Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
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Meteorologists: Our Nation's Newest Victim Class

"There is a little bit of elitist-versus-populist tensions. There are meteorologists who feel, 'Just because I have a bachelor's degree doesn't mean I don't know what's going on.'"
-Science writer Bob Henson suggests one of the reasons meteorologists, who wear make-up and say wacky things about the weather, are more prone to dismiss global warming than climatologists, who are actually scientists.

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This is why I only get my palm read by astronomers.

deepomega (#1,720)

I only give credence to climatologists who wear make-up and say wacky things about the weather. Best of all worlds.

KenWheaton (#401)

And where, exactly, do "science writers" fit into this? Most have neither science degrees nor makeup-application skills.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Remember when the Weatherman used to be so radical.

timeoutofmind (#1,368)

you know, if i were in the meteorologist camp, i'd keep my head down on this one; in fact — on anything that calls attention to what i "do".

what other gig on earth has marketing consultants telling your bosses that you're the most important piece of talent in the operation …. AND you get to be massively incompetent and catastrophically wrong everyday … with no consequences — except free suits and haircuts.

HiredGoons (#603)

Congressmen.

Baroness (#273)

Growing up in NYC, you learned watching local news that only the sports and weather guys are allowed to have New York or ethnic accents. Then Sam Champion bravely turned away from the gay porn career his name was clearly marking as his destiny, and upset that applecart.

(Seriously, the shit Sue Simmons has had to put up with with these white boys over the years..)

Yes, most weathermen are rather stupid, and always wrong. Did you graduate college, even a crap state school? You are just as equally qualified to be a "meteorologist" then.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

You know, I hold a bachelor's degree from a state school. And I don't use phrases like "just as equally qualified."

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

When you're a jet steam, you're a jet stream all the way. From your first cigarette to your last dyin' day.

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