Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Update: Did Pagan Rain Magic Work?

A week ago, I posted a humorous (I thought) piece about promoters of The Simpsons Movie drawing a huge underwear-clad Homer next to England's Cerne Abbas giant, a similarly huge (with an anatomically correct erection) chalk carving.

The post included this:
Pagans have pledged to perform "rain magic" to wash away cartoon character Homer Simpson after he was painted next to their famous fertility symbol - the Cerne Abbas giant. (Sky News)
Today, this:
NEWBRIDGE, England - Swollen rivers crested Tuesday across western England, as emergency crews struggled to restore electricity and clean water, and residents piled sandbags against doors to keep floodwaters from their homes. (AP)

Do we score one for the Pagans? Do we blame climate change -- cold weather and floods in England, heat waves in Europe, it's all climate change -- for the floods and leave the Pagans out? Or do we just laugh along with God's good sense of humor?