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Everything Else Classic TWC / Andy Richter Visits TWC (1997)
« on: February 08, 2011, 03:58:53 PM »
Not sure if anyone has seen this or not, but Andy Richter from (at the time) Late Night with Conan O'brien took a tour of The Weather Channel.  This video features former OCM's Marny Stanier and Jeanetta Jones, as well as some guy named Jim Cantore.

CONAN O'BRIEN, 4/24/97 - ANDY'S DAY AT THE WEATHER CHANNEL

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions / Just a minor suggestion
« on: May 03, 2010, 07:33:29 AM »
Hey everyone.  I just have one small suggestion.

How about when posting a picture, can you PLEASE post what we are looking at.  It gets a little annoying when I look at a post with a picture saying "LOOK AT THIS!!!"...and I as well as others (who have actually said they don't know what they are looking for) find it hard to find what we are supposed to be looking for.  It would make it a lot easier :D

Like I said, nothing major, just somewhat helpful.  B)

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General Discussion / Late Night Madness on NBC
« on: January 14, 2010, 06:44:51 PM »
Gotta HATE NBC!!

I am getting pretty aggrivated that they are moving Jay back to 10:35  :thumbdown:.  Jay had his time, it is now time for Conan.  I do applaud Conan for his decision to leave the network, though.

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Everything Else TWC / TWC Promoting Cloudy With A Chance of Meat Balls
« on: September 15, 2009, 08:22:52 PM »
I am sure none of you know about this, because from what it sounds like, you all are not fans of NBC :P. On NBC, they just showed a commercial for some animated movie, and it began with "This is a Weather Update.." (or something like that), and in the background, you can here The Weather Channel's "chime" from the 03-05 era.  I was like "wow that sounds so familiar", and no sooner do I walk away from the room, I hear Adam Berg talking, and it is some cheesy thing about ice cream and fried chicken in the forecast (or something along those lines) with a cheesy lower third. Adam Berg ended with "For the weather channel, I'm Adam Berg".  This probably makes no sense at all.  But whatever, point is, Adam Berg was on a commercial for an animated movie, on NBC, with the chimes from 2003ish.  :P

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General Discussion / Which Late-Night show do you (prefer to) watch?
« on: June 16, 2009, 06:51:10 PM »
With the recent late-night switch-up, who do you watch?
I watch The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.  He has his own sense of humor, and I love it.  I'd prefer Jay though, but Conan will do.  I ocassionally will watch Jimmy Kimmel Live.  But since this is "prefer" I'll do the Tonight Show.

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General Discussion / Christmas list
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:25:53 AM »
So, what are some of the things that you are asking for Christmas this year?

For me, some new accessories for my new car, and some jeans, I need jeans..ha.

It's also been kind of a tradition to get a huge bag of sour skittles these past few years, I love 'em.  I also get a new wallet every Christmas.


I'm also wanting this new book called  "Un-Natural Disaster" by Terry Swails.  He was a former cheif meteorologist at the NBC afilliate here, and was fired because of money negotiations.  He wrote one book called superstorms, and it was awesome!  Hopefully I can get it signed tomorrow (well.."santa" can get it signed :P )

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General Weather Chat / General Severe Weather
« on: September 14, 2008, 11:19:51 AM »
This is a topic to dicuss daily severe weather, the weather that doesn't really NEED it's own topic.

I want to discuss the rain that has hit the central part of the country.  My gosh, it's rained NONSTOP here since Friday.  (Okay, a few breaks)  But it's beginning to get rediculous.  In my grandmother's rain guage, she has measured 8.5" of rain since Friday.  She lives in a town called Milan.  I misplaced my cylinder for my weather center, so I couldn't tell youhow much has fallen here, but at the airport, which is right across the river from where I live, 6.5" has fallen, and continues to fall.  Today, it's the remnants of Ike.

Tell us about any severe weather you are expieriencing.

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General Discussion / Yes, I am alive :D
« on: July 24, 2008, 10:47:56 PM »
WOW!! WHAT A HORRIBLE WEEK.
If you even noticed I hadn't been around the past few days, it's because I've been without power since 5 AM Monday, and it's been hell.  I woke up around 5 monday, because there was the threat for early morning storms.  I woke up, and no sooner did I wake up, like 5 minutes later, if that, the power went out.   

