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The Scavengers

One of the destinations Professor Aronnax gets to tour whilst aboard the Nautilus, is the mythical city of Atlantis. The other day, I sat down to write an entry on Atlantis, but I paused when I found myself navigating to Wikipedia. Sure, I could do a quick search and regurgitate my findings for you, dearest readers—and there will be times when I will still have to resort to that tactic! But on this topic, at least, I realized I knew two more knowledgeable souls than myself. So I concluded it was time the Orange Monk ended his solitary life of adventure, and began a brotherhood. Professor Trace Rhodes and Doctor A.D. Hawke are the latest members of this brand new league of extraordinary gentlepeople, and the Orange Monk looks forward to increasing his flock.

Nick and Nora Charles

Nick and Nora: making marriage actually seem fun and sexy since 1934

Despite their differing surnames, Rhodes and Hawke are a married couple, finding their combined efforts to be more effective. In this way, they continue a fine tradition of husband-and-wife adventure duos, such as Nick and Nora Charles. Together, they style themselves “the Scavengers,” a sly play on yet another adventuring (if not romancing) couple: I mean, of course, Ms. Peel and Mr. Steed of that very modish duo, “The Avengers.” There’s a liberal dash of Indiana Jones-type archaeologist-adventurer in each of them, as well.

The Orange Monk first became acquainted with Rhodes and Hawke (in that order) when they were single-but-eyeing-one-another at the University of Southern California. They have since relocated “back east,” but they continue to be my go-to people when it comes to matters of Classics or antiquities. Or matters photographical or museum-ological, for that matter. And certainly when it comes to matters Bacchanal, as Dr. Hawke is the author of Oenological Odyssey, the blog I have linked to in my “Allies” section to the right, where he chronicles his (sometimes mis)adventures with wine-consuming and wine-making.

The Avengers

The Avengers: It's swingin' London in the '60s, baby... but which way is Mr. Steed meant to swing?

Clearly, I would be hard-pressed to imagine anyone more suited to the task of introducing us to Atlantis. They have very kindly agreed to do so, and their article is appearing soon at this very blog, so keep your eyes “Peel”-ed.


The Scavengers in Sims3

"The Scavengers" (SIMulation)

Can’t wait? If you happen to be one of those geeks (as I am) who owns and plays The Sims 3, you can actually download Prof. Rhodes and Dr. Hawke, and set them upon simulated adventures. Download Trace Rhodes and A.D. Hawke individually, or download them together as a household.

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