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Fri, Jan 12 2007

I disavow all knowledge

Please remember that I was a bit under the weather and out of circulation earlier this week. So, I'm sincere when I say that I had not seen this when I wrote this. A few photos of the parody can be seen here. I knew that Mr. McMahon had no fear of aberrant entertainment, but I'm fairly certain that even he never thought that someday he'd be hosting such an act featuring caricatures of Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump.

posted at: 10:16 | category: /Arts and Entertainment | link to this entry

We're temporarily cold

Our outside thermometer read 26.6 degrees this morning. We don't dip below the freezing mark very often here. And we're apparently in for a second night of similar temperatures tonight. I know that some of you out there feel the same way Mike Cassidy of the San Jose Mercury News feels. Cold is a relative concept. When you've lived in Minnesota and had to ride down the road holding onto an older car door because the closing mechanism froze open or had to scratch ice off the insides of the house windows, you either decide you love it or you leave it. Our 26.6 degrees has already popped up to 40 degrees a few hours later.

The second round of temperatures below the freezing mark will come tonight and then leave us in tomorrow's warming sun. We'll still get a wave of fresh blossoms and buds on the trees by the end of January and we'll be pulling out the sunscreen long before the folks in Minnesota trade in their ice scrapers for mosquito repellent.

While we whine about our little cold snap they're hoping to use real ice, instead of plastic blocks, for the upcoming St. Paul Winter Carnival—now that the forecast is for colder weather in Minnesota. Talk show host Dave Letterman apparently wants to send someone to get lost in the ice maze there, but only if they use real ice. Carnival lake-racing events may have to be cancelled this year because the ice is not thick enough to be safe. The idea of plunging through thin ice into a Twin Cities area lake gives a whole new meaning to the word cold. By next Tuesday St. Paul's forecast high for the day will still be 15-20 degrees below our forecast low. I hope they get all the natural ice they want with no more whining. I'll be watching Dave Letterman's coverage of it all from the balmy Central California Coast.

posted at: 08:42 | category: /Arts and Entertainment | link to this entry

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