Monday, January 5, 2009
Can you imagine the conversation in the lobby of the Hilton?
HOTEL GUEST #1: Wow, so many people with badges! What are they here for?
HOTEL GUEST #2: I asked one of them: apparently, they're professional historians, here for their annual convention.
HG1: Really? How fascinating! You know, I've always wondered what it would be like to be a historian. I wonder what they get up to all day... Hey! I know! Let's go back to the hotel room, turn on "Historians TV", and check it out for ourselves!
Honestly, I can't imagine what else it might be for. God knows that, after days long of the AHA, the last thing that any of us wants to do is watch more historians on TV.