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Strangers in a strange land  

The "reality" narrated to us from the nation's capital and in daily headlines is so radically at odds with day-to-day actuality, it can elicit pure disbelief.
click to enlarge Jim Boddington -  - Old North End -  - Wholesale building materials distributor -  - What's the wackiest news item of 2006? - Cheney shooting his buddy in the face. -  - How about locally? Denver International - Airport shutting down last week. Pastor Ted Haggard - resigning for adulterous gay sex. The wacky D-11 school - board meetings prior to recall. -  - What was the weirdest event for you, personally? - Selling my business, but even more, what came - after. You don't realize how many things are going to - change. -  - What was best about 2006 for you? Every one - of my kids were involved in things that almost killed - them, and they all survived safe and intact. Plus, my wife - is alive and healthy.
  • Jim Boddington

    Old North End

    Wholesale building materials distributor

    What's the wackiest news item of 2006? Cheney shooting his buddy in the face.

    How about locally? Denver International Airport shutting down last week. Pastor Ted Haggard resigning for adulterous gay sex. The wacky D-11 school board meetings prior to recall.

    What was the weirdest event for you, personally? Selling my business, but even more, what came after. You don't realize how many things are going to change.

    What was best about 2006 for you? Every one of my kids were involved in things that almost killed them, and they all survived safe and intact. Plus, my wife is alive and healthy.

click to enlarge Catherine Beckman -  - West side -  - Writer -  - Name 2006's most bizarre news incident. - President Bush's response to the Iraq Study Group - report and his continuing insulation from realities - apparent to almost everyone else. -  - How about locally? The rash of complaints - when the post office closed during last week's blizzard. - We need to learn how to deal with the unexpected and - appreciate how good service usually is. -  - And with yourself? I got my socks knocked off - by physical illness and had to learn how to be an - optimist, despite a long history of seeing the glass half- - empty. -  - Predict something weird for 2007. We'll see - the rapture, and those of us left behind will wave and - shout: "So long! Thanks for everything! Can we be - normal now?"
  • Catherine Beckman

    West side

    Writer

    Name 2006's most bizarre news incident. President Bush's response to the Iraq Study Group report and his continuing insulation from realities apparent to almost everyone else.

    How about locally? The rash of complaints when the post office closed during last week's blizzard. We need to learn how to deal with the unexpected and appreciate how good service usually is.

    And with yourself? I got my socks knocked off by physical illness and had to learn how to be an optimist, despite a long history of seeing the glass half- empty.

    Predict something weird for 2007. We'll see the rapture, and those of us left behind will wave and shout: "So long! Thanks for everything! Can we be normal now?"

click to enlarge Colby Giles -  - San Diego -  - IT manager -  - Cite the most bizarre news event of 2006. - Cheney shotgunning his lawyer in the face takes - the cake for pure absurdity  and his attempt to spin it - to the public. -  - What's your most wacked-out personal incident of - 2006? My first cab ride in New York City. It was - nuts. Lanes are optional there. -  - What's the most positive event of 2006 for you? - I'm about to get an apartment through a friend of - the family that's a block from the beach for only $1,500 - a month. In San Diego, that place would typically go for - $2,500 to $3,000 a month. -  - What looks promising for 2007? Jay Cutler. I'm - a devout Broncos fan, and he looks like their future.
  • Colby Giles

    San Diego

    IT manager

    Cite the most bizarre news event of 2006. Cheney shotgunning his lawyer in the face takes the cake for pure absurdity and his attempt to spin it to the public.

    What's your most wacked-out personal incident of 2006? My first cab ride in New York City. It was nuts. Lanes are optional there.

    What's the most positive event of 2006 for you? I'm about to get an apartment through a friend of the family that's a block from the beach for only $1,500 a month. In San Diego, that place would typically go for $2,500 to $3,000 a month.

    What looks promising for 2007? Jay Cutler. I'm a devout Broncos fan, and he looks like their future.

click to enlarge Jeff Cohen -  - Northgate area -  - Bookstore employee -  - What's last year's wackiest news incident? - Cheney mistaking his lawyer's face for a quail. -  - Locally? Having people on the D-11 school - board who were so hostile to public education. -  - And with yourself? I had open-heart surgery - this year, so everything pales in comparison. -  - Predict a bizarre news development in 2007. - Our new [House representative], Doug Lamborn, - will do something very strange to embarrass us all.
  • Jeff Cohen

    Northgate area

    Bookstore employee

    What's last year's wackiest news incident? Cheney mistaking his lawyer's face for a quail.

    Locally? Having people on the D-11 school board who were so hostile to public education.

    And with yourself? I had open-heart surgery this year, so everything pales in comparison.

    Predict a bizarre news development in 2007. Our new [House representative], Doug Lamborn, will do something very strange to embarrass us all.

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