Monday, January 26, 2015


New York's Blizzard of 1888: I think that fellow
would have a good laugh seeing the panic
we're currently experiencing.
Don't worry about me facing the blizzard of historic proportions. Over the weekend, I made sure to stock up on all the important supplies (booze) to help get through the week.

Too, I'd like to thank everyone not living in the Northeast for putting up with the resulting wall-to-wall news reports. As you've learned by now, it doesn't matter what's happening in the rest of the country -- when New York is in the eye of any disaster, whether it's terrorism or snow in winter, the rest of you can pound sand. Remember, the network and cable news shows are located in New York. This is about them, so you're just going to have to suck it up for the next 36 hours.

I shouldn't be cynical; there's plenty of other important news they've been covering. Like speculating if a certain celebrity whose name rhymes with "chump" will really, really run for president, as he's threatened to do every four years since 1988. Then they're going to look into rumors that Ted Cruz is actually Green Acres star Pat Buttram.

And when they get through with that, they'll return to the saga of a deflated football. This is a sports league that used to put up with players (and their girlfriends) getting beaten unconscious on a regular basis, so I'm glad something crucial as this caught their eye. Boko Haram wiping out entire villages?  Later, pal -- what does Bill Belichick have to say today?

The current state of television journalism, then: snow jobs, blowhards, and deflated balls. Reporters will no doubt bring the same gravitas to their coverage of the next presidential election. Am I right?



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