Friday, January 12, 2007
An open letter to all Oklahoma weathermen:
Ok, we get it. Big ice storm. We've heard all the cute catch phrases we can stomach. "The Big Chill"..."Ice Castles 2007" ..."Old Man Winter comes for a visit"...after all weathermen are to bad puns as khakis are to the Gap. But is around the clock coverage really necessary? All we can say to you weather men is thank heaven for cable. When our beloved Young and the Restless was preempted to show everyone how to scrape ice of their car, at least we could find some comfort with our friends Stacy and Clinton on TLC.
We do not think that your job includes scaring people half to death. Generators? Really? Do we all need to go buy generators? According to some (ok all) weathermen, yes we do.
We want to see no more graphics that include any or all of the following: a snowman in a coat, a group of snowflakes playfully dancing, a blue cloud blowing over the state of Oklahoma. We get it...it's cold. When we see that the high is 12 degrees, we don't need a polar bear in a scarf to tell us that it's cold.
There was a quote by a weatherman today that was, "When it is dark and rainy like this, there is no sun out." Really? Does he have any more astute observations to share? Like,"Water is wet" or "Heat is hot."
And Gary England, if you use the phrase, "This is the big one folks" one more time we WILL punch you in the face.