Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
There is, I've found, no bad mood of mine that cannot be solved by watching this piece of hurricane coverage.
Just THINKING of this clip makes me belly laugh — SNORT, even. But folks, this is not the only piece of weather reporting that can make your own gray clouds disappear. Hurricane Gustav — which thankfully didn't match expectations — afforded laughs aplenty.
So — why does weather journalism have to happen outside? It seems like hypocrisy to have these people with nothing but their CNN windbreakers between them and disaster — railing about how dangerous it is for viewers to venture outside. Paul Farhi commented on the irony in the Post's Style section yesterday — and we've got a special guest (hint: he rhymes with that's AMORE) to tell us what's it like to stand up during a hurricane standup. All in all — I love these reporters — they blow nicely (so to speak).