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Opening Arguments

The global humming crisis

OK, so what is Al Gore going to do about this?

Indeed, scientists now say the planet itself is generating a constant, deep thrum of noise. No mere cacophony, but actually a kind of music, huge, swirling loops of sound, a song so strange you can't really fathom it, so low it can't be heard by human ears, chthonic roars churning from the very water and wind and rock themselves, countless notes of varying vibration creating all sorts of curious tonal phrases that bounce around the mountains and spin over the oceans and penetrate the tectonic plates and gurgle in the magma and careen off the clouds and smack into trees and bounce off your ribcage and spin over the surface of the planet in strange circular loops, "like dozens of lazy hurricanes," as one writer put it.

Look, we might not be able to actually hear it, but, trust me, there are computer models proving that it's getting louder. If something isn't done soon, nobody will even be able to go outside by the year 2020. The problem will be even worse in the Third World, of course.


Bob G.
Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:28pm

Well, there 'ya go....that finally explains the KOKOMO hum and the main reason the south side of Fort Wayne is so darned noisy.
And here I thought it was all those BOOMCARS playing ALL those (c)rap CDs...
That's why the police never seem to get any of these cars off the streets...it's the PLANET!
Silly me.



Harl Delos
Tue, 04/29/2008 - 1:35pm

The earth has been singing a long, long, time. Those waves have been called "Love waves" since 1911. They're named for British mathematician A. E. H. Love.

Don't know if he's a relative of Walt Love, the butcher who had the store at Cuba (Highway 37 at Cuba Road, about a mile nearer than Harlan.) Walt was really good at numbers, too. He used to have a sign up saying "T-bones 25c". Of course, in small print, the sign indicated that if you wanted them with meat, the price was considerably higher.