Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Friday, February 02, 2007
No, it IS funny.
I was listening to Sirius Satellite Radio in my car on Wednesday when I heard the news that there were some keyboards found in Boston that resembled a cartoon character. I had no visuals, but I knew what it was right away. And then when I got home I watched Shepherd Smith explain exactly what the figure was. There in split screen was Err or Ignignokt, the Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, shooting the bird at the whole world. And I watched video of the Boston Anti Terrorist Squad destroying magnetic LED lights which was funny. I imagine the conversation went like this. "Shoot the bird at this, terrorist plotters!" BOOM! This video contains blue language, red flag words, etc. But I think it sums it up nicely. And, yeah, it was funny, Boston. Geez.
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.