I’ve recently had a discussion with a friend of mine, kristen on team 639, and she came to the conclusion that the Wizard of Oz Book/Movie are related to FIRST.
Now I know many of you have heard that it s related to events partaking in the 1900s, but this was waaaay more interesting, and entertaining than that.
Here is a short clip from our conversation:
hArdcore meOw: I can relate it to FIRST!
Oreofetch: I doubt there are robots in the WoO
hArdcore meOw: u see, dorothy is like the sort of selfproclaimed leader
hArdcore meOw: and all of the munchkins are the other members of the team
Now, I can understand this. Teams at the beginning of the year see who will rise up to leadership positions on the team.
hArdcore meOw: and they all chose which road to go down
hArdcore meOw: like, what to make their robot to
hArdcore meOw: *do
hArdcore meOw: to get to a final goal
Another good point.
hArdcore meOw: and along the way, dorothy pciks up companions
hArdcore meOw: and these are like, the lesser motivated people who are motivated
hArdcore meOw: who all have something to offer
hArdcore meOw: and dorothy is trying to get to the regionals and finish the bot
Now, that is all 'm going to share of our conversation on this topic, and I’m going to fill in some holes.
Now, kristen had some good points here. I can see how all that relates to FIRST, I can also see how the poppies, evil trees, and wicked witches relate to hardships teams face during the year. Kristen even suggested an idea that made me think that the flying monkeys were scouts from the teams to see what robot Dorothy was going to build. (Which is why they kidnapped her)
The Wizard of Oz is Dean Kamen. (SHE said he was a leader on the team, but I invisioned that the emerald city was nationals, so I fit it together a bit better.)
The doorman to the emerald city is Woody Flowers. (To me he looks a little like him.)
At the end of the movie, Dorothy misses the bus home (the hot air balloon), and then uses her magic ruby slippers (her teams robot), to get home, and when she wakes up, she realises it was all a dream.
And YOU were there…and YOU…and YOU!..wait a second…wheres toto?