FRIDAY'S HUM (01-12-07)
HE DOESN'T BUY ALL THAT GLOBAL WARMING CRAP
Ever wonder where the people are who still don't 'get' the threat of massive climate change?
We got one for you.
Go get a January copy of Vermont Sports (free) and look on page 21. Reader Athlete Dave Watson is asked by VS if he is worried about global warming impacting his skiing. Watson answers:
"No, I don't worry about the environment much because it's much more powerful than we give it credit for, and it's doing its own thing. We're coming out of an ice age, so there are going to be changes. It's going to change quite a bit. The earth is a pretty old place, and you have to look over the course of thousands of years, not decade to decade. I'm not worried about her 'cause she'll be fine. She was fine before humans and she'll be fine after humans."
Now, this guy is no dummy, mind you. He's climbed Everest twice, he's a Smuggs ski patroller, and a spokesperson for the Vermont Department of Health. He's obviously tuned in to Mother Earth.
Despite Dave's rosy opinion, we still believe that our planet is climatically challenged and unless we shake tail, there will be an enormous geophysical event...within fifty years.
39 REASONS TO READ ED SHAMY
Burlington Free Press columnist Ed Shamy hit one out of the park Thursday with his piece entitled '39 things you'll never hear', meaning words you won't hear in Vermont anytime soon.
Genuinely funny stuff. Here are the HUM's 5 favorites:
- "If it weren't for that stupid lake, I could be in Plattsburgh in, like, eight minutes."
- "Let me explain Act 60 to you."
- "I'll be there in just a moment. I just have to breeze through Five Corners."
- "Hope that guy on the personal watercraft comes closer to our dock on his next pass."
- "We're blessed with a really affordable state university."
DOES AP HACK ROSS SNIDE HATE BLOGGERS?
Green Mountain Daily with an eye opener.
FIVE CORNERS UPDATE
Interminable wait at the Essex Junction Five Corners light yesterday, a wait so long, in fact, that our daily need for bowel cleansing surfaced while we were idling, which led us to ask a question we should have asked years ago - WHY IS THERE NOT A STINKING PORT-O-LET AT THE FIVE CORNERS ? SHOULD WE KEEP COLOSTOMY BAGS IN OUR CARS AND TRUCKS?
Hmmm. Maybe we'll grace the next village selectboard meeting with our presence.