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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I oughta sue for plagiarism

Hey Mr. Mayor, that's my line about weathermen getting it wrong and laughing about it. Although I give them a 50 percent accuracy rating so I may not have a case.

But Tommy and I agree for a change about the lack of responsibility borne by meteorologists when their forecasting hysteria goes wrong.

It was bad enough sitting in our tropical retreat watching cable television coverage of the "February Fury." (I know, you would be right to say why the heck were you watching? Smug satisfaction would be the answer.)

We were mildly shocked and surprise to return to browns and greens upon landing at Logan. But that became stunned upon returning to the real world (and shovels) yesterday and learning of the pre-cancellation of Boston Public Schools and the mass evacuation that preceded a few flakes.

It's long been obvious that forecasting is a television news money maker and that is the foundation of the French Toast Alert system. But there are legitimate questions about TV stations making good money helping other businesses lose their own productivity.

Hey Adam, maybe you a need a new level, approximately the color of Tommy Menino's face when he learns he's been had by Harvey?

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Adam Gaffin said...

Hah! We've already got the red, so maybe we need sound effects - a steam whistle going off perhaps.

February 17, 2010 3:46 PM  

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