|Greek History Week
||[Sep. 13th, 2005|12:01 am]
Supreme Master Chief Road WarriorPoet Taffin, M.D.
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This week on The Daily Show they're doing an Evolution Schmevolution series. Not to be outdone, I have declared this week Greek History Week on Taffin's Livejournal. I've heard one black comedian ruefully question why "they" made Black History Month the shortest month of the year. Well, for the same reason I chose to devote only a week to Greek History- so we don't have to come up with so much stuff to talk about. Also, since I am starting this technically on Tuesday and I have chosen to count this "intro" as Day 1, I'll be doing even less work. If that's not a demonstration of the famed Greek intelligence, I don't know what is.
One would certainly think that I could easily scrounge up more than enough Greek history to fill up a week, considering that we spend quite a large part of our academic career studying Greek achievements in a variety of fields and glowing Greek accounts of those selfsame achievements. The problem is that despite this comprehensive exposure to Greek History, there's a lot of stuff most people don't know. Sure, everyone knows that the Ancient Greeks invented math, medicine, drama, democracy, military special forces, and gay bathhouses. But what do we know about the Modern Greeks? Not much, it turns out. Some would say that's because the Greeks stopped doing anything worth knowing about right around the time they stopped wearing togas. Well, some people would be total RACISTS then. I contend that I've forgotten more than most people know, but I still remember enough to tell you some things you don't know about Greek History this week, and if I run out of things to say, I will learn new ones, for the sole purpose of teaching them to you, my readership whose numbers dwindle almost as fast as your interest.
So tell all your friends, yes, even your real friends, the ones who have yet to be dirtied by the Internet's greasy, probing fingers, tell them all about Greek History Week on Taffin's Lifejournal, cuz it's gonna be a hot one.