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  posted on 9/1/2008 at 09:34 PM
Several things I heard today made me laugh pretty hard, and both were on television.

First was on CNN where several people were being interviewed about the curtailment of the convention due to Gustav. I laughed myself silly when the reported made the statement that
this was a rather poorly planned convention to have the date set up for when Gustav was going to hit the Gulf Coast. Think on that for a minute. Then the captions came up with "Convention poorly planned for hurricane season"

Secondly, from the Weather Channel. The meteorologist was on Dauphin Island. He had both arms locked around a telephone pole, crouching at the knees, and his feet were coming out from under him. He handled the spot really good, up to the end, that is, when the anchorwoman, safe in the Weather Center newsroom in Atlanta asked him, "Just how fast is the wind blowing?'
I guess she thought he would just whip out the hand held anemometer and check the speed, instead, she got a quickly yelled reply, "Pretty damn fast, back to you."

What have you seen as today has gone by that gave you a laugh?

 

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  posted on 9/1/2008 at 09:47 PM
my 2 and 1/2 year old grandson.

the kid is the coolest human being on the planet.

ya gotta hear him say certain words that begin with "st" or "t" and turns them into "f's"

too funny. but I don't dare laugh, he tries hard.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 09:25 PM
Today several of the cable news networks had "quick clips" of the hurricane coverage.
I got to laughing while they showed several well known anchors get blown around on the streets, get missed by flying debris (they didn't show the best one of Al Roker just getting missed by the corner of a sheet of plywood that landed in front of him), but the funniest was the CNN female who was leaning so far forward that if the wind had let up just a little, she would have been flat on her face. Gutsy gal, she didn't miss a word on the forecast or the questions.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 09:34 PM
I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet.

One live wire dropping on a reporter.


I'm also surprised we haven't seen a reporter shot and killed in a battle zone.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 09:42 PM
One fairly common accident that results in death or severe injury is raising the mast of the live truck into power lines. They are so determined to get the live breaking news that they don't so something as simple as looking up.

This probably happens at least once a year

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 09:44 PM
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I didn't learn one thing from a reporter on the scene that I couldn't have learned from the anchor in the studio.


After 20+ years in the business I didn't learn one thing from a reporter that I didn't learn in grade school.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 09:49 PM
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One fairly common accident that results in death or severe injury is raising the mast of the live truck into power lines. They are so determined to get the live breaking news that they don't so something as simple as looking up.

This probably happens at least once a year




Several years ago a friend of mine was electrocuted when he raised the bed of his dump truck into overhead power lines.

This was the first time he had used that new truck, it had a bigger (taller) bed than the old one.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 10:12 PM
Reporters get windblown. See overdramatic Geraldo hava a cow over a swimmer!

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2008/09/01/moos.windblown.reporter s.cnn?iref=videosearch

 

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  posted on 9/2/2008 at 10:31 PM
Every timne I see one of those idiots standing in the wind, I wonder when a piece of sheet metal is going to come flying through and take one of their heads off.

It will only take one, then they will realize how stupid they are. The rest of us only have to look at them to know.

 

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  posted on 9/3/2008 at 08:57 AM
Why can't these guys use a modified TOTO? Redesign the package so it's basically a hollow concrete pyramid with batteries in the bottom, and a instrument package that has a short range radar, wind speed/direction indicator, microphone, and a pan-tilt hi-def camera.
It could be remote controlled and have the camera tied into the radar to pick up flying debris.
Also make it waterproof and have no clearance underneath so wind could not topple it.

Put about 20 or so around the area, even on the beaches, and you've got some really great coverage.

Of course it's still fun to watch the "weather warriors" get blown around.

 

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  posted on 9/3/2008 at 09:01 AM
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Why can't these guys use a modified TOTO? Redesign the package so it's basically a hollow concrete pyramid with batteries in the bottom, and a instrument package that has a short range radar, wind speed/direction indicator, microphone, and a pan-tilt hi-def camera.
It could be remote controlled and have the camera tied into the radar to pick up flying debris.
Also make it waterproof and have no clearance underneath so wind could not topple it.

Put about 20 or so around the area, even on the beaches, and you've got some really great coverage.

Of course it's still fun to watch the "weather warriors" get blown around.


I've just wondered what the idea is that a live person standing out in the weather is going to offer in the way of insight.

"Well, Bob, it's a hurricane. We're experiencing high winds and rain. Back to you!"

 

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  posted on 9/3/2008 at 09:42 AM
The funniest thing I heard, yesterday actually, was a friend of mine telling me he had, "two tickets to see stunt driver Rob Kneivel at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit next week. He's going to jump over 5,000 Obama supporters with a bulldozer."

 

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  posted on 9/3/2008 at 09:43 AM
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The funniest thing I heard, yesterday actually, was a friend of mine telling me he had, "two tickets to see stunt driver Rob Kneivel at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit next week. He's going to jump over 5,000 Obama supporters with a bulldozer."


Is he going to use a Cat dozer or one of those little Bobcats?

 

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  posted on 9/3/2008 at 10:37 AM
Didn't see it today, but one of the funnier things I have seen/heard on tv was during a baseball game. They were flashing to the crowd and showed a couple being all lovey dovey with each other, kissing and hugging. The play by play guy says, "He kisses her on the strikes and she kisses him on the balls." He obviously had no idea what he had just said. I was dying.
 

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  posted on 9/3/2008 at 10:37 AM
ESPN reported a few minutes ago..

Tommy Bowden placed a call to Nick Saban:

"Hey Nick..Tommy Bowden here. Hey man...What's wrong with my team? What would you do if you were me?" I've never heard of this happening, although I'm sure it has at some point. Maybe not that funny...Just odd.



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