Why 2173?

The title of this blog, Philanthropy 2173 refers to the year 2173. Why that year? Attached is dialogue from Woody Allen's movie, Sleeper, which takes place in 2173.

Person 1: "HAS HE ASKED FOR ANYTHING SPECIAL ?"

Person 2: "YES, THIS MORNING FOR BREAKFAST. HE REQUESTED SOMETHING
CALLED WHEAT GERM, ORGANIC HONEY AND TIGER'S MILK."

[ Laughs ]
Person 1; "OH, YES. THOSE WERE THE CHARMED SUBSTANCES...THAT SOME YEARS AGO WERE FELT TO CONTAIN LIFE-PRESERVING PROPERTIES."

Person 2: "YOU MEAN THERE WAS NO DEEP FAT ? NO STEAK OR CREAM PIES
OR HOT FUDGE ?"

Person 1: "THOSE WERE THOUGHT TO BE UNHEALTHY, PRECISELY THE OPPOSITE
OF WHAT WE NOW KNOW TO BE TRUE."

So, lets talk about the future. But we best keep our sense of humor about how sure we are of what we say.

1 comment:

The Happy Tutor said...

The joke is probably on us, and all the other species going extinct to point a moral for higher life forms on other planets.

On the plus side, though, GNP is up.