This Ain’t Your Uncle’s Slide Show
When I was a boy, the latest in home entertainment technology was not a 60″, HD, surround-sound television, but the Kodak Carousel slide projector. This bit of click-clacking wizardry was hardly entertaining, however, because invariably, Uncle Bob and Aunt Sally would invite you and your family over to view the slides from their latest vacation on the night that The Wild, Wild West was on which meant that you and your family had to endure 10,800 slides of the stalactites and stalagmites of Mammoth Cave. About 800 photos in, Uncle Bob discovered that there was a slide out of order and he spent the next hour trying to correctly arrange them only to find that he first replaced the wayward slide upside down, turning a stalactite into a stalagmite and then after supposedly correcting that mistake, he realized that he had put it in backwards. Then he put it in upside down and backwards and by this time even your patient mother was trying to stick her head into the carousel in the faint and desperate hope that it would sever her jugular thus, bringing a relatively quick end to her misery.
Don’t worry. My slide show of our trip to Spring Training in Florida is only 7:54.67 minutes long. That’s short enough so that you can watch it at work without your boss catching you. So go ahead, click play, and join us on our Florida vacation. I promise that none of the slides are in backwards.