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Bad California Weather
image This picture is going around via email. It's not really a hoax at all. Just a joke. But since it's about Southern California, I couldn't resist sharing it. Here's the text that accompanies the email:

With all the news on TV lately about the subzero weather and snow that the east coast and upstate NY areas are experiencing, we shouldn't forget that Southern California has it's share of devastating weather also. I've attached a photo illustrating the excessive damage caused to a home from a west coast storm that passed through the Los Angeles area a couple of days ago. It really makes you cherish what you have, and reminds us not to take life for granted!!! Warning: The attached picture is quite graphic and may not be suitable for younger viewers.
Categories: Photos/Videos, Places
Posted by The Curator on Mon Mar 01, 2004
Comments (18)
hehe I don't get it
Posted by Darren  in  indiana  on  Mon Mar 01, 2004  at  10:58 PM
Maybe it's either the link has the wrong picture on the end of it, or it's trying to say: "Look what freak weather we had in S. California: a garden chair was fully blown over in light rain!!!" - and that's the 'joke'.
Posted by Anon  on  Tue Mar 02, 2004  at  04:57 AM
That's exactly what it's trying to say. It's poking fun at the lack of horrible weather California always has.
Posted by Dan  on  Tue Mar 02, 2004  at  08:51 AM
I lived in Southern California 15 years...we had plenty of storms, not much of a joke you ask me. It's that song throws everyone off.
Posted by Darren  in  Indiana  on  Tue Mar 02, 2004  at  10:05 AM
Yes i understand the joke but frankly it isn't that funny
Posted by J  on  Tue Mar 02, 2004  at  11:18 AM
Nobody gets this?
I get it.
Wow...I guess Americans don't get irony.
Posted by Gee  on  Tue Mar 02, 2004  at  02:20 PM
Yeah i got the picture as well and frankly i thought it was stupid. It is not funny at all. Come on did it take a first grader to figure this one out. HAHA!!! Not funny!
Posted by sonja  in  las vegas  on  Tue Mar 02, 2004  at  03:23 PM
Well, as someone who moved from Madison to California, I find this hilarious. They are always going on about how it's storm of the century every time we get a quarter-inch of rain.
Posted by Sandy  on  Tue Mar 02, 2004  at  10:15 PM
Obviously this joke went over *some* people's heads. No matter, as long as the smart ones got it. =)
Posted by Dan  on  Tue Mar 02, 2004  at  10:52 PM
They should be showing mudslides or forest fires...that would impress me.
Posted by Darren  in  Indiana  on  Wed Mar 03, 2004  at  11:26 AM
urgh, i know a joke website which is filled with jokes like this... it pretty much tries to say "we southerners are tougher than them up north" over and over again...

(im english)
Posted by des  on  Wed Mar 03, 2004  at  03:26 PM
you got Arny now....what more could you want?
Posted by Darren  in  Indiana  on  Wed Mar 03, 2004  at  05:19 PM
I thought it was hilarious. I have a ton of relatives in California and go here pretty much every summer. The complain about the rain all the time! I live in GA and we have some pretty weird weather. One day it will be beautiful and the next you are standing in water up to your ankles. I am used to tornadoes and rain!
Posted by Alex  in  GA  on  Thu Mar 04, 2004  at  06:47 PM
hahaha its frickin high-larious! anyone who thinks otherwise has NO sense of humor....have you seen how people drive out here when it rains? heck, when it sprinkles people freak and dont go over 20mph....and ps--i'm from indiana, and recently moved to soCal, so i know my weather..
Posted by chuckles the clown  on  Fri May 28, 2004  at  03:58 PM
I got this, except it was for vancouver... same joke, though.(said that in case no one knows about vancouvers weather)
Posted by Jacob  in  Ontario  on  Wed Jun 02, 2004  at  10:08 AM
i love posting comments on OLD articles
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Sat Jul 10, 2004  at  11:09 PM
so funny!
Posted by estiej  on  Mon Aug 22, 2005  at  09:56 PM
hahahah. i didnt get it at first but looking at it the second time i think i finally got it: look at how horrible the weather in s.cali. is

hilarious...

*claps*
Posted by Eva  in  New york  on  Sat Feb 11, 2006  at  08:35 PM
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