Monday, July 28, 2008

Always good for a laugh

One of my daily must-reads is James Taranto's Best of the Web of the Wall Street Journal. (I must admit to rather dreading what News International and its myridons will do to the newspaper and its website.) Today's collection of stories, analyses and amusing juxtaposition of quotes had the following item:
Well, Maybe Not as We Speak

• "As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic . . ."--
Barack Obama, Berlin, July 24, 2008 •

"New data from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute shows that there is more ice than normal in the Arctic waters north of the Svalbard archipelago. In most years, there are open waters in the area north of the archipelago in July month. Studies from this year however show that the area is covered by ice, the Meteorological Institute writes in a
press release."--Barents Observer (Kirkenes, Norway), July 24
He should stick to parables.