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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."
For more go to burlingtonfreepress.com


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.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think Associated Press writer Ross Sneyde hates bloggers -- just think he's clueless about where the information age is headed.
You would think he would embrace the blog wave, especially since every media outlet in Vermont (just about) has a blog.
Even the Free Preess sees where things are headed.
Sneyde just needs to get his head out of the sand.
Liked your reference to Ross Snide - that's what he was being when he slammed the bloggers -- snide!

2:51 PM  
Anonymous lion 12 said...

I think Sneed DOES hate bloggers!
He's had it so good for so long,spouting out his drivel and being relatively unopposed.
Now he's got competition coming from every side ,and is uncomfortable with it.
Newspapers are dying, blogs are thriving, and Sneed won't have a job forever.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous warren c said...

RE: I think Sneed DOES hate bloggers

You guys are way off base. Sneyd is a simple reporter doing his job. He probably hasn't given a helluva lot of thought on what he thinks of bloggers. Maybe it's not that important to him.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous lion 12 said...

"You guys are way off base..."

We are way off base?
You have no base!
And you obviously didn't read what sneed said on VPR about blogging so if you don't know the facts then just shut up! Sneed has thought about bloggers and he doesn't like them. But you know what? With 12 million peoiple blogging, Sneed is in the minority. He should get out of the way!

7:42 PM  
Anonymous warren c said...

RE: We are way off base?

I HAVE read the other blogs reports on what Sneyd said and still think he really doesn't care what goes on in the blogosphere or what bloggers think about the issues or him.
Also, at least Sneyd gives his real name when he writes, instead of an incredibly STUPID name like Lion 12.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous lion 12 said...

YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING AND WITH A NAME LIKE WARREN YOU PROBABLY HAVE A COMB OVER AND LOOK DUMB.
YOU HAVEN'T READ ANYTHING AND YOU SO LACK CREDIBILITY!

9:41 PM  

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