San Francisco Gets Way Too Excited About Snow

Forecasts call for snow this weekend in San Francisco. This has transformed the burrito-and-coffee-bloated populace into squealing schoolkids, breathlessly shooting their excitement around the Internet via Facebook-enabled shoes, or whatever's hot in Silicon Valley these days:

The very possibility that San Francisco could see snowfall has led to a flurry of activity by online wiseacres. The Web site Isitsnowinginsfyet.com was set up to answer whether it was snowing in the city, and mock terror bounced around the Twittersphere...

Several Web sites also got into the fun, including the Bay Citizen, which labeled the mere idea of snow as "SnO.M.G.," an apparent homage to both Valley girls and the East Coast's recent spate of blizzards, which were called Snowmageddon.

What are you smoking besides tons of medical marijuana, San Francisco? There's reason we called it "Snowmageddon" here on the East Coast. Because snow is nothing to trifle with. It's not a dainty icing atop your precious cupcake of a city. Snow is a crushing blanket of doom that will treacherously slick your streets and down your power lines right on top of an old lady carrying a baby. It is white death.

Any New Yorker will tell you the proper response to a snowstorm is complaining, followed by panic, followed by more complaining. [New York Times]