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(ABC)   Massive winter storm moving up eastern seaboard today called "catastrophic" by forecasters, "potentially hilarious" by everyone who doesn't live in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi or Louisiana   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 337
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2014-02-12 10:35:57 AM  
Umm, Subby, an inch of ice is pretty farking catastrophic anywhere with above ground power lines, which is 99% of the country.  Tell you what, why don't you go without power for three or four weeks and see how that works out of you.
 
2014-02-12 10:47:16 AM  
Subby, we do not sneer at our southern brethren for their reaction to snow and ice.  We sneer at them because they are a bunch of knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, moron, in-breds.
 
2014-02-12 10:49:56 AM  
Oh, lawdy. We's done in fo' it nows.

Best be stockin' up on moon pies and Ar-ah Sea cola.

Git some extra grits, in case the tires git stuck.
 
2014-02-12 11:04:53 AM  
Keep safe and keep on Farking.
 
2014-02-12 11:07:19 AM  
The problem isn't the snow. Or the ice.

It's the snow and ice in a place with no plows, no salt, and utility companies used to dealing with hurricanes, not ice on the lines.

Tell you what: next time you get 3+ inches of snow, tell all the plows to stay home. Leave any snow pants, boots, gaiters, coats, etc in the closet and only go out in jeans and work boots. The only salt you're allowed to use is Morton's. The only shovel you have is a gardening spade. 

And then let's see how farking pissed YOU get when some asshole who has all of those things laughs at your because you're whining about a little snow.
 
2014-02-12 11:08:09 AM  
We should get this mess in Nova Scotia tomorrow night. Good excuse for a 3 day weekend hah!
 
2014-02-12 11:08:22 AM  
Even 1/4 inch of ice is bad. That is enough to down trees and power lines.

If they actually do get 1 inch of ice, that would be REALLY bad.
 
2014-02-12 11:19:00 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2014-02-12 11:22:48 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-12 11:22:49 AM  
Subby: notthisshiatagain.jpg
 
2014-02-12 11:22:52 AM  

vudukungfu: Oh, lawdy. We's done in fo' it nows.

Best be stockin' up on moon pies and Ar-ah Sea cola.

Git some extra grits, in case the tires git stuck.


Get a diablo sandwich and a Dr. Pepper
 
2014-02-12 11:23:16 AM  

whistleridge: Leave any snow pants, boots, gaiters, coats, etc in the closet and only go out in jeans and work boots


Well those of us who aren't southern hicks tend to travel more and thus have wardrobes appropriate for different climates.   A perk of not just staying in the trailer park your whole life.
 
2014-02-12 11:23:39 AM  
Grew up in Michigan drove cars from the 70's. no AWD, no ABS, no traction control ... icy roads? learn to deal with it. Drifting is not a sport in the winter, its a survival tactic.

/no sympathy
 
2014-02-12 11:23:42 AM  
Yeah, the problem with this storm isn't going to be the snow on it's own, it's the ice.

whistleridge: The problem isn't the snow. Or the ice.

It's the snow and ice in a place with no plows, no salt, and utility companies used to dealing with hurricanes, not ice on the lines.

Tell you what: next time you get 3+ inches of snow, tell all the plows to stay home. Leave any snow pants, boots, gaiters, coats, etc in the closet and only go out in jeans and work boots. The only salt you're allowed to use is Morton's. The only shovel you have is a gardening spade. 

And then let's see how farking pissed YOU get when some asshole who has all of those things laughs at your because you're whining about a little snow.


Hell the inch of ice that's expected causes problems for places that are USED to snow because of how heavy it makes the accumulation on trees, powerlines, or anyhting that snow can accumulate on.
 
2014-02-12 11:24:30 AM  
I love seeing northerners in ditches because they think a half inch of ice can be driven on.  It's not snow or a slushy snow mix.  It's straight up ice.
 
