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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Snow possible in Atlanta on Groundhog day - six more weeks of no milk or bread in a 50 mile radius   (ajc.com) divider line 136
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2009-01-30 01:00:39 PM  
I just wish the media would tell the whole truth about this stupidity. Down here, when the weather calls for snow in Kentucky, everyone runs out for not only milk and bread, they also make a run on eggs. I'm trying to corner the market on cinnamon and I stand to make a huge profit when the lid is blown off the whole underground french toast conspiracy.
 
2009-01-30 01:09:32 PM  
DONT WORRY MOM AND DAD, I WILL SHIP YOU MILK AND BREAD.

/parcel post okay?
 
2009-01-30 01:16:27 PM  
I stock up on beer and cigarettes to barter with the neighbors for milk and eggs.
 
2009-01-30 01:34:19 PM  
Why the fark does everyone get the things that are going to go bad the quickest if the power goes out? Stock up on rolling papers, beer, smokes, bacon. The essentials.
 
2009-01-30 02:09:23 PM  
This is 2009. Barring an epic ice storm the average person is going to be snowbound for what, 4-5 hours?

Plus, the weather is going to be nearly 60 degrees on Sunday there.

"Oh my GOD it was horrible! We were trapped inside for an entire afternoon? I just can't eat anymore French Toast! Where's MY parade?"

/laughing at you from Pennsyvlania while being laughed at by people from Buffalo
 
2009-01-30 02:52:09 PM  
Oh,come on we don't even have winter down here. Please give us a '93 style blizzard.

/French Toast
 
2009-01-30 03:17:21 PM  
SHHHHHHH we have to make French Toast on the sterno. Shhhhhh. Oh and subby forgot the EGGS.
 
2009-01-30 03:18:18 PM  
Green Discharge: DONT WORRY MOM AND DAD, I WILL SHIP YOU MILK AND BREAD.

/parcel post okay?


No, it's not! The USPS isn't delivering on Tuesday or Saturday. Or something. Try UPS or FedEx.
 
2009-01-30 03:18:34 PM  
I wonder why more people dont use bread machines.

I like mine. Easy as crap to use, makes decent bread, you get several loaves out of a bag of flour.

eh.
 
2009-01-30 03:19:22 PM  
People down here are actually starting to get that the nation laughs at us... and yet, they continue to immediately turn around and pull this shiat. It never ends.

/Kinda weird, considering how many northern people are here now
//We've just got that infectious attitude, I guess
///It's call racism
 
2009-01-30 03:20:08 PM  
Snow possible in Atlanta on Groundhog day

Is this a repeat?
 
2009-01-30 03:20:16 PM  
This is one of my favorite media events - watching the drivers of Atlanta doing 75 with their wheels locked up and sliding all over the place and into each other.

Then using the excuse that the snow in Atlanta is "slipperier" than it is in the northeast.

CNN coverage at its finest.
 
2009-01-30 03:20:47 PM  
last time it "snowed" here in Charlotte, i walked out and it was UP TO MY HEEL!!!
 
2009-01-30 03:21:05 PM  
Is this the place where we accuse people who live in different parts of the world of being pussies? That's right, I'm looking at you, Delphia, Antarctica.
 
2009-01-30 03:21:09 PM  
I'll be stocking up on pot, whiskey, and beer....
 
2009-01-30 03:22:51 PM  
BlorfMaster: I wonder why more people dont use bread machines.

I like mine. Easy as crap to use, makes decent bread, you get several loaves out of a bag of flour.

eh.


icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com
/hot like fresh bread
 
2009-01-30 03:22:53 PM  
phlegmmo: Snow possible in Atlanta on Groundhog day

Is this a repeat?


Didn't you just ask me that?
 
2009-01-30 03:23:23 PM  
I always laugh when the people freak out at the possibilty of snow down here. It gives me entertainment.

/Live NW of Atlanta
//From Chicago
 
2009-01-30 03:23:52 PM  
thankfully we don't have to deal with snow often here in south tx.
 
2009-01-30 03:24:38 PM  
But the Heineken will still be plentiful, right?

RIGHT?!?

/Sorry.
 
2009-01-30 03:25:16 PM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: This is 2009. Barring an epic ice storm the average person is going to be snowbound for what, 4-5 hours?

