Saturday, September 29, 2007

Wind Advisory

I'm watching a football game, and every few minutes there's a warning crawling across the screen "wind advisory for gusts up to 40mph". I cannot think of a more useless warning. Yeah, it's windy. That happens a lot here. Why bother with a warning?

Added: My back yard is a pine forest. Tree branches have fallen. Should I be doing something with duct tape to stop it?

Zymurgian is off on another river trip (probably left the spot in the photo this morning), one that I chose not to go on. I have a bit of a personality conflict with the trip's leader, but now I kinda wish I went.

I've enjoyed 'ol Bruce Springsteen for a long time (first saw him somewhere back in the 70's), so I'm glad he's speaking out:

“This is a song called Livin’ In the Future. But it’s really about what’s happening now. Right now. It’s kind of about how the things we love about America, cheeseburgers, French fries, the Yankees battlin’ Boston… the Bill of Rights [holds up microphone, urging crowd to cheer] … v-twin motorcycles… Tim Russert’s haircut, trans-fats and the Jersey Shore… we love those things the way womenfolk love Matt Lauer.

But over the past six years we’ve had to add to the American picture: rendition, illegal wiretapping, voter suppression, no habeus corpus, the neglect of our great city New Orleans and its people, an attack on the Constitution. And the loss of our young best men and women in a tragic war.

This is a song about things that shouldn’t happen here—happening here.”

What's catching your ear?

1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

Why bother with a warning

There are people in the quadrant of marginal drivers. I am happy to have them warned off the roads when there is adverse weather.