailiff GESSLER, who let put his HAT on a pole!
EVERYONE, who passed by, were FORCED to SALUTE this HAT, as if GESSLER himself would been PRESENT!
ARMED GUARDS made sure that any SUBJECTS obeyed this DIKTAT!
Everyone of you has already learned how to salute a GESSLER HAT!
EVEN IF YOU ARE NO SWISS!
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS, SWISS NATIONAL HEREO WILLIAM TELL SHOT THE TYRANT GESSLER WITH HIS CROSSBOW!
NOWADAYS THERE ARE NO MORE WILLIAM TELLS!
AND THE KILLING OF PERVERSE TYRANTS HAS TODAY GONE OUT OF STYLE!
NOT SO THE GESLER HAT! - THIS ONE IS STILL IN VOGUE!
AS WELL-TRIED SUCCESSFUL MODEL, ITS NUMBER HAS MEANWHILE REACHED ASTRONOMICAL SPHERES!