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Carmine & Solar Powered Morons

December 23, 2013


Carmine reached into the bag of de-icing salt and threw it onto his driveway. He did this bare-handed. Once I saw him do this, I yelled at him and told him to go wash his hands thoroughly as the salt will burn his hands. To his credit, he eventually listened to me.

He returned from the bathroom and stated “You know, as soon as I got inside, my hand felt burning.”

If I didn’t stop him, he would have salted his whole driveway and would have spent the rest of the day complaining that his hand is burning and not known why.

As I’m writing this, on the radio, people are talking about power outages due to the ice storm. This one guy called in and said “I don’t want to rub salt in the wounds here but if we had solar power, this wouldn’t have happened.”

He’s right. But not in the way he thinks. If we relied on solar power, the power outages would be worse. First of all, the solar panels would be covered in ice. My neighbours who have solar panels, have their panels covered in ice right now. Secondly, we haven’t had sunlight in three days.

These fucking three-huggin’ hippies who lack common sense get me so pissed off. Solar panels require sunlight to generate electricity. If the panels are covered in ice on a cloudy day, no electricity is going to be generated from those panels.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. bob permalink
    December 23, 2013 8:31 am

    You have any outtages? Ours was out all day yesterday so we moved to the in-laws for warmth and to charge our cell phones.


    5 minutes here, 5 minutes there. Nothing significant.

  2. December 23, 2013 9:47 am

    That’s why they need a wind-powered generator to drive the heaters that will melt the ice on the solar panels so they can boil the water for their french press… oh, never mind. You’re right.


    But what will power the heaters on the frozen windmills?

  3. December 23, 2013 12:11 pm

    Wow…you mean…you need SUNLIGHT to have SOLAR power? Really?!

    Merry Christmas WIGSF! And if you don’t post again beforehand, Happy New Year!


    Yes. Solar power requires light. Whoda thunk it?

  4. December 24, 2013 6:29 pm

    I totally agree with you! Amen!

    I’ve been praying for you up there – I heard about the power outages. I’m so glad you’re okay!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Maybe next year I can send you some snicker doodles for Christmas, since you won’t let me hug you. :)

  5. December 29, 2013 6:58 pm

    Most people talk more than they think.

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