Thursday, December 18, 2008
There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight!
Or not. I can dream, can’t I?
I am indebted to Dr. John Linna, a retired Lutheran pastor who lives in Wisconsin, for today’s post. He posted something on his blog yesterday that struck me as so funny I requested and obtained permission from him to share it with you. Here’s Dr. John in his own words:
“I really don’t want to be seen as politically incorrect or a global warming heretic. In fact, for a long time I used to get up every morning and bow toward Washington three times and say, “Global Warming, Global Warming, Global Warming.” Then I would face Detroit and say, “Green house gases, green house gases, green house gases.” This was always followed by a reading from the great prophet Al Gore.
But I can no longer do that.
I am just too cold. My poor frozen body won’t bend and it is hard to get the words out.
Even worse, the wind keeps blowing our huge amount of snow around so I can’t tell in which direction Washington is, let alone Detroit.
In this one of the coldest winters on record in my part of Wisconsin, global warming seems so far away.
I suppose this is caused by those dang conservatives who don’t believe the Prophet Gore. They all are leaving their refrigerator doors open to push the temperature down. I have even heard, and I wouldn’t put it past them, they sent a group to Canada with big fans to blow the cold air down here. They do things like that, you know.
Still I am cold. I am very cold.
There is snow, lots of snow.
Maybe global warming wouldn’t be so bad.
So we lose a little coast line.
At least I would be warm.
I wonder if I can find a nice mechanic who will really dirty up my exhaust.
We need more green houses gases before I freeze to death.”
(Here endeth the reading of Dr. John’s words)
I wouldn’t want to burst Dr. John’s bubble or anything, but today’s high temperature in Atlanta is supposed to be around seventy degrees. Of course, the weather people are predicting it will drop to twenty-six by Monday morning.
Dr. John may be crazy, but he is crazy like a fox.
And this photo may or may not have been taken in Wisconsin, but it appropriately illustrates this post. My nomination for a caption is “The Four Snowmen of the Apocalypse.”