The Storm Literally Killed Him Part II

I’d like to reiterate my comments from the following post:

The storm literally killed him.

Alright, so I was just listening to the radio a moment ago, and the news guy reading his northeast-centric news is talking about the snowstorm that just yesterday hit all the suckers who have chosen to live in a frozen tundra for a third of the year. The news idiot says, “The storm is responsible for ten traffic related fatalaties.”

WHAT?

The storm did it?

How exactly does a storm kill someone? I have been thinking about this for a few minutes now, and I am very hard pressed to come up with many types of weather events that can actually kill someone, particularly if they have the standard in modern technology– a car, shelter, heat, a radio, a tv, etc.

The easiest way to avoid killing yourself in a traffic accident during a snow storm?

STAY HOME.

Idiots.

If you are in an area that is expecting a major snowstorm or icestorm, you are warned well in advance of the arrival of the storm.

I suggest that you prepare appropriately– run your errands before the storm, plan to take a day or two off of work (even if you lose pay as a result), stock up on a few days worth of food, and make sure you have plenty of blankets and other required supplies in the event of an extended power outage.

Either that, or allow your own stupidity to kill you.

Self-preservation, folks. What is more important, a job or your life? What is more important, Christmas shopping or your life?

I have very little pity for those who decide to brave the storm. They don’t call it braving the storm for nothing– you have to be brave to risk your life and go out during a storm. If your bravery takes a negative turn, you have only yourself to blame.

By the way, it’s going to be 82 degrees here today. We’ve had our windows open for three days. Move south. Thank me later.

You know what makes me mad?

You know what makes me mad?

Littering, that’s what. I hate people that litter. Whether it’s throwing trash out your car window, or setting a coffee cup on the ground and walking away.

Earlier today, I was in Johnson Square, parked behind a news car from WTOC TV. There was a protest by some pro-union activists going on about a block away, and the news crew was there to cover the events.

As I sat in my car, I watched a female reporter for WTOC smoke a cigarette next to the car as the cameraman gathered equipment in preparation of covering the demonstration.

As soon as the cameraman was done gathering equipment, the reporter threw her lit cigarette on Congress Street, and she and the cameraman headed to the demonstration.

Come on now! If you work for a media outlet in a city as beautiful as Savannah, you should not litter. I repeat, you should not litter.

I emailed the reporter as well as her boss, and suggested that she be assigned to a community interest story involving pickup up trash on Congress Street and in Johnson Square. She can point out the no-less-than two trash cans that are in Johnson Square, funded and maintained by property tax payers like me. She can point out that disposing of trash on the street makes the street look trashy. And she can get dirty picking up cigarette butts thrown on the street by her fellow litterers.

In summary, don’t litter. And especially don’t litter if you are at work, standing next to a car that has a big logo of your employer on the back.

Winter in New York

You can tell it’s winter in New York just by watching the 9 o’clock hour on MSNBC.

In an effort to keep that summer look, the female anchors have more and more fake tan and bronzing makeup plastered upon their faces, almost to the point that they look like reverse clowns.

As it gets colder and as the sun makes less-frequent appearances, the faces of anchors like Contessa Brewer and Mika Brzezinski grow more and more orangey, while their eyes seem, in contrast, to glow whiter and whiter.

Certainly I’m not the only one who notices this.