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    Snow Panic

    One of thw things I've never understoid about the south is why everyone goes nuts at the threat of snow. My wife asked me to go fill her car, big mistake. I'm writing this on my blackberry because roughly 80 people are trying toi fill up just in case it snows. Sigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    One of thw things I've never understoid about the south is why everyone goes nuts at the threat of snow. My wife asked me to go fill her car, big mistake. I'm writing this on my blackberry because roughly 80 people are trying toi fill up just in case it snows. Sigh
    Lady in another dept. was overheard this morning telling employees to not leave for work on Monday until the sun was up and they had heard from her....WTF? Are we not adults? Can we not decide for ourselves if we can make it in safely?
    It was a major head-meets-desk moment for me.
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    Coming from a Minnesotan, that all sounds funny.

    But, my dad once hosted a transplant from New Orleans. She had never seen a day of snow in her life. Her first time outside in the snow...let alone her driving and totaling three cars at the very first intersection, seconds into her first winter driving experience...helped me to understand the panic.

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    Also, on top of being ignorant rednecks with no concept of how to drive in snow, we do not have the equipment to prepare the roads for snow or clear the snow after it falls, and often we get ice, instead of snow, making driving treacherous even for experienced winter drivers. Y'all come back now, ya hear?!
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    So, if no one can or should be driving...why the need to wait in line for gas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    But, my dad once hosted a transplant from New Orleans. She had never seen a day of snow in her life. Her first time outside in the snow...let alone her driving and totaling three cars at the very first intersection, seconds into her first winter driving experience...helped me to understand the panic.
    A friend said her husband had never seen snow until he drove to visit her and her parents at Christmas. He was born and grew up in Arizinia, went to college in Hawaii, attnded flight school in Florida, and met here at Norfolk/Va Beach. On the way driving to her house, he saw snow on the roads for the first time. Unfortuantely he didn't think about how slick the roads could be until he did a 360 braking into a turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    So, if no one can or should be driving...why the need to wait in line for gas?
    so that we do not run out of gas as we drive all over town buying all the bread and milk and eggs and firewood and beer and scotch and ammo before the great blizzard hits. geez, y'all yankees don't know nothin about a good snow panic.
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    Here in Texas, snow is brief and fairly fun (people pull out the 4x4s and drive with people sliding on ice chests tied to the back). However, ice storms are a real nasty threat, and it doesn't matter what type of wheel drive you have, be it FWD/RWD/4WD/2WD/6WD [1], unless you have a vehicle with tank treads, the ice is nasty, and all it takes is just a shady spot for it to lurk and throw people off the road.

    [1]: There used to be a Dodge called the T-Rex that had 6WD, don't think it ever made it past the concept vehicle stage, although people said it towed better than duallies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    so that we do not run out of gas as we drive all over town buying all the bread and milk and eggs and firewood and beer and scotch and ammo before the great blizzard hits. geez, y'all yankees don't know nothin about a good snow panic.
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    I have two local boys who are fishing on the pond right now so they can stock up for the storm.
    Hope they enjoy their selves because I ain't going out there. It's windy as hell and getting cold. Forget that. I'm locking myself inside this weekend and seeing what all will burn in my fireplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I have two local boys who are fishing on the pond right now so they can stock up for the storm.
    Hope they enjoy their selves because I ain't going out there. It's windy as hell and getting cold. Forget that. I'm locking myself inside this weekend and seeing what all will burn in my fireplace.
    the door should burn nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    the frozen boys from the lake should burn nicely.
    Stephen King'd it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    the door should burn nicely.
    I have a sofa the dog destroyed.
    If we get more than 3 inches I could see a few of my redneck friends turning that into an add beer and lighter fluid until the police arrive situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I have a sofa the dog destroyed.
    If we get more than 3 inches I could see a few of my redneck friends turning that into an add beer and lighter fluid until the police arrive situations.
    current forecast is 2-3"s.

    If things go right, you might can get a pic or two of those fishing guys under the ice Monday. Like you did last year.
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    have you ever seen the videos of what happens when a little bit of snow hits somewhere where there usually is no snow?



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    On January 18, 1985, Buffalo was hit by the “Six Pack Blizzard.” The storm dropped 33.2 inches of snow with winds gusting to 53 mph. It was during this storm that Mayor Jimmy Griffin told Buffalonians to “Stay inside, grab a six-pack and watch a good football game.” This by far is one of the best lines EVER voiced by a political leader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    This list is not prioritized correctly.
    You can never have too much beer, especially if you're going to be stranded by the weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Also, on top of being ignorant rednecks with no concept of how to drive in snow, we do not have the equipment to prepare the roads for snow or clear the snow after it falls, and often we get ice, instead of snow, making driving treacherous even for experienced winter drivers. Y'all come back now, ya hear?!
    Not until y'all stock up the beer stores again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I have two local boys who are fishing on the pond right now so they can stock up for the storm.
    Hope they enjoy their selves because I ain't going out there. It's windy as hell and getting cold. Forget that. I'm locking myself inside this weekend and seeing what all will burn in my fireplace.
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    the door should burn nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    the frozen boys from the lake should burn nicely.
    Stephen King'd it for you.


    Here was their haul by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post


    Here was their haul by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    This list is not prioritized correctly.
    So you make your french toast after you open your beer? Weirdo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    So you make your french toast after you open your beer? Weirdo.
    I would have moved ammo up the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I would have moved ammo up the list.
    What the hell for? Its gonna be an ice storm, even the deer will be staying put.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    Here in Texas, snow is brief and fairly fun (people pull out the 4x4s and drive with people sliding on ice chests tied to the back). However, ice storms are a real nasty threat, and it doesn't matter what type of wheel drive you have, be it FWD/RWD/4WD/2WD/6WD [1], unless you have a vehicle with tank treads, the ice is nasty, and all it takes is just a shady spot for it to lurk and throw people off the road.

    [1]: There used to be a Dodge called the T-Rex that had 6WD, don't think it ever made it past the concept vehicle stage, although people said it towed better than duallies.

    I can tell you, tank treads are terrible on ice. I drove a tank in the Army, and on icy hills in the Alps, they tended to suddenly become 20 ton toboggans into the nearest stand of trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    What the hell for? Its gonna be an ice storm, even the deer will be staying put.
    But others may not... muahahahahah! Dogs and cats, perhaps?
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