Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Texas Is Now Open, but Not Houston
Good Morning Blogosphere! The Divine Miss Peach and radio station HWIT with your mid-morning weather, news and sports.
After the Great Texas Blizzard of 2018, really named Inga, the state of Texas opened last night. But the Houston area most impacted by Hurricane Harvey last August remains closed today.
Geographic regions missing the Great Global Warming snow and ice storm, included, but were not limited to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and my house. Nevertheless, the air temperature was in single digits. Current temperature in the sunny Brazos Valley is 25 degrees, but feels like 17.
Houston should reopen completely tomorrow pending a meteor attack or outer space alien invasion. Or maybe just falling into the Gulf of Mexico making Montgomery County home to Texas beaches.
Now to our educational portion of the show with Dr. Verbose. Dr. Verbose? What’s the word?
Today’s word is Paralipsis. It is a noun. It is the ability to say two contradicting things at the same time. Rhetoric, as in the suggestion, by deliberately concise treatment of a topic, that much of significance is being omitted, as in “not to mention other faults.”
Un Named DJ – Somewhat like in the song “You’re the original liar’s paradox,”
Dr. V. – Yes. And as Robert Earle Keene continues to sing “…You’ll have to Google that.”
Un Named D J – Can you use the word in a sentence for us?
Dr. V. – Yes. I am going to use my paralipsis to kiss you good-by now.
Thank you, Dr. Verbose. Now here with sports is Hasbeen Jockson.
The Texas Aggie men’s basketball team and the fans in Reed Arena last night almost needed CPR for a third time when the Ole Miss three point attempt at the buzzer bounced for an eternity on the rim of the basket before bouncing out giving the Aggies their first SEC victory. Many of those in attendance momentarily fainted. This number did not include the A&M basketball team and coaching staff.
In women’s basketball, the only thing better than Geno Auriemma and the UConn women’s’ basketball team stuck in Austin due to ice would have been them stuck in Austin watching a Longhorn victory replayed on the LHN. So close Horns. It has been a long time since we saw Geno sweating. You will Hook “Em in March!
Thank you, Hasbeen. Before I leave, let’s take a quick look at the Community Calendar. Don’t forget the Fat Tuesday fish fry and polka contest at St.Oltorf’s on February 13.
That’s right Lenters and those religions that descended from the original Kneelers. Ash Wednesday falls on February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day. Fast on Wednesday and fish on Friday until Easter. While I certainly cannot not speak for Pope Francis, but I do think he would want us to retain our energy levels while fasting that day. Nothing provides a good energy boost than a box of Valentine’s chocolates or chocolate covered strawberries.
This year in honor of the Olympics, I am giving up speed skating.
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