Storytelling…So we can at least have some fun
And just north in that area is beyond question the most heinous turmoil of option-land one could possibly imagine. An ultimatum: forget your religion and come over to ours or you will be shot in the head, decapitated, disemboweled, or run under the aim and deadly wishes for you and yours. These people want us to run up a mountain so we can die of starvation.
This is where I left off last time. Before going much further into “The Boys and the Bucket List” I absolutely need to share this following information with you. Do you remember when you were a kid listening to your teachers in whatever school. On and on they would go about these ancient civilizations to the point where you begin to wonder…Hahem, where did all those Mayans go? Or even the ancient Egyptians – they built these amazing pyramids with secret tunnels and various stately rooms that only those in the KNOW actually knew about.
Even as a grade schooler, I would often ask one of my female friends, — “Okay then now about Persia, Athens, and let us throw in the Christian Era and the beginning times of Islam.” It was beginning to sound surreal for us! Like we would hear stories of Alexander the Great and all of his conquests, and we would never leave out Siddhartha Gautama, who left his immediate surroundings – just as the other’s had done – and upon their return had earth shattering news…until they were gone as well.
How many now are thinking about “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”? For those who have not seen the film a quick expose. Two high school buds’ are failing their History class and must get an “A” grade on their individual final projects. Travel is accommodated by a telephone booth.
Unfortunately, they are still in high school and on the verge of failing out of their school as well, and if they do not pass their upcoming history report, they will be separated as a result of Ted’s father sending him to military school. But, what Bill and Ted do not know is that they must stay together to save the future. So, a man from the future named Rufus came to help them pass their report. So, both Bill and Ted decided to gather up historical figures which they need for their report. They are hoping that this will help them pass their report so they can stay together.
So on they go to find the most important people they found in their textbook – Socrates, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, Ludwig van Beethoven, Genghis Kahn, Napoleon, and Sigmund Freud.
We much like Bill and Ted feel the need to actually go to the places where these icons of legend came from. Seriously, we feel that the ambiance of actually turning into Lagos, Nigeria will assist us in our pursuit of understanding the slave trade.
So let us think about this map shall we? Just jaunting between some idyllic islands hey to
be ruddered 5 ° or 10° in any direction one may very well find themselves pulling into Casablanca, Morocco which would be to die for, and could happen without proper papers and documents. Unless of course we would like to visit the precise port of call where Hannibal actually ferried his elephants over to Spain and onward to Italy.
As we are meandering through the Mediterranean Sea some wind wells up and we end up in Alexandria, Egypt. Just when you thought you were getting a break – things can get worse – still. This next bit was authored by Greta van Susteran from her show “On the Record” and having the passion she does about people please read on.
“IT WILL TELL YOU A GREAT DEAL ABOUT YOUR GOVERNMENT IF THEY ALL GO ON VACATION AND NO DECISION ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT OUR BORDER – how can you fail to do your job, That then leads to a humanitarian crisis, that you then admit to yourself is a humanitarian crisis, then fail to work out a solution (once again, your job) and then just go off on vacation for five weeks? How do you turn your back on the American people like that? Or on the people who are suffering as a result of a humanitarian crisis? I don’t get it… but I do know one thing, it is pretty obvious to me why politicians won’t be holding TOWN HALL meetings while on recess. They are all up to their eyeballs in this – President, House and Senate. PLEASE SHARE THIS POSTING – I want to know what others think.”