Know how tv weatherpeople get a bad rap for the level of inaccuracy we all know and enjoy in their forecasting ability?
Well, I was thinking about it today and have discovered the cause for this. At some point in time it became trendy -- if you were a tv news programmer -- to hire someone with a degree in meteorology to do your forecasting for you. Now think back. How long has it been since the weather report included "chance of meteor shower" in conjunction with "cloudy with possible sun"? Chances are it's been quite a while, because meteors just don't appear in our sky that often.
Know what does appear in our sky almost daily? Weather.
Listen up tv networks: fire off all your meteorologists and replace them with weatherologists ASAP. That's really the only way you're going to get more accurate forecasts.
Sure, when the Earth's population is decimated (which incidentally, probably doesn't mean what you think it does; look it up) by a surprise meteor shower you'll be able to say "I told you so," but in the meantime, I'll know whether ('whether' and 'weather' are homonyms, nice huh?) to wear sunblock or rainblock (Splatter Protection Factor 40).
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