Trivium 21c


The increasingly known academic Bernie Bolt, so named because his mother, Jenny Bolt, conceived him during a rather vigorous edition of The Golden Shot, was preparing his Tedx talk. He had been invited to speak at Tedx Blackpool on his ‘new’ academic discipline ‘Presentstory’. Interestingly he had conceived of this new discipline whilst looking at History, moving right a bit, looking at futurology, moving left a bit, and he stopped and fired at the gap in the middle. “The story of all our nows” was how it was originally described on the website for his online MOOC, and here he was preparing to talk about a subject, which, to be honest, he knew very little about. The trouble with starting on such a venture is that he was suddenly thought of as an expert whereas, in reality, he was a complete novice. It was like asking Captain Cook to know…

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