|The paper was found in the hand of this Unpaid Intern's skeleton|
Okay, Company, now we jump into the way back machine and come back to the now times. This might surprise you, Company, but the media empire that is Big Dave and Company is a huge, giant, bureaucracy. One that is so huge, and lumbering, and complex that even the Federal government or your health care provider. So it should be no surprise if you think about it, Company, that we have stamps. A LOT of stamps. We have ones that say "Copy," some that say "Faxed." a couple that make pictures of cute kittens, and lots of them that say "Received." and have a date that you can set for whatever the date is. We even have one that says "Denied" for some reason. And they are all those ink stamps that are really hard and annoying to re-ink, especially when you are trying to do it in business clothes like a white shirt. It's tremendous.
|A selection of our many important stamps.|
So fast forward again to a thousand years in the future, and the infamous paper has been transferred to a university somewhere where guys in tweed are looking at it. And they are using it, along with other articles and items that people have dug up, to try and figure out everything about our civilization. Like our language or in this case, our calendar. And they are going to write a textbook all about it, because that is what people in tweed do after they have looked at things. And now, students at just-a-little-more-than-a-thousand-years-in-the-future university are learning through the first, second, third, and fourth editions of "Ancient America" that we had a sixty-two day long calendar month. Uh oh.
|Additional evidence may lead us to find that these really are cool|
Anyway, Company, the point of all of this is that you never, ever, know how a simple action of yours will affect the course of history. Simply making the simple mistake of setting the stamper incorrectly can make a whole generation be dumbasses. Or is that archaeologist had chosen to dig over there instead of over here, then maybe it would have just been a mystery until that big National Archives find. It works the other way, too. How do we know that something that we have found in an ancient Egyptian tomb isn't a one-off mistake that the carver made. Maybe it was supposed to be a bird but he carved a snake into that clay tablet. Maybe we are the dumbasses. Maybe we have ancient Egypt all wrong. Just like they will have it all wrong with Ancient America. Just as wrong as we are about them.