I have a habit of occasionally sending odd e-mails to my postdoc lab mailing list, for reasons that I cannot adequately explain. Here's the latest one:
Dear Bronner-Fraser Lab, I would like to thank you all for your private letters of support; between the blizzards of Colorado, the floods of Texas, and the red-v-blue fighting in Michigan, it's been a tough year for us newly independent Bronner-Fraser-ites! Now that McCain has withdrawn his cadre from Michigan and Obama has successfully captured the bastion of Michigan State (strategically located next to the capitol of Michigan!), I expect the out-and-out party fighting to die down, at least in the streets of Lansing. While fiercely partisan Reds will probably continue to snipe at us for a while, Obama continues to clear Lansing block-by-block in his advance with forces of crushing superiority. However, the newly added wrinkle of the pro- and anti-bailout forces (or, as they're known locally, the Inflationists and the Depressionists) leads me to believe that we are not long for peace here; more on that soon. Overall, we've been very lucky. Our compound is located far enough away from densely populated areas that we haven't been affected much by the fighting, and some of our local friends who are less fortunate have bolstered our ranks. Armored vehicles continue to roam the main roads, but again, we're not close enough to them to be affected. We do have a local supply of drinking water, and so far the mine fields are holding up; I do worry a bit about the ammo situation, but I've directed everyone to switch away from automatics until we get a new shipment in. Internet has not been interrupted, although this is a mixed blessing; I've had to stop communicating with one of the few remaining die-hard conservatives I know, because his e-mails were correlated with attacks by the local McCain militia. I have come to believe that he was hitting me with pro-Palin blogs as a distraction technique, although I quickly saw through the tactic -- even the conservatives don't think she's viable any more. Anyway, I'll continue to keep you all updated as the fight continues. best, --titus
Please send ammo!
Posted by Greg Wilson on 2008-10-07 at 11:33.
You really really have to read "World War Z" :-)