Monday, March 27, 2006

Sinkhole Eat World

According to this article, "A 20-foot-wide sinkhole swallowed a sport utility vehicle in Bay Ridge early Monday after a water main break collapsed a section of road, flooding part of a subway line and causing commuter havoc, fire officials said."

The source quoted above, newsday.com, is not the only source claiming that, in fact, a sport utility vehicle was "swallowed" by a sinkhole in Brooklyn today. Most people would buy this story hook, line and sinkhole. I mean, after all, isn't newsday.com a "credible source" (is it?)

However, even a cursory glance at the photo would cause one to conclude that this S.U.V. has not been swallowed. For something to be swallowed, it must, in fact, be fully submerged inside the "swallower". I would say that this S.U.V. has, perhaps, been chewed up and spit out by said sinkhole. However, there's not a doubt in my mind that the streets of Brooklyn are getting angry. It won't be long before they really do start swallowing S.U.V.'s. At that point, I suppose, the headline "Sinkhole Swallows S.U.V." might apply. Save the headline until then fellas; it's only a matter of time.

1 comment:

charlie wagner said...

you are so right!