During a recent newscast on Fox 18, the late night news anchor read a story about residents near a golf course in south Charlotte complaining about the giant fans running 'round the clock near some of the greens and, consequently, their homes. The antagonizing anchor went on to explain the giant fans were running because of the recent heat wave, but questioned why they were in operation overnight when the temperatures, and supposedly the humidity, are lower.
Armed with that knowledge, Talkers now wonder where all that moisture on windshields comes from overnight
Now, some Talkers are also golfers, and they know that, in humid summers in the South, golf courses blow manufactured air over bentgrass greens with otherwise poor air circulation in order to fend off excessive moisture that encourages the growth of grass-killing fungus on greens — elaborate oases that can cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace if lost. That's not to mention lost business because if there's one thing golfers won't tolerate, it's intolerable greens.
Now Talkers don't expect teleprompter readers to know everything about golf course maintenance, or just about anything else for that matter, but just a little extra research beyond complaining homeowners who say overheated greens are disturbing their backyard activities and their slumber is not too much to expect. They would find that temperature doesn't matter much, and humidity, in the form of dew, sticks overnight.
Talkers imagine the real reason the fans are running probably doesn't matter to those disturbed, but for the rest of us, misinformation continues to creep like ... well ... a fungus.
Talkers realize national political party conventions — seems like there might be something like that planned in Charlotte but there just hasn't been much coverage — and the subsequent presidential election are still months away, but with fork in hand you can vote right now at Toast Cafe in Davidson.
Right on Main Street in the liberal arts college enclave nestled in a decidedly conservative countryside, diners at the cafe now have the breakfast option of the Obamelet or Romelet.
A sign on the Toast front door encourages customers to cast their ballot by trying the concoctions created by the Toast kitchen staff.
The Obamelet features bacon, broccoli, spinach and cheddar and the Romelet is a meatloaf, caramelized onion and American cheese mixture. Both, like the candidates themselves, seem to be a mixture of things expected and admired paired with items that simply must be endured.
There's no accounting for taste, however, especially when it comes to politics.
Talkers are curious, however, about a potential new menu item. After recent veto overrides in the North Carolina Legislature, Toast could add a Perdumelet: you order it one way, but by the time it arrives, there's nothing there you asked for.