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ChiefsKing
04-30-2003, 10:35 PM
I am trying to watch American Idol tonight, and that camera attention grabbing Mike Thompson keeps interupting every 2 minutes to tell me about a storm on the missouri and Iowa border! Seriously, he must have cut in 5 times somtimes talking for like 15 minutes at a time just babbaling about this stupid storm. He even had the balls to cut in at the end so he could screw up the end of the show. I was so pissed. I was so glad the Bachelor was on channel 12 cause Busby is nice enough to flash in accross the bottom instead of cutting in to the show.

Unless it is an emergency, it should be against the law to cut into a show. I just feel they could wait to tell us about a bad widdle thunder storm during their own segment during the news.
I also hate it when they have that storm county tracker on the side of the tv. No sane person could possably know what the hell this thing even is trying to represent, yet it is this annoying blob blocking everything on the right of my TV.

Fat Elvis
04-30-2003, 10:37 PM
Got me pretty steamed as well.

ChiefsKing
04-30-2003, 10:44 PM
I wanted to call them and suggest he not cut in the show to tell me "there is a new thunderstorm warning now that is in the Northern area of Kansas". Thanks for the freaking update not leave me alone! he could show some courtesy and just flash it alog the bottom of the screen.
Mike Thompson is the same guy who one night said it was going to be in the 60's and I left for work dressed accordingly. Since I work outside I was pretty cold all day wearing shorts when the high was only 42! I was cussing him the reast of the day!
I do like Brian Busby though. Actually, I like all the other meteorologists except those at fox.

Ultra Peanut
04-30-2003, 10:48 PM
I hate weathermen. Especially the doofus on the right:

<IMG SRC="http://media.benedek.com/designimages/kauz_weather_welcome.gif">

:D

go bowe
04-30-2003, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by Fat Elvis
Got me pretty steamed as well. i thought my wife was gonna do an elvis and shoot the poor tv!

then she tried to call the station to "tell that phucker to stfu!", but the line was busy (probably from all the other people calling to tell him to get the hell off the air!!!)...

then i didn't find it so amusing when the dickhead on nbc preempted a big chunk of westwing with more useless weather info... "we HAD pretty bad weather... we ALMOST had a tornado..." who gives a shit?!?!? but just before i got in my car to drive down to the station, they rejoined regularly scheduled programing... lucky for that dambass weather guy!!!

ChiefsKing
04-30-2003, 11:06 PM
Wow go bo, my wife thought I was insane. I said the same thing. She thought I was nuts for trying to call the station.
I went to school in Springfield and those jerks would play the lady Bears on a thursdaynight at 7:00 and I would miss Seinfeld. I would call the station and tell them not everyone wants to watch the laady Bears, some would like to watch the #1 show in America. They didn't care, they still showed the game. It happened a lot. There are a lot of Seinfeld episodes I never got to see cause those damn bears! What made that worse was they had a couple local SMS stations they could have played those games on. Maybe they had something against Seinfeld.

Logical
04-30-2003, 11:08 PM
Man I hate him, wait I have no frippen idea who he is.:BLVD:

tk13
04-30-2003, 11:22 PM
I totally disagree, it is the first responsibility of a TV station to be responsible to the viewers. I obviously didn't see everything that transpired, but there have been plenty of times here where the local weather people have had to cut into shows. I can't speak of the nature of the storms or how long he was on their air, but if those storms were to gust up and cause damage, injury, or death, that station is going to look pretty stupid and irresponsible for not reporting it. Unfortunately, most people are ignorant when it comes to storms, so that's why the weatherman has to come on the air and go over severe storm procedure and to update what is going on.

Maybe that's just me, but I can think of an instance where we had a tornado outbreak here last fall where people were injured and they cut into programming. It would irk me to know people west and northwest of this area that weren't involved in the outbreak would be pissed because God forbid, they missed an episode of Oprah or something.

ChiefsKing
04-30-2003, 11:34 PM
Maybe that's just me, but I can think of an instance where we had a tornado


I can see if it is a tornado. It has to be ready to touch right by my area though. A thunderstorm? That can be flashed accross the bottom. He even cut in at 7:30 to warn about a thunderstorm warning that lasted until 7:45. Yup, thats right, he came on to warn me about a thunderstorm warning that was going to be over in 15 minutes!

tk13
04-30-2003, 11:42 PM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing



I can see if it is a tornado. It has to be ready to touch right by my area though. A thunderstorm? That can be flashed accross the bottom. He even cut in at 7:30 to warn about a thunderstorm warning that lasted until 7:45. Yup, thats right, he came on to warn me about a thunderstorm warning that was going to be over in 15 minutes!

Lightning kills more people every year than tornadoes. Obviously living in the Midwest we're better prepared for severe t-storms than most of the country, but it doesn't mean there's still not a danger there.

go bowe
04-30-2003, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by Logical
Man I hate him, wait I have no frippen idea who he is.:BLVD: :LOL: ROFL :)

ChiefsKing
04-30-2003, 11:54 PM
it isn't going to effect everyone he interups for. What is wrong with have it scroll across the bottom of the screen? usually you can stick your head out the window and get more right then him anyway.

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2003, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
I can see if it is a tornado. It has to be ready to touch right by my area though. A thunderstorm? That can be flashed accross the bottom. He even cut in at 7:30 to warn about a thunderstorm warning that lasted until 7:45. Yup, thats right, he came on to warn me about a thunderstorm warning that was going to be over in 15 minutes! A "severe thunderstorm" warning doesn't mean all is well and you should be able to go back to "watchin' the Fued!" A severe thunderstorm warning is issued when a storm cell gets to the point where it's strong enough to seriously endanger people, either via wind gusts, large hail, or yes, even tornadoes. It's not indicating a regular old thunderstorm with particularly loud thunder. Severe thunderstorms could just as easily pop out a tornado as those tornado warnings, and it's important to inform people, no matter how terrible it may be for you to miss a big group singalong.

