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Continued: Lileks: The silver lining of our neverending dark clouds

  • Article by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 6, 2013 - 8:27 PM

5. I really don’t want to hear anyone say: “Oh, when it gets hot, you’ll complain about that.” I won’t. But if I do, you can slap me. Please call ahead so I can give your name and reason for your visit to the front desk.

We’ve only ourselves to blame. Read the news about all our awards? Healthiest city. Most creative. Best for families. And now the nation’s best big city for parks. This weather is our comeuppance; this weather is intended to keep us humble. Pride goeth before the fall.

Usually summer goeth before the fall as well, but this is the exception that proves the rule. Whatever that means. It’s a stupid axiom. You cannot have a rule’s merits empirically validated by contrary evidence. It’s like saying “getting hit in the head by a flying tool and not suffering any ill effects proves that getting hit in the head is bad for you.” It’s ... just ...

What? Sorry. I’ll put down the hammer. Thank you for listening.

 

jlileks@startribune.com • 612-673-7858

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