One hundred years. One hundred (100) years is a very long time. Not if you’re Methuselah, sure, but for the rest of us it’s an almost unfathomable length of time, a stretch which goes far beyond our years on this lonely island Earth. When someone says “100 years ago,” the odds are good that you’ll not remember what they speak of, as you were not around a century ago. So in the interest of historical framing, here’s a brief look at things which are not of the last century:
An American Civil War (well over 100 years, but hey, the Union is strong)
Inventing the car- no wait, even later than that, introducing the Model T. (Almost exactly 100 years ago!)
The Tunguska Blast (Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to roast in the depths of the Slor that day!)
The Cubs winning the World Series.
Alright, fine, we’re still 9 days off from it “officially” being a century, but the frustrations of the Cubs and their faithful (read: stupid) fans have, as of twenty minutes ago, reached the heights of unimaginable legend. The only professional sports franchise in the country with a century between championships. Truly, something to celebrate.
If you’re a Dodgers fan.