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Blue weather on CBC

Blue weather on CBC

By Al Gilkes | Sun, January 15, 2012 - 12:00 AM

IF YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH, you would remember that back in 1961 a country and western singer named Sue Thompson had a big international hit with a record called Sad Movies Always Make Me Cry. If you are too young to know, just ask your grandmother to hum the tune for you to read along.

Just got home from work and I went to my room alone; seven o’clock was gone so I turned CBC’s Channel 8 on; and just as the news of the weather started to begin; all I heard on my TV was moaning and groaning.

I couldn’t believe my ears at this real oddity; it sounded like a blue but there was nothing that I could see; when I heard more sweet screams I buckled up in half; and in the middle of CBC’s Weather News I started to laugh.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

Hurricane season done and the nights no longer warm.

But on my TV two people kicking up a storm.

Then when I thought it might be two members of the staff.

I had to hold muh belly and bawl and continue to laugh.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

Now my TV set is hooked up to my stereo.

The surround makes it sound so better as you all know; but with moans and groans but nothing to see as the cause; I wondered if something was playing that I forgot on pause.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

The player was off and the sound system was free.

So was it CBC with new programming variety.

Then all my BBM contacts pinged and started to ask; if I watching the weather news and end with an “LOL” laugh.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

Just about then I heard steps coming up the stairway; they heard me laughing and shouted “Al, wha’ goin’ on in dey?”; I knew they would believe that I was telling them a lie; so the weather news made me laugh till I started to cry.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

Oh-oh-oh blue weather news always makes me laugh.

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh,

Blue weather news always makes me laugh.

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