Many cities in the extreme Southeast do not own snowplows, and have no really defined method for de-icing the roads. A real snowstorm in this area can bring everything to a screeching halt for days. We haven't had anything like that in a very long time -- thus the continued non-existence of snowplows -- but some people get concerned that every frozen bit of precipitation is indicative of "the big one".

People are stupid.
 
2009-01-30 03:25:33 PM  
Ha! I have jury duty in the Atlanta area on groundhogs day.
 
2009-01-30 03:26:18 PM  
The AlbinoSaxon: I always laugh when the people freak out at the possibilty of snow down here. It gives me entertainment.

/Live NW of Atlanta
//From Chicago


What part of NW of Atlanta? If you don't mind me askin'?
 
2009-01-30 03:26:24 PM  
What's the forecast for Puxatawny? I have 50 bucks riding on this.
 
2009-01-30 03:26:30 PM  
*Newsflash*
For Immediate release
2009, Jan 30
2:09 p.m. (Est)

The National Weather Service in Morristown, Tn has issued a
Severe French Toast Alert
for the following Supermarkets:

Food City
Food Lion
Ingels
Krogers
Wal-Mart
Of East Tennessee

A possible snow event is heading for Knox County and surrounding counties.
Employees of the supermarkets are urged to stock up on all of the basic ingredients for French Toast to include:

Milk
Bread
Eggs

Employees are also warned of the surge of dumb but hungry customers who will be purchasing the items. Protect your life and property. Remember, the surge is the most dangerous part of the storm.

Please keep informed of any updates to this dangerous storm.
Next update will be at 5:00 p.m. Est
 
2009-01-30 03:26:39 PM  
Not if He can help it!
i244.photobucket.com
 
2009-01-30 03:26:57 PM  
Explains Georgia-
In 1978 it was 64 degrees some wonderful morning. People went to work without coats. By 4 Pm there was 2 feet of snow on the ground. It came on very random and very quick. In Georgia we hardly ever get real snow. It is usually ICE or if we get snow it ices over. Anyway back to the story. This snow storm in 1978 baically hit during rush hour traffic. It traumatized all the people who lived here as we were days without power. It took my Mom 4 hours to get home that night after stranding her car in the snow. BTW we don't have a HERD of snow plows because well it never snows. I think we have like 30.
In 1993. I looked outside my window and saw that it was actual snow. BY THEN-I had lived in Connecticut and NY so I knew what actual snow looked like. Again within 2 hours there was 3 feet of snow. We had power in the city because there was no ice. SO we could make french toast. I am pretty sure that most people remember this snow storm more vividly than the 1978 snow storm. Hince stranded with power make sure you have staples-for some reason staples is bread,milk,and eggs. Well eggs are a protein.
MONDAY-looks to be real snow. Since we have not had an actual snow storm or ice storm for that matter this year. My bets are on Monday. As I am a weather hobbiest. I can tell you this is the only snow storm predicted at 60% this year. Not 20% like last weeks boredom. So now ya know. FARTS A RAINBOW.
/yea I know my grammar sucks and this is full of typos-I just woke up.
 
2009-01-30 03:29:23 PM  
mr lawson OMFG Can I borrow that for Atlanta lj?
 
2009-01-30 03:29:59 PM  
Idiots. Go out and buy all that shiat up and then when it doesn't snow you've got some redneck gazing out the trailer window saying

"What am I supposed to do with ten loaves of bread and five gallons of milk, now?"

Hello!!! What the fark were you planning on doing with it in the first place? Moran!
 
2009-01-30 03:30:44 PM  
As a member of the community 30 miles NORTH of Atlanta Proper, I must chuckle at your headline, subby. Because you are exactly right. No milk, bread, toilet paper, and half of my employees will call out because they can't drive in the "blizzard" of flakes that will probably not even cover the ground.

Then, we have to figure out what to do with the kids because the schools will decide that it is too dangerous for the busses to be on the roads, even though the roads are BONE DRY by the time I leave to go to work at 7am.

But, people around here can't drive if there is a rain drop in the air, either, so I'm not surprised.

/sorry - rant abated
 
2009-01-30 03:30:53 PM  
Cup_O_Jo: mr lawson OMFG Can I borrow that for Atlanta lj?

sure...i wrote it earlier for us here in knoxville...lol
 
2009-01-30 03:31:09 PM  
Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties because it's COOOLD out there today.

