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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

It's Raining Men

Give that man his own TV show. For goodness sake, why all the heartache about J Woss's departure from the Beeb.Tomasz Schafernaker is the man of the moment. The man who does the impossible - by making the weather forecast a laugh a minute.

His latest attempt to inject some spice into "sunny intervals with occasional showers" was a rude hand gesture on air. He effortlessly carried out a "spin on this" gesture after a colleague had made a sarcastic remark about Tomasz's forecasting ability. The Beeb have apologised for this "mistake" - shame on them. (By the way how is it a mistake? I thought a mistake was unintentional: Mr Schafernaker's gesture was most definitely not).

He looks as if butter wouldn't melt in his mouth but this boy is hot. Previously he got into trouble for calling the Western Isles and the West Highlands "nowheresville"in a live broadcast.

See what I mean. Young Tomasz is one giant talent.

And he has a fine sense of humour too. He was reduced to hysterics by an unfortunate rude slip of the tongue while trying to say "muddy site" during a BBC Radio 4 forecast last year. He's a peach.

He has his own website, for God Sake! What more is needed to put this man up there with the greatest weather-people. He will soon join the pantheon of weather gods -Thor, Michael Fish, Suzanne Charlton (daughter of demi-god Bobby) and Penny Tranter.

Mind you he'll have to go a bit to eclipse Michael  "Hurricane" Fish's humongous clanger a few hours ahead of the "Great Storm of 1987" .

"Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way; well, if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't, but having said that, actually, the weather will become very windy, but most of the strong winds, incidentally, will be down over Spain and across into France."

There's a lesson here. If you're going to get something wrong; get it wrong big time. 


The Sagittarian said...

Haha, read about that here's a sad day when that sort of thing makes the news. I gave a bus driver the twirly bird gesture just the other day and thats not made the headlines yet! Harumph.

Barry Coidan said...

Do you know I'd never have imagined you doing that! To a bus driver: isn't there the risk that he might make life difficult for you. They are quite big!