Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hurricane Must-Have's: Media Checklist

Mandatory requirements for any Florida hurricane-related story:


*Reminders about bottled water and flashlights.
*Quotes from experts about "not being on the roads if you don't have to be".
*A picture of someone ignoring that advice.
* A picture of a sign that threats or taunts the Hurricane. The verbiage on the sign must rhyme, such as, "Stay Away Fay".

*A "Concerned governor" photo.  



Not to brag, but this is where our governor kicks ass.  Perfectly executed - Charlie Crist has not smiled in 6 days.  He even went to see the new Will Ferrell movie Step Brothers, with not so much as a chuckle, even when the boys built their own bunk beds.  He just sat there like this:
And not even a congratulatory smile to this hurricane expert, who proudly shows his ability to locate Florida on the map, without any help! 

photos from Gary Green, Colin Hackley, Michel Fortier, Rob O'Neal, and Phil Coale (AP) and Joe Raedle (Getty)

3 comments:

Matt said...

I hate how the Gov. always pronounces the W's in URLs. dubya, dubya, dubya!

It's DoubleU (or doubleyou).

ctsilva said...

I just have one question. How do you find pictures like that? That is absolutely hilarious. The governor’s expression is just priceless.

BONNIE Shams said...

I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYONE SUGGEST THAT ALL CITIZENS OF NEW YORK OR OTHER AREAS THAT MAY BE SEVERELY AFFECTED BY IRENE BE PROVIDED WITH

LIFE VESTS

FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD...IF THE KATRINA VICTIMS, FOR EXAMPLE, HAD BEEN EQUIPPED WITH VESTS, MANY...MANY...COULD POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN SPARED. PLEASE PASS THIS ON IMMEDIATELY.