November 21, 2007


Question

Okay, someone explain this to me. No matter what news I watch every night, the weather guy/girl feels the need to announce the weather as if they're the understudy that's been called into a Broadway show and there's a Top Agent in the audience.

It never fails; it's weather. How dramatic can you make it? How much air time does it deserve? State the facts, move on to mayhem and murder and political subterfuge. It's gotten so stupid I'd rather see another pic of Brian Mulroney's massive chin (anyone else think we should be taking up a collection to fly him to Sick Kid's for a consult?) than hear another drawn out blow by blow of where each snow flake or rain drop may fall.

What happened to the weather guy just being the goof? Remember the Buffalo stations? The weather guy was always being dropped from a plane or buried up to his neck on some beach - that was how the weather got reported. I got peeved with Global when they had Weather Boy, and there wasn't big heartbreak when he departed to CityTV. Apparently, it was some big coup for City. Only, sorry City, lots of us were okay with this defection. The new guy is at least old enough to shave.

Now, Weatherpeople get more airtime than an Olympic ski jumper. Enough already. Report the weather. Shut up. We get it. Everyone knows that in TV news, banter=error. Which is great for youtube, but boring for the viewers.

Okay. I'm done.

8 Comments:

Anonymous OmemeeOzzie said...

We talking 'bout the same dude on Global, Anthony Farewell or whatever his name is? If he's seen a razor, I suspect it was his sister's Flicker...!

November 22, 2007 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, I think she means Micheal Kuss. I personally prefer the weather guy who is drunk as a lord myself. Give new meaning to technicolour yawn.

November 22, 2007 11:16 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

#2 is correct.

Now...spill on the drunk. Lighten up my weather reports for me, will ya?

November 23, 2007 7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL..well it was in the 1970s and he broadcasted from an east Ontario station. That's all I'm going to say about it cause if you ask around, someone will know who. Doesn't air anymore.

November 23, 2007 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh! you must name names! He's probably pickled by now (or stoned, it was the '70's afterall).

November 23, 2007 11:09 AM  
Anonymous OmemeeOzzie said...

OK, Ms. S...

Kuss was "Weather Boy" at Global -- he went to City. Global's new boy (tall, peach-fuzzed one, Kuss' replacement, is Anthony Farnell.

Global seems to be a "weigh station" for weather folks... Anwar Knight went from The Weather Network to Global to CTV Toronto.

Remember Bill Lawrence, CBLT... Tom Jolls, WKBW... and, of course, that other renowned "meteorologist", Susan "Precip" Hay???

What about the guy at CH, or E! -- Matt Hayes -- his face seems to change colour more times than a chaemeleon walking through Monet's garden in Giverny in the Spring.

November 23, 2007 2:40 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I know my weathermen, guys! Remember Bill Lawrence on Tiny Talent Time? Now there was a show...

My father had a massive crush on Susan Hay. It was embarrassing. She could have forecast a monsoon to land in his lap and he would have just sat there with a smile on his face. Her, and Vanna White. My father was an odd man, come to think of it.

November 23, 2007 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember what followed Tiny Telent Time?

Hee Haw!

All activity in my house stopped for that.

We could only get 3 channels where I was, Hamilton, Kitchener and London and I often wish we could go back to that.

Ok, I'm done my tangent, back on topic...

DJW (waiting for L's book)

November 24, 2007 9:57 AM  

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