I have been reading this blog of yours for some time now, and I am a little confused. First of all, I thought you died in 1790. At least, that’s what I was told in History class, back in school. How is it that you are still alive and writing all these clever things about our modern world?
Where in the world is Benjamin Franklin?
You certainly have a lot to say, and I’m finding it very interesting to hear about all your adventures. And you do seem to get around pretty well, for somebody your age. I’m never quite sure where you are actually writing from — sometimes it seems like you’re in Philadelphia, other times Boston, and sometimes even the other side of the world!
And you know, the other thing I’m amazed about is how you sound just like you were a person from our times. I kind of pictured you talking with lots of “thees” and “thous,” and all that formal English like in Shakespeare’s day. But you seem to be just a regular, down to earth guy, writing about things that appeal to ordinary people like me.
You’re always coming up with a new angle on some of the things we take for granted. Like our modern transportation. I can’t even imagine going places on foot or on horseback, like you used to have to do.
Likes Ben’s inventions
And those inventions of yours! I’m glad to see that you’re still thinking of new ideas for devices that will help everybody — or telling us about new inventions that other people have come up with. I suppose it’s a lot harder to dream up new inventions nowadays, unlike in your time, when there were so many things just waiting to be discovered or invented.
My favorite is the robotic horse that parks itself. Now, that is really ingenious! My sister-in-law, who lives out in the country, could use one of those.
Ben the practical joker
One other thing… I had no idea you were such a prankster! Those blogs you wrote about your hoaxing were a real eye-opener for me. You’re certainly not one of those stuffy old founding fathers who’s always so serious. But I have to tell you, those stunts of yours were really great. Did you ever consider going on TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes? I think you’d be great!
Finally, I wanted to ask you — is it true that you were thinking of getting an Elvis wig to cover your bald spot? Frankly, I don’t think you need it. You look pretty hot just as you are. But it would be a real hoot to see you wearing one. You could even take your act to Las Vegas!
Well, that’s it for now. Gotta run. I just received a text from my boss, who wants me to attend some early morning meeting. As you always say, Mr. Franklin, “Early to bed and early to rise…"
Keep up the good work!