Salt Lake City TV weatherman Dan Pope is getting national recognition, but probably not in a way he’d like.
On a recent telecast on Fox 13 News, the freelancing Pope displayed a graphic of a tropical storm rising north in the Pacific, off the coast of Baja. But the, shall we say, effusive way he’s describing it — and the unfortunate combination of hand gestures, body position and graphic placement — makes it unintentionally funny.
As things like this go on the Internet, it started with one person on a website and just mushroomed. In this case, Pope’s video was posted Saturday on YouTube by a user with the label FunnyLocalNews. That was picked up by the website HyperVocal — and the mega-site Gawker got it from HyperVocal. (What’s more, The Daily Dot made an animated GIF out of Pope’s gyrations.)
Click on the video above to see it yourself.
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