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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Thanks, Dave

If you live anywhere on the Gulf Coast, you really should be regularly reading Dave Barry. Since naming a hurricane after a Flinstone just wasn’t funny enough for me this year, I really appreciate Dave in south Florida, so he can help me laugh at it all. How convenient that we have one of the funniest writers in the world (imho) sharing this mess.

From his latest
in the Miami Herald:

Q. Why are we getting so many hurricanes lately?

A. Climate experts, after studying changes in ocean-water temperatures over the past 50 years, now believe that the recent increase in hurricane activity is being caused by a cracked mirror in the kitchen of my mother-in-law, Celia Kaufman. It cracked a few weeks ago, and since then not only have we been nailed by roughly a dozen hurricanes, but also Celia had a car accident, my brother in-law Steve hurt his back, the Dolphins offensive line has been penalized for 4,752 false starts, and President Bush, apparently without even realizing it, nominated a former Texas State Lotto executive to the U.S. Supreme Court. ''This can't all be coincidence,'' state the climate experts. "Somebody needs to FIX THAT WOMAN'S MIRROR.''