Thursday, June 19, 2008

2 Good 2B 4Gotten

My local paper is, well, charming. Sometimes, it likes to pretend it's a big city paper and do in-depth, investigative pieces examining corruption in local government. Sometimes, it likes to pretend it's a small town newspaper by covering things like Cupcake Festivals (yes, it exists!) and county fairs. It's a great paper to read for yard sales and local sports coverage, and I will say a lot of the stuff they've printed dealing with the flood has been good, thoughtful, informative journalism.


They went to Oquawka (where there is a lot of flooding and the home of our water plant!) and asked the people what they will remember most about the flood of 2008 . . . the flood that's still going on.

Um, how about the freakin' water submerging our houses? How are people IN THE MIDDLE OF A CRISIS supposed to respond to this? There's also a last day of school feel to the whole thing, too.
Imagine The Flood's yearbook: "Hey, Flood, I'll never forget that time you came rushing into my living room and destroyed my home. Keep it real, man! Love, Ricky."

2 comments:

Danielle Mari said...

OH LOL, Mel! I think my favorite is Bessie...

"Hey Flood! UR SO KUL. Have a great summer! See you in 500 years!" -Flo

Peter Von Brown said...

One has to wonder what Mark Twain would say about all this...