Remember the movie “The Rookie” about the kid who becomes the pitcher for the chicago cubs…I always wanted to be that kid. I always wanted to shine on the mound like him. There was just one problem, I wasn’t able to run dramatically in slow motion like him, I had never played baseball, I didn’t know anything about baseball and again….I couldn’t run in slow motion. It’s funny, when I was a kid, I remember thinking that slow motion was something that was doable in the real world. Now looking back as an adult and a recent recipient of a AAS degree in Video Production, I believe that this reality exists but in a different view. I could go film myself and be in slow motion, or I could tribute “Scrubs” and run in slow motion in the real world. Regardless of ways that I could run in slow motion, I think that it’s better that we don’t and here is why.
I’d like to point out that sometimes things aren’t as great as they seem. Why do I know this? It all comes down to my experience as a child and watching “The Magic School Bus”. One episode in particular, The one where the class is in a book and there is no friction. In theory, having no friction would be awesome, however when it is played out, Having no friction leads to disaster! So, if I were to be involved in a world that could only run in slow motion, I think that I would 1. Be annoyed, 2. Be slow and 3. have more time to get my homework in however I would be lacking the speed to do my homework at the last minute.
So I guess in the end, What I’m expecting you to gain from this is, I always wished I could run in slow motion, but with the help of Mrs. Frizzle and the class of wacky students, I’m glad I can’t.