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   Once again, travelers wonder whose idea it was to have Christmas during the worst weather of the year

25 Dec 2012 03:23 AM   |   2570 clicks   |   MyFox Atlanta
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Sgygus    [TotalFark]  
Blame it on the Romans.

24 Dec 2012 11:16 PM
BarkingUnicorn     
IDK about other parts of the country, but Colorado's heaviest snow comes in March.

24 Dec 2012 11:47 PM
propasaurus    [TotalFark]  
Australians.

24 Dec 2012 11:54 PM
This About That    [TotalFark]  
I think maybe Christmas was invented back before the automobile was the center of civilization.

24 Dec 2012 11:56 PM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
I spent the morning shoveling snow at my local homeless shelter. Tis the season, you know. I couldn't believe how much had fallen overnight, the work was backbreaking. Even in the cold, I was sweating something fierce.

The roads hadn't been cleared yet, but there was one guy trying to get his car out of the snowbank. He must have spent half an hour doing everything he could to get his car to move. He rocked it back and forth. He tried putting kitty litter under the tires. He gunned the engine and spun the tires to get the ice to melt. Nothing.

Finally someone came along with a tow cable and they slip-slided their way out of the space. Whereupon he immediately lost control and went sideways into a lamppost. I howled with laughter. The guy got out of his car just as my mom was walking around the corner of the block and he started yelling because I was laughing at him. It was just a little fight, but my mom got scared. She said you're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air. I whistled for a cab and when it came near, the license plate said Fresh and had dice in the mirror. If anything, I could say that this cab was rare, but I thought, nah forget it. Yo Homes, to Bel Air.

25 Dec 2012 12:17 AM
unyon    [TotalFark]  

AverageAmericanGuy: He gunned the engine and spun the tires to get the ice to melt.


I think I see the problem.

25 Dec 2012 01:20 AM
ktybear     

propasaurus: Australians.


oh jesus bloody christ mate fair suck of the sav

25 Dec 2012 01:44 AM
Elvis_Bogart    [TotalFark]  
I still want to know whose bright idea it was to schedule the Holidays during the busiest travel period.

25 Dec 2012 01:54 AM
dillenger69    [TotalFark]  
Weather's not to bad this time of year in Seattle. Maybe a bit of rain but that's about it.

25 Dec 2012 01:59 AM
Mr_Juche     
Should be an interesting morning in ATL. I'm at work now just to the North of the field and the fog is so thick we can't see the airport. Good luck getting out on time for those on the first flights out!

25 Dec 2012 03:32 AM
I Like Bread     
I find snow driving to be relaxing. I popped over to my favorite diner just two hours ago.
*shrug*
Ease up on the pedals and don't jerk the wheel. What exactly is difficult about that?

25 Dec 2012 03:34 AM
JerkyMeat    [TotalFark]  
Deep south? Derp south.

25 Dec 2012 03:42 AM
Dwight_Yeast     
The whole point is that you shouldn't be going anywhere at midwinter. You should be going you have enough stores to get through the other half and staying warm and safe with your family.

25 Dec 2012 03:53 AM
Vangor     
I'm wondering whose bright idea it was to put the holidays in the middle of my break. Ticket prices soar, and everywhere is overly busy.

25 Dec 2012 04:05 AM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

This About That: I think maybe Christmas was invented back before the automobile was the center of civilization.


That's not possible. The car has been around since like forever.

25 Dec 2012 04:08 AM
Miss Stein     

dillenger69: Weather's not to bad this time of year in Seattle. Maybe a bit of rain but that's about it.


Glad to live in the city and not, say, Hood Canal, where they're gonna get about 8" of snow on Christmas Day.

25 Dec 2012 04:31 AM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

I Like Bread: I find snow driving to be relaxing. I popped over to my favorite diner just two hours ago.
*shrug*
Ease up on the pedals and don't jerk the wheel. What exactly is difficult about that?


Well, the problem is that winter is when I find out that my tires need replacing.
You would think that I would start checking them in the early fall??

25 Dec 2012 04:35 AM
Bob Down     
Was awesome weather today. Not a cloud in the sky, air con on low, kids swimming, tipsy wife.

/almost
//oi x 3

25 Dec 2012 04:52 AM
robodog     

Dwight_Yeast: The whole point is that you shouldn't be going anywhere at midwinter. You should be going you have enough stores to get through the other half and staying warm and safe with your family.


Ha, being a snowbird in training I drive a couple thousand miles every winter, it's much better to flee the snow for the midtropics (even for just a few weeks) then it is to hunker down with a bunch of provisions. In fact the only retirement more appealing to me than a class B motorhome is the idea of circumnavigating the eastern US along the grand loop, thus avoiding the worst of both summer and winter.

25 Dec 2012 04:57 AM
Gig103    [TotalFark]  
Blame the Romans for stealing the winter solstice celebrations from the pagans.

25 Dec 2012 05:13 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
Christmas was invented in 1983 by the Cinnabon/Starbucks Airport Kiosk Illuminati Complex to maximize profits at the end of the calendar year.

25 Dec 2012 05:18 AM
KrispyKritter     
AverageAmericanGuy some days I love you so much it hurts. Today is one of those days.

