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  1. #1 k8
    November 10, 2009

    Some day, I’ll go for the lighting of Split Rock Lighthouse on this night. People say it’s quite a solemn affair.

  2. #2 Romeo Vitelli
    November 10, 2009

    Now I have that Gordon Lightfoot song stuck in my head again. Thanks a bunch.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    November 10, 2009

    Romeo: That is the whole point. Everybody must have this song stored away so it can get stuck in your head every time someone mentions Lake Superior, iron ore, or a big boat.

    I’m just doin’ my job passing on the meme. Interestingly, I just found out that my wife did not know what the Edmund Fitzgerald was, nor had she heard the song.

    She has now. My work here is done.

  4. #4 José
    November 10, 2009

    Greg. Your an asshole. Since you’ve ruined Lake Superior for me, I’m going to ruin Halloween for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmG80v473AI

    I actually love this song and video now. I can’t stop watching it. I dare you to hold this up to your wife’s belly and give the baby a listen. Tim Curry double dog dares you.

  5. #5 Theo Bromine
    November 11, 2009

    And what, exactly, is wrong with having that (or just about any other) Gordon Lightfoot song stuck in one’s head?

    (And some years later, Edmund Fitzgerald’s son, also named Edmund Fitzgerald captained a Canadian high-tech company for a while. Nortel grew respectably with Fitzgerald at the helm, but his successors drove it into the rocks through a combination of dishonesty, mismanagement and greed. Bitter? Me?)