Tuesday, April 1, 2008
April Fool's Day In Minnesota
We Minnesotans took a certain glee in winter 2007-2008, because it saw a return to the fierce winters of yore, making us celebrate our Viking heritage. (Like roughly 99.9% of Minnesotans I am of Norwegian descent).
We saw 20 days or so where temps dipped into the double-digit below zero range, and for the first time in years we felt good about our hearty ability to thrive on the edge of the polar icecap. We hate global warming not because it threatens the planet, but because it threatens our reputation as America's heartiest citizens.
So we have rather celebrated this particular winter. We've laughed at wind-chills rated at -50 degrees. We've gone to school plays and routine dentist appointments in weather that would utterly paralyze the sissies who live down in Des Moines.
But it is now April 1. Enough is enough.
Make it stop. Please.
Posted by The Geezers at 8:15 AM