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Friday, April 1, 2011

Great Moments in Civilization

Of course, farming, the use of fire, the invention of math and writing, the domestication of dogs and the domestication of humans by cats are noted as pivotal moments in human history. But there are other moment which pass with less notice such as:

When people first stood on two legs.

When Snoopy first stood on two legs.

When the head of a troupe of actors said, “Shakespeare if you are determined to act write me a play and I’ll give you a part in it.”

When Thomas Edison got tired of cleaning oil lamps.

When Queen Elizabeth thought, “I need a husband like a fish needs carriage.”

When one cave dweller said to another, “Don’t you think that wall would look better with a little color on it?

When a Pharaoh first said, “How can I be sure people will remember me?”

When Moses, while in the desert, said, “Lost? What do you mean, lost? I’ll have us out of here in no time at all.”

What moments in the development of civilization do you think warrant commemoration?

12 comments:

Ramona said...

When someone looked at a coffee bean and said, "I wonder if I could make a drink from that?"

I don't know who that person might be, but I'd like to thank them.

Pauline Alldred said...

Thanks for making me smile, Warren. When someone said, "We don't have to kill lions just because they're scary."

Warren Bull said...

Ramona,

My wife would agree with you.


Pauline,

Good thinking.

Anne K. Albert said...

It hasn't happened yet, at least I don't think so, but how about when politicians decide to tell the truth?

E. B. Davis said...

Dom Pierre Perignon, a Benedictine monk, didn't "invent" champagne since there were Romans before him experimenting and there were English contemporaries also experimenting. But, he kept making wines containing these annoying bubbles with regularity. Unfortunately, he also made bottle bombs because glass then wasn't strong enough and the CO2 exploded on him. It wasn't until the English invented stronger glass that Dom's experiments were put into practice--and now I can drink a glass of champagne after a hard day of writing. (Dom Perignon's a little too expensive though!)

Warren Bull said...

Anne,

That's a wonderful thought.

E.B.

I think someone wrote a song about that.

Donnell said...

Oh, Warren, this is so easy. The invention of the baby swing. :)

Warren Bull said...

Donnnell,

Silly me, I never even thought of that!

Peg Nichols said...

When Montezuma the Emperor of Mexico offered Hernando Cortez a drink of chocolate, Cortez turned to his first mate to ask, "Do you think we can get the folks back home to drink this stuff?

Warren Bull said...

Peg,

That day deserves a holiday all to itself!

towriteistowrite said...

The day Victor Borge's parents signed him up for piano lessons.

Warren Bull said...

Yes comma you apostrophe re right period.