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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 02/18/2010

We who fought at Snowmageddon

By editors

By John Runyan

Never let it again be said that Washingtonians can’t take a weather punch. We’ll be telling future generations about the winter of ’10 and the battle at snowmageddon. With apologies to William Shakespeare, I submit the following:

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that shovels snow with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in America now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us at Snowmageddon.

By editors  | February 18, 2010; 10:06 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., Virginia, weather  
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Snowfall was record but the issue is one of 'culture'. I'm not a native DCer but lived there for 3 years. I can tell you with a certainty that DC has a culture that is all but waiting, hoping, praying for a big snow to shut down.

safety should come first but i think DCers if they were honest are all but too willing for a snow day. i moved to NYC, and let me tell you...although better prepared, NYers have a completely different disposition. there's no closures, there might be a delayed start, people go to work. DC is largely a gov't town.

Posted by: morris_ae | February 22, 2010 4:01 AM | Report abuse

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