Enjoying the End-Of-The-World-Is-Nigh bombastic reportage about Hurricane Irene on The Weather Channel; I have been particularly taken with the ridiculousness of the presenters standing near raging seas in unpredictable winds.
Jim Cantore seems to be a bit of a legend for this. There are numerous examples on YouTube of what I would describe as foolhardy behaviour in the face of extreme weather.
It seems like if you see Cantore coming, you should get the fuck out of Dodge as they say.
I think my favourite clip is of Cantore getting all weather geek excited at the appearance of Thunder Snow. Bless.
Then there’s Mike Bettes falling over in the face of Hurricane Ike…
Not Cantore but amusing nonetheless…
BoingBoing – Hurricane Irene: Dude streaks through Weather Channel live shot (video, pic, NSFW)