August 18, 2005

Tornado sirens.

Heard repeatedly this evening. Spooky!

8 comments:

Ed said...

It is too hard to comment here. Fix it!

Ann Althouse said...

Deal with it!

Bruce Hayden said...

Nice thing in Colo. is that if you live west of I-25, you are pretty much immune from tornados.

My favorite story concerns when I was working S. of downtown Denver for a patent firm about a decade ago. About once a year, a tornado would come through and wreck some level of havock. So, one day, we learned of a tornado coming through about a half mile to the south. So, all the guys in the office, ranging from 25 to 65, congregated in an office with floor to ceiling windows on that side of the building to watch. All the women were safely in the underground garage. Luckily for the firm, it didn't all of a sudden deviate in our direction. Otherwise, the entire firm of 8 attys. might have been wiped out at one time. In retrospect, it was quite dumb, but was also quite spectacular.

Robert Fovell said...

According to the Storm Prediction Center website, there were 26 tornado reports in Wisconsin today... including several in Dane county. [This link points to the current day's storm reports, so won't continue showing the posting day's reports very long.]

dms said...

Being an old Illinois boy myself, I can attest to wanting to see a tornado at work [(especially after seeing the Wizard of Oz), or is that too gay?], as long, of course, as the experience didn't result in my demise.

Now, however, after:

- learning that someone's senseless death in London brings about a further good (the first good being that normal folks will realize how to act in order not to be shot to death, and the further good being that once the good folk understand how to act, the terrorists, who are too stupid to adapt, will be therefore much more noticeable, or if not, then at least the police can shoot with impunity)

- learning that picnics are really a pain in the ants (even though some of us NYCers might like going to Central Park for an afternoon picnic before enjoying Shakespeare in the Park (but then, we're elitists)

- hearing that, during a tornado, "all the guys in the office, ranging from 25 to 65, congregated in an office with floor to ceiling windows on that side of the building to watch. All the women were safely in the underground garage"

I have to ask myself what country I am living in.

Would not Ms. Althouse, a lawyer, have wanted to witness a tornado in action?

Can no one enjoy a picnic?

Are not urbanites, who have to use public transportation daily, more likely to understand and determine what behavior should be considered normal?

And are all decisions to be made by some lawyer in the Midwest, whose life is likely to be relatively unaffected by any terrorist attack on this country?

EddieP said...

Thanks, Ann. "Deal with it" is the perfect response.

One last comment on the abuse you took over the London shootings. Our only child, a son, was killed in a traffic accident at the age of 21. Out of this tragic event 23 families now have people living or lives improved because of his organ donations. His mother and I are thankful so much good came from his death!

Wieland said...

Ann,
I'm sorry for all the B.S. you put up with today. I have this lengthy post up at my site which I hope is an intelligent response to your Menezes post. Democracy only works with reasoned discourse. Keep it up - even if I disagree.
transparentgrid.com
Wieland

Ann Althouse said...

I love the way Dms assumes I've just always lived in Wisconsin. These people who have been dogging me are just not that good at thinking or reading. How lame and boring you are Dms!