Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gravity treats everyone with fairness and equality...

While I haven't made a post in a while, that shouldn't imply that the world has suddenly become less stupid. Sometimes there's just so much stupidity that it hardly seems worth it to keep up.

But, just when you thought you've seen it all, this little gem pops up from the Dallas Morning News, reporting on a meeting of county commissioners:

A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre this afternoon.

County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.

Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.

Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole."

That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.

Mayfield shot back that it was a figure of speech and a science term.

A white hole? Touché, sir. Touché.

Oh my.

Maybe all of science knowledge has ended up in a black hole. Or a white hole. Whatever.