All posts tagged: weather

On Air News Goofs, Bloopers and Botches: Part 1

In response to the latest newscaster goof seen here: I have decided to showcase some of my favourite botches in news broadcasting. If you do not enjoy this post, you have zero sense of humour. I must begin with Brian Collins, or as literally everyone calls him: Boom Goes The Dynamite Guy. This poor fucker got put on the spot when he agreed to fill in for the regular Ball State University’s sportscaster. The teleprompter was being manned by an inexperienced newbie, forcing Collins to ad-lib most of the dialogue. Thus, television hilarity ensued. This poor guy is the man in my opinion. I couldn’t do any better in the given situation. This newscaster goof is so highly regarded by me and Matthew Manuge, that we spoofed it in high school. Here is me doing my best (worst) Brian Collins impersonation: Next we have a very angry female broadcaster. And then a very sorry female broadcaster. I laughed so damn hard after seeing this clip: Bill O’Reilly is an ass. But holy hell did he …

North American Ice Storm of 1998

In retrospect of the minor (read: very minor) ice storm Ontario just experienced, I wanted to shed light on the massive ice storm that crippled Quebec and parts of Ontario, Eastern Canada and even areas bordering New York and Central Maine in January of 1998. I need not explain the intricacies and unpredictability of the weather, so I won’t. All you need to know is large amounts of freezing rain fell for a very long time, coating affected areas with upwards of 120mm of thick ice. What follows are some pictures demonstrating the damage: Power was lost in some areas for up to a month. Roads were impassable. Hydro lines completely iced over and in some cases brought to the ground. Trees were toppled, vehicles immobilized in place and thousands of humans frozen in their tracks – including 25 fatalities due to hypothermia. The Canadian Forces deployed over 15,000 personnel to assist in the recuperation process. It was the largest deployment ever of military personnel in response to a natural disaster and most in general …