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Fog CHAOS!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Adam Westbrook on December 21, 2006

Not since the summer’s terror alert have BBC News 24 viewers been treated to angry commuters moaning without limit about delays that are no-ones fault.

“Me and my missus have a flight to see our nephew in Spain. It’s been cancelled and we’ve had to sit in the airport for 8 hours. On those funny seats. And my wife’s got a bad hip.”

“Would you say your Christmas has been ruined?”

“Christmas?…oh yeah, Christmas. Yes, it’s ruined. Totally ruined!”

News 24 has excelled itself this morning bringing us the latest stock footage of people milling in Heathrow terminal 2 and best of all, a live shot of…..the fog.

And you thought the helicopter over Tom Stevens’ house was pointless enough. Not so,  a wide shot of a grey blanket of mist is the “telling shot” of this story clearly. You might as well turn off the telly and listen to Five Live while staring at a blank piece of paper.

But let’s not forget this is a major news event. Jane Hill just called the fog “appalling” – a word usually reserved for sex crimes against children.

You heard it here first:  fog is the paedophile of the weather world.

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  1. David Sheffield said, on December 22, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    “You might as well turn off the telly and listen to Five Live while staring at a blank piece of paper”

    – That is a genious comment.

    But the fog seems to be lifting and the frost melting… maybe Aslan is on the move.


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