A little fun, or maybe a lot

Some of the D candidates are kids of 2 PhD’s, some of IBM execs, some have changed their names for fear of being identified as √úbermenschen or leprechauns, a couple are Rhodes scholars, one’s a Commie making a million bucks a year, and the one who sounds like he ran Cuba can’t speak Spanish. VDH has more.

By comparison, these people seem more authentic: The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle, With Gilligan, The Skipper too, the millionaire and his wife, The movie star, The Professor and Mary Ann, Here on Gilligan’s Isle. No phone, no lights, no motor car, Not a single luxury, Like Robinson Crusoe, It’s primitive as can be.

Unrelated: The correct question for Final Jeopardy was about someone named Shirley Jackson and a 1949 short story that made her famous. If memory serves, two of the contestants got the correct response. In all of our 1740 or more years of life, we do recall when and where the Magna Carta was signed, but until that FJ question, we’d never heard of this person. Maybe our brain has been taken over by Mister Mxyzptlk.

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