Thursday, July 16, 2009

Microsoft Weather

Here's another episode that's not going to help me get a sponsorship from Microsoft.

The actual plan Bill's group is working on is to prevent hurricanes by lowering the surface temperature of the water in the Gulf of Mexico. They would have a huge flotilla of ships that would pump cold water from the bottom up to the surface.

Of course, he blatantly stole this idea from David Byrne of the Talking Heads, as expressed in these lyrics from "Once in a Lifetime," from the album Remain in Light.

"Water dissolving...and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Carry the water at the bottom of the ocean
Remove the water at the bottom of the ocean!"

Gates wants to fund this project by selling hurricane insurance. If he makes another gabillion dollars holding the gulf coast states hostage to the threat of hurricanes, I think David Byrne is entitled to a cut of the action.

As with the Double Arm Transplant episode, if you have another example of a quirk of Microsoft Weather, we'd like to see it in the comments.

By the way (BTW), after looking up those lyrics to make sure I remembered them correctly, I had to blast "The Great Curve" -- my favorite song ever. The world does move on a woman's hips.


shipping troll said...

If Bill gates controls the weather on Earth, I'm sure a dedicated minority will move to the Moon after Steve Jobs buys it and turns it into iLuna, then we can be true Mac Lunatics.

Red Pill Junkie said...

That maybe so, Shipping; but I for one would not be able to afford being an iLunatic. I guess I'll have to deal with the Microsoft weather —with my windows shut *ta da!* ;-)