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Panic is on the Way

A monster snowstorm is on its way to the northeastern United States. New England is preparing for potentially its worst storm in 35 years, and multiple inches of snow will fall as far south as Philadelphia. With New York and Boston – two cities that have a habit of making everything about them – expecting large amounts of snow, this has become a national news story.

I don’t have a lot to say about it – I mean, if it snows, it snows, you know? – but I do think the mass media coverage inevitably ends up being hypocritical about these things. All you see and hear on the news is that if you’re in the path of the storm, be prepared. Don’t go out, don’t drive, etc. And then when the storm’s going on, what do they do? They show everyone panicking, then they send a reporter out there to blow around and get frostbite.

What I’m saying is, don’t panic, but prepare and be smart. And when it starts snowing, turn off the news. You don’t need a weather report when you have a window. The snow will be there when it’s over.