Why do humans have that opposed thumb? Well, I realized last night that the obvious and true purpose of that useful digit is so that we can grab a stick and pound on things! Humans just LOVE to pound on things! Of course, over the millennia we have regularly and vigorously and joyously pounded on each other—but our real love is for pounding on stuff that makes a “BOOM!” You can’t keep us from doing it. We’ll pound on anything. Just put a toddler, a pan and a wooden spoon together and you’ll see what I mean.
One day, in an effort to make interesting work-lunch conversation, I mentioned that I would be reviewing STOMP at The Fox Theatre. Immediately a friend of mine burst into uncontrollable laughter. I was confused.