ERROR: Macro njDefaultArticleHeader is missing!

Apparently without irony, Sandy survivor gets the chainsaw

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

Investors Bank appoints chief information and operations officer

By Emily Bader
June 22, 2017 12:43 PM

Investors Bank, based in Short Hills, announced Thursday it has appointed Michael Fegan as its chief information and operations officer. CONTINUE READING

WorkWave names chief marketing officer

By Emily Bader
June 22, 2017 12:48 PM

WorkWave, a Holmdel-based provider of cloud software solutions, announced Thursday it has appointed Ken Wincko its new chief marketing officer. CONTINUE READING

advertisement

Zoo Health Club opens location in Bridgewater

By Mario Marroquin
June 21, 2017 10:53 AM

Commercial real estate firm Levin Management recently announced it has brokered a 17,000-square-foot lease for affordable fitness chain Zoo Health Club at the Somerset Shopping Center in Bridgewater. CONTINUE READING

Disability services nonprofit's CEO is retiring

By Eric Strauss
June 21, 2017 12:07 PM

Disability services organization Enable Inc. announced Tuesday that its CEO, Sharon J.B. Copeland, is retiring this summer after 15 years at the helm. CONTINUE READING

First Bank creates commercial deposit division

By Eric Strauss
June 20, 2017 12:02 PM

First Bank, based in Hamilton, announced Monday that it is adding a commercial deposit division focused on cash management for business clients. CONTINUE READING

V12 promotes exec to EVP of data strategy, product management

By Eric Strauss
June 19, 2017 11:09 AM

Omnichannel data company V12 Data has promoted an executive to executive vice president of data strategy and product management, it announced Monday. CONTINUE READING

C.H. Associates sells office building in Cherry Hill

By Mario Marroquin
June 19, 2017 12:44 PM

Commercial real estate firm Wolf Commercial Real Estate recently announced it has brokered the sale of a 21,500-square-foot office building in Cherry Hill to First Advantage Realty. CONTINUE READING

advertisement

So Wednesday night was the annual Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center, in New York, that event created to convince tourists to pay $50 to skate around on an undersized ice rink, weaving unsteadily amidst crowds of people who would probably have better balance if they were legally drunk and standing on a sailboat during a squall.

Anyway, the star of the show is the tree — or else Al Roker, I can never tell which gets the top billing — but this year, the tree got the nod for its status as a Hurricane Sandy survivor. The 80-foot-tall spruce, which was growing in Mount Olive, somehow survived the whipping winds and intense rain — and a serious snowstorm a week or so later — before being selected for the honor. From The Star-Ledger:

Trees around it cracked and snapped and fell, destroying power lines, homes and cars.

But like the state where it grew, it withstood Hurricane Sandy. And that's what made it special to Jim Daggon.

"A lot of big trees came down," Daggon said. "This one was kind of like the rest of New Jersey — it stood tall."

So, you know, it was cut down. You guys do know what happens to the Rockefeller tree when Christmas is over, right? Has nobody in New York — or Mount Olive — studied irony?

You have to love the irony of not only the tallest tree around being cut down for its durability, but the fact that in the aftermath of the storm, when it was tapped for this honor, it was able to make the trip into Manhattan when so few commuters were able to do so.

Even though climate change already has three strikes against it — as a lie, a hoax and an Al Gore pet project — for some other unexplained reason, we are seeing more severe storms striking New Jersey of late — Irene and so-called "Snowtober" late last year, and Sandy this year. Flooding is becoming a more serious concern. And an 80-foot-high tree soaks up hundreds of gallons of water a day. Maybe we should have used a downed tree, for the sake of the flood next time.

I'm even more irreverent on Twitter @joe_arney.

Share This Story On:

Apparently without irony, Sandy survivor gets the chainsaw

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

advertisement

So Wednesday night was the annual Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center, in New York, that event created to convince tourists to pay $50 to skate around on an undersized ice rink, weaving unsteadily amidst crowds of people who would probably have better balance if they were legally drunk and standing on a sailboat during a squall.

Anyway, the star of the show is the tree — or else Al Roker, I can never tell which gets the top billing — but this year, the tree got the nod for its status as a Hurricane Sandy survivor. The 80-foot-tall spruce, which was growing in Mount Olive, somehow survived the whipping winds and intense rain — and a serious snowstorm a week or so later — before being selected for the honor. From The Star-Ledger:

Trees around it cracked and snapped and fell, destroying power lines, homes and cars.

But like the state where it grew, it withstood Hurricane Sandy. And that's what made it special to Jim Daggon.

"A lot of big trees came down," Daggon said. "This one was kind of like the rest of New Jersey — it stood tall."

So, you know, it was cut down. You guys do know what happens to the Rockefeller tree when Christmas is over, right? Has nobody in New York — or Mount Olive — studied irony?

You have to love the irony of not only the tallest tree around being cut down for its durability, but the fact that in the aftermath of the storm, when it was tapped for this honor, it was able to make the trip into Manhattan when so few commuters were able to do so.

Even though climate change already has three strikes against it — as a lie, a hoax and an Al Gore pet project — for some other unexplained reason, we are seeing more severe storms striking New Jersey of late — Irene and so-called "Snowtober" late last year, and Sandy this year. Flooding is becoming a more serious concern. And an 80-foot-high tree soaks up hundreds of gallons of water a day. Maybe we should have used a downed tree, for the sake of the flood next time.

I'm even more irreverent on Twitter @joe_arney.

Share This Story On:
advertisement

Comments


Be the first to comment.



Please note: All comments will be reviewed and may take up to 24 hours to appear on the site.

Post Comment
     View Comment Policy
advertisement
ERROR: Macro defaultSidebar is missing!
ERROR: Macro footer_top is missing!
Back to Top