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Southwest 2011 Outage

The Dynamics of Disturbances class has been updated to include a detailed description of the 9/8/2011 Southwest outage.


Last Rites & the Mule

Father O'Malley rose from his bed. It was a fine spring day and he walked to the window of his bedroom to get a deep breath of the beautiful day outside. He then noticed there was a jackass lying dead in the middle of the rectory's front lawn. Father promptly called the local police station. The conversation went like this:

"Top o' the day to ye. This is Sergeant Flaherty. How might I help ye?"

Mule"And the best of the day te yerself. This is Father O'Malley at St. Brigid's. There's a jackass lying dead in me front lawn. Would ye be so kind as to send a couple o' yer lads to take care of the matter?"

Sergeant Flaherty, considering himself to be quite a wit, replied with a smirk, "Well now Father, it was always my impression that you people took care of last rites!"

There was dead silence on the line for a brief moment. Father O'Malley then replied: "Aye, that's certainly true, but we be first obliged to notify the deceased's next of kin."