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5.02.2007

I Think We've Gone Weather Crazy


For the last 30 minutes, as I contemplate how my bad back could hinder my chances for qualifying in the 2010 Olympics, I have had to listen to David Finfrock on Channel 5.

There is not a tornado. There are not 60 mph winds. There is no hail. There is no plague of some angel coming to kill my first born. We just have a bunch of thunderstorms coming through the area. For that, Channel 5 throws everything planned for their 6:00 p.m. news in the toilet and goes All David, All The Time. Kill me.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm loving Fox4's obviously Windows-based satellite map image transmissions - they keep having to click off the "There are unused icons on your desktop warning", like unused icons on your desktop are much more freaking important than 60-100 mph winds....g-damned Windows. What a POS.

Anonymous said...

Hey - it's not just channel 5, it's 4, 8 and 11 too. About 3 hours of non-stop weather radar of a band of rain/wind passing over the area. Why not just a scroll at bottom of screen and a radar image? 90% of the area is just dandy but we must all be exposed to the same repetitive drivel over and over again. Roaring stupid.

ellis said...

i totally agree ,barron

David B. Weber said...

It's weather. Weather happens. Thunderstorms are not extraordinary and the crying of "Wolf" every time a dark cloud passes over will cause viewers to miss the necessary tornado warnings as they hastily click toward anything besides garish radar pictures..

Anonymous said...

It's killing me too. Who gives them permission to do this?

Anonymous said...

I loved the live shot of the reporter standing sideways against the wind screaming into the microphone, "IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO OUT, DON'T!".

I agree with WBAP, one of these days, we're going to see one of those live reporters get hit with a Yield sign. Youtube gold.

Anonymous said...

It IS getting stupid. And although I don't care, my wife is really pissed that the bad weather seems to always come on the nights involving Dancing With The Stars, and American Idol. Channel 8 has really been screwing up DWTS, by breaking in and staying FOREVER, even through the "elimination" time at the end.

Anonymous said...

You know if these TV stations were smart, they'd hire a smokin' hot lady or 2 every spring to do the weather. Think of the ratings they would get.