/it's cold out there every day. What do you think this is Miami Beach?
 
2009-01-30 03:31:34 PM  
Okay I get that different parts of the country handle snow differently based on a myriad of geographic factors, so I'm not just being that annoying northerner making fun of you, but this chicagoan is completely mystified by your milk and bread runs.
 
2009-01-30 03:31:59 PM  
Cup_O_Jo: Explains Georgia-
In 1978 it was 64 degrees some wonderful morning. People went to work without coats. By 4 Pm there was 2 feet of snow on the ground. It came on very random and very quick. In Georgia we hardly ever get real snow. It is usually ICE or if we get snow it ices over. Anyway back to the story. This snow storm in 1978 baically hit during rush hour traffic. It traumatized all the people who lived here as we were days without power. It took my Mom 4 hours to get home that night after stranding her car in the snow. BTW we don't have a HERD of snow plows because well it never snows. I think we have like 30.
In 1993. I looked outside my window and saw that it was actual snow. BY THEN-I had lived in Connecticut and NY so I knew what actual snow looked like. Again within 2 hours there was 3 feet of snow. We had power in the city because there was no ice. SO we could make french toast. I am pretty sure that most people remember this snow storm more vividly than the 1978 snow storm. Hince stranded with power make sure you have staples-for some reason staples is bread,milk,and eggs. Well eggs are a protein.
MONDAY-looks to be real snow. Since we have not had an actual snow storm or ice storm for that matter this year. My bets are on Monday. As I am a weather hobbiest. I can tell you this is the only snow storm predicted at 60% this year. Not 20% like last weeks boredom. So now ya know. FARTS A RAINBOW.
/yea I know my grammar sucks and this is full of typos-I just woke up.


What about 1981, or was it 82? Layer of snow, then some ice, then more snow. And, just to make us feel all warm and fuzzy, we got ANOTHER FARKING LAYER OF ICE!
93 was fun!
 
2009-01-30 03:33:22 PM  
Ms MacGyver: As a member of the community 30 miles NORTH of Atlanta Proper, I must chuckle at your headline, subby. Because you are exactly right. No milk, bread, toilet paper, and half of my employees will call out because they can't drive in the "blizzard" of flakes that will probably not even cover the ground.

Then, we have to figure out what to do with the kids because the schools will decide that it is too dangerous for the busses to be on the roads, even though the roads are BONE DRY by the time I leave to go to work at 7am.

But, people around here can't drive if there is a rain drop in the air, either, so I'm not surprised.

/sorry - rant abated


you sound like a cool boss.

/damn right I'm calling in if there's even a 1/4" of sno on the ground.
 
2009-01-30 03:34:04 PM  
sno = snow
 
2009-01-30 03:34:16 PM  
SNOW PANIC in the south is not always a bad thing. I have had "snow days" before where, when the snow piles all the way up to the sole of my shoe, we got cut from work with full pay. This in order to save us all from mother nature's wrath. By the time I reached the north side of Spartanburg (SC) County, the roads would be dry...and I would be paid.

/that perk didn't follow me to Dayton, OH however.
//beer, bowling and snow.
///and beer
 
2009-01-30 03:36:02 PM  
We buy the bread and milk to stimulate the economy.
 
2009-01-30 03:37:15 PM  
Cannon: Ms MacGyver: As a member of the community 30 miles NORTH of Atlanta Proper, I must chuckle at your headline, subby. Because you are exactly right. No milk, bread, toilet paper, and half of my employees will call out because they can't drive in the "blizzard" of flakes that will probably not even cover the ground.

Then, we have to figure out what to do with the kids because the schools will decide that it is too dangerous for the busses to be on the roads, even though the roads are BONE DRY by the time I leave to go to work at 7am.

But, people around here can't drive if there is a rain drop in the air, either, so I'm not surprised.

/sorry - rant abated

you sound like a cool boss.

/damn right I'm calling in if there's even a 1/4" of sno on the ground.


Nope - I'm a meanie.
If I can get to work out of my driveway that has a 60-degree angle in my vehicle that does not have four-wheel drive, you can get your arse to work, too.
/Most of them are temporary employees, so I just go ahead and tell them not to bother coming back when they call in.
 
