Wow! So good.
Ugh. These guys don’t even understand the basics of harmony. At least it wasn’t Scarborough Fair.
I couldn’t listen to this with sound, and yet this song is now stuck in my head. Thanks.
That was fucking awesome.
I’m just waiting for them to next cover Rebecca Black’s “Friday.”
That is friggin’ impressive. I think both for you and Jr. Kidd, it has much to do with the collective attitudes of parents who in the past saw Dealing With It as an actual part of your education. Though as you said, the actual frozen sky is playing a role now.
In So Cal, probably since the advent of local TV news, if it drizzles for more than a day and half the news banners jump directly to STORM WATCH!
I think I’d be an entirely different person if I hadn’t grown up with the likelihood of at least a few snow days each year.
I’ll never forget the intensity of listening to the radio as they rattled off the town names in alphabetical order. And even if your town came later in the list you quickly learned which towns earlier in the list served as bellwethers for yours which only served to heighten the general excitement leading up to the official announcement.
But of course occasionally your town wasn’t announced despite all evidence indicating an assured snow day. That was a bitter but valuable lesson on the indifferent nature of the universe despite what they tried to teach me in Catholic grade school.
Better rhythm here (from 2015):
WARNING: potentially worse earworm than Sound of Silence.
Ah! The lyrics come, almost without effort:
Are you going to scho-ol today?
Rain, sleet, ice, slush puddles and snow…
Sidewalks too slick for the walkers safety…
Plows can’t cope, the streets just aren’t clear
I do hope there’s been a bit of a change in the Deal With It attitude because there were two days in 1988 that made SE Michigan’s recent Deadly Cold pale in comparison. -35F with wind chill of -50 to -60F (MN) vs. -18F with -35 windchill (MI). We still had school, and we still had to go wait for the school bus at an unsheltered stop. Which was dumb. No one should’ve been out in that sub-Arctic cold.
BTW there is another video from these two on Tuesday as “Another Day Bites the Dust” And another BTW, as of 5:30 it is snowing like a bat out of hell in JC.
On the other hand, from the umich admissions office
3. Don’t expect a snow day
My freshman year I was doing homework in my dorm with my roommate when a sudden burst of yelling and cheering from the hallway broke our concentration.
“What’s that all about?” I wondered as I stuck my head in the hall.
From behind me I heard my roommate yell, “Alexa, tomorrow’s a snow day!”
You might find yourself watching the snow fall, thinking that you might be as lucky as I was. Don’t count on it.
The reason we were all so excited and surprised was because it was only the second time in 37 years that Michigan had cancelled classes.
In other words, it pretty much never happens; all the more reason to invest in a jacket and a good pair of snow boots.
My mom graduated from JCHS in 1925 at the ripe age of 16; she later taught there. She never remembered any snow days.
Yeah, rub it in.
Fellow Twin-Citian here. Just to be clear, that 9 inches of snow is just how much fell on Wednesday, February 20 and caused schools to be closed.
As far as the record being broken for snowiest February, as of yesterday we’ve had 36.2 inches (the previous record for February was 26.5 inches). I’ve spent over 25 hours shoveling snow so far this month, and it’s snowing again as I type this
It’s worse than that - I’ve heard (from parents of students) that some Randroid students sued UM a few years back in an effort to force the university to never declare a snow day again. Public safety be damned.
@zfirphdn: A lousy 9” got school cancelled in the Cities!?!? What have you become? My sophomore year, we had a storm dump 15” while we were at school. They knew it was coming, refused to call a snow day, and refused to release us early.
There has been an increase in snow days this year as a precaution. Last year in Saint Paul, eight inches of snow fell in the afternoon and some students didn’t get home until midnight.
(Edited to place source.)
I’m not sure, but for one thing, the population has increased and there are far more cars on the roads now than there used to be—not only making it harder for everyone to drive safely/defensively, but also making it harder for the plows to do their jobs.
It’s hard for me to compare, because I grew up in the Buffalo, NY area—as far as I’m concerned, Minneapolis doesn’t get near enough snow!
We’re now at 39 inches of snow for February, and I’ve put in 27 hours of shoveling this month. The sun is out, and it seems like we’re done for the month. More snow is predicted for Friday, but that’s March
Somehow, we got Minneapolis’ normal February weather in Detroit this year. And you got our snow, and more. If it helps, Detroit Hulk-smashed our old seasonal snowfall record a couple years ago (by more than a foot), ending up with 93”. Which I’m sure you know is more than the Average in the Cities.
All this talk about weather is making me miss Paul Douglas right about now.
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