2014-02-12 11:25:34 AM  
Yes, It's hilarious to people whose elderly and disabled relatives & friends rely on electricity for heat and the power goes out and they can't get themselves to a shelter and you might not be able to get to them and emergency crews are busy with emergencies.
 
2014-02-12 11:26:37 AM  
1. Ice is no joke.

2. They don't get enough winter weather below Virginia to know how to handle it.

3. In Virginia we just stay home whenever there is winter weather. That saves us the embarrassment of sliding around or having kids trapped in schools overnight.
 
2014-02-12 11:27:21 AM  
Massive winter storm moving up eastern seaboard today called "catastrophic" by forecasters, "potentially hilarious" by everyone who doesn't live in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi or Louisiana

Proverbs 17:28
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.
- ABRAHAM LINCOLN.


Go tell it from the mountain!!
-- Subby
 
2014-02-12 11:27:57 AM  
I want to feel bad. I really do.

But it's been above freezing once this year. Once.

...and I know blah blah blah power lines and whatever but I've already dealt with one week of now power in frigid weather and no sunlight since November so...so I forgot where I was going with this but please send booze and a gas/oil mixture for the snow-blower. Thanks.
 
2014-02-12 11:28:48 AM  
regarding the power outages.. happens in the north as well... quite often I might add.

img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-02-12 11:28:48 AM  
The number of power outages seems to already be in the 100's of thousands, in freezing cold.  Hilarious, amirite?
 
2014-02-12 11:29:53 AM  
i.imgur.com

Wanted for questioning
 
2014-02-12 11:30:29 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: We should get this mess in Nova Scotia tomorrow night. Good excuse for a 3 day weekend hah!


Not looking that bad. If the temp stays up it's looking more like rain than anything.
 
2014-02-12 11:33:26 AM  

Wellon Dowd: 1. Ice is no joke.


This right here.

csb:

Couple of years ago we had a storm that must've dumped a half-inch/inch of ice in the city.  Not snow, not sleet...ice.

Walking on that was, to say the least, treacherous going to work.

There are still places around my neighborhood where no one's shoveled the snow.  So now there are parts of the sidewallk that resembles an ice rink.

/csb
 
2014-02-12 11:33:47 AM  

ToastTheRabbit: regarding the power outages.. happens in the north as well... quite often I might add.



And this.

My deck outdoor beer fridge has been too cold for beer for two months. This is the real tragedy.
 
2014-02-12 11:33:57 AM  
AHHHH THE WEATHER IS HAPPENING AHHHHHH
 
2014-02-12 11:34:21 AM  
I love the hatred in these types of threads.  Of course, when the stupid southerners have all these problems like was reported in this article
they deserve to be ridiculed.

//Stupid southerners
 
2014-02-12 11:35:40 AM  
Ugh. I wish we had a good snow storm. I'm tired of the 2" of snow turning to ice in the single digit temperatures. I want a worthwhile storm where we're homebound for a day and I can spend my time dropping the cats into the snow and watch them leap out.
 
2014-02-12 11:36:02 AM  

whistleridge: Tell you what: next time you get 3+ inches of snow, tell all the plows to stay home. Leave any snow pants, boots, gaiters, coats, etc in the closet and only go out in jeans and work boots. The only salt you're allowed to use is Mortons


I get your point, and I agree, but  Morton's is a bad example

scene7.samsclub.comwww.mortonsalt.com
 
2014-02-12 11:36:25 AM  
Now we need to put some of the youtube vids of people sliding and wrecking to Benny Hill music.
 
2014-02-12 11:37:34 AM  
The weekly shiatstorm up north here has been hammering my work/bank account.  Not laughing at our southern brethren, black ice is bad enough when you're ready for it.  Stay home if you can!
 
2014-02-12 11:37:38 AM  
Fark this shiat. This weekend is traditionally the weekend we get our first day in the 50s and my bees come out to take their late winter shiat. It's a beautiful sight if there is snow on the ground but it 's not gonna happen this weekend.
 
