A continuation of George Washington’s exclusive interview with me. In the second half we cover many topics, including current day television, education, self-reliance, and the famous cherry tree story.
Let’s pick up where he left off.
G: Seriously, I would quite like to meet that lady. Who is she.
M: Sir, I’ll see what I can do.
G: Thank you, kind lad.
M: What else would you like to know?
G: I’m very curious. My people were trying to explain television to me. Maybe you could do a better job?
M: Awesome. I know lots about this subject. Basically, it’s a box that you have in your home that you can watch things on. You can watch live sporting events, you can watch live news broadcasts of things that are happening all over the world, you can watch scripted entertainment programs, and you can even watch programs that follow other people around as they live their lives.
G: So, instead of living your own lives, you sit at home and watch other people? That seems a bit sad.
M: No, it’s actually pretty cool.
G: My opinion remains unchanged on this matter. Is this “entertainment” available at all times?
M: Oh, yeah. There are hundreds of programming options to choose from.
G: Who is watching in the middle of the day, when everyone is working or at school?
M: Actually, we have about 95 million people out of the workforce right now, so there are plenty of folks who are available for daytime tv viewing.
G: Pardon….. How many? Never you mind, let us proceed. What is on television in the middle of the day?
M: Mostly civil court shows and talk shows where people find out the paternity of their children.
M: Withhold judgement until you’ve seen the first season of The Walking Dead.
G: I mentioned education earlier. How are we doing on education? Or don’t people have time to read because of how much tv they watch?
M: Ouch, Mr. president. Harsh.
M: We’re actually doing pretty well in the education area. This year we’re going to have about 20.5 million people attending universities. See, we read.
G: That sounds wonderful.
M: Absolutely, Mr. president. Universities are offering more and more areas of study. You can be exposed to many different ideas, and if a particular idea hurts your feelings or makes you feel bad, the universities provide safe spaces where you can go until you feel good again.
M: Baaaahahahaha,,,, I know,,,,,, I almost couldn’t get it out. Hahahahahaha
G: Whew,,,,,…,, I needed that. You are a funny fellow.
M: I wish I could take credit for being funny, but that’s actually a true story.
G: You know, on my way here, we passed an exit for Valley Forge. That wouldn’t be the same Valley Forge where I spent the winter during the revolution would it?
M: Oh, yeah. It’s a National Historical Park now.
G: I hope the history books recorded how cold it was that winter. It was miserable.
M: It’s been well documented sir.
G: It was freaking freezing. I detest the cold. I almost retreated. Do you know why I didn’t?
G: So this nation of rugged, self-reliant people could have the freedom to determine their own destiny. And,,,,,,,,,, now you have universities with safe spaces.
M: Well, on the bright side, if you’re looking for warmer weather, the United States now includes two territories in the Caribbean.
M: I know, right.
M: Hey, did you want to know anything about the current election?
G: No, I abhor politics.
M: Good, because that would have been harder to explain than the Vanity Fair cover.
M: Before you go Mr. president, I have one question for you. What’s the story with that cherry tree?
G: Oh. You know about that? Well, here is the real story. My mother was threatening to add cherry juice to her lemonade recipe. I considered that unacceptable. So, down went the tree.
M: Well, sir, I have to say, you were way wrong on that one. We put cherry juice in everything now. Lemonade, apple juice, cranberry juice, cola……
M: You should give it a chance.
G: We shall see.
M: I don’t want you to be late for Hamilton. We never got around to talking about popular music, but here are a few CD’s for you to listen to on the way to New York.
G: ‘Bowling For Soup’ and ‘Motley Crue’?
M: You’re gonna love it.
G: Thank you.
M: Sir, it’s been an honor.
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