There has been snow flakes on and off since yesterday afternoon, and while a majority of the city is grumbling about the cold, I’m perfectly okay with turning up the thermostat, grabbing a chai and sitting in my big chair to watch Horatio Caine actually mutter the words “Burn, baby, burn” and not sound like a complete idiot doing it. Horatio Caine rules.
Yesterday, on KDKA’s 11:00 news, the first five minutes of the newscast were focused on the top story of the night: “Season’s First Snow!”
I’m not making this shit up when I tell you that in addition to David Highfield standing outside in the flurries and rubbing his gloved hand on a picnic table that had some snow on it … in addition to David Highfield standing by a salt truck and tapping on it … in addition to David Highfield interviewing Burghers at the grocery store … KDKA was also kind enough to inform us viewers to turn to KDKA this morning to get the first word on any school closings that might RESULT FROM THIS EXPECTED NON-ACCUMULATING FLURRY ACTIVITY.
Awesome. If you think I am making this shit up, lucky for me, KDKA went and posted the video here. Enjoy.
This being the first news story, the second was of course an update on Big Ben.
THEN, the stories about you know, people dying in fires and mines and other such non-important news events.