2009-01-30 03:38:11 PM  
Guess we'll get to count the SUV's in the ditches this Monday
 
2009-01-30 03:40:25 PM  
And did anyone see the link at the bottom???

alt.coxnewsweb.com

Bacom meets BBQ!!!
I'm in love.....
 
2009-01-30 03:40:26 PM  
Ms MacGyver:
/Most of them are temporary employees, so I just go ahead and tell them not to bother coming back when they call in.

"I like the cut of your jib."
www.danklyn.com
 
2009-01-30 03:40:38 PM  
Ms MacGyver
Then, we have to figure out what to do with the kids because the schools will decide that it is too dangerous for the busses to be on the roads, even though the roads are BONE DRY by the time I leave to go to work at 7am.


So, you would rather those of us who have never driven in snow and have no idea how to do it safely head on out to kill you and your children?
 
2009-01-30 03:42:53 PM  
YEAY THANK YOU Mr. Lawson woohoo
 
2009-01-30 03:44:37 PM  
Ashtrey: Ms MacGyver
Then, we have to figure out what to do with the kids because the schools will decide that it is too dangerous for the busses to be on the roads, even though the roads are BONE DRY by the time I leave to go to work at 7am.

So, you would rather those of us who have never driven in snow and have no idea how to do it safely head on out to kill you and your children?


No.
I would rather those of you who have never driven in snow actually look at the farkin road and see that there is no ice and that it is perfectly fine to drive on.
If the roads are truely bad enough, when you call your boss, they won't be there, either. Or the little recording will tell you not to worry, no one is showing up, so you don't have to either.
But to not drive because "ZOMG!!!11!! There is white on the ground!!" is unacceptable.
/Yes - was here for the massive ice storm in 1998 and good snow (6 inches) in 2000.
//Drove to work in the snow because boss was there, too. Didn't go to work with the ice because boss closed office.
 
2009-01-30 03:44:48 PM  
KingKauff I remeber waking up to those 81 and 82. Those were over night events not rush hour middle of day events. Or maybe the 78 was the 81. I can't remember. It happens when you get older. LOL.
 
2009-01-30 03:45:02 PM  
secretagentwang
People down here are actually starting to get that the nation laughs at us... and yet, they continue to immediately turn around and pull this shiat. It never ends.

I live in a part of the country where snow is common place 5 months out of the year and every damn time (like clock work) if more then 3 inches are forecast the sheep run on the markets.
Next morning better then half the people look and act as if they just survived the second coming of jebus.
 
2009-01-30 03:45:27 PM  
Cup_O_Jo: Explains Georgia-
In 1978 it was 64 degrees some wonderful morning. People went to work without coats. By 4 Pm there was 2 feet of snow on the ground. It came on very random and very quick. In Georgia we hardly ever get real snow. It is usually ICE or if we get snow it ices over. Anyway back to the story. This snow storm in 1978 baically hit during rush hour traffic. It traumatized all the people who lived here as we were days without power. It took my Mom 4 hours to get home that night after stranding her car in the snow. BTW we don't have a HERD of snow plows because well it never snows. I think we have like 30.
In 1993. I looked outside my window and saw that it was actual snow. BY THEN-I had lived in Connecticut and NY so I knew what actual snow looked like. Again within 2 hours there was 3 feet of snow. We had power in the city because there was no ice. SO we could make french toast. I am pretty sure that most people remember this snow storm more vividly than the 1978 snow storm. Hince stranded with power make sure you have staples-for some reason staples is bread,milk,and eggs. Well eggs are a protein.
MONDAY-looks to be real snow. Since we have not had an actual snow storm or ice storm for that matter this year. My bets are on Monday. As I am a weather hobbiest. I can tell you this is the only snow storm predicted at 60% this year. Not 20% like last weeks boredom. So now ya know. FARTS A RAINBOW.
/yea I know my grammar sucks and this is full of typos-I just woke up.


Say, did you ever wear an onion on your belt?
 
2009-01-30 03:45:29 PM  
I worked in a deli once and experienced this. I used to call it "Storm Psychosis" when everyone used to freak out and go nutty batshiat just becuase it might snow...
 
2009-01-30 03:45:34 PM  
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