“The Damn News at 11”

Your Typical Network Doodle News Reader (usually formally a Weather Reader):

“News at 11

An expression of total non-surprise at the revelation of something that is supposedly new and/or exciting, but is actually old hat. Often used in a sarcastic context.

Person A: “A new report just released says that the sky is blue.”

Person B: “News at 11.”

by Some Guy – September 13, 2005

My Forecast?

Just a 50-50 chance of showers!

I once was a former USAF Weather Observer that became a Weather Forecaster!

Taegu (now Daegu) Korean Air Base, South Korea, circa 1969.

There were rats that ran amuck in the Weather Station, day and night!

23 Comments Add yours

  1. judybarbera says:

    Did they ever bite you? That would explain a lot!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      I’m maybe immune to rabies? No, rats!

      Liked by 3 people

  2. gabychops says:

    The best is Judy’s comment! Thank you, Judy, for making me laugh.

    Joanna

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judybarbera says:

      I appreciate your like and comment. Yes, rat rabies is surely a terrible way to go for all involved!

      Liked by 2 people

  3. gabychops says:

    I lost what I wrote, so I just wanted to say that you make me laugh every time you ‘say’ anything, and I wondered whether you are a stand-up comedian?

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      She confined to her bed now.

      She’s definitely a lay-down comedian.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. gabychops says:

    You two are brilliant!
    Thank you.

    Joanna

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Thank you from “The Hal & Judy Show!” lol

      Liked by 2 people

  5. gabychops says:

    Stop this! My mascara is dribbling. all over my laptop!

    Joanna

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Sounds like a really catchy title for your next post.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. gabychops says:

    I am getting to like you, more and more! I better go and do some serious work for my next Literary post
    By the way, thank you for your comment about Steinbeck and his rabbits.

    Joanna

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      A fan of Steinbeck and Poe and that damn Raven! Do you know that Poe only made about $9 from his book, The Raven?

      He should have written a poem, “Quoth the Poor Church Mouse!”

      Liked by 1 person

  7. I love the rat News Is the Rat Weather any different from ours?

    Laugh On

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      No. No matter the animal, the weather is still the same

      Liked by 3 people

  8. gabychops says:

    No, I didn’t know, and you are making me laugh again. By the way, why aren’t you reading and commenting (wittily) about Beston?
    Thank you.

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      I will indeed!

      Are you familiar with Srinivasa Ramanujan who was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and fractions, including solutions to math problems then considered unsolvable. He eventually had a postal partnership with English mathematician G.H Hardy and then did his final work at the University of Cambridge, England. He died in India at age 32 of dysentery.

      He once said, “An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God.”

      See the movie and the book, The Man Who Knew Infinity!

      Like

  9. gabychops says:

    I love you!! Thank you so much. I didn’t know about him, and I will order the book if it is not out of print. Could you advise if you know where in the US can be both? THANK YOU!!
    It means so much to me. I am involved in work with the disadvantaged
    communities in India and we need the role models.

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      You can view the movie on Amazon and other sites.

      The book: eBay, Google, whatever…

      Everyone should know about him…

      Like

  10. gabychops says:

    Thank you!!

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

  11. gabychops says:

    Thank you again. I have now coming tomorrow both the book and DVD

    Much obliged!

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      👍🏼Just rewatched the movie…The Life of Pi is another good movie of a similar sort.

      Like

  12. gabychops says:

    Yes, thank you.

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

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