7.17.2006

Guaranteed News Item Tonight

One, if not all, of the local stations will tell us tonight to: - Drink plenty of water - Avoid strenuous exercise outdoors - Take plenty of breaks if you must work outside - Stop immediately if you become light headed or feel faint And they'll say it as if those words have never been uttered before.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is ridiculous. It should be obvious enough not to do things that can hurt or kill you. But people keep smoking, taking drugs, driving drunk, letting their 4-year olds drive 4-wheelers, driving into rainswollen creeks, locking their babies in cars, staying with spouses that beat them, all of which have killed people in North Texas recently.

Anonymous said...

We live in a world of stating the obvious. Millions are spent on stupid research. Any day now, a study will come out reporting that cold temperatures affect nipples and gonads. And you shouldn't have to warn people not to poke forks into their eyeballs. A bit of irony is that the people you see doing stupid crap, like trying to swim to shore from an island, or driving into a creek that's clearly flooding; don't seem like the type that would ever watch the evening news or read the paper to see these "announcements" in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I wish they would do these reports while standing in front of the post office reminding us how long the lines will be on April 15.

Reagan RIP said...

And Katie Couric says that the news is too negative and it should offer solutions. Huh? I thought her job was to giggle and blast Bush?

Anonymous said...

reagan, I disagree with Katie - their responsibility is to report the news. It's our responsibility to demand "solutions" from our government - or we'll un-elect 'em. Which is what is called for in the November elections.

Reagan RIP said...

A liberal disagreeing with a liberal? I'm shocked. There is hope after all.

Anonymous said...

You know what? If we do hear all those warnings a thousand times and it saves even one life, it was worth it!

Lighten up, barry and you other info haters. What may be obvious to you may not be obvious to others. It's not a crime to be less informed than other people...

Maybe it makes all you know-it-alls feel better to know that such news bores you, but so what?!

Anonymous said...

Especially Jane McGary on Channel 5. She is so melodramatic.