Weathermen Need Windows…

And other random thoughts on an uneventful Thursday in an unremarkable week:

» Several times over the course of the morning, I was informed by the radio meteorologist that I should bring my umbrella because it was going to start raining around noon. The thing is, it was already raining, and had been since I woke up. Look out the window, dude. That water you see coming from the sky? That’s rain.

» I’m sure that any of you who have been reading this blog for a while will be thrilled to see this update: it took nearly six months, but the horrible-smelling restroom “air fresheners” at my office have finally been replaced. Fruity freshness has, at last, replaced the scent of 70s-esque men’s cologne. So, at last, I can stop worrying that Magnum P.I. or Johnny Fever are lurking behind the stall doors.

» My friend Karen is running a marathon (her second) and has decided to use it as an opportunity to raise funds for charity. She has selected a small group in Mali called the Joliba Trust, which (among other things) promotes sustainable development, offers midwifery training, and educates about the dangers of female genital mutilation. Her goal is to raise $2,000, which can make a tremendous difference in the developing world. You can make a donation and read more about the organization — as well as Karen’s training — at her new blog, rungasperrun.blogspot.com.

» I’m late to the blogosphere party on both of these items, but I feel I’d be remiss if I didn’t pass along two of the funniest things I’ve seen on the Internets in a long time. First is the Sarah Silverman “I’m F***ing Matt Damon” video, which cracks me up every time I watch it. (The rebuttal video, I’m F***ing Ben Affleck isn’t as good, but is still pretty amusing.) Second, the blog Stuff White People Like is a dead-on, wickedly funny satire of 21st century yuppiedom.

    5 thoughts on “Weathermen Need Windows…

    1. Chris March 27, 2008 / 2:33 pm

      The weatherman may be a news reader in Colorado. Many radio stations and smaller TV affiliates are outsourcing weather reports.

      The Matt-Ben-Jimmy-Sarah clips were great. Have you seen the Hitler-as-NFL-fan series?

      His reaction to the Cowboys loss to the Giants:

      His reaction to the Giants Super Bowl win:

    2. Sweetpea March 27, 2008 / 3:06 pm

      Alas, they can’t blame it on a non-local weatherman. They make a very big deal of the fact that he’s from the local NBC affiliate.

      Thanks for the additional videos. Very funny!

    3. Mom March 27, 2008 / 4:22 pm

      I’ve always said that meterologists have the only job I know of where one can be wrong as often as they are and still remain employed!

      As for the videos, I’ll have to save them for home viewing. Around here (particularly given all the astericks), desktop viewing could probably be grounds for dismissal. The IT people were having a hissy fit this morning about all the guys viewing the March madness videos & “slowing down the network”.
      Jeez!!

    4. Sweetpea March 27, 2008 / 4:57 pm

      Well, Mom, in defense of your IT people, lots and lots of streaming video actually does slow down the network. But really, it’s just a bunch of lawyers — can’t they live without online research for a few days while everyone watches basketball?

      And I don’t know if you’ll find the videos funny. They are from network tv, so all the cussing is bleeped out, but they may be on my side of the generational humor divide.

    5. Mom March 28, 2008 / 10:07 am

      Score “one” for Bob & Mark ! And to answer your question in the second sentence — NO !!!

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