I know I’m a bit late for this, but I just saw a fantastic show on the National Geographic channel that you dudes need to check out. Either go to the NatGeo website, or look at the tv guide schedule and see if you can find a show called The Great Escape. Oddly enough, it has nothing to do with Nazi extermination camps.
It’s actually about dinosaurs.
You see, millions of years ago, many, many dinosaurs were living the high life in the warm, humid, tropical local that we know now as the North Pole.
Yeah, climate does actually change over the millenia.
Anyway. The earth’s climate was in the midst of another climate change, this one causing the weather to more closely resemble the weather to be found on the current era’s earth. That is, the North Pole was getting colder. Dinosaurs, it should be pointed out, like many lizard-analogues, do not like the cold. They don’t like it a lot.
So, the dinosaurs got together, threw the question around a bit and eventually decided it might be best if they vacated their current paradise and went — where else? — south. Not like they could go anywhere else from the North Pole. From there, I’m sure you dudes know, all directions are south.
When the winters set in, the dinosaurs hit the road, migrating thousands of miles to get to warmer climes. Using state-of-the-art computer graphic animation, the National Geographic channel does a great job showing us what this migration might have looked like.
Anyway, I really loved this show. I even made sure to catch it, which entailed throwing the young dudes out of the family room upstairs and appropriating the only tv left in the house. It was well worth enduring the fits pitched by the three young dudes.
As I said, you need to find this special. Gather the young dudes and dudettes around and make it a family evening. You’ll learn something and have a great time.