Raining Cats and Gods
According to UPI reports, this summer's massive drought has spurred public officials in Lubbock, Texas to plead their case to a higher authority "“ you guessed it, they're taking their case to God! In fact, town officials have decided to petition the Big Man with numbers by organizing a massive community prayer. Mayor David Miller, the City Council and the Lubbock County commissioners "are expected to adopt resolutions this week asking local residents to both pray and fast" with them for heavenly showers next Sunday. And while there's no word on whether Phase II of the plan will involve any sort of ark construction or animal round-up, officials claim that this tactic has worked pretty well for them in the past. According to town locals, Lubbock found themselves in a similar pickle back in 2004, prayed on it, and got the second-wettest season on the books.
Of course, with all this impending rain coming their way, I did want to clue the folks of Lubbock in on a new gizmo that might come in handy. PopGadget has a write-up today about a new Sony Ericsson water-proof phone, fit to handle Poseidon's wrath. And while the mp3 player and the 1.3 mega-pixel are nice touches, the best part about it is that swimmers, scuba divers, and residents of Lubbock can all receive their calls underwater.