25 Dec 2012 06:00 AM
baronvonzipper     
It's 5AM and 40F, a little rain in NE Oregon. We'll be taking the His Highness (the Berner) up into the foothills later today just to say we saw snow.

25 Dec 2012 07:55 AM
ExperianScaresCthulhu     
Some people don't get to travel.
First World Problems.
Rich People Problems.

It's like biatching about having too much to eat because you wanted this spice instead of that spice, and are oblivious to the majority who have no spices at all, let alone too much to eat.

25 Dec 2012 08:03 AM
cynicalbastard     
The whole thing about Yule-Tide was the weather was so miserable you couldn't travel. You couldn't go off doing the Viking thing with the boys- which meant not only was the rape/pillage/burn/rape stuff right out, but so were your chances of getting some dinner that was not based on salt mutton, salt pork or salt fish- or worse yet, lutefisk.
So there you were, stuck at home. With the longboat pulled up ashore needing repairs and currently covered with several feet of snow.
So in order to keep from going crazy or, worse yet, insulting Bjorn Skullbreaker's fat-arsed sister and starting a blood feud which would last at least six generations, you had to party. Sure, you might still insult someone's sister, but hey, you were drunk!
So you feasted. And drank those barrels of calvados and wine you looted from that nice monastery in northern France. And feasted some more. And sang songs and made up stories of how many Frankish warriors you fought single-handed. And drank some more, and eventually ended up under the table.
With Bjorn Skullbreaker's fat-arsed sister.

25 Dec 2012 08:45 AM
baronvonzipper     

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Some people don't get to travel.
First World Problems.
Rich People Problems.

It's like biatching about having too much to eat because you wanted this spice instead of that spice, and are oblivious to the majority who have no spices at all, let alone too much to eat.


Did someone pee in your porridge?

25 Dec 2012 09:22 AM
cynicalbastard     

baronvonzipper: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Some people don't get to travel.
First World Problems.
Rich People Problems.

It's like biatching about having too much to eat because you wanted this spice instead of that spice, and are oblivious to the majority who have no spices at all, let alone too much to eat.

Did someone pee in your porridge?


I understand the Spice must flow.

25 Dec 2012 09:31 AM
StrandedInAZ     
It was 60 here yesterday. That's chilly for us this time of year.

/former Pennsylvanian
//still not used to warm Christmases

25 Dec 2012 09:42 AM
Dwight_Yeast     

StrandedInAZ: It was 60 here yesterday. That's chilly for us this time of year.

/former Pennsylvanian
//still not used to warm Christmases


It's been in the 60s here in Philly quite a bit this month. It's supposed to be in the 50s in the next couple of days.

25 Dec 2012 10:15 AM
TWX     

Gig103: Blame the Romans for stealing the winter solstice celebrations from the pagans.


Bingo!

The entire point of a dead-of-winter party is to make everyone feel better in the darkest, coldest part of the year. One should celebrate with the people around one's self, not make a pilgrimage.

Besides, what I find amazing is how people consider travel like this difficult. You get on a plane and can be anywhere in the world in a day, with the vast majority of travellers reaching their destinations in less than six hours, without a whole lot of regard for the weather. Only the worst weather causes problems, and even then, many airports have found ways to deal with that.

25 Dec 2012 11:28 AM
Deep Contact     
Amazing we still celebrate ancient Pagan beliefs.

25 Dec 2012 11:39 AM
clkeagle     

Dwight_Yeast: It's been in the 60s here in Philly quite a bit this month. It's supposed to be in the 50s in the next couple of days.


I'm jealous. We had surprisingly warm weather here in Iowa... until last week. Then 13" of snow last Thursday, followed by 5-degree weather today. Roads are fine though.

25 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
Altitude5280     
Egg nog is not as good in the summer.

25 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
morg     

Elvis_Bogart: I still want to know whose bright idea it was to schedule the Holidays during the busiest travel period.


The same people who decide where the deer crossings should be.

25 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
arghyematey     
It's 75 here in Central FL! I forget what the cold feels like. (Native Kansan)

25 Dec 2012 02:08 PM
Vangor     

arghyematey: It's 75 here in Central FL! I forget what the cold feels like. (Native Kansan)


Still? I was laughing at everyone bundled up in Viera a little over a week ago, but expected maybe the temperature had dropped a little since; was hoping to keep a smidge of the cold when I return from Seattle.

25 Dec 2012 03:01 PM
wvsasha     
Only in the northern hemisphere....

25 Dec 2012 03:36 PM
colledge     
The gods have lost all bladder control over Queensland. It's pouring in Brisbane and shows no sign of letting up. Ever.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR503 .loop.shtml

Noah... Noah..,

25 Dec 2012 03:52 PM
Sgygus    [TotalFark]  
Perfect conditions for a guava battle, colledge :)

25 Dec 2012 04:14 PM
cwolf20     
What bad weather?

I'm dreaming of a white christmas.
Which I failed to have yet again this year.
Where the green grass is browning,
And light jackets are billowing.
And snow, is seen on Rudolphs nose.

25 Dec 2012 10:53 PM
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