January 8, 2010

Weather forecast courtesy of that sensei from Karate Kid

Once in a while during the months of October, November, December, January, February and March - and occasionally April - I like to check in on the weather conditions in my former hometown of Chicago and gloat a little bit. (It's possible that I've blogged about this once before, like, say here.)

This probably makes me a terrible person, but being able to gloat about weather is one of the perks of living in Southern California, and I'm someone who likes to take advantage of the perks afforded to me.

I've been hearing about snow and arctic temperatures in the Midwest, so I thought today would be a good day to visit the Chicago Sun-Times website. I was not disappointed - and mostly because it seems that the two-word weather summary on the site's home page was written by the sensei from Karate Kid. (Did you know? The character's name was John Kreese! Thanks, imdb!)

Before I get to the forecast itself, please refresh your memory by reliving this relevant Karate Kid dialogue:
That's Martin Kove, left, as the immortal John Kreese.

Kreese: What do we study here?
Highly pumped up dojo students: The way of the fist, sir!

Kreese: And what is that way?
Students: Strike first, strike hard, no mercy!

Kreese: I can't hear you.
Students: Strike first, strike hard, no mercy!

Which brings me to the Chicagoland forecast synopsis that appeared on the Sun-Times banner this morning:


ZenMom said...

Oh my gawd, that made me LOL. I love it!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

I was talking about Karate Kid yesterday with a friend who also reminded me that the sensei's name was John Kreese!


But not that weather.

But still, awesome.

bugs said...

good comparison. very impressive! you never cease to amaze me with the amount of completely useless information you retain.

it snowed in baltimore today - school 2 hours late. we loved it though. so don't feel badly. don't gloat.

also, did you know a new karate kid movie is coming out soon?! since the only 2 movies i saw in the last year were "alvin & the chimpmunks. the squeakquel" and "the princess and the frog" i can tell you for sure that it's comin'...there were previews for it! i'll be sure to pay special attention to the NO MERCY dialogue.

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Lets see it is -7 celcius here and it is going down to -9 that is balmy considering it is January in the great white north...