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The Search For Atlantis
Ep. 4: So we Started (continued from ep.
By, Grey Exploration
Our search for Atlantis is finally beginning to focus on searching for
Atlantis rather than attending Geekfests and attempting to pick up attractive
members of the appropriate sex. That should be good news as theoretically
it gives me the chance to tell tales about exotic locations, about the
places we see, the ancient history and generally explore the myths and
tall tales around that great lost city.
The truth is so much more disappointing.
Our benefactor, presently named Warbucks, is providing us with more than
enough funding to get the job done, there is absolutely nothing I can
complain about in terms of finances.
Leadership is what we lack.
So far the characters that have named themselves Kirk, The Captain and
Batman are vying for the title while doing nothing to live up to the role.
Warbucks, Fox and Hawk are just sitting back waiting for results, as one
is the financier, another is an expert at time dating techniques and Hawk
is basically the cook who knows a lot about various Atlantis related fictions.
Note that I said vying for the title, there isnít a single person here
aside from myself who actually shows leadership skills, and mine are oriented
around telling everyone to shut up and pay the toll so we can get out
of the country.
Which is another problem.
The search is also going badly because weíve pissed off a few countries.
Naturally the Mediterranean is being searched, the whole of it, though
Libya is upset that we are not about to search their interior. They stop
short of calling it a conspiracy against an African nation, though do
thing it is a Western plot of some sort.
Similarly portions along the Eastern coast of North America are being
considered, as is Central America on one of Batmanís wild hunches. Even
Greenland and Iceland are potential exploration spots, should we manage
to see them.
However this has left the nations of South America feeling piqued. Throw
in the fact that most of the Pacific Rim is being ignored and you have
a situation where the less developed nations believe that this is another
egotistical round of Europe and the USA trying to prove their superiority
by proving a myth.
Ordinarily we might be able to ignore this childishness. After all, China,
Japan, Chile and Botswana do not truly mind, China is more interested
in extolling itís own ancient virtues and Chile is quite happy with itís
reputation for containing the fewest Starbucks in the world.
Unfortunately weíre not following the evidence as much as we should. What
we are following is the whims of a group of nerds, who are trying to live
an eternal Star Trek convention.
In all fairness we recently spent a month combing through ancient Mexican
artifacts, several of which depict floods or tsunamis washing over cities.
Not solid evidence but an interesting coincidence that they appear to
be as old as some stonework found in Spain that seems to describe the
Unfortunately this month in Mexico coincided with the Mexico City Star
Trek Convention, George Takeiís day trip to Tijuana and the Grand Central
American Week of Mourning for James Doohan.
Join us again soon for the various pet theories held by our ďexpertsĒ
and why exactly I will shoot each and every last one of them if we get
thrown out of another country for being too geeky.