August AtoZ: Tesla – Let’s Build a Goddamn Museum!
No, for realz. Let’s build a goddamn Tesla Museum!
I read this comic on The Oatmeal and couldn’t help but die a sugar-coma kind of death. You see, there are several points I can take from this which make me so immensely happy.
1. My hubz absolutely adores all things Tesla-related. He is a big Tesla fan going way back. Put “Tesla” at the beginning of any project, and you are five times more likely to get his assistance.
Dude. LOVES. Tesla.
2. I love geeks. As The Oatmeal indicates,
“Geeks stay up all night
disassembling the world
so that they can put it back together
with new features.
They tinker and fix things that aren’t broken.
Geeks abandon the world around them
because they’re busy
soldering together a new one.
and, in many cases,
I get geeks. They totally make sense. I think I might be one. Or at least, a distant relation.
3. We love museums. They make us feel all cultured and shit. Like, you are a real grown-up if you go to the museum… and especially if you take your kids with you. And make them write reports on what they saw. That last bit was because I enjoy being a sadistic mother.
But seriously. Museums are the shizzle. Where else can you walk through history and have it NOT be totally boring? Unhappy with a certain period of time? Just exit the room and try out another era. Halfway through the millennium, stop for lunch and pick up a postcard at the souvenir gift shop!
Museums = geek-tastic.
I can hear you asking me, however, “Where is the fucking controversy here, Andi-Roo? August ain’t over yet, and I’m expecting lots of argumentative material.”
First off, your grammar “needs fixed”. Just kidding. I know you only said “ain’t” cuz it’s more emphatic. I grant you permission to break the rules.
(I said to myself and nobody else, ever.)
You want some controversy? What’s more emotionally taxing than the fact that Tesla got taken to the cleaners by that douche-nugget Edison? What’s more rage-engendering than the thought that a nice parcel of land is yet again up for grabs, to be turned into another strip mall?
Ever here the song containing these lyrics?
“They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.”
That’s what we have going on here. That’s pretty fucking irritating, if you ask me.
Let’s see… shopping versus museum dedicated to America’s unsung genius… which would you, the people, rather see?
Tesla’s goddamn museum, #AmIRight? So let’s do this thing!
Throughout the money of August 2012, my dear friend Aaron @dadblunders and I are doing a dry run of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. This past April was my first official participation in such activity, and I had no idea what I was doing. No theme, no forethought, purely spur-of-the-moment. This time around, I have a plan. Join the fun!
For this event, I am engaging in a month of controversy. Consider yourself forewarned.