Monday, October 12, 2009

Mostly Sucky, With a Chance of Increasing Suckiness

One thing I've noticed about the little weather blurb that appears at the top right-hand corner of the front page of our local daily rag is that it never quite tells the full, sucky weather story.

For example, a day that's going to be in the 20s with the wind blowing 50 miles per hour will be described as "cool and breezy."

Or a day of almost continuous rain will be listed as having a "chance of showers."

A mostly cloudy day becomes "partly sunny." A completely cloudy day is "partly cloudy." And so on.

Once -- just once -- I'd like to see the weather blurb say something like: "Sucky today, sucky tomorrow, sucky all week, and sucky every damn day until the middle of June. That's what you get for moving to Bend, suckers."

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