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Desert Islands Are Not Vacation Resorts!


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Back in the 1920s there was a poll about what reading material you would like to read on a desert island, with the Bible and Shakespeare as the top favorites. A pollster put the question to Gilbert Keith Chesterton, who promptly replied:

a manual on how to build a seafaring ship!

Chesterton's razor sharp wit reminded those idiots that a desert island is not a relaxation center for idle reading, but rather a purgatorial prison from which you have to escape as soon as possible.

Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore should be reminded of Chesterton's bon mot, for even a movie as much fun as the original THE PINK PANTHER would not prevent anyone from nearly losing his mind, as happens to Tom Hanks in CASTAWAY.

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Back in the 1920s there was a poll about what reading material you would like to read on a desert island, with the Bible and Shakespeare as the top favorites. A pollster put the question to Gilbert Keith Chesterton, who promptly replied:

a manual on how to build a seafaring ship!

Chesterton's razor sharp wit reminded those idiots that a desert island is not a relaxation center for idle reading, but rather a purgatorial prison from which you have to escape as soon as possible.

Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore should be reminded of Chesterton's bon mot, for even a movie as much fun as the original THE PINK PANTHER would not prevent anyone from nearly losing his mind, as happens to Tom Hanks in CASTAWAY.

 

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The radio help kept some sanity but weighing Gilligan down with stones and throwing him out to sea could have solved their problems.  :P

 

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