Monday, April 19, 2010

Filly

SuxNews is milking the hell out of the fact that Ejacuweather meteorologist Andrea Rich ran in Monday's Boston Marathon.


[Insert your own thoroughbred joke here.]

16 comments:

Dumb Anguish said...

With all this Andrea Rich in a marathon business, do you think they’ll still have to remind us that there is an astronaut from Nebraska on the space shuttle? Sometimes I forget and need to be reminded 5 times per half hour…And right now they are filling that need for me.

Rick said...

I think there needs to be a new term for this kind of thing.

cornography – [cawr-nog-ruh-fee] – noun

National news stories or events that include, inspire, or were inspired by current or former citizens of Nebraska that local news directors, writers, and anchors furiously masturbate to.

Related terms: anaLincolnus, corngasm, Nebraskerbate, Nejaculate; Gerald Ford, Johnny Carson

Damon Scott Hynes said...

And Nebraska spelled backwards is Ak-Sar-Ben.

Jeff said...

Let me guess, the story tease refers to Andrea as a "Heartland runner"?

Cogitor said...

Andrea, despite the somewhat frequent sunglare references, does a pretty good job on the air. Comfortable, articulate, keeps the stupid commentary to a bare minimum, etc. That said, Ted, your contention that it matters not if Malorie is attractive when (excuse me..."whin") she cannot pronouce her way out of a paper bag should be true in the reverse as well, right? It should matter little that you find Andrea to be less than your ideal physical specimen if she's one of the few on-air personalities at 6 that you can actually listen to.

Diction and basics like familiarizing yourself with your topic are things that you can change. The other you can't. And it's hardly as if she's got one centrally-located eye or anything like that. I'm just saying...

Joe Swank said...

Well said Cogitor. I would also have to applaud her on completing the marathon. For you to bash her Ted is sad as I am sure you get winded getting the mail.

Ted Brockman said...

Joe: you're an idiot. Shut up.

Cog: Your reasoning is sound, but only if I agreed that she does a good job. Unfortunately, she seems to keep a rolodex full of suggestions as to what viewers should do in various types of weather. One day, it's walk the dog or do some yard work; the next day, it's take in a movie or read a book.

I just want to know what the eff the weather's gonna be like; I don't need tips on how to spend my time. Granted, she's better than Giggly Jim, but that's not a very high bar to get over.

Cogitor said...

No, it isn't. Can't argue that point. The Flowers combover is higher than the bar he sets.

Helio said...

This is so true...the suggestion rolodex, combover, etc. Funny Stuff!

Max Cool said...

Rick hits the bullseye with the the Cornography comment. I am so sick of this lazy substitute for real news. It's Kevin Bacon journalism. I could care less about some Nebraskan with some vague, tangential, irrelevant connection to a real news event. This is NOT interesting. Do they think we are that feable minded? (dumb, question, I know).

Rick said...

Thanks Max Cool. The other side of that coin, the origin of cornography, is a major news event with a vague connection to Nebraska. The word is a broad application pesticide, in Neebraskee terms. I see Ted’s point as well as Cogitor’s. I don’t think Andrea Rich is all that terrible and actually prefer her to any other weather guesser that’s not on KETV. That being said, Andrea, it is the Metro Area, not the Meht-tro Area.

Steve said...

I sometimes wonder what wonderful stories or how great the newscast would be if you guys ran a TV station. Perfection indeed!

Dumb Anguish said...

I would be willing to run WOWT for a week, Steve.

The extra $8.35 an hour that they pay their interns...Ooooooh I mean producers, would be nice!

Damon Scott Hynes said...

Hells, I'd run it. Delete all 'breaking news' about shootings east of 72nd, "Burlagries (sp) and Break-ins", "What venereal disease is going around your neighborhood this week"...and you'd have time to run 'Jeopardy' twice.

Ted Brockman said...

Don't forget to take out the live reading of SuxOnline ramblings.

Cogitor said...

Steve,

Somne of the people on here probably did run an operation, back when actual news was reported as news, the people they hired to report and/or read that news could do so, and infotainment wasn't a word yet.

There was a clear-cut separation of job duties. The news crew did news. The sales guys sold time.

Oh, the good old days...

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