Friday, May 13, 2011

Katie Horner on the way out at KCTV5? Weep for the end of the Katie Horner Drinking Game

Posted By on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 9:12 AM

click to enlarge Buh-bye, Katie Horner.
  • Buh-bye, Katie Horner.

Looks like the folks at FireKatie.com

are finally getting their wish. Bottom Line Communications is reporting that Katie Horner is getting shown the door at KCTV5 and should be gone by summer (so no more interruptions for How I Met Your Mother or NCIS). 

Media watcher John Landsberg writes that the CBS affiliate "has been conducting secret focus-group tests with potential weather candidates

around the country." He notes that KCTV5 wouldn't confirm or deny the story. If true, we may have seen our last Horner-gasm -- and played our last round of the Katie Horner Drinking Game.



Horner has been at KCTV5 since 1994; she became the station's chief meteorologist in 1998. She's best-known for breaking into programs with hysterical and overprotective weather news. (She once told children to wear bike helmets during severe storms.)

The Katie Horner Drinking Game was created by Adam Yarbrough one stormy night in 2009 when Horner

interrupted regularly scheduled programming for another marathon

forecast. So one last time, here's the game (just don't blame us when you're black-out drunk):

The Katie Horner Drinking Game

If

Katie's wearing jeans, it's clearly casual day. All players must be in

their underwear.

If Katie mentions a watch or a warning of any

type, hold tight to your drink and sip nervously.

If Katie tells

you it's hailing in your area, run outside to freshen the ice in your

cup.

If Katie speaks directly to your children, give them a heavy

dose of cough syrup. (If you don't have kids, drink it yourself.)

If

Katie says, "Tonganoxie," everyone passes their drink to the person on

the right and chugs.

If Katie says, "Take cover," top off your

drink. It's gonna be a long night.

If Katie talks about being

scared for your life, chug.

If Katie asks the audience to e-mail

her rainfall totals or storm-damage reports, take a crazy party pic and

send it to her.

If Katie references Newschopper 5, take 5 gulps.

If

Katie announces a tornado warning, fire up the blender and make some

pina coladas.

If Katie talks about Doppler coupling, make out with

the person to your left.

If Katie walks off screen, take a long,

steady chug until she returns.

If Katie talks about peace of mind,

drink.

If Katie tells you that you're in the clear, the game ends.

If

a tornado actually hits your house, move the party to KCTV5 and get

Katie drunk with you!


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