Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Our local news media seems to revel in freaking out our seasoned citizens (and Northern transplants). I've had several that I know already calling me up, asking me what to do. "Should we board up?" "Should we leave town?" "The news guy said it was coming RIGHT FOR US!!!" A hurricane could be in the Pacific, and there is this one local meteorologist that will show it eventually making landfall in Jacksonville. It makes me sick. And you know that those "field reporters" are just chasing death. They want to record destruction. Anything less would mean the viewer clicked over to the competition. It makes me sick - did I mention that already??

Anyway, here's my take on all of that. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go return 60 cans of beans, and 10 packs of double AA batteries.


Craig Zablo said...


I just found your blog through a link with Rob Smith. I've bookmarked your site for regular visits.

I live in Port Orange [Daytona Beach area] and you are dead on with your cartoon about the storm newscasters.



Rob Smith, Jr. said...

HEY! Craig's in Port Orange! The storm is already there! He should be dead by now! Nothing survives our storms! Craig, if you read this, please report that you are no longer with us so the reporters will not be accused of exaggerating their newscasts!

it should be my way by tomorrow. I have my will made out and said good-bye to all my friends. Good-bye, cruel world!!!!

Ed Hall said...

Hey Craig,
Great to hear from you, and thanks! Be sure to check back in from time to time, and tell all your friends!


PS - How's my Stallone drawing holding up? Still enjoying it?

Craig Zablo said...

Hey Rob,

Nope, I didn't die. Me and Chuck Norris are the only thing that can withstand our storms... well, maybe you, too, if you make it home!

Hi Ed,

Yes, your Stallone piece still has a place of honor in my collection. I still get a kick out of telling people that you didn't need reference to do it. Thanks again for it!