Ok, the twin pointed this one out to me...seemed to think it was just generally big news here in the midwest. While it's an odd, and even funnily scary story, I had to explain to her that we actually pay attention to the things like car bombings happening in the middle east, and the fact that President Bush is flying in today to give some big speech on Medicare, and that the thunderstorms that are moving in tonight might be somewhat severe, like the ones we had on Saturday, and that there are two children missing that have probably been killed by their nasty-ass piece of shit dad. We don't always consider that Jim-Bob's son JB, jr learning how to tie his shoe to be big news. (Ok, I didn't have to explain that to her, but it is funny that she thinks that a lake disappearing in St. Louis would be a top news story in KC...but I digress...)
A 28-acre lake gone missing is a rather odd phenomenon, fo sho. I'm sure it IS sorta big news in the St. Louis area, which is where the lake used to be. But we're 4 hours from there, so we really don't care much about a man-made lake disappearing overnight. Except to laugh about it, and be glad that we don't own homes in THAT neighborhood! Here's the link. Enjoy the marshy goodness of the story.