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Keller @ Large: Make A Joke Of Adversity To Get Better Of It

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BOSTON (CBS) – Lord knows, our country has its share of problems.

But never doubt this – whatever setbacks we might face, we are a resilient people, fully capable of turning broken eggs into a tasty omelette, with home fries and toasted English on the side.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

If you need proof, check out the situation in Cleveland, where a local TV station has responded to that city’s dip into sub-zero temperatures by commissioning a morning-show anchor desk made from blocks of ice, authentic right down to the coffee mugs.

They are inviting viewers to come down and have their picture taken with it, and I have no doubt many of them will.

How totally American, to take adversity and make a joke of it, and thus, to get the better of it.

Knowing how much Bostonians embody this resiliency, I’m sure you will want to join me in brainstorming some ways we could expand and improve on Cleveland’s genius.

For starters, I see no reason why new Boston Mayor Marty Walsh couldn’t hold his office meetings Wednesday out on City Hall Plaza, where the air conditioning was on high Tuesday as I walked around.

He could be kept company by the return of the farmer’s market along Cambridge Street, where in this case sno-cones, Sport bars, and of course iced coffee will be sold instead of tomatoes and squash.

We’re barely eight years removed from Gov. Deval Patrick’s outdoor inaugural in front of the State House, and in the spirit of that event, I challenge the Legislature to do their debating outdoors Wednesday.

That should raise the air temperature on Beacon Street quite a bit.

L Street Brownies, assemble!

We’ve got to show those well-meaning Ohioans what hardiness really means.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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