Thursday, June 10, 2010

God Bless the Cement Pond

Tonight I'd like to thank a few people.

First is Abner Doubleday (I know this is a disputed matter, but until somebody proves to me Abner didn't do it I'm sticking with him. Mainly because I think it's awesome his name was Abner Doubleday) for inventing the greatest game ever created.

Secondly? The Egyptians. Why you ask? Because according to Wikipedia (and how can a free site moderated by everyday people like me who enter the information in POSSIBLY be wrong?) they were the ones who invented what we now know as the swimming pool.

As ideas go, this is right up there with air travel, the universal remote, and ketchup in a squeeze bottle. Name me one other place where you can take two hyperactive children who have more energy than that stupid bunny with the drum on tv and after 2 hours of swimming, jumping, and peeing turn them into the very image of someone on methadone?

You can't.

So tonight as I surf the Internet and watch the Red Sox game while my children sleep the sleep of angels, I salute you, ancient Egypt.

Job well done.


Tree Newt said...

Bro, you are quite the hoot!

Rich in the Garage said...

They also had a hand in crafting beer. For the times when you cant swim.

Ted D said...

Only you would know that, Jr. Unless you read it on Wikipedia too.

Rich in the Garage said...

6th grade social studies I wrote a report on the origin of beer. Between them and the Aztecs there was a whole lot of hooch.

Stacy said...

Anything that can wear those two out is nothing shy of miraculous. :)

Ted D said...

You wrote it in the 6TH grade? You must have been a favorite off all your teachers.

And Stacy, I concur; it should be cannonized.