On Facebook this week I posted that I would like to see more snow.Â That got the goat of a couple people who shouted in outrage that I had gone off the deep end.
While I don't apologize for the snow comment, I do feel sorry for what's coming tomorrow.
The National Weather Service says temperatures in parts of Southern Wisconsin could drop to -15 degrees.Â A Wind Chill Advisory goes into effect at 8pm tonight, through 9am tomorrow. With wind gusts of up to 30MPH, that could drop the temp to -20 to -30 degrees in the overnight.
In Milwaukee, they may even break their streak of consecutive days with the temperature above zero.Â It stands at 732 days!
Checklist for the drive to work tomorrow:
Wool socks, warm coat, gloves, ski goggles, snow pants, scarf, electric blanket, kindling wood, butane torch, light saber to fight the Hoth Planet Wampa Creature and an extra Tauntaun.Â (They smell awful, but they'll keep you warm.)
Sorry Mr. and Mrs. Uptight, those baggy pants are OK in the eyes of the law.
We were talking about a new court ruling on the show this morning that went like this:
A New York Judge has decided a case where a man was ticketed for his low-slung pants that exposed his underwear.Â The judge says while it may be distasteful and foolish, peopleÂ can wear what they want as long as they do not offend public order and decency.
There you have it.
Just by chance, Neil Young is playing a solo acoustic show in Milwaukee tonight.Â The weird connection between the story and Neil Young comes from one of the funnier late night videos I've seen this year.Â Take it Jimmy Fallon....
We're just a few days from the Academy Awards and I'm ready to make my picks for winners.
Before I do that, I wanted to run down some gigantic tragedies that never should have been. There have been plenty of movies that get Oscar nominated but do not deserve the credit they receive.
Here's my list of the Best Picture nominee worst offenders over the past 20 years.
2009 - Avatar - Sure it'll do well for special effects, but the film is not otherwise Oscar worthy.
2006 -Letters To Iwo Jima - Before you get upset at this one, know that I think it was largely picked because of it's epic war drama-ness, and the fact that Clint Eastwood directed.Â As a movie, I was not thrilled with the results.Â The Departed won this year.
2005 - Munich - Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.Â The story of the Olympians murdered at the 1972 MunichÂ games didn't do them justice. Crash won this year.Â Good call.
2003 - Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World - Sorry Russell Crowe, this one was as long and drawn out as the title.Â Please Mr. Crowe, don't hit me for saying that. Lord Of The Rings: Return of the King won this year.
2001 - Moulin Rouge - Now musical lovers are upset.Â Hey, I like musicals.Â Just not this one.Â A Beautiful Mind won this year.
2000 - Gladiator - Russell Crowe is really gonna be pissed now, especially since Gladiator won the award.Â This just wasn't my style of movie.Â It was trying to be too graphic instead of deep.
1997 - Titanic - Yeesh.Â Need I say more? Â Titanic won, beating out LA. Confidential, Good Will Hunting and The Full Monty. A movie sin was committed this year.
1996 - The English Patient - It won, beating outFargo. FARGO FOR JUMPIN' JIMMINEY SAKE!!!!
1995 - Babe - Yes, this was that talking pig movie that was nominated.Â Luckily Mel Gibson from Braveheartwon that year.Â I heard William Wallace later roasted Babe and ate him for supper.
1994 - Forrest Gump - How did this happen?Â Gump beat out The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction! The movie gods became angry with mankind this year.
1990 - Godfather, Part III - Way to beat a dead horse...head. Dances With Wolves won this year, but Goodfellas couldn't have been far behind.