NPR interviewed Hero Gary England this morning, on the occasion of Hero Gary's retirement from active broadcasting. Pretty good interview. Scott Simon is considerably more human than most NPR satans. Still missed the main point. Simon and Hero Gary discussed the fact that Okies know what to do about tornados, treating it as a sort of natural talent.
Wait! Okies are familiar
with tornados because tornados are common. Tautology. But why do Okies know how to handle
tornados? Because Gary England taught us.
Sort of like interviewing Eisenhower in 1960 and casually mentioning that the Krauts lost WW2, without mentioning the part Ike played in the defeat.