Local News Crew Foiled by Weather: Awesome?

Even the triple super duper high-def 3-D twin Doppler XL 3000 Guardian didn’t see this coming.

A crew from Cincinnati’s WLWT “News 5″ got stuck while covering the awful weather this week.

You know.  The same awful weather that prompts the anchors, the reporters, your own boss, and the police to tell you to stay off the roads unless you absolutely have to go out.

Reporter Brian Hamrick and his photographer  went out.  It did not go well.  A farmer in a tractor had to pull their live truck back onto the road after they slid off it and into a corn field.  You can see the video here.

The irony is their boss probably ranks this story as one of his all-time favorites, even though it’s a product of the fact that once again he put his employees in danger by ignoring the very advice his newsroom churns out every time the weather gets bad.  Next time the crew may not be so lucky.  But hey, it’s great video!… Read the rest

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This Snow Monster Eating Cincinnati: Awesome or AAAAAAAAHHH?

So, no big surprise because it’s January, but it’s supposed to snow or whatever today.  Discovery: the storm in question looks like a big monster that’s going to eat the city.

WHERE IS SHADOW HARE WHEN YOU NEED HIM?

Hell, we’ve already been eaten by a cockroach.  Now snow?

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The Fact That The Only Thing You Can Think About Is How Cold It Is: Awesome or Shite?

Not sure whether you’ve noticed, but it’s been quite a bit colder than normal for this time of year.  I can only presume, then, that we’re looking at an Oregon Trail-esque winter.  Which means that if your leg breaks or you get dysentery, you’re up a creek, bud.

Seriously, though, it’s effing cold.  Cold to the point where when you go outside, it’s all you can think about.  Cold enough to push your brain directly into depression for no reason, and then just stop for a second or two because the works have frozen up.

I think that there might be an explanation or two for this.  The first is that I read somewhere that Eyjafjallajökull’s April eruption might have been large enough to not only put a pause in commercial flight, but also to cause a longer winter.  Not sure whether that’s true, but it seems distantly plausible.

The second is that there just might be more sinister forces at work.  Frightening.

No pros and cons here… my fingers hurt from typing.

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First Real Snow of the Season: Awesome or We’re All Gonna Die?

So, today’s supposed to mark the first accumulating snow of the winter.  This is always sort of a big deal around here, but it’s especially interesting this year because it’s a couple weeks earlier than usual.  Wild.

Pros:

  • Quite beautiful to look at.
  • Fun to play in… if you’re nine.
  • With enough of it, you get a day off.

Cons:

  • WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE
  • Have to buy a shitload of bottled water and candles
  • Driving in it kinda sucks.

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