In February of 2000(or '99, I don't remember), during a HUGE outbreak of severe weather, a "severe t'storm warning" was issued for the county I reside in, a little north of Memphis. The town directly to the north of us ended up being hit by a tornado. Thankfully, all that was seriously damaged were a church, a BBQ place, and yes, a trailer park(magnets).

TV shows aren't as important as lives, and while it can get irritating once YOU'RE out of the way, it's probably more irritating being in the crosshairs and not even knowing it's coming.

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2003, 12:54 AM
By the way, that's not to say I agree with ALL the decisions they make sometimes.

A "winter storm warning" occupying the bottom of the screen for hours when it's pretty damn apparent to anyone who can look outside is particularly dumb.

JOhn
05-01-2003, 12:58 AM
I know I never paid attention to the TV during bad weather. Either watched the radar on the net, or listened to the local radio

KcMizzou
05-01-2003, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Psicosis
By the way, that's not to say I agree with ALL the decisions they make sometimes.

A "winter storm warning" occupying the bottom of the screen for hours when it's pretty damn apparent to anyone who can look outside is particularly dumb. that's it in a nutshell for me. My dad would watch the damn weather channell for an hour. Me? I look out the fuggin' window, and get dressed for the day.

KcMizzou
05-01-2003, 01:00 AM
but as far as weather guys go... Mike Thompson is cool...


I'm just not crazy about the swishy guy with the dog....

JOhn
05-01-2003, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by KcMizzou
but as far as weather guys go... Mike Thompson is cool...


I'm just not crazy about the swishy guy with the dog.... :rolleyes:


I always preferred, awww crap I forgot his name now. He did weather awhile ....... Fred Broski?

KcMizzou
05-01-2003, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by jOHn
:rolleyes:


I always preferred, awww crap I forgot his name now. He did weather awhile ....... Fred Broski? wow... he did weather for like 147 years. you ARE old-school. :eek:

JOhn
05-01-2003, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by KcMizzou
wow... he did weather for like 147 years. you ARE old-school. :eek: :toast:


I remebered his name from "Bowling for dollors" :rolleyes:

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:09 AM
I think Mike Thompson sucks. I don't think he is a good weatherman, and since he interrupted American Idol, I think he is also a bad american-comunist, inconsiderate prick!! But hey, thats just me. WooWoo

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:11 AM
The first time they dont do this and something bad happens you guys will be screaming bloody murder. For one your watching a show that has no immediate affect on your life and the other break in does. Take it for what it is but if the shit hits the fan and they dont interupt you will be pissed and crying about why they didn't. American Idol just aint that damn important.

Damned if ya do and damned if ya don't!

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
I think Mike Thompson sucks. I don't think he is a good weatherman, and since he interrupted American Idol, I think he is also a bad american-comunist, inconsiderate prick!! But hey, thats just me. WooWoo


OK lets just say you get this warning and its about a storm. Your pissed cause it interupted a program that will make the winner a millionare. K? Then all the sudden that storm turns worse and shreds a town about 10 miles from you. Are you still pissed? If you are your a (fill in the blank).

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:22 AM
American Idol is very important! I have to watch and vote! A bad 'ol thunderstorm I could care less about. I have tornado sirens just down the street that can also warn me. Flash it accross the bottom of the screen! I have no problem what so ever about them warning me at the bottom of the screen. However, I am a simple man and can not take the indepth geographhy lessons and storm stories given by Mike Thompson while I am missing my show here. I mean come on, he does have time to teach us while we are watching the news, we don't need to give this man this much air time. Besides having a face for radio, he is also very boring and slow.
He really did cut in to tell us about northern Mo and bottom of Iowa though. I guess he thought I would be interested in northern missouri instead of the #1 show in America.

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:22 AM
Just a update:

JOhn
05-01-2003, 01:24 AM
Just a little wet here

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
American Idol is very important! I have to watch and vote! A bad 'ol thunderstorm I could care less about. I have tornado sirens just down the street that can also warn me. Flash it accross the bottom of the screen! I have no problem what so ever about them warning me at the bottom of the screen. However, I am a simple man and can not take the indepth geographhy lessons and storm stories given by Mike Thompson while I am missing my show here. I mean come on, he does have time to teach us while we are watching the news, we don't need to give this man this much air time. Besides having a face for radio, he is also very boring and slow.
He really did cut in to tell us about northern Mo and bottom of Iowa though. I guess he thought I would be interested in northern missouri instead of the #1 show in America.


Its important to you! I understand this but severe weather has its place when the TV station reporting it covers a broad area. Wheres Chiefredpants when you need him? Explain this to him,

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:27 AM
OK lets just say you get this warning and its about a storm. Your pissed cause it interupted a program that will make the winner a millionare. K? Then all the sudden that storm turns worse and shreds a town about 10 miles from you. Are you still pissed? If you are your a (fill in the blank).

If something happens to the town 10 miles away, I can find out when the news comes on. It is not like it was so severe, afterall, it didn't affect me at all...and lets face it, that is all I care about. They can tell us accross the bottom!

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2003, 01:29 AM
I'm glad you were just being sarcastic, King.

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing


If something happens to the town 10 miles away, I can find out when the news comes on. It is not like it was so severe, afterall, it didn't affect me at all...and lets face it, that is all I care about. They can tell us accross the bottom!


Its nice to know that your that big of a asshole that you could care less as long as it doesn't affect you. So say your friends house gets hit by something and you dont care as long as you get to watch a TV show about people that have no affect on you personally? Cool in understand....

