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Fox News Reporter Is About to Interview a Living Hurricane Encyclopedia And Doesn’t Even Realize It

I won’t blame Fox, every reporter probably has stereotypes about the person they’re gonna interview.

This one Fox News reporter thought he was getting some dope who stuck behind for Hurricane Irma. The reporter’s doing an on-location report  from the beach and spots this middle-aged dude with a backwards hat walking up. A sucker, right? Nah.

He asks the guy:

“What do you think about the storm, the risk to your own safety as this point?”

This is like when you ask someone “how’s it going?” and expect a rote response. Not for baseball cap guy.

“Well at this point I am very relieved to discover that as we speak the eye of the storm is practically due south of us by 220 miles because it’s crossing the 80th meridian which is 80 degrees west longitude. So I am not so worried because it is so far away. And it’s bearing, as of 8pm…”

Then the reporter, trying to go toe-for-toe with his interviewee, interjects, “Westbound.”

Hurricane Rainman scoffs at your simple words.

“Well not just westbound, it was 275 degrees, that’s only one-fifteeth above due west toward true north. So this thing is moving and has been moving in a very westerly direction and because it is several hundred miles south the risks are less and less. I am not worried, I don’t think it is going to get much worse than what we are seeing right here.”

At which point, the reporter just wants to shake his head and go back to his cliché weather reports. Not a good day when you get busted on by Hurricane Rainman.

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