Holly Smoke, QUAKE! --More like, quake. We're getting worked up over 4.0 "jolts?" Seriously now. We're such pussies.
OK, for the record, I was awakened by this (Monday) morning Earth fart. It was jolting and jarring but it was over quickly. What's going to happen when a 7.2 hits? We'll all be shitting in our pants and hope we have cable and water.
Immediately went to KCBS and heard Stan Bunger giggle, "yes, that was an earthquake", as if to say, shit, that was kinda, sorta, big...and then immediately, my new heroine, traffic anchor, Kim Wonderly, acknowledged "I felt the MINOR quake." Then Wonderly, in her subsequent traffic reports referred to the "minor quake" (twice--with emphasis)--a direct rebuke to both Bunger and co-anchor, Susan Leigh Taylor's overreaction.
Furthermore, just after the fart, Bunger went to a phone hookup to reporter, Holly Quan, in the Oakland Hills, right near the epicenter. Quan: "You know, I have a day off and you all have to get me up and working." Huh? Hey Holly, grab yourself. You're not that big and your ego isn't either to begin doing sarcasm and comedy in the early morning.
OK, back to coffee and bagels.
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