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:31 AM
When one of my shows are on, I could care less about what happens outside of my immediate house. If it is in the KC area, I can hear about it on the news, or read about it accross the bottom of my screen and watch my show at the same time, that way everybody is happy.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:36 AM
Hey KC2003, **** you!! Why don't you quit worrying about what happens to my friends house! And guess what *******? There was also a storm in pango pango. Do you want shows to be interupted to hear about them too? What, their lives don't mean as much???

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
When one of my shows are on, I could care less about what happens outside of my immediate house. If it is in the KC area, I can hear about it on the news, or read about it accross the bottom of my screen and watch my show at the same time, that way everybody is happy.



AMERICAN IDOL isn't that damn important! PERIOD! Its a show that makes other people millionares! The weather? Well to me I would rather know what the hell is going on around me that could cause me problems. I guess i'm not as selfish as some. I mean god forbid they interupt your show to alert the area that a strong storm is coming through....

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2003, 01:38 AM
This thread has actually become quite amusing. Keep it up.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:39 AM
Your damn right they shouldn't! You want more indepth discussion on the weather, turn on the weather channel!

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Hey KC2003, **** you!! Why don't you quit worrying about what happens to my friends house! And guess what *******? There was also a storm in pango pango. Do you want shows to be interupted to hear about them too? What, their lives don't mean as much???


ROFL You realize your ranting over a show that has not a god damn thing to do with you don't you? Vote all you want! They will decide who wins and loses by how much money they will make. Your just another zombie thinking your making a difference. You do realize they are making money don't you? You also realize that it has no bearing on your life right? Just a question....

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:43 AM
Originally posted by Psicosis
This thread has actually become quite amusing. Keep it up.

I'm just waiting for another F you comment. It just makes sense.

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Your damn right they shouldn't! You want more indepth discussion on the weather, turn on the weather channel!

So what if I dont have cable? I guess i'm screwed cause you want to watch that show?

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:45 AM
It is entertainment I enjoy watching it. I do not enjoy missing it and I do not enjoy Mike Thompson. Try to think of it on your terms. There you are watching the fishing channel or watching grass grow, when they interupt it to tell you there is NOT a tornado, I repeat for the next hour, NOT a tornado in your area.

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
It is entertainment I enjoy watching it. I do not enjoy missing it and I do not enjoy Mike Thompson. Try to think of it on your terms. There you are watching the fishing channel or watching grass grow, when they interupt it to tell you there is NOT a tornado, I repeat for the next hour, NOT a tornado in your area.

If I am watching the grass grow I would be interested because it would affect the height of my grass. Will it affect the outcome of American Idol? I doubt it!

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:50 AM
Hey you want to complain because you are too cheap to pay for cable? Take meteorology 101 at your local college and find out all you can for all I care. You can stick your head up a weathermans a$$ to get the weather, but wouldn't you rather just get the weather channel? I could just stick my head out the window and can do better than Mike Thompson.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:52 AM
Why don't you quit worrying about what I watch? You would really watch grass grow? Man that explains a lot.

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Hey you want to complain because you are too cheap to pay for cable? Take meteorology 101 at your local college and find out all you can for all I care. You can stick your head up a weathermans a$$ to get the weather, but wouldn't you rather just get the weather channel? I could just stick my head out the window and can do better than Mike Thompson.


I never said I didn't have cable. Apparently your just assuming to much. Continue with your assnine comments your only digging your own grave. American Idol is a fictional show that they call real life programing. The only reason they do the voting is to get the rating! If say all of us decided to pick the worst damn singer on the show do you think they would go through with it? I doubt it.

KC2004
05-01-2003, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Why don't you quit worrying about what I watch? You would really watch grass grow? Man that explains a lot.


I wouldnt worry about it if you didnt come in here bitching about it. So essentially you brought it on yourself.

LMO
05-01-2003, 06:34 AM
God dammit Thompson :cuss:

morphius
05-01-2003, 07:13 AM
Chiefsking - Have you tried to catch the local weather on the weather channel, even during a heavy storm? I hate it when the interupt my shows sometimes, but they have the responsibility to take care of everyone in their viewing area, not just here in KC.

Morphius
American Idol, bwhahahaha.

htismaqe
05-01-2003, 07:18 AM
The storm that he was reporting on touched a funnel cloud down near Davis City and wiped out a couple of farms.

You people bitching do realize that there hasn't been a SINGLE tornadic incident that killed 50 or more people since the 1940's right?

I can't believe people care that much about American Idol. It just goes to show you how spoiled rotten our society has become.

gh4chiefs
05-01-2003, 07:28 AM
I didn't see this incident as I live in Mid-MO but I know the feeling. While I agree with Parker and some others that they have a responsibility to pass on severe weather info, it seems they could do it in less intrusive way.

I remember a couple of years ago a program started and about 10-15 in they broke into tell us of a possible tornado that was showing up on doppler radar. OK, cool, you've warned us. It's bad, take cover if you're in the path. But this went on for over an hour. They kept showing the same radar image and kept giving the same warning over and over and over. It became clear after a little while they were all caught up in their own importance and wanted to show off their new doppler radar thingy.

So I can understand the frustration.

htismaqe
05-01-2003, 07:29 AM
Well, on the NBC station here they use PiP, so you watch your show on the upper 3/4 of the screen and you see the weather info on the left and bottom...

Very handy, because you get constant updates but don't miss anything...

gh4chiefs
05-01-2003, 07:39 AM
The thing is, I wonder how many people actually take cover (or do anything) when they see a warning on TV. They should, but do they I wonder?

stevieray
05-01-2003, 07:45 AM
I think that getting the word out to the boonies for inclimate weather is a lot more important than what basicallly comes down to a insult infested singing contest.

