When Marie Antoinette first stepped onto the chopping block on that auspicious day in September, 1792, she had already imagined the wondrous world in which we live. Cake, cookies and pie for the elite were all the rage, and totally available for anyone who could afford them. In her day it was the women's vote, rights for white slaves, and universal health care policies for the indigent. Who knew the public would turn on her so vehemently when she cried out "Let them eat iPhones!" Cell phone service was so appalling at the time most peasants didn't even have signals in the Champagne region, nor the Dordognes. As a herald of things to come, she commissioned her minions to create new cell towers, and new protocols for cell service across the rural lands of France, despite the squalid outcries from her poorer constituents. As a final maneuver, because they were either too lazy to get jobs, or too criminal to be permitted cell phones, they revolted, leaving the poor Marie Antoinette in a pickle; or, rather, under a guillotine. Each time you use your mobile phone today, think of Marie Antoinette, as she was the inventor of what we call today our modern cellular technology. Viva La France!
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