The Majesty of the High Five.

Many things happened in the year nineteen hundred and seventy seven. Apple Computers became a company. The rings of Uranus were discovered. Elvis Presley held his last concert. While all of these events were important, they pale in comparison to the biggest thing since the Big Bang. On October second, 1977, Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke completed the first high five in history at a Dodgers baseball game. While the low five had been around since the 1920’s, Dusty and Glenn will forever be enshrined as two of the greatest men to have ever lived. They will stand among such titans as Socrates, Alexander the Great, Julius Ceasar, Constantine, Ivan the Terrible, Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, and M.C. Hammer. The high five has gone on to inspire brotherly love among sports teams the world over. It has become a beacon of success and accomplishment in all walks of life. It has became an achievement that one should aspire to in everything he does. When someone offers you a high five, you know. You know that you are successful. You know that you are important. You know that you have just become the most interesting man in the world, and that you can accomplish everything. So the next time October second rolls around, give someone a high five, because you may just inspire them to cure cancer in the next minute while the afterglow of the high five is still in the air.