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August 10, 2008



A fine letter but nothing "strongly worded" in it.

I definitely agree with "near miss". At work, we call safety incidents 'near miss' incidents , when in fact they are actually near hit. But what can we do. C'est la vie.

Vic Rattler

"The reporter often refers to this near hit as a "near miss." "

Just because George Carlin is dead doesn't mean you can start blatantly ripping him off. Plagiarism isn't cool Bean.

Please accept my criticism in the spirit in which it is offered - a sincere effort to improve your internet product.


Bean and anonymous, regarding "near miss". Maybe the saying is referring to two objects that "miss" each other and were very "near" each other when it happened. You both are reading it as near meaning "almost", but it could just mean the distance. I could see the saying being worded your way as "almost hit", but not in "close hit" as in "close miss".

Ricardo Barba

Hey Bean, XXXX YOU!


Oh my god, Uptight Bitch has taken over this blog and is now writing weakly worded letters to Seattle radio stations about over-used cliches! Apparently human names for pets weren't enough to fan the flames...


I wish the talking heads would stop trying to equate the weather with emotions. Don't tell me its miserable outside because its raining, too cold, too hot, too foggy or too sunny. To a man on the way to the executioner or wedding chapel, sunshine does not translate into a beautiful day.
I'm with Sgt. Friday. I just want the facts. Give me temperature in numbers, precipitation in percentages. Don't hype the chance snow even though it helps ratings. Make up the difference by improving your content instead.


This is exactly why I heart you, Bean.

Johnny Socko

You were way too easy on them. It can NEVER be "partly sunny", because the sun is always there; it just happens to be obscured by clouds occasionally. If it were ever truly "partly sunny", then we would have much bigger problems in our solar system than just the weather in your neck of the woods.

To Vic Rattler: Now that I think about it, BOTH of these topics were material for George Carlin!


Are you serious? Your time would be better spent doing something else. Go play with your belly button.


I listen to a morning broadcast in Los Angeles every morning and several of the personalities on that show have always said if you don't like or agree with what you hear you can always change the station.


We're not making this up as we go along...

In the world of weather, we break down sky coverage as Sunny, Mostly Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Partly Sunny, Mostly Cloudy, and Overcast. The approximate amount of sky coverage for each of these descriptors would be:

0/10 clear / sunny
1/10 fair (often saved for high wispy cirrus)
2/10 to 3/10 mostly sunny
4/10 to 6/10 partly cloudy
7/10 to 8/10 mostly cloudy
9/10 broken
10/10 cloudy / overcast

I'm in the boat with Lucky 13. I think one could have a near miss quite easily. On the way to work today, I missed several cars, hit no cars. None of my misses were near misses in the sense that no one encroached in the area surrounding my car.

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