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Mike Schilling

It must be 25 years since I've watched local TV news voluntarily. The last straw was a report about a possible AIDS vaccine (very false, of course), reported by:

1. Going to the Castro district of SF and asking passersby if they thought an AIDS cure would be a good thing.
2. Showing stock footage of people in lab coats messing with beakers, while announcing that the vaccine was being developed in a lab much like this one.

If I want to be made stupider, I'll take up something more fun, drinking.


One of our local stations had as its tagline for a while: The Severe Weather Station. In Hawai'i.

The standing joke for years here is that every weather forecast which used the phrase "windward and mauka showers" would be accurate 98% of the time, and that would usually be all you needed to know, too.


The only time I ever see news on the tv anymore is if my parents cajole me into joining them, or if I'm trapped in a waiting room somewhere.

From what I see on those occasions, I am not missing anything of value.

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