MONDAY'S HUM ( 6-5-06 )
WHAT 5 MIL COULD BUY
Think about it. What would you do if you had 5 million bucks? Well, maybe we'd rather not know.
UVM, the overpriced state school on the hill, was recently the recipient of a 5 million dollar gift from alumnus Leonard Miller, which means the spoiled out of state kids attending the university will receive even more amenities than they already have. If you've read the April 27 Hum, you know our feelings on donations to institutions of higher education.
Spread the 5M around. Give 1M to UVM, 1M to social services, 1M to fix the roads, 1M to the elderly prescription fund and 1M to Vermont Hum. What do you think?
Snippets of Hum heard in Burlington recently:
" Great! With gas prices rising and strong evidence of global warming, Williston wants to allow people to vote while they sit in their gas guzzling SUVs!"
" The Yanks are scoring six runs a game with half their team missing, just imagine when everyone is healthy!"
" Since April '05, just about every month has had higher than average rain totals. What's going on?"
The Nantucket Film Festival opens in a few days with some solid offerings, including local darling "Disappearances", the flick that brought Kristofferson to town. The film is still making the rounds, and is being received favorably, for the most part.
FIVE CORNERS UPDATE
Impromptu entertainment yesterday at the Essex Junction Five Corners Light. The Five Corners Jazz Quartet set up shop at the intersection and people were seen dancing on top of their SUVs.