In case you didn't see the IN YOUR FACE banners on every single local news outlet, there is some snow on the ground.
Now of course you have the typical "haha, DC sucks because we all panic and freak out when there's snow!" which sounds a lot like, "I MOVED HERE FROM CANADA WHY CAN'T YOU ALL HANDLE SNOW BETTER."
NOTE: I did not make this picture. It's from someplace else.
Anyways, what's even more annoying than the news media going on and on about the snow... are blogs complaining about the news media going on and on about the snow.
Yeah, we get it. DC doesn't get a lot of snow, so the news media freaks out about the snow. They put big red scare banners saying "WINTER WEATHER WARNING OMGZ!" on their sites. People rush out and by 55 gallon drums of salt. And 10 shovels. Yeah, it happens every year when it snows. Which in '07/08 was ONE TIME. This year, just about ONE TIME. The most recent BIG snow I can remember was back in 2003.
I'm also acutely aware that blogs complaining about other blogs complaining about the snow freakout, is well, probably something worth complaining about. So do it in the comments.
Meanwhile, lets all bitch about:
1. How badly the city prepared for the snow (or, conversely, how stupidly they overprepared)
2. How wrong the weather people are
3. How stupid _________ County is for closing, or how stupid _________ County is for staying open.
Posted by Dave Stroup at 2:07 PM