This is like that question about salmonella, isn’t it?

This morning in the car on the way in to work, I turned to His Nibs and said, “how does wind work?”

He said, “huh?”

I said, “How does God make wind?”

He said, “what the hell are you talking about?”

I said, “the WIND, man. How does wind happen?”

He said, “butterflies.”

I said, “what?”

He said, “a butterfly flaps its wings in Rio de Janeiro and it becomes wind on the prairies in Canada.”

“Uh-huh,” I said. “Is that what you tell SCIENTISTS?”

“It’s about air currents,” he said with a smile. “Convection currents pulling the warmer air up through colder air, where the air molecules shrink…and ocean currents have a lot to do with it to…the mountains stop a lot of precipitation from coming this way, so our air is much more dry…”

Do you know what’s cool? What’s cool is having chosen a guy who not only does know some of this stuff, but who is learning how to bullshit about butterfly wings. I half expected him to tell me that all of the hippies in California sending their Good Mojo to the people in Japan are the cause of the wind.

…come to think of it…

cenobyte is a writer, editor, blogger, and super genius from Saskatchewan, Canada.

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