America lost an iconic figure in literary history this week. Maya Angelou, author of poetry and autobiographies, entertainer, professor of American studies, and civil rights activist, passed away on May 28th at the age of 86.
This Critical Distant Deliveries Dallas is dedicated to an infamous creature. He’s easily the most recognizable inhuman antagonist that cinematic culture has ever seen. Take his reptilian portrait to Asia, Europe, or North America and you will find that everybody knows his name: Godzilla. Godzilla was intended to be a cross between a gorilla and a whale, as this is the translation for his name. Throughout dozens of remakes, comic books, and farces, the overall appearance of this monster has remained pretty consistent. He’s as tall as skyscrapers, and strong enough to crumble them. His atomic breath rivals even the worst of morning mouth. And those feet! Lizard-like with razor sharp toenails that haven’t seen a pedicure in his entire half century of existence.
“Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492”. How many of us repeated that rhyme to ourselves during a history or social studies test as high school students? I know I did! Our Distant Deliveries Dallas drivers have gone great distances for our customers. Across cities and states, through the deserts and down the coasts. But it’s safe to say that we’ve never gone to quite the lengths of good old Christopher Columbus.
You’ve heard the phrase that it takes your brain seven times to remember something. I took this literally and recall being so desperate in school before a big test that I would re-read my notes or test guide seven times in hopes of something sinking in. I can’t say whether seven is the magic number for memory, but I can say that our Dallas Long Distance Delivery team has done a little research on repetition, and it turns out there is something to repeating things over and over in order to commit it to memory.