December 6th, 2013
05:06 AM ET

It's a winter mess

No matter how you spell it, ice is a four letter word Friday. Just ask folks living anywhere from Texas to Tennessee.
The National Weather Service predicts a wintry mix of precipitation through Sunday.

That forecast prompted the cancellation of a downtown Dallas holiday parade scheduled for Saturday for the first time in 26 years.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two friends lived in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. They were sick of winter, so they went to a travel agent and booked a trip to Australia.
    When the two friends got off the plane – still wearing their down jackets, wool hats and snow boots – they wandered into a pub and sat down. The locals wondered about these strangers, so one of the Aussies walked over to the visitors and said, "G'day, mates. Where're you from?"
    "Saskatoon, Saskatchewan," one of the Canadians replied.
    "Oh," said the Aussie, returning to his table.
    "So where are they from?" the other locals asked.
    "Don't know," replied the Aussie. "They don't appear to speak English."

    December 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    An American and a Scotsman were discussing playing golf during the various seasons of the year.
    "Unfortunately, in the USA, we can't play golf in the winter and have to wait until spring," said the American.
    "In Scotland, we can play in the winter. Snow and cold are no object to us," declared the Scotsman.
    "What do you do then? Do you paint your balls black?" asked the American.
    "No," replied the Scotsman, "we just put on an extra sweater.

    December 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Thank you folks. You've been a great audience. Don't forget to tip you're wait staff. And try the veal.

      December 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Yes, I know that was wrong in so many ways.

    December 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    No not wrong very funny. @bobcat you warmed up my day with your jokes. Hope all is well down South.

    December 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©


    What do you do when you see an endangered Arctic animal that only eats endangered Arctic plants?

    If muskoxen have wool, when it rains – why don't they shrink?

    If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain walruses?

    How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?

    Our supplies just arrived here in the Arctic, and we're wondering – why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?

    December 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      If it's zero degrees outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

      December 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    Okay I'm taking a risk here @bobcat, it will be Zero degrees tomorrow too. 0x2=O. Today it is 16 degrees here. Snow is starting to fall.

    December 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ dazzle

    I'm so glad you showed up here today, and especially right now. I see where you guys are about to get slammed with the weather. We are enjoying sunny 70 degree weather here. I was just out in the backyard firing up the grill and I have a flock of robins keeping me company. I kid you not, ROBINS. I've been down here for 38 years now and have before seen a robin here in December. What's up with that ? Perhaps a late start on their southerly migration this year ?
    But anyway, stay safe. If this storm hits you like it has in other parts it's going to be bad.

    December 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
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