You need to get out more if missing a teenager sing someone elses song is that important.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 08:27 AM
I didn't see this incident as I live in Mid-MO but I know the feeling. While I agree with Parker and some others that they have a responsibility to pass on severe weather info, it seems they could do it in less intrusive way.

Thank you. That is the point I was trying to make. It doesn't matter if it is American Idol, a Chiefs game, or Monday night football. It is all the same. How would you feel if they cut in during a game? Howabout through out the entire game?
Ok, Mike Thompson, you've cut in and let us know about a storm, we will take cover from the rain, now, can you just leave us alone with it already?

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 08:30 AM
By the way KC2003, no tv show affects people's lives. It is entertainment the same as a football game or movie show.

Iowanian
05-01-2003, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by htismaqe
The storm that he was reporting on touched a funnel cloud down near Davis City and wiped out a couple of farms.


Are you shitting me? Thats about 4 miles from my family farm....I suppose I should call home...have family all over that area.


If this is true....you can shove your TV show in your arse if someone I know didn't croak because your precious teeny-bopper show was interupted.

htismaqe
05-01-2003, 08:41 AM
Thank you. That is the point I was trying to make. It doesn't matter if it is American Idol, a Chiefs game, or Monday night football. It is all the same. How would you feel if they cut in during a game? Howabout through out the entire game?


How would you feel if they listened to all the people like you and 1000's of people died because of it?

gh4chiefs
05-01-2003, 08:49 AM
I don't know, but when I was a kid growing up in the 60's and 70's it seemed like they were able to break in once, maybe twice, briefly describe where the bad weather was and what it was, and then move on. It wasn't an hour long continuing event.
And I don't remember any more fatalities then than there are now. Either people will take cover or they won't. Saying it over and over and over isn't going to change that.

Iowanian
05-01-2003, 10:13 AM
Last night, the tornado siren was roaring in my town for 45 minutes...people go nuts here because there was a bad tornado in the 90's....

I stood on the front porch and had a beer and watched the sky most of the time...except the rain that was coming too hard and getting me wet and the hail.

The one in southern Iowa being complained about interupting that stupid TV show was VERY close to my family farm.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 10:23 AM
Iowanian, I caould give a **** less about the weather in Iowa! I don't live there so I don't need to be updated by them cutting in on a show about the weather there or near there. I have family in California, should they cut in to give me an update on a mud slide or forrest fire there? What about bad weather in Florida? My dad lives there, so they should cut in to keep everyone updated about a storm there. Again, I have no problem them letting me know at the bottom of the screen, it is just as affective! And this has nothing to do with what type of show they are cutting in on. What if they cut in on the whole game of Chiefs vs. Raiders? I bet you would here more complaining then.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 10:26 AM
we only had a little bit of rain in Lee's Summit. I little thunder, but nothing to head for cover for. If there are some places around here they should seek cover they can put it accross the bottom of the screen without interrupting the whole show so I can hear Joe Loria's opinion on a warning in Kansas, or northern Mo, or anywhere in Iowa!

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 10:29 AM
How would you feel if they listened to all the people like you and 1000's of people died because of it?

I already said if it was an emergency I could understand. They interupted my show for an hour, did anyone get killed? I just got a little bit of rain. That was nothing they had to interupt the show for. By the way, you would have to be watching the show in the first place in order to get his warning.

Iowanian
05-01-2003, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing


I already said if it was an emergency I could understand. They interupted my show for an hour, did anyone get killed? I just got a little bit of rain. That was nothing they had to interupt the show for. By the way, you would have to be watching the show in the first place in order to get his warning.

You selfish dickhole, I already told you that the tornado in question was basically in site from my family farm..No one was killed but a couple of farms were destroyed....but thats not as important as your chance to see Simon's weiner bulge....Obviosly, your station considered that area to be part of their viewing audience....

I get storm warnings from Illinois all the time.

.I hope your stupid ass show gets cancelled.

You're a douchebag.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:05 AM
**** you Iowanian! It doesn't matter that you don't care about the show they interupted. It could have been any show. They shouldn't interupt ANY show to tell us about a F@%#*%^$ storm that is near your stupid family farm. If your backward *** would have been watching that "stupid *** show", maybe you would have know about the storm near your little farm!!

You are the selfesh dickhead! You don't mind hearing about a storm that is near Dorthy and her farm but could care less about a hurricane in pango pango that is affecting lives and farmland!
**** you! You are the ******* prick!

gh4chiefs
05-01-2003, 11:08 AM
Are you for real ChiefsKing? To a certain extent I agree with a small portion of what you're saying, but c'mon now, it's not enough to get that worked up about.

:shake:

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:10 AM
Sorry, but I find it hard to feel sorry for anyone who watches American Idol ...

MM
~~:p

ptlyon
05-01-2003, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
You are the selfesh dickhead!

There's the pot calling the kettle black

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
**** you Iowanian! It doesn't matter that you don't care about the show they interupted. It could have been any show. They shouldn't interupt ANY show to tell us about a F@%#*%^$ storm that is near your stupid family farm. If your backward *** would have been watching that "stupid *** show", maybe you would have know about the storm near your little farm!!

You are the selfesh dickhead! You don't mind hearing about a storm that is near Dorthy and her farm but could care less about a hurricane in pango pango that is affecting lives and farmland!
**** you! You are the ******* prick!
Dude ... try mixing in some decaf every now and then.

They interrupted a television show, not the birth of your child. Sheesh ...

