The setup: 500,000 people without electricity for several days now in my area, due to a big ice/snow storm.

The punchline: This morning on the news, they were showing the results of a web poll. The question was “What are you doing while without power?”

Apparently this particular news channel believes that many folks are willing to waste precious laptop and cellphone battery resources to do lame web polls. Not to mention the fact that they more than likely aren’t watching television.

But I guess if you are huddled in an emergency shelter with 200 strangers, what else better would you have to do? Maybe I’m the idiot…


1 Response to “WTF?”

  1. 1 Anonymous
    December 7, 2006 at 2:08 pm

    OMG we said the same thing… how stupid! One of the news stations actually said “stayed tuned for more information on when power might be restored and where you can go while your power is out”. Um… how would people w/o power see the news to get this information? -christy

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