Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Always the Bridesmaid

Last night there was a meeting to discuss how a deadly chemical, TCE, is in the air where we live. Yesterday there were news crews all over our neighborhood trying to get interviews and filming shots of the homes that will soon contain nothing but dead bodies. You can watch one of those reports here. I don't normally watch the Fox news, but the Fox did make my neighborhood look prettier than the local ABC affiliate did. I watched every local channel's coverage and on one I saw my neighbor's house up the street, on the other was my neighbor's house down the street. On this one they went into a neighbor two blocks down's house. Everyone around me was getting the attention. But my house is on none of the stories. I'm disappointed to say the least. Not so much about the fact that I'll be dead of cancer any day now, but it really would have been worth it if I got on the news and got to thank The Good Lord Above, God Almighty like all the rappers do when they're on tv. The rappers and my neighbors are so lucky.

17 comments:

Think Frustrated said...

I hope you don't die too bad.

Chuck said...

Better get in touch with Erin Brokowitz while you've got the chance.

Oh great One said...

That's creepy!

Be thankful they didn't show your house. Then the crooks would know where to go! They might steal one of the bars out of your garage!

Steven Novak said...

The rappers in every neighborhood are lucky...

I'm so jealous of the rappers.

Steve~

Anonymous said...

You are more than welcome to move north and live on one of the biggest radon belts in the US! :-)

Burfica said...

maybe it won't kill you, maybe it will only make you grow a third testicle or something. hehehehee

Leezer said...

Timophil:
Maybe the chemicals are what made you barf up nine pounds.

Mad Ethel said...

Um...that's a little unsettling.

Christina said...

I saw this on the news the other night and thought about you guys (especially when the map showed the big star where the fumes were coming from, and then right above it: Collegeville). Hey, maybe you'll luck out and the news crews will focus in on your house when they're dragging your cold, lifeless bodies out the front door. A guy can always dream, right?

Alekx said...

I'd sue the bastards for not showing my house

Beechball said...

You should come up with a cool rapper name, it's the first step in the whole "getting onto TV" process. Then the next time the reporters are around, you can bust out with your stage name, rap a song, get pulled off camera and create a 'buzz' - you'll be a star!!! haha

HappyKap said...

Is it possible to die from the toxic stares of your neighbors? Cuz I think that's how it will go for me.

Think Frustrated said...

Wait...you got THC in the air? How is that bad?

Conti said...

Hey! We have something in common! Chemical spills in our areas! Hi-5!

EuroTrippen said...

Uh-oh, here's hoping chez chloraphil isn't ground zero of a future superfund site. We lived in Woburn, Ma for about a year (also famous for its superfund site)and (so far) we're still alive & kicking.

Just stand outside your house and hold up a big sign saying 'God Bless Bush & Cheney!' Fox news will eat it right up... surefire way to land up tv.

egan said...

Sounds like you need to burn a cross next time.

Grace said...

I love you.