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11.29.2006

"Wintery Mix"

Get ready for the following on the local news: a reporter standing by a highway, trucks being loaded with sand, trucks spreading sand, interviews with the guy in charge of the trucks with sand, driving tips, being told to steer into the direction of the skid 500 times, "it feels like [x] degrees if you factor in the wind chill", the homeless, the danger of space heaters, checking on the elderly, school closing, school delays, the difference between sleet, snow and freezing rain, footage of past car wrecks, the footage of an actual wreck taking place, the effect on home heating bills, the importance of wearing "layers of clothes", "don't venture out unless you have to," the use of the phrase "essential personnel", a reporter in Parker County, a reporter in Decatur, Troy Dungan and Pete Delkes holding each other to keep warm, footage of kids playing in the snow, a close up of a tire spinning, the phrase "bridges and overpasses" . . . .

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep. Every time it's the same stuff. I'm ammused when they put reporters out in the freezing cold to show you what snow/ice looks like. Funny.

Anonymous said...

let's see... we're EXPECTING this weather.......so most likely it won't arrive with such a "rush".
Now...if we weren't expecting this, THEN we'd have all hell!! LOL!

Mary Mack said...

"Troy Dungan and Pete Delkes holding each other to keep warm" made me laugh!

Anonymous said...

"Yes, we're here at the intersection of first and main. You can see that there is definitely some weather here, the air contains some cold, and there is a chance of additional weather, possibly even something else, later on tonight. At the moment, all roads are dry, but if you pan down with me you can see that this road is sort of made of concrete or asphalt. OOOOHHHHH, I think a piece of the atmosphere just hit the road here. More could be on the way as you see drivers here moving along at a normal pace as we pan back down the road. Anyway, I'm out here, on the roads doing exactly the opposite of what I'm suggesting all the rest of you do. Back to you, Jim".

Anonymous said...

Barry, I think you nailed it right on the head.

Mick said...

So funny, yet so very true. I especially love the names and program titles that each station comes up with to describe the weather on the program (Winter Watch 2006, Extreme Weather Watch, etc). Sometimes it's sounds like something straight out of WWE.

Anonymous said...

I hate it when those reporters outside bend down and scrape the ground. I could go outside and do that myself if I wanted to see what snow/sleet/ice getting scraped looked like.

Haha-the word verification i have to type to post this is "lfatsore" lol

Anonymous said...

Ultra Mega Extreme Winter Blast 2006!!!!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

I just saw Troy toss Pete's salad

Anonymous said...

milk and bread prices just surged 200%, i wonder if i can call in for price gouging?