MM
~~:spock:

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:16 AM
Yeah Iowanian wanted to start with the diggs, and I can dish it right back.
I do enjoy my TV viewing a little more than the next guy, but that doesn't mean it is ok to interupt a show because what I am watching you think is stupid. It is still the #1 rated show. If it happened during a Chiefs game this whole board would be furious and unaware that Iowanian has a family farm near the Iowa border that we should all not be selfish as to not care what is happining down at his family's farm.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:19 AM
I am selfish for not wanting to watch Mike Thompson for an hour?
The same point of the storm was given by Brian Busby at the bottom of the screen. It also does not matter what was being watched at the time. American Idol, or a football game, when I watch a show I want to watch it not the weatherman. He already gets his time during the news.

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Yeah Iowanian wanted to start with the diggs, and I can dish it right back.
I do enjoy my TV viewing a little more than the next guy, but that doesn't mean it is ok to interupt a show because what I am watching you think is stupid. It is still the #1 rated show. If it happened during a Chiefs game this whole board would be furious and unaware that Iowanian has a family farm near the Iowa border that we should all not be selfish as to not care what is happining down at his family's farm.

I could care less what anyone thinks of the show or where it is rated ...

my point is that IT'S JUST A FREAKING TV SHOW.

I'd much rather have them cut into anything (including a Chiefs game) to notify anyone in the viewing area that a tornado is on the way, rather than finding out what happened on some show that won't matter the next day.

You see, tornados are real ... TV shows aren't.

MM
~~:shake:

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:21 AM
There wasn't any damn tornado now was there!

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:22 AM
I am just as informed when they put it at the bottom of the screen then when they go on and on for an hour warning about the same storm.

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
There wasn't any damn tornado now was there!

Could've been ...

but I realize that finding out who's the most popular on some TV show is more important.

MM
~~:rolleyes:

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by Psicosis
I hate weathermen. Especially the doofus on the right:

<IMG SRC="http://media.benedek.com/designimages/kauz_weather_welcome.gif">

:D

ROFL

Our very own Chiefs Red Pants ...

MM
~~:LOL:

Iowanian
05-01-2003, 11:29 AM
alright cumstain....you want to play? fine by me.....In the gene pool, its aparent that you'd be over your head in a tablespoon.

The difference, douchebag, is that I don't throw a tizzy like a little girl, when a storm warning for an area in say...Illinois, or Missouri comes on because....and I know this is a stretch in reasoning.....I care more about people in those areas, than a TV show. I hate to be the one that breaks it to you, but when someone on TV looks into the camera, they're not talking to you, corky. They are covering a "region".


See, If me missing 5 minutes of a show, gives your family a chance to get out of the trailer park before the Tornado comes.....Its fine by me.

so who is really the dickwad here?

now....If you'd rather get into a pissing match, lets take a thread and Do it.....I could use a cyber snack...

PS...what straight Male actually WATCHES the bachelor or American Idol.....and worse yet....admits it.....You're a stud, Barbi

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by Iowanian
alright cumstain....you want to play? fine by me.....In the gene pool, its aparent that you'd be over your head in a tablespoon.

The difference, douchebag, is that I don't throw a tizzy like a little girl, when a storm warning for an area in say...Illinois, or Missouri comes on because....and I know this is a stretch in reasoning.....I care more about people in those areas, than a TV show. I hate to be the one that breaks it to you, but when someone on TV looks into the camera, they're not talking to you, corky. They are covering a "region".


See, If me missing 5 minutes of a show, gives your family a chance to get out of the trailer park before the Tornado comes.....Its fine by me.

so who is really the dickwad here?

now....If you'd rather get into a pissing match, lets take a thread and Do it.....I could use a cyber snack...

ROFL

This should be entertaining ...

MM
~~:)

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:33 AM
My point is getting muddled by my anger because people keep slaming me because of the show. Look, if I am in danger then yes cut in to tell me to take cover. But to go on and on, cutting in 5 times and taking up an hour to tell me what he is just going to repeat during the news is too much. Tell me accross the bottom, do not interupt the show.
We do have A LOT of thunderstorms around KC. Are you saying it is ok to cut in everytime it storms so the weatherman can give us details about it? I don't think it is ok. I think it is wrong. If you disagree or don't care just because you hate the show that is your opinion and we disagree. I didn't start with the name calling, but I am not affraid to offer some back.

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
We do have A LOT of thunderstorms around KC. Are you saying it is ok to cut in everytime it storms so the weatherman can give us details about it?

If it is severe enough, if there is a wall cloud with a possible tornado, high winds, etc., then yes it is.

You see, by them cutting in they can show the radar and people can tell where the storm is and where it's heading. This gives people time to take shelter and prepare for it. A little teeny-tiny map on the bottom of the screen doesn't really do it.

By doing so in intervals they can keep people updated and show how the storm has changed.

It's pretty basic, really ...

MM
~~:shrug:

Iowanian
05-01-2003, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
My point is getting muddled by my anger because people keep slaming me because of the show. Look, if I am in danger then yes cut in to tell me to take cover. But to go on and on, cutting in 5 times and taking up an hour to tell me what he is just going to repeat during the news is too much. Tell me accross the bottom, do not interupt the show.
We do have A LOT of thunderstorms around KC. Are you saying it is ok to cut in everytime it storms so the weatherman can give us details about it? I don't think it is ok. I think it is wrong. If you disagree or don't care just because you hate the show that is your opinion and we disagree. I didn't start with the name calling, but I am not affraid to offer some back.

Bring your A game if you're wanting to trade cyber slaps, Barbi.

Maybe our neighborhood weatherman will be more elegant in its presentation, but a Thunderstorm is a different Animal than tornadic activity......that can and DOES kill people without warning....

Early Warning for severe storms saves lives....Lives of people neither You nor I actually know.....My tv was buzzing for an hour after the storm passed the area I live in, but I didn't complain.......If it got 1(ONE)(UNO) person out of danger.....thats fine by me...

have YOU ever been in a tornado? I've been through 2...1 as a kid, and one in college.

