Sunday, March 13

Hurrah for Global Warming?

This must be a sign of the coming Apocalypse or something. Two weeks of 70°+ days in in March! Surely the End is Nigh!

Just the other day I was joking that one of the easiest ways to spot a long-time Portlander is to look for the fish-belly white legs in shorts in March. (Looks down at his blindingly-pale legs sticking out of the shorts, then checks calendar.) Huh. Oh shit. Does that mean I'm going to show up at the Schnitz for an Oregon Symphony concert wearing Tevas (with socks!) and a flannel shirt?

I must offer apologies to my east coast friends. I'm really not trying to rub it in. I know how horrible you've had it this winter. I suspect we'll be paying the price come July when the whole damn state is on fire and we don't have any water to put it out.

Got marshmallows?


  1. Really, it wouldn't matter if there were water to put out the inevitable forest fires this summer because there will be no helicopters to carry the water or firejumpers to do the work, since they're all over in the middle east thanks to W's war.

  2. In that case, I suppose the feds will just have to order some "salvage logging" and chop all them trees down before they get all brunt up. Clear cut it all and there won't be anything left to burn. Hence, no need for all those helicopters or National Guard soldiers. Sounds like a win-win to me!

    I'm sure Halliburton or Brown and Root has a forest products subsidiary that would be happy to relieve us of our "excess forest fuel" problem.

  3. Don't forget - Bush own's a timber company....Though he may not remember it.