A baby boomer’s Short History of Humanity

How would you like a Short History of Humanity as seen through the eyes of a fellow baby boomer? Okay, thanks to humor blogger Perry Block of Havertown, Pennsylvania, you’re got it!

We have shoving each other, why do we need grunting?

We have grunting, why do we need short bursts of grunting?

Perry Block

Perry Block

We have short bursts of grunting, why do we need words?

We have words, we do we need big and small words together?

We have big and small words together, why do we need talking?

We have talking, why do we need one person talking to another person and then running to another place and talking to another person?

We have one person talking to another person and then running to another place and talking to another person, why do we need one person carrying talking inscribed on dried clay tablets riding in an oxcart to other places to give talking inscribed on dried clay tablets to another person?

We have one person carrying talking inscribed on dried clay tablets riding in an oxcart to other places to give talking inscribed on dried clay tablets to another person, why do we need a person carrying papyrus scrolls riding in a chariot to other places to present papyrus scrolls to another person?

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We have one person carrying papyrus scrolls riding in a chariot to other places to present papyrus scrolls to another person, why do we need a person carrying correspondence to and from the educated elite riding in a carriage drawn by a team of horses to other places to provide correspondence to and from the educated elite?

We have a person carrying correspondence to and from the educated elite riding in a carriage drawn by a team of horses to other places to provide correspondence to and from the educated elite, why do we need a person carrying the U.S. Mail riding in a stagecoach or steam locomotive to other places to deliver the U.S. Mail to other persons?

We have a person carrying the U.S. Mail riding in a stagecoach or steam locomotive to other places to deliver the U.S. Mail to other persons, why do we need the telegraph?

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We have the telegraph, why do we need the telephone?

We have the telephone, why do we need faxing?

We have faxing, why do we need e-mailing?

We have e-mailing, why do we need e-mailing to laptops, blackberries, and other portable devices?

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We have e-mailing to laptops, blackberries, and other portable devices, why do we need texting?

We have texting, why do we need smart phones, Twitter, and Facebook?

We have smart phones, Twitter, and Facebook, why do we need teleporting?

We have teleporting, why do we need teleporting to distant planets and other dimensions?

We have teleporting to distant planets and other dimensions, why do we need time traveling?

History - Time Travel

We have time traveling, why do we need gerwaffling?

We have gerwaffling, why do we need muchas machus?

We have muchas machus, why do we need shoving each other?

We have shoving each other, why do we need grunting?

The End

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roz warren
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I don’t know about you, but I’m REALLY looking forward to gerwaffling.

Perry Block
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Yeah, it’s fun, but I prefer muchas machas because you never have to listen to parallel universe Warren G. Harding sing, and the clean-up is much easier.

Carrier Slocomb
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Good one Perry. Yes, why did we ever need faxing? I’ve never understood that one. Thanks for pointing out the technical so creatively and so succinctly. I’ve never understood technical and now, due to your explanation, I’ve been enlightened. Teach on.

Perry Block
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What I don’t understand is why we STILL have faxing. It’s two or three steps back down on the chain. Thanks for your kind words, now open your textbook to page 247 …

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