Have you noticed good news no longer exists? I watched the weather report last night on the local news. They dressed some dork in a raincoat and stuck the poor sap out somewhere in
We’ve had a dry spell out here, so when it rains, you’d think our local weather news would be jubilant, right? Wrong! They have their raincoat covered smuck standing in the storm telling us “Many people are thrilled with the rain” – pause – frown of intensity – “But the heavy rains bring their own problems” – sigh – slight shake of his head while he looks up at the rain. Then here it comes - Film footage of some broken windshields, plugged rain gutters, and someone’s cat they threw out in the storm for effect, cringing under a car. For God’s sake, can’t you idiots be happy about anything for five minutes?! They could have had a clip of Gene Kelly dancing and ‘Singing in the Rain’ with the weatherman spliced in doing the Snoopy Dance.The rain brings its own problems – huh??? I can almost see the editors around the area throwing things at the TV, strings of snarky questions flooding their sarcastic minds. What problems did the rains bring with them exactly, Sparky? How come we have to hit cement and those raindrops over there get to hit in the grass? Where do we go once we land?! Anybody bring a map? Hey, it’s dark down here in the sewer… oh my God… what is that smell?!
I realize it’s hard to fill an hour without turning everything into a disaster so I’ll give you the weather news from the San Francisco Bay Area – thank the Lord, it’s raining with no hint of stopping. :)