I'm far more irritated by the 4minutes of commercials every 8 minutes of a sitcom....

PS.....this is a STUPID thing for you to be going down a defcon over.....

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by Iowanian
PS.....this is a STUPID thing for you to be going down a defcon over.....

MM
~~:)

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:45 AM
alright cumstain....you want to play? fine by me.....In the gene pool, its aparent that you'd be over your head in a tablespoon.


Again, **** you! Hey, I am all for you being informed about a storm so you can get out of your trailer park. You don't care about my shows you big manly man? Well, I also don't give 2 ****s about what happens in your trailer park back home at the farm or anywhere else!
By the way you you want to get into a name calling match? Fine, you are a stupid backward *** prick son of a motherless goat scumbag cocksucking bastard.

Anything else?

%(/ %(/ :p

Iowanian
05-01-2003, 11:48 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing



Again, **** you! Hey, I am all for you being informed about a storm so you can get out of your trailer park. You don't care about my shows you big manly man? Well, I also don't give 2 ****s about what happens in your trailer park back home at the farm or anywhere else!
By the way you you want to get into a name calling match? Fine, you are a stupid backward *** prick son of a motherless goat scumbag cocksucking bastard.

Anything else?

%(/ %(/ :p

wow....How creative.

2 threads on the front page, giving you tips on name calling and *that* is the best you can do?

Hukt on Fonix wurkt fer U.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:51 AM
I believe I already stated that if it is severe I will read it on the bottom of the screen and take cover. That is the only point I have that has now been squashed into the ground. I just don't feel that cutting in does anyone any better than telling us about it at the bottom of the screen.
How about if I agree with the weatherman cutting in but he only has 5 minutes? I am ok with 5 minutes, I just don't like a whole hour.

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
I believe I already stated that if it is severe I will read it on the bottom of the screen and take cover. That is the only point I have that has now been squashed into the ground. I just don't feel that cutting in does anyone any better than telling us about it at the bottom of the screen.
How about if I agree with the weatherman cutting in but he only has 5 minutes? I am ok with 5 minutes, I just don't like a whole hour.

I thought I had a pretty good explanation why a scroll on the bottom of the screen isn't that effective:

You see, by them cutting in they can show the radar and people can tell where the storm is and where it's heading. This gives people time to take shelter and prepare for it. A little teeny-tiny map on the bottom of the screen doesn't really do it.

By doing so in intervals they can keep people updated and show how the storm has changed.

Once again, it seems pretty simple IMHO.

MM
~~:shrug:

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:53 AM
Hey Iowanian you are the one who started with the name calling.

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Hey Iowanian you are the one who started with the name calling.

Yeah, but he's so much better at it.

:p

BTW, IMHO this whole thing is just silly.

MM
~~:)

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:55 AM
Mark, they can scroll on the bottom and tell people where the storm is and to take cover if necess. or whatever. Busby did it on channel 12 and I thought it was fine.

Iowanian
05-01-2003, 11:55 AM
Five minutes is fine for the first location...but storms aren't "Static"...they are dynamic.(move and change).

What, pray tell is your suggestion for those in the path of a changing and moving storm cell? Do they get warning or do they get to die because you want to see what Zora says in the pool?

That is why its on so much...Its a broad and changing area....and every person in that area has the right to fair warning.....Just running it on the bottom may not be enough....What about those say....washing dishes in another room or working on a baby?

My issue isn't with your choice of viewing pleasure....Its more that you put more worth on that, than proper warning of OTHER people.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:56 AM
hey Mark, in my opinion it is hopefully, the silliest conversation I have the rest of the day.

Mark M
05-01-2003, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Mark, they can scroll on the bottom and tell people where the storm is and to take cover if necess. or whatever. Busby did it on channel 12 and I thought it was fine.
Actually, Busby cut in several times, as did every single station in KC.

hey Mark, in my opinion it is hopefully, the silliest conversation I have the rest of the day.

The day ain't over yet ...

MM
~~:)

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 11:59 AM
Iowanian, how did you know about Zora with Joe Millionare?
You love those shows too don't you?:p
I started watching them with my wife and I am hooked.

Rausch
05-01-2003, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by Iowanian


.I hope your stupid ass show gets cancelled.

You're a douchebag.

ROFL

Mark M
05-01-2003, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
I started watching them with my wife and I am hooked.

:whip:

Thus the reason we have 2 TVs ...

MM
~~:)

Iowanian
05-01-2003, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Iowanian, how did you know about Zora with Joe Millionare?
You love those shows too don't you?:p
I started watching them with my wife and I am hooked.

I saw Dennis Miller make a joke about it lasting longer than the war on Leno.

I am forced to watch a stupid show once in a while because of my woman...but I sure never avoid taking a leak if the urge strikes while Its on.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 12:07 PM
The wife likes for me to be right next to her at night watching tv. She makes a nice dinner and it is our "away time". We don't talk on the phone or answer the door when our shows are on. Ok, if it is a true emergency then I really do understand, I wasn't really trying to belittle your family or anything. It is just that it wasn't bad at all in Lee's Summit, and I don't want to hear about storms in other areas. I know lives are more important, I just wanted to see the show. I think they could inform people without cutting in for an hour.

Pennywise
05-01-2003, 12:10 PM
Yeah I also think a TV show with the caliber of AI is way more important than someone being notified of a possible tornado and perhaps losing some critical time to take cover and perhaps save a life.

There is always reruns for gay TV shows. You only got one shot when shit goes down in a situation like a tornado.

As for AI and all those other shows...

