The Missus and I typically watch the local NBC affiliate, WXIA-TV, for our daily dose of Tee-Vee News... They style themselves “11 Alive,” but lately, I’ve started to wonder whether the hamster is dead. That’s as in the expression, “the wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.”
They have this thing called the Weather Information Zone, you see. Nothing wrong with that. And there’s also nothing wrong with their cute little system by which they rate each day’s weather on a scale from 1 to 11, 1 being “sucky” and 11 being “dead solid perfect.”
Only problem is, they call their rating system...
(wait for it)
...the Wizometer. Really.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear some news announcer say, “Looks like today is gonna be a 9 on the Wizometer,” I’m thinking that it’s very likely that I will be taking a leak.
Is it just me? Is my mind in the gutter (or toilet)? Or is that what you first think of when you hear the word “Wizometer”?
Maybe the good folks at 11 Alive should be thinking of a new name for their weather rating system... before a lot of people get all pissy about it.