Re: Bellringer Skit
Deb Yarbrough (afn01452@FREENET.UFL.EDU)
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 14:58:54 -0400
On Mon, 25 Sep 1995, John M. Ballenger wrote:
> I am among the group which feels that "political correctness" has gotten =
> of hand and is unnecessarily squeezing a lot of humor out of our society.
> OTOH, it may be possible to revise the Bellringer Skit to make it a litt=
> more relevant to scouting and perhaps less offensive to those who might t=
> offense. What is essential to the skit is that the bellringer is unable =
> use his arms to ring the bell, not that he is without arms. The bellring=
> might be unable to use his arms to ring the bell for a variety of reasons=
> For example, he may be unable to use his arms because they wrapped in ban=
> due to burns he received on a recent Camporee because of unsafe handling =
> liquid fuels. Or they may be wrapped in bandages because his fingers wer=
> nipped by a bear (or other animal) he should have avoided. Or maybe they=
> broken in a skiing accident when he skied off of the marked course.
What if the bell ringer had had the importance of ringing the bell=20
impressed upon him, and the rope broke. Knowing that it was important=20
that the bell be rung, he could then climb the tower, and run into the=20
bell or whatever. (At this point, his own ingenuity would reign supreme)
=FB=DFAnything that appears to be an error is in actuality what I intended=
put there for the sole purpose of DRIVING YOU BATTY--OUT OF YOUR SKULL ETC!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City