Don't Hit Me For This
The talk of rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina reminded me of Monty Python & the Holy Grail, the scene where the king is marry off his airy-fairy son to the daughter of a landowner:
Listen, lad. I built this kingdom up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other kings said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So, I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So, I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp, but the fourth one... stayed up! And that's what you're gonna get, lad: the strongest castle in these islands.That's what I'm saying.