DAVE ROSS

Ross: It’s a black and white world of smoke out there

Oct 20, 2022, 9:11 AM
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The space needle and Seattle skyline is shrouded by smoke Wednesday, (Photo by Bill Kaczaraba)
(Photo by Bill Kaczaraba)

Were any of you shocked by what you were driving through yesterday afternoon?

I had to drive from Lynnwood to Vashon Island. I could just make out Bellevue from State Route 405. At the halfway point on the Interstate 90 bridge – you could barely see the shoreline ahead or behind.


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I crossed the West Seattle Bridge. I couldn’t see downtown.

And it was weird. And I thought – wait a minute – I must have slipped into the 3-D film Noir Metaverse.

Yeah! There’s Humphrey Bogart pulling up beside me on the ferry. I looked out at the city – it was all in black and white.

I guess this must be what all those climate change experts were warning us about. But I heard somewhere the data was bogus. They made it up.

Go ahead and drive your car. Life is short. It’s somebody else’s problem.

Don’t be a chump, they said.

Hit the gas station, and fill up with $6 per gallon gas. Tires keep on turning; Fires keep on burning.

It’s a crazy world out there.

But it’ll be OK. I’ve got my emergency food; I’ve got my emergency water.

Now I just gotta figure out where I get my emergency air!

I guess I could start saving those little air pillows that come in my Amazon packages.

Boy, Zuckerberg sure made this metaverse seem real.

Wait a minute – How come the goggles don’t come off?

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Ross: It’s a black and white world of smoke out there