The Start of Civilisation via the Back Passage!

Written by Thick Mick

Following is an excerpt from The Trivial Times . Some consideration must be made forrepparttar many memory inconsistencies of Thick Mick. He does his best! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mick here, It's hard to believe, I know, but Civilisation was man-made, and my great grand uncle won a Nobel Piece Prize for his part.

Wind back your time-piece torepparttar 118149 year 6000 B.C., and be careful not to breakrepparttar 118150 spring as I did.

It was winter, as usual, and though our daily lives appeared to berepparttar 118151 will of external forces, some special people hadrepparttar 118152 foresight to make decisions that would affect todays' population.

Though I get over-paid for my column, please be patient as I take you through it.

There was a particular Pagan ritual that provided us with fun, onrepparttar 118153 face of it, but was actually a brainstorm that ensuredrepparttar 118154 current judical system of today.

It was known as THE GAME. This wasn't a nocturnal activity, or a matching of skills for that matter.

We had no skills!

It was latin for "MAGE" or "Mag", and was a much finer publication thanrepparttar 118155 trivial times, even withrepparttar 118156 chisel marks. The Mag wasrepparttar 118157 prize for a one thousand feet free-fall dive into a pool. We had no spring boards either, or indeed, restrictive swim suits.

The pool was not likerepparttar 118158 modern olympic standard pools of today, which drain chlorine-laden storm water torepparttar 118159 innards ofrepparttar 118160 earth.

The Back Passage!

Written by Thick Mick.

Some consideration must be made forrepparttar many memory inconsistencies of Thick Mick. He does his best! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mick here. It was a long, long time ago. Sweden, North Europe, Scotland, Ireland, North America and Canada were part ofrepparttar 118148 same mainland. This mainland existed beforerepparttar 118149 crustal plates separated, and beforerepparttar 118150 Atlantic came into being. To give you a reference point in history, my great grandfather was just a young man.

I remember with joy,repparttar 118151 historical accounts he impressed on us, as we ate around a primitive butane barbeque. To clarify that, we sat around it eating, rather than eatingrepparttar 118152 grass and sundry bushes around it.

Well, he told us with crystal clarity how he used to cycle from Canada to Sweden in five hours, with no more than one puncture repair kit, and a bicycle, presumably. He didn't have to tell us every single detail!

The roads atrepparttar 118153 time, weren't much likerepparttar 118154 motorways/highways of today. Instead ofrepparttar 118155 quartz and limestone impregnated asphalt of today, they had a simple sandstone. Incidentally, this was readily available from Japan which was only a few hundred yards away, atrepparttar 118156 time. Punctures were common place and both courtship and commerce were reliant on a high performance repair kits.

On one particular day, I recall him saying, he went for a cycle to discover new continence continents, and ended up in Venezuela or something. Feeling peckish (understandable after an eight hour cycle againstrepparttar 118157 wind ), he went into a burger joint. He often remarked "Burgers in Venezuela invariably have more grissle (cartilage, in English ) than venison in Boston (American, in America )".

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