Monday, February 13, 2006

Irrational Exuberance

The weather gods made a big mistake today. A dusting of snow? In Atlanta? Now, if you're reading this, I'm going to go ahead and assume that you're at least somewhat familiar with Atlanta. If not, or if you've never had the excellent fortune to be here when that magical quarter inch of frozen white stuff falls from the sky, it should be mentioned that a dusting of snow is a signal for "act like a complete moron." (Anything more than an inch of the frozen white stuff is a signal for "rush to the grocery store and buy all the bread and milk you can, and assume that public school will be cancelled the next day." I'm not kidding.) How do the inhabitants of this fine city act like complete morons? Forgetting how to drive is a popular method.

Apparently, so is running around screaming at 3 in the morning and scraping snow off cars to have a snowball fight. This actually happened. Granted, maybe a handful of these people have never seen snow before. I can understand how that might be exciting. But that does not justify waking up people who are trying to get a bit of sleep because you're outside screaming. Nor does it justify running down the halls of the dorm and pounding on doors.

This is a few weeks late, but while we're on the topic, the Daily Show's Irrationally Exuberant Tribute to Alan Greenspan was one of the funnist things I've seen since "Lazy Sunday." You might know how adoring a fan of good Mr. Greenspan that I am, so I certainly appreciated this effort to memorialize his financial greatness. If you didn't see this, try and catch some Daily Show reruns, because how else will the wonderful and storied Chairman of the Federal Reserve live on in your heart?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Much agreed. People become morons when any kind of percipitation falls from the sky. -_-l