We don’t need no stinking solstice

Tired of winter? You wouldn’t have to be if you lived in Madison. It’s spring here, by mayoral decree:

Whereas, the winter of 2007-2008 will go down as one of the most severe in Madison history with record snowfall, strong winds, freezing rain, below zero temperatures and now on top of it all Brett Favre retires (for cryin’ out loud); and

Whereas, these conditions make us better, hardier people of higher character than our friends who have fled to places like Florida where they can’t even get a primary election right; and

Whereas, even with those advantages, we’ve had enough already; and

Whereas, Madison has never been a community that simply accepts the status quo whether that be the results of national elections, the realities of nuclear fallout, general market conditions or, for that matter, mere astronomical forces; and

Whereas, Spring is a state of mind brought on by the thought of paddle sports and the sight of sleek new canoes and other cool canoe gear; and

Whereas, Madison has been described as so many square miles surrounded by reality; and

Whereas, Madison has been growing at a nice pace which must mean that reality is therefore shrinking; and

Whereas, reality is over-rated.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that Spring officially begins in the City of Madison at 2 AM on Sunday March 9th.

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4 thoughts on “We don’t need no stinking solstice

  1. JmSR says:

    Maybe he rushed the vernal equinox with Madison’s new faster seconds.

  2. Em says:

    I love that the decree includes such a specific nod to new canoe gear.

    Spring in Buffalo starts in May and nobody tries to deny it.

  3. nichole says:

    If space is infinite, how can reality shrink?

  4. Jim says:

    In Australia, the seasons begin on the first day of March, June, September, and December.

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