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December 3rd, 2007

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12:37 pm
What with the precipitation precipitating, those of us in Boston may be very interested in monitoring the situation using Universal Hub's very handy French Toast Alert System. This simple color-coded level-based system, powered by weather reports, lets you know whether or not you should be dashing out like crazed methmonkeys to stock up on a month's supply of bread, milk and eggs. The levels range in severity from Green/Low...
No storm predicted. Harvey Leonard sighs and looks dour on the evening news. Go about your daily business but consider buying second refrigerator for basement, diesel generator.
...all the way to Red/Severe:
Nor'easter predicted. This is it, people, THE BIG ONE. Harvey Leonard makes repeated references to the Blizzard of '78. RUSH to emergency supermarket NOW for multiple gallons of milk, cartons of eggs and loaves of bread. IGNORE cries of little old lady you've just trampled in mad rush to get last gallon of milk. Place pets in basement for use as emergency food supply if needed.
There is even a nice spot of Jabbascript you can use on your own page (if, indeed, your new Russian holding company lets you use Jabbascript) to help keep you and your readers informed on impending french toast binges.

Maple syrup levels, however, are not easily predicted through computer algorithms and done, one presumes, by hand on a case-by-case basis.

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Date:December 3rd, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
That is awesome.
Date:December 3rd, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
The great thing is that it works for Minnesota, too. Just replace "Harvey Leonard" with "Paul Douglas."

Douglas is Minnesota's version of the local weather geek who gets waaaay too happy when it looks like meteorological Armageddon is about to hit. Perhaps every town with interesting (aka "periodically crappy") weather has one of these guys. After all, if extreme weather makes you happy, where else are you going to work -- Pasadena?

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