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Crazy People

Have you ever noticed? Some people are just not right in the head.
* Catching Snowflakes, Photo courtesy of

Of course, by “not right in the head”, I mean they don’t view the world the same way I do.
And over the years I’ve discovered.. there’s a lot of those.

There is no doubt in my mind that the young lady in this picture is — at least temporarily– insane.
And probably.. not very bright.
She’s clearly completely out of touch with REALITY. (aka “nuts”/”bonkers”/”cuckoo”)

It is perfectly obvious that this person has chosen to ignore the FACTS.
* Snow is the cause of fatal highway accidents.
* Snow requires strenuous exertion to shovel (or plow, or blow) out of your way. Which can waste hours of your precious time.
* Snow cost us $ millions a year in salt and Highway Maintenance crews and specialized snow removal equipment. Not to mention the damage to our vehicle’s undercarriage that road salt does..
* Snow and ice interferes with commerce.
* Has she ever had to put chains on her tires???!!!???
* Snow buries people alive and kills them in sneak avalanche attacks.
* Snow is wet and it is dang cold! Frostbite cold.

Yes. In my view, snow should be outlawed. Banned. Or.. at least, Feared and Respected.
Look at that picture again, will you? You agree with me.. right? Nuts?

Tip of the day: Let’s “get right” today, people. Let’s not be like this young lady. Let’s all start becoming more in tune with the FACTS of this planet we live on.
Step 1: Watch the infotainment (oops! I meant “News”) religiously. I don’t mean just the Evening news.. or the “Top of the Hour” news headlines. I mean, start your day with the news; eat your lunch to the news; and eat your dinner to the evening news.
Then watch the World News. The 10 o’clock news, and the 11 o’clock news. You have a lot of catching up to do.
(In a pinch, such as a power outage, you can read a “newspaper”.. but choose one that has lots of gory pictures of catastrophe.)

Step 2: Reprogram your car’s radio preset buttons. Get rid of the music, and start listening to NPR, at least one All-News-All-The-Time station, and both a left, and a right-wing talk radio station (one for even numbered days, the other for odd).

Step 3: Frown and avoid eye contact everywhere you go. (If you do Step 1 properly, this will be easy to do..) This shows the world that you are a sane and responsible person. And it’s infectious. You can help others become sane and responsible with a really professional frown (ask any mom).

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  1. too funny ;)


    Comment by Pete B. | December 1, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hey Paul,

    Well, even though I have, on occasion, done just what the young lady in the pic is doing, I still have to admit that snow is, at a minimum, a pain in the back, (lower if you choose).

    Living in Canada, I get much more snow than I need. Last Winter, more than 8 feet during the season. For Christmas week snow is cool – after that…..

    Bill Mullins


    Comment by Bill Mullins | December 1, 2008 | Reply

  3. Mr Mullins–
    8′.. wow! That’s, like, taller than I am. By about two feet..



    Comment by techpaul | December 1, 2008 | Reply

  4. Paul,

    I take it you have completed your studying and now you have went loco…

    I couldn’t imagine 8 foot of snow… Get an inch in this area and emergency preparedness kicks in…



    Comment by Rick | December 3, 2008 | Reply

  5. Ha! Emergency Prep..

    I have a fairly powerful and overly-creative imagination, and trying to force it to conjure up living in that much snow is more than it can do.
    I salute anyone who conquers cold and snow on a daily basis.

    Since you asked (I thank you, sir), I finished up the Introduction to Programming/C++ a week early (the Final “Project” involved Classes, and Vector, for those who might care.. An “inventory list”) and now have one week to “prep” for my CCNA III (switches) final.
    Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?


    Comment by techpaul | December 3, 2008 | Reply

  6. Let’s see, it’s Dec. 10th and it was -5 degrees Fahrenheit this morning when I woke up. Brrr.

    Step 2: I listen to a lot of AM radio, news talk or sports talk… my wife and kids think I’m a nerd (well, I guess) but it kills time driving in the snow nicely.


    Comment by Jamie | WiredParentPad | December 10, 2008 | Reply

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