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
Katie's wearing jeans, it's clearly casual day. All players must be in
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
If Katie speaks directly to your children, give them a heavy
dose of cough syrup. (If you don't have kids, drink it yourself.)
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.
Katie announces a tornado warning, fire up the blender and make some
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,
If Katie tells you that you're in the clear, the game ends.
a tornado actually hits your house, move the party to KCTV5 and get
Katie drunk with you!