I have always thought it would be great to be able to travel across time to either the future or the past, to wind up in the middle of historic events, of spectacles…and to watch history (and the future!) unfold. Just recently there was a movie that came out about a man who time travels (I think it was a Bruce Willis movie, but I could be wrong) who is sent into the future to kill himself. I haven’t seen the movie and I have no idea how it turns out. If you saw it and know, you might share that as a comment to this post so we all know.
When we were at the Renaissance Faire last Saturday, costumes were plenteous. One of them was a guy dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow. I must admit, he had a good likeness to the character made famous in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies by Johnny Depp.
What made this so interesting is that this character was standing there taking pictures with a camera. Now, come on!!!! There were no cameras in those days!!!! BUT, what if there were? Or, what if the pirate Blackbeard could suddenly appear at a Renaissance Faire? What if I could suddenly appear from the future at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC on the night Lincoln was assassinated and could alter that event? Wouldn’t it be something?
I don’t know about you, but I find stuff like that fun to ponder. Maybe you do, too. So, “Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I present to you, Time Traveller Captain Jack Sparrow!” (That kinda sounds like “Malibu Barbie”, doesn’t it?)
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1871, the Great Fire of Chicago was finally extinguished after burning for 3 days. During that time, at least 300 people died, 90,000 were left without homes, and damage was estimated at $200,000,000 (a lot of money in that time!)
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: donuts have holes in the center because if they didn’t, the interior of the donuts would not cook thoroughly…they’d be a gooey mess.