Mark M
05-01-2003, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
The wife likes for me to be right next to her at night watching tv. She makes a nice dinner and it is our "away time".
So do me and the Mrs. But she has two shows she likes that I can't stand, so I go to the basement and fire up the PS2.

One is Charmed (reruns at 5pm on some cable channel) and Friends. Two shows that are better seen and not heard, if you know what I'm sayin ...

MM
~~;)

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 12:14 PM
Mark M, I will mention a game I want every now and again for the PS2 and the wifey will buy it for me, but she hates it when I play it. I have to play it until I conquer it, then it rarely ever gets played agin. She got me Socom for Christmas, I was done with it in 2 days and haven't played it since.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 12:17 PM
She says quit playing the game and watch tv with me.
Yes dear. :whip:

Mark M
05-01-2003, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Mark M, I will mention a game I want every now and again for the PS2 and the wifey will buy it for me, but she hates it when I play it. I have to play it until I conquer it, then it rarely ever gets played agin. She got me Socom for Christmas, I was done with it in 2 days and haven't played it since.

My wife will acually watch me play the games, mainly because she can't push all of the buttons herself ...

it's like she's playing it, but without the effort. :)

That, and when I'm playing Vice City, she helps me navigate, or with Gran Turismo (which I just got ... I know, I'm a bit behind the times) she lets me know if someone's catching up to me.

Of course, she then says "You took that corner like crap" which always helps ...

MM
~~:D

Iowanian
05-01-2003, 12:20 PM
Aren't you the same guy that gets bent if the phone rings or visitors come while your watching TV?


Thats pretty intense devotion...The Neilsen Ratings people should put you on their staff.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 12:22 PM
I like games like vice city. The only games she wants to play are the new packman and stuff like that. They really messed up a classic with the "new packman" if you ask me

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 12:26 PM
when I was high school we had the Neilson ratings devise on our tv's. It sucked though cause my Dad made us put National Geographic on every tv. In high school that wasn't something I really enjoyed. Now, that I am older, it is a favorite of mine too.
My Dad would get mad though if we watched Fresh Prince, because he didn't like it and wanted more national geographic.

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2003, 12:28 PM
It's pretty apparent that you're either joking(the most likely scenario, and if so, admit it already... it's getting stale), or a cockgobbling ****stick of gigantic proportions.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 12:29 PM
but, yes, when I watch tv, it is a "me time" and I don't like to be interupted. I also live the man show on comedy central, so does that balance the barbie shows?

Mark M
05-01-2003, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by Psicosis
It's pretty apparent that you're either joking(the most likely scenario, and if so, admit it already... it's getting stale), or a cockgobbling ****stick of gigantic proportions.

I'm thinking it was more of a joke rant, which is why I've tried to diffuse some of the hostilities.

Of course, if he's really that into TV that severe weather, a phone call or visitor ticks him off that much, then there are issues there.

MM
~~:shrug:

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 12:36 PM
Oh yea, I have issues! Major issues! Here is my tv watching schedule then you can judge for yourself:

Monday-King of Queens, Yes Dear, Everybody Loves Raymond. Monday Night Football.

Tuesday-American Idol, 24.

Wed- American Idol, The Bacholer.

Thurs-Survivor, CSI.
Sun- Sopranos.

Other shows are sprinkled in, but these are the regulars I never miss.

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 12:38 PM
By the way Iowanian and PennyWise, I am not gay. I am getting ready to get a plasma tv. I can't wait to watch Survivor on it.
Really, I promise I am not gay.

Mark M
05-01-2003, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Oh yea, I have issues! Major issues! Here is my tv watching schedule then you can judge for yourself:

Monday-King of Queens, Yes Dear, Everybody Loves Raymond. Monday Night Football.

Tuesday-American Idol, 24.

Wed- American Idol, The Bacholer.

Thurs-Survivor, CSI.
Sun- Sopranos.

Other shows are sprinkled in, but these are the regulars I never miss.

Ths issue is not the shows you watch, but the way in which they are watched.

If you get angry because the phone rings or the weatherman pops on, then ... well, IMHO that's just not healthy.

These are TV shows, nothing more.

You see, I have a sister who spends 90% of her time parked on the couch in front of the TV, 5% working and 5% sleeping. You could come up to her with $100 billion and she'd just say "That's nice" and continue to watch her show. From what you've posted on this thread, you seem like a person who'd get pissed for someone doing that.

But hey, that's just my impression ...

MM
~~:shrug:

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 12:56 PM
Yes, I do and did get angy at the weatherman popping in for an hour. I don't like Mike Thompson or Joe Loria, I don't want to listen to them when they are on the news and really don't want to listen to them when I am watching another tv show. I don't mind if it is information I need, but I clearly did not need their input last night. Maybe others did though, so I don't mind if it is for 5 minutes or if it is scrolling on the bottom telling where it is and where it is headed. I personally didn't see last night as any different from 100 other storms we get. Maybe it was worse, that is fine, I just don't want to hear about it for an hour. I turned it around and most stations did cut in briefly. I am fine with that in an emergency. But I don't want him to cut in to tell about a storm that is far away, or to just drag it on for an hour when everything could be summed up in 5 minutes.

Mark M
05-01-2003, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Yes, I do and did get angy at the weatherman popping in for an hour. I don't like Mike Thompson or Joe Loria, I don't want to listen to them when they are on the news and really don't want to listen to them when I am watching another tv show. I don't mind if it is information I need, but I clearly did not need their input last night. Maybe others did though, so I don't mind if it is for 5 minutes or if it is scrolling on the bottom telling where it is and where it is headed. I personally didn't see last night as any different from 100 other storms we get. Maybe it was worse, that is fine, I just don't want to hear about it for an hour. I turned it around and most stations did cut in briefly. I am fine with that in an emergency. But I don't want him to cut in to tell about a storm that is far away, or to just drag it on for an hour when everything could be summed up in 5 minutes.