2014-02-12 11:38:05 AM  

megarian: I want to feel bad. I really do.

But it's been above freezing once this year. Once.

...and I know blah blah blah power lines and whatever but I've already dealt with one week of now power in frigid weather and no sunlight since November so...so I forgot where I was going with this but please send booze and a gas/oil mixture for the snow-blower. Thanks.


I had 6 days without power in a row as well (actually had to dip into my zombie apocalypse preparedness preserves) and I'm not snickering at anyone, anywhere who's dealing with this.

Alright winter, you win ok? I surrender. I kneel before your almighty awesomeness and will never giggle at your cold, shriveled bits again, ok?
 
2014-02-12 11:38:36 AM  

ToastTheRabbit: Grew up in Michigan drove cars from the 70's. no AWD, no ABS, no traction control ... icy roads? learn to deal with it. Drifting is not a sport in the winter, its a survival tactic.

/no sympathy


How are they supposed to learn to deal with conditions that only occur once every ten years?
 
2014-02-12 11:40:08 AM  
We're getting nearly a foot of snow here in Northern Virginia...Nowhere near hilarious. I'm from Chicago, but I still take this seriously. Although, I don't freak out like everybody else.
 
2014-02-12 11:40:09 AM  

lilplatinum: Well those of us who aren't southern hicks tend to travel more and thus have wardrobes appropriate for different climates.   A perk of not just staying in the trailer park your whole life.


Enjoy your airport delays for the next few days, jet-setter. Maybe we'll leave some extra ice for Brooklyn.
 
2014-02-12 11:40:41 AM  

miss diminutive: megarian: I want to feel bad. I really do.

But it's been above freezing once this year. Once.

...and I know blah blah blah power lines and whatever but I've already dealt with one week of now power in frigid weather and no sunlight since November so...so I forgot where I was going with this but please send booze and a gas/oil mixture for the snow-blower. Thanks.

I had 6 days without power in a row as well (actually had to dip into my zombie apocalypse preparedness preserves) and I'm not snickering at anyone, anywhere who's dealing with this.

Alright winter, you win ok? I surrender. I kneel before your almighty awesomeness and will never giggle at your cold, shriveled bits again, ok?


Seriously. I'm just....done. I want to be sympathetic but I'm just so cold and angry. And all of my pants are bleached by salt. My car is just absolutely f*cked because of the roads.

Here's the white dustpan of surrender:

i1370.photobucket.com

F*cking. Done.
 
2014-02-12 11:41:30 AM  
"Nah, ya just don't understand....ITS ICE!!!"

Water freezes up here too, Cletus
 
2014-02-12 11:41:31 AM  

lilplatinum: whistleridge: Leave any snow pants, boots, gaiters, coats, etc in the closet and only go out in jeans and work boots

Well those of us who aren't southern hicks tend to travel more and thus have wardrobes appropriate for different climates.   A perk of not just staying in the trailer park your whole life.


Cute.

I take it by your fairly unoriginal and frankly kind of pathetic ad hominem that you:

1. know little about the south
2. have never been there in an ice storm
3. are entirely unaware that you just proved my point for me.

even in the trailer parks you have to chop logic better than that, son.
 
2014-02-12 11:41:58 AM  
img.fark.net
The road to my house after the ice storm two weeks ago.  I can do without ice.
 
2014-02-12 11:42:05 AM  

megarian: I want to feel bad. I really do.

But it's been above freezing once this year. Once.

...and I know blah blah blah power lines and whatever but I've already dealt with one week of now power in frigid weather and no sunlight since November so...so I forgot where I was going with this but please send booze and a gas/oil mixture for the snow-blower. Thanks.


I think Sam Kinison had some relevant advice back in the day.
 
2014-02-12 11:43:38 AM  
I wonder if you strapped a bunch of those ceramic space heaters under your front bumper and rigged the electric up right in your car, if you could melt the ice as you go over it.
 
