Friday update, milk and cookies edition

Oh, wait, it’s bread and milk that people go out in droves to buy, right? Which, frankly, confuses me. I’d be much more worried if I was stuck at home without toilet paper or dog food. Whatever.

I easily made it to the WDRB-TV station for LEO’s regular Friday gig on “Fox in the Morning.” When they let me in the newsoom door, I exclaimed, “Hey, get a truck out there — it’s SNOWING!” I don’t think they were amused. If Britney Spears was riding around Louisville stark naked and hanging out a limo sunroof professing her love for the LEO Bar Belle during a snowstorm (could happen), what would the local TV stations cover then? Huh? That would be a major dilemma.

Do you love watching TV reporters standing along a highway, drawing in the snow with a gloved hand to show how much snow has accumulated? How much would you pay if one of them suddenly started rolling down the hill, saying, “Weeeeeee … this is reminds me of growing up in Wisconsin …”

I’d definitely pony up three loaves of Blue Dog bread to see that, and maybe some Horizon organic fat-free milk.

So, it seems likely that pretty much everything is canceled this weekend. Which brings up one of our grammar cop pet peeves. Something that’s rescheduled is not “canceled,” it is “postponed.” If it just won’t ever happen, then it’s canceled. With special thanks to Richard Des Ruisseaux for pounding these nuances into our heads all those years ago during Newspaper Editing (300 level).

There is hope, though. The boy Cards are on TV tomorrow with a chance to win the Big East championship outright. It’s at noon, so you can get it out of the way early. And “The Wire” wraps up for good on HBO Sunday night. It’s not canceled or postponed, though. It’s just done. (CS)

2 Comments

  1. The Bar Belle
    Posted March 7, 2008 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Which half of Britney would be hanging out — the top or bottom?

  2. General Sense of Outrage
    Posted March 7, 2008 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    knowing her, both sides, now: i mean, somersaults. she is very talented.