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July 11, 2007

Because we're just that pathetic

This is a small article from the back page of our paper, The News Tribune. Could we possibly whine a little more?

Watch this and think chilly
Finally, someone is doing something about the weather instead of just talking about it.
In response to this week’s heat wave, Click! Cable TV has set aside a channel today that’s devoted – for 24 hours – to showing nothing but photographs of winter scenes in Tacoma.
The slide show – a warm-weather version of the yule log fireplace channel – is set to “seasonal” music, and even includes the sound of wind blowing.

Click! customers with a digital cable box will find it on Channel 1 beginning at 8 a.m. It’s on Channel 117 for those without a box.

“We thought it would help people who are spending time indoors to remember recent snowstorms and know that this heat won’t last forever,” said Mitch Robinson, Click!’s marketing and business operations manager.

Tacoma blogger Kevin Freitas supplied the photos.

Robinson came across some of Freitas’ images while surfing the Internet, and sent him an e-mail Monday saying, “I have a crazy idea, give me call.” Freitas called him and quickly agreed to the idea. He put together a CD with 60 or 70 images of Tacoma neighborhoods and landmarks, mostly taken last winter.

“I’ve been testing this all day in my office and I feel at least 3 or 4 degrees cooler,” Robinson said Tuesday.

Jason Hagey, The News Tribune


  1. I'm sorry, but I seem to remember the pacific northwest had a pretty crappy winter this year! I guess they're showing pictures from a 'peaceful winter'!

    I agree JoJo...Pathetic.

  2. what in the world!? "i feel at least 3 or 4 degrees cooler" ok pal whatever you say..... this is coming from soemone who actually had the time to look at pictures of snow ALL DAY!!

  3. ha! no wait, i meant: haha! ;P stupid, really.

  4. sometimes, it gets hot, sometimes, it gets cold. sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn't...HELLO!!! this is planet earth, we're talking about

  5. Somehow I think my battery-operatied fan with the spray might work better.

  6. Anonymous3:45 PM

    Presumably, if they were showing pictures of a fishtank, some might feel wet?! Of course, for some of us Vincent kind of......OK, you can finish that thought/sentence ;0)

  7. That is one of the sillier things I've read today!

  8. Anonymous7:36 PM

    I know Kevin's blog. Yes, it's cool.

    But not that cool.