Several years ago, I made Homer Simpson the head of Northeast Utilities over a different fiasco. Well, Homer's back, but this may be the last time I can use that metaphor for the world's most incompetent power plant manager. Word's out that this season may be the last for "The Simpsons." I guess the voice talent wants too much money to renew their contracts. It seems the stories and scripts lately are kind of tired anyway. Maybe the Harvard kids are going to other TV shows now. Too bad. "The Simpsons" was one of my favorites for a long time.
I just got the phone call that we have power in MIddletown. Four and a half days sets a new modern record for me, at least since I've lived there, and it ain't over yet for nearly a quarter of the town's population. Many other cities in the state are still dark. The other day I entered the office pool for "Longest Without Power". I'm so competitive that I wanted to win. Imagine that, hoping that I would be the last person in the newsroom to have electric power so I could win, what, $20? I really have to examine that.
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