Friday, June 12, 2015
Has The Fort Worth Weekly Lost It?
The reason Ms. Hotpepper was asking me this is because of what she read in a Fort Worth Weekly article titled Summer Fun List which purported to list some of the allegedly fun things one can do this summer in the Fort Worth zone.
The part of the article which has Elsie questioning the sanity of FW Weekly is...
And while August is the perfect time of year to get together with your favorite mosquitoes and grill some Walmeat, don’t forget that from June 14 through August 30, Panther Island Pavilion will serve up Sunday Fundays, in which you can rent a tube to float the Trinity from noon to 6 p.m. for five measly bucks. If you love the water but still think the river is too dirty –– or loaded with too many toe-devouring snapping turtles –– just remember that the flotsam at your apartment pool or nephew’s favorite Arling-fun water park is probably 10 times worse. #harboringecoli #hospitalbedvistas #ecoliestates –– Steve Steward
Well, that is a bit disturbing. Fort Worth Weekly coming to the defense of America's Biggest Boondoggle encouraging people to float in the polluted Trinity River, claiming Arlington's Hurricane Harbor is 10 times more polluted, along with equally polluted apartment pools.
Uh, unlike the Trinity River, apartment pools are tested daily, the water is filtered, chemicals are added to the water to keep the water clean and safe. I'm fairly certain Hurricane Harbor makes sure its water is safe and clean.
Unlike the Trinity River, the water in apartment pools and Hurricane Harbor is the same treated water you get out of your faucet.
FW Weekly is advising us not to forget that The Boondoggle is serving up Sunday Fundays? With tubes costing only 5 bucks to rent?
I think the answer to Elsie Hotpepper's question is YES!