Things & Stuff
Black And White
2008-07-09 - 1:22 p.m.
Supposedly they're calling for a heat wave this week.
I say "supposedly" because right now it's 74 degrees and cloudy...and when I pull up the ten-day forecast, the highest temperature listed is 84. Brin is telling me that it's fifteen degrees higher than usual in San Francisco. See? She brings the hot temperatures with her wherever she goes!
We'll see how it plays out down here.
From the You Can't Make This Up Dept. comes this story. If this is true, we're in real trouble:
County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.
Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.
Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole."
That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.
Mayfield shot back that it was a figure of speech and a science term. A black hole, according to Webster's, is perhaps "the invisible remains of a collapsed star, with an intense gravitational field from which neither light nor matter can escape."
Other county officials quickly interceded to break it up and get the meeting back on track. TV news cameras were rolling, after all.
Incredible. In-fucking-credible. Somebody call Sharpton - they've found his twin.
Just don't tell Price about this movie - he'll sue Disney.
Can't top that. I'm outta here.
Be seeing you.
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Brin - 2008-07-09 20:27:35 -