2014-02-12 11:44:08 AM  

steve42: I love the hatred in these types of threads.  Of course, when the stupid southerners have all these problems like was reported in this article
they deserve to be ridiculed.

//Stupid southerners


The difference is that when something like this happens in NJ, there are not thousands of cars abandoned on I-95, I-78, or I-80, or people sleeping in their offices because they were afraid to leave work and the national guard being mobilized to send MREs to stranded motorists.
 
2014-02-12 11:44:24 AM  

megarian: Seriously. I'm just....done. I want to be sympathetic but I'm just so cold and angry. And all of my pants are bleached by salt. My car is just absolutely f*cked because of the roads.


My last comment looks a bit more hostile than I intended. Two winters of that was enough to drive me and my wife south from Pennsylvania. To be fair, we had other reasons to move as well, but the weather was a BIG motivator.

/and five months later we lost power for a week due to a hurricane
//still worth it
 
2014-02-12 11:44:31 AM  
Here in Connecticut, they are forecasting hours of snow, an hour or so of ice, then hours of snow again on Thursday into Friday. We still have tree limbs covered in snow and ice from the last storm. It has been in the single digits here.

So I am thinking shiat could get real for yankee types as well.

/glad I have more than one way to heat the house.
 
2014-02-12 11:45:18 AM  

jfivealive: I wonder if you strapped a bunch of those ceramic space heaters under your front bumper and rigged the electric up right in your car, if you could melt the ice as you go over it.


If you go reeeaaallly slow.
 
2014-02-12 11:47:14 AM  
I live in North Carolina.  Where me and the boyfriend are, we're supposed to get 8-12 inches of snow.  That's in addition to the freezing rain/ice we're supposed to get AFTER the snow is done falling.  I'm from Chicago, he's from NYC, so we're both well-versed in dealing with winter weather, but for this area, this is absolutely crippling.  At least we're not in Georgia anymore, where they're supposed to get inches of ice, as well as snow.  When tree branches and power lines are coming down because they're caked with ice, and roads are impassable because there aren't enough plows/salt to clear them, it's not that goddamn funny anymore.  Thankfully we have plenty of salt for our stairs/sidewalk, plus a couple of snow shovels so we can both work to clear the driveway.
 
2014-02-12 11:47:58 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: Yes, It's hilarious to people whose elderly and disabled relatives & friends rely on electricity for heat and the power goes out and they can't get themselves to a shelter and you might not be able to get to them and emergency crews are busy with emergencies.


I have a relative with advanced ALS who is on the power company's list of homes that must have power restored immediately. Which is ok; somebody has to be first.
 
2014-02-12 11:48:25 AM  

miss diminutive: megarian: I want to feel bad. I really do.

But it's been above freezing once this year. Once.

...and I know blah blah blah power lines and whatever but I've already dealt with one week of now power in frigid weather and no sunlight since November so...so I forgot where I was going with this but please send booze and a gas/oil mixture for the snow-blower. Thanks.

I had 6 days without power in a row as well (actually had to dip into my zombie apocalypse preparedness preserves) and I'm not snickering at anyone, anywhere who's dealing with this.

Alright winter, you win ok? I surrender. I kneel before your almighty awesomeness and will never giggle at your cold, shriveled bits again, ok?


Yeah, but you're in Canada.  I mean, you snicker at us Americans when we're freezing our asses off when it's just 10 above zero. :)
 
2014-02-12 11:48:34 AM  

jfarkinB: megarian: Seriously. I'm just....done. I want to be sympathetic but I'm just so cold and angry. And all of my pants are bleached by salt. My car is just absolutely f*cked because of the roads.

My last comment looks a bit more hostile than I intended. Two winters of that was enough to drive me and my wife south from Pennsylvania. To be fair, we had other reasons to move as well, but the weather was a BIG motivator.

/and five months later we lost power for a week due to a hurricane
//still worth it


I lived in Biloxi for a while and well, Mississippi is looking pretty good this time of year.
 
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