Behind the Scenes III

by - August 03, 2010

Welcome to another edition of Behind the Scenes!

As I'm gathering my thoughts for this edition, the pecan pronunciation commercial came on again. This time my anchor and weathergirl got in on the discussion, and I think the latter won the pronunciation war.
I was raised to say 'puh-kahn' because a 'pee-can' is something you put under your bed.

Moving on...
On the subject of facebook stalking...
Graphics Op: Window shopping on Facebook.
Director: You need to get you some help.

On the subject of our 100+ temperatures...
Director: I love it... I can get a tan, man.
Keep in mind, he doesn't need one.

In between the first and second hours we play one of two versions of The National Anthem. Lately it's been George Jones. Next week it'll probably swap to Leann Rimes. Not that we're not patriotic, but when you hear these not-so-wonderful versions of your nation's song every day you'd prefer the volume be on mute.

This morning, the end of the first show prompted this discussion:
Graphics Op: I don't want to do the second hour. We should just play the National Anthem about ten times.
Audio Op: You say you can't hear it?
Graphics Op: Nah. I'm good.
Director: hahahaha

Yesterday we ended the show with a story about zedonks. It's a cross between a zebra and a donkey, and yes they really do exist. Just like ligers, but that's a different subject entirely.

That story is still inspiring conversations today...
Director: What would a monkey and a baboon create?
Graphic Op: Badoonkey?
Me: Where'd the 'd' come from?
Graphic Op: Babonkey? That's a tough one.

Director: What do you get when you mix an elephant and a hippopotamus?
Weathergirl: Hippophant!

Happy Tuesday.

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  1. The battle over the pronunciation of the word "pecan" is one that will probably plague Southerners until the end of time.

  2. lol My family argued about it this past weekend. It's following me everywhere!