Saturday, December 4, 2010

Button Up Your Overcoat


Button up your overcoat,
When the wind is free,
Take good care of yourself,
You belong to me!
(c) 1929,Henderson, DeSylva & Brown


The news is reporting that "At least 60 people (source of image) have died across Europe during the current cold snap, as snow plagued transport in Britain on Friday and serious flooding prompted mass evacuations in the Balkans."

My first reaction was, "What's with the freakin' Europeans??  They die when it gets hot.  They die when it gets cold.  It gets really cold up there.  Think of those Currier and Ives images of ice skating on the Thames, and those images of fighting in the snows during the Battle of the Bulge.  It gets cold up there."

Then I read this stunner:
Police in Newcastle in the northeast of England reminded locals to wear a coat when they hit the pubs this weekend. 
I guess that's what you get when you become so dependent on the nanny state: people so sheep-like they don't even think to put on a coat when it's dangerously cold outside. "You belong to me" indeed.

3 comments:

MikeH. said...

Perhaps they haven't heard that global warming is a scam?

MikeH.

Xenocles said...

No no, see, it's "climate change" now. That way they can be right no matter which direction it seems to be going.

Graybeard said...

... and since, in the long term, there's really no such thing as climate, climate is always changing, so they're always right.

Zomg! Thermageddon! Quick sign over all your liberties and possessions to the UN to keep us free!