July 21, 2009

Random Commuter Observation (TM) - "Gore Effect" Edition

If late July weather were always like this in Dee Cee, I would have absolutely no complaints.

Well, not about the weather at least.

I'd still complain about the shoals of tourons blocking the sidewalks, and about the increasingly ridiculous posters down the Metro. The latest ad campaign comes courtesy of Busch Gardens - Williamsburg and features photos of various rides and amusements with statues of the Founding Fathers superimposed on them. So, for instance, you get Washington in sunglasses carrying some kid on his shoulders, Franklin sitting in a faux beer-garden, Lincoln going down a water slide with goggles and sunscreen on his nose and what I believe to be Hamilton in a can-can line. When I see these ads, I can't help wondering how the Founders would react to them. Stupified mortification comes to mind.

But at least they'd appreciate the current cool spell.

Posted by Robert at July 21, 2009 08:40 AM | TrackBack

Heads up, Robbo. There'll be an influx of a couple thousand law librarians in town starting Saturday for our annual convention. But we're generally pretty good tourons.

Posted by: rbj at July 21, 2009 09:31 AM

Just remember to stay to the right on all those escalators!

Posted by: GroovyVic at July 21, 2009 01:26 PM

Dude, try living in a resort area..talk about tourons!! You would still find soemthing to complain about, but that's the robbo we all know and love!

Posted by: Mrs. LMC at July 21, 2009 04:41 PM

My dear Mrs. LMC, you know perfectly well that I could find something to complain about almost anywhere!

That's what makes me so durn attractive!

Posted by: Robbo the LB at July 21, 2009 09:06 PM

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Posted by: facechina at July 22, 2009 12:45 AM

Groovyvic, don't worry, I'm usually one of those walking, quickly, on the left. Grumbling about those are blocking the freaking path.

Posted by: rbj at July 22, 2009 09:04 AM

A couple things:

Before you want to complain about Tourons, try driving US 101 or 126 or 26 or 22 on a summer weekend, then come talk to me.

We're expecting a drop in the temperature by Tuesday, when it's supposed to get dowen to 93. Trhow on your parka, Nanook.

Say what you want about Busch Gardens. I know from personal experience that if you're going to have to endure an amusement park for the sake of the kids, might as well be one where alcohol is sold.

Posted by: Boy Named Sous at July 23, 2009 01:41 AM

When we took the kids to the Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park, I went over to the snack bar after a couple hours hard going and ordered a margarita slushie.

"You know they're alcoholic, right?" said the counter guy.

"I sure as hell hope so," I replied.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at July 23, 2009 08:41 AM