HillBuzz links a New York Post piece about the possible nuptials between Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton.
This blog would like to be among the first to wish them happiness wherever they enjoy the sacrament of marriage, and also to eschew committing to the cloudy-webs at least a dozen cheap, unsavory and wholly unnecessary japes that come to mind.
But let me pass on a helpful bit of German to Marc:
"Es liegt mir fern meiner Schwiegermutter zu widersprechen."
"Far be it from me to contradict my mother-in-law."
Repetition of this phrase, and shameless obedience to the ramifications of its meaning, have been key to my calm relations in the Old Country. Particularly after I cooked pancakes, and they brought out Weißwurst, and I showed them pigs in a blanket. Never do this in Germany. They don't roll like that.
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