On the silver screen, a good speech can be enhanced with some well timed thunder. That was the case during a county education meeting where a decent stormed rolled through during a powerful speech. Members in the audience seemed amused by the perfectly placed thunder, although a lack of windows in the room meant no lightning to back up the display. Maybe next time the group should hold its meeting in a cemetery.
A couple reporters found out recently it's always best to go directly to the source when it comes to severe weather preparedness. While at an education meeting which took place during a hectic storm a reporter jokingly asked an administrator, 'Is this building tornado proof?' The administrator responded amusingly that the question was best meant for the building and grounds administrator.
It's a temp job
A public official was discussing the nature of public service. The positions are temporary, he said, and that's a beautiful thing. This comment drew laughter from those in attendance. "I didn't mean it that way," he said.
Passing the bar (code)
Bored at a recess in recent court proceedings in federal district court, a reporter looked around. He happened to look down at the base of the pew in front of him. At one end, a sticker was affixed. On it was a bar code. Is there some need for quick identification of several hundred pound benches in the federal courthouse. Is theft a problem? Do the guys at the door have scanners so they know which benches belong in the courthouse and which can be removed?