I looked out side, the sky was green and the rain was blinding, and the wind, Oh my gosh I've never seen anything like it before!!  I hear sirens, and start getting pretty excited, and I look out the window, and can't see a thing, so I have no clue whats going on.  All the sudden I hear a big snap, and a couple booms.  Around 6:30 it all calms down. 

I look  outside, there are like 3 huge branches in my yard, a tree down in the middle of the streen, and a huge tree in my neighbors yard.  It looked like a tornado tore threw.  I saw a stick STICKING UP from the ground.  I never seen a thing like it before.

Turns out it was a derecho, and the wind at the airport (which is  like 5 minutes driving distance from my house) was 94 miles per hour!  It was crazy.  My area got hit the hardest.  A major road was shut down. I took a few pics, and I'll post them when I get a chance.  But wow, it was the most interesting weather event I had been threw in my life!!   

I work in a different city, and we have had record days this whole week, because no body has had electricity til today.  ITS CRAZY!!

But, my family, and neighbors made it out okay.  I definitely have A LOT more appreciation for electricity :D


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OCMs & Personalities / Kelly Cass
« on: July 13, 2008, 09:25:55 AM »
Now, I've not been a HUGE fan of Kelly, every since, well, she started dressing odd, and was horrible to look at on TV.  The past couple times I've turned on TWC, and watched her, I actually enjoyed her on-air performence.  She isn't dressing like she used to, doesn't seem to wear 3 pounds of make-up, and is not wearing the stripper boots. 
And her performence isn't all that bad.  She keeps me interested.  This is odd that I am saying I actually enjoy Kelly Cass.

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TWC and your Cable Company / Interesting Situation..
« on: July 13, 2008, 09:20:07 AM »
So this morning, I turned on TWC.
The end.


No, kidding.  But, I turned to MTV, which is on channel 23, and TWC is 25, and noticed that it was out.  So, I went back to TWC on 25, it was on, and then to channel 24, then to channel 22, and TWC was on.
Turns out that on Channel 22 (which is my cable provider, Mediacom's, local channel) was showing the Ames LDL/Local forecast.  This is funny, because numerous times I go to channel 22, they are playing sports from Des Moines, and have a commercial for a TV station there.  So, the QC, and Des Moines I guess share that channel, but TWC was on that channel, and then my regular channel, 25.
I wonder why/how this is happening, and why I'm getting the Ames/Boone/Des Moines feed.

Also, what's interesting is, my TWC seems to be on like a 5 second delay to the Des Moines feed..

Did this make any sense at all? :P

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General Discussion / It's a Love/Hate thing.
« on: February 19, 2008, 06:47:39 AM »
So, I decided to create this thread, to discuss songs that you LOVE, and some songs that you HATE. (non-TWC related).   I'd like to see the tastes of some of you (or what you hate).

One song I absolutely hate is "No one" by Alecia Keys.  Uggh.. No one No one No one No one No ooooooooooooooooooooooone.... LIKES THIS SONG!!  <_<

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Programming and Graphics / Evening edition, 2001-2003, or 2003-present
« on: September 01, 2007, 12:32:42 PM »
So, I got to thinking about when EE had 4 OCMs..and I decided to ask, what do you like better, 4 format, or 3 (with Jim)

I liked the 2001-2003 format, with the 4 OCMs.  IIRC, it was Jennifer Lopez and Paul Goodloe who started the :00 , and then Kristina Abernathy and Nick Walker (soon to be Carl Parker) started :30, and each would alternate segments.  That was a great format.  Also, I loved how they did First Forcast, and TWC Across America.  (What other segments did they have?.. If Spring Rubber is here, he could deffinitly help with this)  And, I liked how they had straight weather (with RoadCrew) from :00-:14 or :15 after, and didn't go to commercial, then Locals til :14 or :15.

Which do you prefer?

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General Discussion / Network News
« on: August 30, 2007, 11:20:58 PM »
So, just an interesting question I suppose.

You can vote twice.  One for the morning, and one of the evening.  Make sence?

If you voted other, feel free to explain what you watch.

I watch Good Morning America almost every morning, and World News once in a while.  I used to watch the TODAY show..but I can't stand Ann Curry and Meredith Viera.

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Everything Else TWC / Bye-Bye Terry Connelly
« on: July 22, 2007, 02:20:23 PM »
Terry Connelly is leaving the weather channel!! This article is from tv week. Now, the article has barely any information, but the article states that he is "is leaving to pursue other opportunities".

http://www.tvweek.com/news/2007/07/general_manager_leaving_weathe.php

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