Thursday, August 9, 2007

I'd Say Mediocre

The Big Wind That Left Brooklyn Upside Down? It Was A Tornado All Right - As Good As News eyed this story eagerly, fully prepared to do a Damon Runyanesque bit on a Mafioso social club from Bay Ridge transported to Kansas, or maybe to Christine Todd Whitman's lawn in the Somerset Hills of NJ. Then came the last line, kudos to Brooklyn, which writes its own story and to reporter Andy Newman, who found it. Retired firefighter Howard Rinchey assessed the damage, his roof ripped up, his picnic table upside down in his neighbors yard, "..for this type of tornado [Brooklyn has had no other tornado since record keeping began in 1950]..I'd say mediocre."

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