Anchor begs viewers: Stop sending photos of snow-covered patio furniture

Last week, KUSA-TV anchor Kyle Clark pleaded with viewers to stop sending in pictures of snow-covered patio furniture. Since it aired Nov. 21, his rant been called epic. It's also pretty funny, which is probably why it's gone viral.

Taking such pictures is easy, Clark says, and that's precisely the problem. "Are we really a state that takes the easy way out? We blasted a road through the Rockies. We put a cliff inside a Mexican restaurant. Our welcome sign is a demon horse with crazy laser eyes. We don't do easy around here."

Reached by email, Clark says his executive producer, Linda Kotsaftis, suggested he write the essay, and he "never expected it to get much traction."

I just thought it we’d share a quick laugh with our viewers. Now, it’s all over the place. I can see how people who don’t live in Colorado and haven’t heard us joke around about it on-air must think I came uncorked randomly.

I do a few essays a year, never before in the style of a “rant.” I’ll likely continue to do sporadic essays but I try not to have any two look or feel alike.

The piece has prompted a wave of beautiful and creative winter photos, but I do expect a retaliatory deluge of patio snow photos the next time it snows. It’s only fair. In fact, it'll be kind of funny.

Clark set the scene for what he guessed would be his first and last editorial on Twitter November 20.

 

Then, he properly prepared.
https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/403398178763853824
He offered followers a few tips before his piece aired.
https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/403552737826471936
He predicted what would probably happen next.
https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/403670335960399872
And then, reactions.
https://twitter.com/r0ckstardaddy/status/403672793809580032
https://twitter.com/emballinger/status/403672897736019969
https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/403713369888534528
And some were quite angry.
https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/403676216739528704
https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/403740358913576960
And a prediction of things to come.
https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/403939494506008576

After this piece was published, the Weather Channel made a play for Clark's viewers:
https://twitter.com/pattycox/status/405405226946949120

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