Strange Attractions 2
Squinting at Extremists


Some wag has, thoughtfully, emailed this clip from a council meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m not entirely sure what point he or she was hoping to make, but I thought I’d share it with you. Delicate readers may wish to brace themselves as the clip shows “local lunatic David Thompson” becoming increasingly, um, agitated about such pressing matters as missing ice, rogue helicopter pilots and the inexplicable shaking of his house. If King of the Hill’s Dale Gribble were real - and had a serious stimulant habit - he might sound something like this. And, if you listen very carefully, you can hear the words “Oh no.” Let this be a stern warning to us all.

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