Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Finger of God

Confession: We watch the movie Twister every Spring. It's pretty much five levels of awful but we love it.

Pop it in on a night when there's a Tornado Watch in Effect in Your Area until 10 p.m. (CDT), I guarantee you'll enjoy it.

Plus, it's got flying cows. You gotta love a movie with flying cows.
At one point in Twister, Bill Paxton's scrappy team of tornado chasers is talking about the Fujita scale for measuring what a tornado 'eats'.

Melissa, the naive outsider asks: Is there an F-5? What would that be like?

[Insert dramatic-cinematic-tornadic pause]

And Jason 'Preacher' Rowe responds: The Finger of God.
Question: When the hell did tornadic become a word? Have your local Weather Wizards started using this yet? Are their jobs so difficult that they needed to invent an adjective to make it easier?
Oh yeah, we also watch that other famous tornado movie, The Wizard of Oz.

Like a kid, I still get chills every time the monkeys fly. And you gotta love a movie with flying monkeys.
On February 13, 2007, the Kansas State Board of Education came to its senses and approved a new curriculum which removed any reference to Intelligent Design as part of science.

On May 4, 2007, an F5 tornado -- The Finger of God -- wiped out 95% of Greensburg, Kansas.

I am shocked and just a little disappointed that the Rev. Jerry "gay pagan abortionists caused 9/11" Falwell hasn't made that connection yet.
I am listening to: Mary J. Blige - Family Affair
I am reading: Not a goddamn thing
And I am: Windy with a slight chance of God