Monday, September 26, 2005

And Now With Today's Weather Report, Here's Yentl

Barbra Streisand stunned ABC's Diane Sawyer during an interview yesterday, when the aging pop star revealed that she has been moonlighting as a meteorologist. Instead of hyping her newest CD in the interview, Streisand inexplicably launched into a weather broadcast.

"We are in a global warming emergency state, and these storms are going to become more frequent, more intense," Streisand urgently declare[ed]. When Sawyer pressed her for more specifics, Streisand - aparently no longer aware of Sawyer's presence - began giving current conditions and forcasts for selected cities.

"Pensacola can you hear me? There'll be a high of 91 with a chance of thundershowers today," Babs proclaimed.

Sawyer repeatedly tried to interrupt to no avail as the unscheduled wheathercast continued.

"There is a tornado watch until 4 pm for Walworth, Jefferson and Waukesha Counties," Streisand declared just before breaking into song.

"Peeeeeeeople...People who have tornado shelters...are the luckiest people in Wisconsin right nowwwwwwww," she sang to the tune of an old favorite.

When Streisand finally snapped out of her reverie, Sawyer asked her where she learned so much about atmospheric science.

"From Paul Douglas and MoveOn," she replied matter-of-factly.

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