Friday, May 4, 2007

This Just In

News anchormen never cease to amuse me with their wit. Yesterday afternoon we had some spectacular thunderstorms. In our northern counties there were even tornado warnings. Since tropical storm Alison hit a few years ago any kind of weather is a major event in the local media. We like to poke fun when we see a reporter standing in ankle deep water, gravely speaking of wide spread street flooding in all of their dramatic glory.

I had Brandon pause the DVD we were watching just so I could see what they would come up with on the 10pm news. I wasn't disappointed. They reported high winds, hail, and an unconfirmed twister. They showed clips of limbs laying across roads, uprooted trees, and damaged houses. They aired interviews with overly excited, cream of the crop eye witnesses.

Then came the gripping, ratings catching, Emmy winning commentary;"Nobody was seriously injured but a tree branch did fall on a man's head."And then they segued into another story. That's it? We looked at each other and both burst out laughing. Brandon kept repeating, "This is so wrong, but I can't stop laughing." And they make the big bucks.

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