Monday, August 29, 2005

Hurricaine signs

Living in Florida for close to 30 years, I've been through a few hurricaine scares (although no actual hits), and besides the uncertainty of the storm and what damage it will do, there a couple of things that piss me off about all the hurricaine hype that leads up to them. First, the local weathermen seem poised to have an on-air orgasm at any point during the kinds of coverage these things get, along with trying to make the potential cone of destruction as large as possible to make sure that it includes the area they cover, and all their associated beachfront debris dodging reports. But the other thing is the stupid ass signs that are put up by local merchants addressed to the storm. You would think in preperation for a big storm, people would have better things to do that change their sign to some little clever (so they think) nugget which will only serve to make them look stupid and provide more fodder for the annoying weatherman previously mentioned as he describes your stupid sign being torn down by the high winds.

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11 comments:

Always Sourced, Never Disputed said...

Ok the news people I agree they seemed almost disappointed this morning.

As for the signs it is called a sense of humor and it is a damn site more intelligent than playing halloween at your local Walmart in a prison outfit.

John Howard said...

But, neither one is funny.

Robert Bayn said...

I always find the news guys funny, i think we know the winds are bad, we don't need 120lbs news guy out there telling us this.

The signs are always weird, i saw one during hurricane dennis that said "wilson's not home go away" and i thought, ya and the hurricane will read that and think "well i guess i should go away".

Miranda said...

I don't think I'd be making up stupid signs...I'd just get the hell out of there.

*sighs* Im suppose to go to New Orleans on the 17th. But its not looking good now.

John Howard said...

You can probably still go, just bring a bathing suit.

sumo said...

I came here execting you to have blogged about "Rome"...what hapened? Or are you still savoring the moment and don't want to share your feelings yet? Or perhaps the reception wasn't so good because of possible bad weather? Thank goodness for On Demand HBO! I enjoyed it...I think it's going to be quite earthy.

John Howard said...

I liked it, just been busy today. Also, I don't have too much to say about it after the first episode.

John Howard said...

Also, I was supposed to ask you to send brownies for my wife's birthday because she reads your food blog, but I forgot.

sumo said...

Sure thing...do you want them with or without...if you know what I mean? I live in California remember.

John Howard said...

nuts?

sumo said...

How'd ya know? I live by almond orchards...uncanny.