[Bad winter weather batters the United States.]
"The corner store."
"I have a gut feeling that this is going to be one of those dry years."
"Call head offce...we have an environmental crisis on our hands!"
"Best we re-check our charts, bos'un ... I don't recall ever seeing that lighthouse in these waters!"
"Dr. Strangelove I presume?"
"I can't understand it, Doctor... he just stands there, looking at sky"
[Christmas time, warmer than usual.]
[Ducks able to swim anywhere during this rainy period.]
"Probably some ritual, foreign to us, to preserve the species."