Put on you Thinking Togas and step right up to read this week’s topic, which I’ve chosen in honor of President’s Day…
If you could use your time machine to go back and grab any former US President to bring back to the present day for lunch with your boss, who would it be?
I bet I caught you off guard with that one, didn’t I? I need to constantly challenge you to keep the Deep Thoughts flowing.
I pondered over this one for a long time. I thought about grabbing George Washington just to show him how far our great nation has come since he held office. I also thought it would be awesome to show him the advances we’ve made in dental work.
I also thought about going back for Abraham Lincoln. We could’ve watched Lincoln on DVD and talked about the film’s Oscar chances. Then we could’ve watched the movie about his Vampire hunting skills and had him try to make peace with Maine’s Vampires. The best part, of course, would’ve been pointing out to him that DVDs made going to the theater totally unnecessary…
In the end, though, I decided to go with Grover Cleveland. The man is the only person to be elected President in two non-consecutive terms. I just thought that would make for interesting conversation and impress my boss. Plus, it would show her that it’s possible to take a little time off from work and then come back and pick up right where you left off. Figured I always need to keep that option open since I might need to ask for extended time off to be on the set of one of my movies. This Modern Philosopher is always thinking.
So what about you, Modern Philosophers. Which former Commander-in-Chief would you bring to the lunch party? Why do you think this President would impress your boss? Have you figured out how you’re going to get old POTUS away from his security detail and convince him to get into your time machine?
So much to ponder on this one, and that’s what makes it perfect for the Think Tank. Remember there are no right or wrong answers (unless you select someone who wasn’t once President of the United States!).
As always, I will be in my Oval Office, eagerly awaiting your replies. Hail to the Modern Philosophers!