If you didn’t know how old I was, it might be easy to figure out just from how often I reference Gilligan’s Island. That alone locks me in as Generation X, even if you couldn’t figure that out from my crush on Janeane Garofalo, my appreciation of Val Kilmer, and my desire to dress like Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys. And my love of Gilligan led me down a truly odd wormhole the other day, as the Gilligan’s Island wiki lists all the Professor’s coconut technology, from the Island Taxi to the dentist’s drill to the sheer number of things powered by that one bamboo bicycle. It’s an impressive list, and one that leads us to today’s
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) always wanted to drive the bamboo taxi, even though it would have been murder to pedal, asking: Which example of coconut technology is the BEST example of Professor Hinkley’s genius?