Getting Warmer

Now and then a wacky thing of the week falls out of the newspaper. This one has been forwarded around a bit already, but there are so many awful (wonderful) things about it, I scarcely know where to begin. So let me begin at the beginning. I must pause to thank Morgan, Bethany, Steve and Marty for the forward. I originally received this article as a full page, but chopped it up for presentation.

Dateline April 16, 2007.
Why mention the date? Well in this case I need to point out that the date is recent, it’s actually in the current century.

Next we proceed to the article headline. I must mention that there is a typo.

It should read (based on the context of the body of the article) “Daylight exacerbates warming”, and not “warning”.

Please read the article below in its entirety.

I know what you’re thinking. Incredibly, there is someone so confused about the role of government and caught up in conspiracy theories that it firstly seemed plausible that the government’s adjustment of daylight savings time could impact global climate or at least the local weather. Secondly, it made them upset enough to write a letter to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Finally, the newspaper, having presumably read the letter, not only printed it but messed up the headline.

To the editorial staff of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and to Connie M. Meskimen of Hot Springs, Arkansas, I salute you.

Brian Atkinson

Brian is an international and inspirational speaker, consultant, and voice artist. Brian has served as the Director of Digital Communications at American Bible Society, and the Director of Digital Media at The Bible Gateway (Gospel Communications International). He has worked as a communications director, technology manager, church-planter, radio announcer, welder, and ice cream man. He has a lot of t-shirts.

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2 comments on “Getting Warmer
  1. stever says:

    Yeah, the logic displayed here is so confusing that I don’t even know where to begin. Daylight Savings in confusing enough as it is, why does he have to confuse things by bringing up simple things like Global WarNing?

  2. Oh my holy goodness. I thought I might die laughing after seeing you in 1972, now I know that was just a warm up. I think I’m actually going to expire from laughing.