Thursday, January 25, 2007

290 HOURS, 15 MINUTES

Power was restored to CHATTER's production machine at 4:35 p.m. Thursday -- 12 days, two hours and 15 minutes after it was lost. A few thousand other customers of City Utilities remain without power from Ice Storm 2007. The utility company promises to have power restored to all customers with fixable problems by Friday night.

Sorry for the lack of recent posts. The Great Game of Mortality was AWOL for Art Buchwald. Such a shame.

12 comments:

DocLarry said...

Toldyaso.

DocLarry said...

Turned off any lights yet?

DocLarry said...

One more for a hat trick: is the fire out?

Anonymous said...

Your so-called "Great Game of Mortality" failed to pounce on the passing of our beloved Mick Denniston, as well.

Or is the "game's" childish glee over the loss of life reserved only for celebrities and persons more distant?

Anonymous said...

No one is required to play the game, anon. Get off your sanctimonious high horse and stuff it. You obviously don't "get" the game being a celebration of life, not death. Why do those who dislike Ron's blog continue to read it? What sad, lonely lives they must have.

Anonymous said...

Get off your own sanctimonious high horse, anon 10:18. I never said that I disliked this blog. I've also never felt as though anyone is, to use your phrase, "required to play the game." I do, however, choose to express my opinion about what I regard to be a running insult to the dignity of once-living human beings. If you disagree with that, fine. I don't expect to change your view or bring an end to "the game."

It just strikes me as being a bit hypocritical for the same writer who posted this in the "STILL BLINDED, GOT NO LIGHT" text...

"To the anon poster who, commenting on our previous storm post, compared a radio personality's wife to an animal: Not cool. Wasn't cool when Rush Limbaugh did the same to Chelsea Clinton. Still small-minded and definitely not funny. Thinking readers will disavow such a lack of class. We most certainly do."

...to be periodically frothing at the keyboard when someone having some degree of celebrity dies. Some thinking readers regard this "game" as a very demonstrable lack of class.

You seem to have an almost George W. Bush-ish "love this blog or leave it" mentality. For your information, it's fully possible to love the blog while disagreeing with or challenging some of its opinions.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 912: The "game" is simply a contest between self professed news junkies to show who is the most tuned in to news events at the time. It's not a death pool, and as a player, I can tell you that I have never experienced "childish glee" when participating.
Wasn't the sound of childish glee in YOUR mind's ear when you wrote your asinine assumption about Mick D? How dare you imply "a failure to pounce" when talking about my friend. I have no idea what your relationship to Mick was. You have no idea about my or any other Chatter readers relationship with him. Mick was a great guy with a wonderfully sick sense of humor. So yeah, maybe we players do reserve the game to more distant celebs, but you were wrong to be the person to use his name in such a way...

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:12 here. You have made my point in spades. Mick was my very good friend of some 26 years, adored by my wife and children and myself, and we deeply grieve that he is gone. And please, I have a host of cherished memories about his wonderfully sick sense of humor, so kindly spare me your lecture.

My point is that if you're going to reduce the passing of any human being, celebrity or not, to a "game," then maybe you need to pause and think for a moment about what that says about your own character.

It just doesn't seem so much like a game when the dearly departed just happen to be near and dear to you, now does it?

John Stone said...

I didn't know that Mick had died. But I would gladly go through another week of the ice storm to have him back. He was the greatest ... simply the greatest. And he will be missed by the thousands who called him a friend.

John Stone said...

And Benny parsons too. How sad. As recently as the last race in November he was pressing the microphone to the floor with his combination of good-ol'-boy and very smart intellectual.

Anonymous said...

Anon 214 here again....I guess I lost the "who knows the deceased better" game that you, anon 912, created. Sorry for the loss of YOUR friend. You were the party to bring Mick's name to this post, and I find it interesting and sad that it was gleefully done to make YOUR point, which was that we didn't bring up his name. See you Monday and or Tuesday at the services.....

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice that E. Howard Hunt of Watergate fame passed on last Tuesday?