Friday, February 02, 2007


Well, the little rodent didn't see his shadow. It seems that global warming has affected even the meteorological predictions of hybernating garden thieves. But then I see don't how we in the east can have an early spring when winter has barely made an appearance.

But the Boston police upstaged the groundhog by seeing their own shadow two days before, the episode costing about $750,000. The two culprits who placed the Lite-Brite displays around the Boston area are being charged with staging a hoax that induced panic and one count of disorderly conduct. However, it seems no one is charging the police department as the ones who actually incited panic by closing down highways and bridges because of these 'sinister' contraptions with a 'battery' and 'wires'. These devices used in a Turner ad campaign have been been in place in 9 other major cities for two to three weeks with no other reports of a bomb scare. Instead of looking for their shadow, perhaps the Boston police department needs to start watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Yet the human shadow over the face of the earth is growing. Unfortunately, though, a panic has not begun in reaction to this news. Those who have the power to effect change could be tempted to just throw their hands up in the air, letting us all off the hook. But this could also be what unites us as a planet and a people: joining together to preserve our home. And if you haven't seen An Inconvenient Truth, you're the groundhog today.

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