Since you'll obviously never understand why they cut in and why they must continue to do so, even though it's been explained to you repeatedly, I'm done with this conversation.

It's a sad statement that fiction is more important to you than reality.

MM
~~:shake:

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:06 PM
Mark I see your point, I just don't agree with it. Do you see any at all of my point? Maybe just a little bit?

Mark M
05-01-2003, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by ChiefsKing
Mark I see your point, I just don't agree with it. Do you see any at all of my point? Maybe just a little bit?

Nope. Not at all.

There is not a single TV show that I "have" to watch or care that much about.

MM
~~:shrug:

Talisman
05-01-2003, 01:13 PM
I think everyone's missing the worst part of these types of storm situations...

You tape a show on the night of a storm and finally sit down to watch it a week later or so. You've completely forgotten about the fact that there was a storm. You get the popcorn popped, you fast forward through the opening part that's always the same, and then the weather dude comes on.

What are you supposed to do then? You can't call the station to tell them to stop it. The people who were in danger are safe now, a week after the fact. There is no point to interrupting my taped show!

That, my friends, is the real tragedy. Tape delayed weathermen save no one...

Talis
~tongue so far in cheek it hurts a little

ChiefsKing
05-01-2003, 01:14 PM
It's a sad statement that fiction is more important to you than reality.

Dude, my Dad lives in Florida with the hurricanes, my other relatives live in Cali with the earthquakes, floods, fires, crime, everything else. I care about what happens with the weather. I also don't slam on my brakes just cause it rains and drive 40 mph in the fast lane. I am not saying what is going on outside my little world is less important. I just don't watch the tv soley based on the news or weather and think there is a better way to inform than to cut in and talk about it for an hour. If it is bad, stop watching tv and go to the basement, and get back to regular schedualed programming.

shakesthecat
05-01-2003, 01:15 PM
Talisman,
If that ain't grounds for a lawsuit, I don't know what is.

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2003, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Talisman
That, my friends, is the real tragedy. Tape delayed weathermen save no one...

TalisI was traumatized simply by reading that horrifying post. :huh:

Archie F. Swin
05-01-2003, 02:20 PM
damn . . . y'all take yer whevur seriously 'round herr, huh?

Mike Thompson must be a real cock smuggler to interrupt the Simon Cowel show . Phuck Mike and everyone that looks like Mike.

There's a greasy haired rim rider that thinks he owns the airwaves down here too. Come to think of it, that bitch is from Missiouri Too!

Mutherfuhker!

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2003, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by Chief Red Pants
damn . . . y'all take yer whevur seriously 'round herr, huh?

Mike Thompson must be a real cock smuggler to interrupt the Simon Cowel show . Phuck Mike and everyone that looks like Mike.

There's a greasy haired rim rider that thinks he owns the airwaves down here too. Come to think of it, that bitch is from Missiouri Too!

Mutherfuhker! ROFL

htismaqe
05-01-2003, 03:23 PM
This thread got ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN replies!

BigOlChiefsfan
05-01-2003, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Chief Red Pants
damn . . . y'all take yer whevur seriously 'round herr, huh?
There's a greasy haired rim rider that thinks he owns the airwaves down here too. Come to think of it, that bitch is from Missiouri Too!

I heard tell that THAT particular weathergoon was so confused he even voted once for a democrat AND actually bragged about it afterwards. To a bunch of republicans. But just to prove he's not completely insane, he'll drive out of state to buy Boulevard Beer. AND he roots for the CHIEFS. So even if he says it's gonna be sunny and it really rains...at least he got 2 out of 3 right.

:toast:

Archie F. Swin
05-01-2003, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by BigOlChiefsfan


I heard tell that THAT particular weathergoon was so confused he even voted once for a democrat AND actually bragged about it afterwards. To a bunch of republicans. But just to prove he's not completely insane, he'll drive out of state to buy Boulevard Beer. AND he roots for the CHIEFS. So even if he says it's gonna be sunny and it really rains...at least he got 2 out of 3 right.

:toast:

I know it may seem like i'm talkin about my self. but actually the Chief Meteorologist at the ABC afiliate here is well known for his drama and sensationalism when storms darken our skies. Hes about 4'5" with this greasy pompadora doo. He's laike a little greasy chihuahua. When storms pop he starts to quiver and his eyes starts to bug like a small dog that has to piss.

Most people say he's an alertist little fatbody. He's from Joplin.
I was born in Topeka

luv yer compliments though BOCF!

Ultra Peanut
09-15-2004, 02:08 PM
Tape delayed weathermen save no one...Delayed rep, however, can be very well-received.

What a great thread.

tk13
09-15-2004, 02:12 PM
Haha a classic old thread. The only reason it's ironic though is because this guy complained until his head fell off about TV cutting into programs for storm coverage then a few days later was when KC and most of western Missouri was bashed by that really widespread tornado outbreak....

Archie F. Swin
09-15-2004, 07:23 PM
You dont need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows....or, so I've heard

Iowanian
09-15-2004, 10:52 PM
**** you Iowanian! It doesn't matter that you don't care about the show they interupted. It could have been any show. They shouldn't interupt ANY show to tell us about a F@%#*%^$ storm that is near your stupid family farm. If your backward *** would have been watching that "stupid *** show", maybe you would have know about the storm near your little farm!!

You are the selfesh dickhead! You don't mind hearing about a storm that is near Dorthy and her farm but could care less about a hurricane in pango pango that is affecting lives and farmland!
**** you! You are the ******* prick!

now here is some Classic Chiefsplanet Americana.

I so, like wish "suk mah baows" was in style back then.