Mr_Fabulous: Fubegra: Compared to Snowpocalypse 2011, this is nothing.So far.You may recall, that storm started off pretty slow too. Lots of little flakes, but no heavy accumulation for the first few hours.
Demetrius: Pocket Ninja: The term is "snowquester," subby. Jesus, keep your weather-related wordplay current or don't use it at all.I prefer "snowpocalypse" myself.And why is it that every time the midwest gets 2 freaking inches of snow the rest of the country has to hear about it????/oblig from an East-coaster
Mr_Fabulous: I'm an idiot for coming into the office today. It's snowing like a bastard right now... and they keep saying the "heavy snowfall" isn't coming till after 3pm.
antidumbass: WhyTF do people run out & get milk and bread before a storm? Rum & cigars makes more sense.
Warthog: [i.imgur.com image 625x622]/hot.
bearded clamorer: Central Illinoisan here.I'm doing a basement remodel for a customer.Customer called me about an hour ago, and requested that I take the day off because his coont of a wife (his words) would be home (school snow day), and didn't want to hear the noise.He also offered to throw in $100 for the inconvenience. (Fair enough)/Cheers, you spineless bastard
DjangoStonereaver: bart2puck: it may be my old age, or my distain for media, but why cant it just be a snow storm. i hate the crappy wordplay.The commoditization of everyday language is a biatch.
StreetlightInTheGhetto: GAT_00: Walker: Yeah, it's Snowquester. We are overruling the Weather Channel name of "Saturn".Good, because fark the Weather Channel.We're not supposed to get much here, but the forecast does hint at the possibility of thundersnow overnight.I'm not positive, because it doesn't quite seem right, but apparently we're missing everything where I am in Michigan. Nothing but sun until somewhat ironically Sunday./I am okay with this
Carn: I made this comment this morning. It was ok to name the snowpocalypse because we got 3.5 feet of snow in two weeks and that just doesn't happen here. That does not mean it's ok to name any moderate storm that comes through. Snowquester is an absolutely horrible name.
UtileDysfunktion: Walker: ChrisDe: Snow in winter? Imagine that.But we're actually in Meteorological Spring now. The meteorological seasons line up more with actual weather than the astronomical seasons do. It's Fall still 5 days before Christmas? I don't think so!Winter months - Dec, Jan, FebSpring months - March, April, MaySummer months - June, July, AugustFall months - Sept, Oct., Nov.Upper Midwest:Winter months - Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, MarSummer months - Jun, July, AugAnything goes - Apr, May, Sept, OctMy favorite weather comment by a guy who was asked, on a really nice day in the Spring, if it was always like this by someone from the Left Coast:"We get two perfect days a year... One in the Spring, and another in the Fall. This is the Spring one."
neversubmit: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]Snow to the depth of 5.15 metres is recorded in Aomori, Japan on 21 Feb. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]Heaped snow in Red Square, Moscow, 21 January 2013. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]A snowblower removes snow from train tracks at the southern Swiss Bernina mountain pass. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/ReutersI think it's pretty!There is more in Texas, India, and Toronto.
MindStalker: Technically the name for this storm is "Saturn".
Kibbler: I'm calling the storm Snow Pony.
Satan's Bunny Slippers: bearded clamorer: Central Illinoisan here.I'm doing a basement remodel for a customer.Customer called me about an hour ago, and requested that I take the day off because his coont of a wife (his words) would be home (school snow day), and didn't want to hear the noise.He also offered to throw in $100 for the inconvenience. (Fair enough)/Cheers, you spineless bastard*waves from somewhere in same city*it's not bad here at work (EP).
otto the bull: Nothing is going to stop me from getting cozy with about 21,000 other people tonight at the United Center.
ongbok: Mr_Fabulous: I'm an idiot for coming into the office today. It's snowing like a bastard right now... and they keep saying the "heavy snowfall" isn't coming till after 3pm.Where the fark are you at? I'm on the West Side of Chicago right now and it is just a steady snow fall. Nowhere near snowing like a bastard.
Pocket Ninja: The term is "snowquester," subby. Jesus, keep your weather-related wordplay current or don't use it at all.
Kibbler: And my snow blower belt is shot. I had to go to Home Depot and endure the comedic stylings of Home Depot Old Guy, i.e., a blank stare, followed by, "You're serious?" upon asking where the snow blowers are. I was there to get an electric snow shovel (it actually worked fairly well, on a long driveway--a hell of a lot easier than shoveling anyway), and he had to get a ladder to get it down. He kept waving off the young guy who kept asking, "You got it?" Then on the third step from the bottom he lost his footing and damn near fell on his ass. Considering his age (at least 70) that might have been a complete catastrophe for him. Ordinarily I would have been concerned. Instead he got some comedic stylings back from me. Bust my balls, I'll bust yours./csb
CheekyMonkey: Pocket Ninja: The term is "snowquester," subby. Jesus, keep your weather-related wordplay current or don't use it at all.Snobal(l) Warming.
Pants full of macaroni!!: bart2puck: it may be my old age, or my distain for media, but why cant it just be a snow storm. i hate the crappy wordplay.A mere snowstorm doesn't sell papers / get ratings / attract pageviews./and it's "disdain", btw
cgraves67: Don't blame us. It's the Weather Channel's fault you have to hear about it. Believe me, we aren't freaking out about it. It's business as usual here, whether it snows or not.
btraz70: I just gave my girl 8 inches last night..../of course that was over two 30 seconds periods...
New Age Redneck: I think that once people face the fact weather is not "good" or "bad" it just is, they'll stop biatching about something they can't change and enjoy it.
vice_magnet: See, in my opinion it matters where it snows. A place like Chicago, they can handle it. Visiting Kansas City for the snowmageddon 2/21 was an unmitigated disaster. They have tiny toy snow plows, they don't know how to clean streets or sidewalks. They take one tiny snowblower and run one small path on the sidewalk, clearing roughly a third of it. Then they don't even bother running it by the bus shelters. The city buses get stuck sideways in the street and then get abandoned by the driver. When it warms up, they expect a foot of snow to melt completely away instead of cleaning up the sidewalks. Apparently the city thinks it's Atlanta or more like Baltimore. Complete incompetence from beginning to end (2/26) on how to handle snow. The city should be kicked off the High Plains because it's so useless. The mayor and chamber of commerce should be ashamed./end rant//feel better now\slashies!!
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