Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #809 The Mel Brooks Prophecy (for the Senior Channel) by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 1, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day #809 The Mel Brooks Prophecy  (for the Senior Channel) by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 1,  2016                                                              

                                                The Mel Brooks Prophecy
                                                               (for the Senior Channel)
                                     A monologue by Janet S. Tiger  (c) 2016 all rights reserved

             (An older man walks out, holding a newspaper.  He holds it up over his head for the audience to see)

Can you read this?  Or better - can you BELIEVE this?

Some doctor.....and I use the word loosely....some doctor thinks that somebody alive today will live to be....get this! to be A THOUSAND YEARS OLD!

That .....

             (He looks at the paper)

....(reading).....that  IMMORTALITY is possible!  And that we have all the tools!

Can you believe it?  I mean I don't believe most of what I see......I remember ...back in the 70s.....when they told us that the population bomb was gonna wipe us all out by 2000!  How everyone would be starving by now.......and NOW they tell us climate change is gonna finish us off in 30 years.....and new viruses and new weapons ....I'm amazed we are still able to watch TV!

Oh, wait a minute.....that's one thing that really HAS happened - more TV!  More than ever!

Think about everyone out there in Senior Channel land - 1000 years of ads for mesothelioma!  And gynomastia and Zoloft and ...and.....super Viagra!  With erections that last for a decade!

           (Wipes his forehead, takes a deep breath)

Just the thought is scary!  I think...maybe that's all for rant is over......thank you!

            (He turns to leave, stops suddenly, looks back in horror)

I just thought of something even scarier!  What if...what if I am the person who's gonna live to be 1000..........

            (He shudders, then smiles)

Or maybe......that one of ....YOU!

            (He points to the audience members, laughing as he exits, as he leaves the stage, maybe he won't exit for another 1000 years!)

About this monologue -

Mel Brooks has a famous character named the 2000 Year Old Man -

And here is the article referred to in the monologue - it's for real!-


Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
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Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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