I've long had a fascination with Winnipeg, in much the same way that devout Catholics often develop a fascination with Hell.
Since the Sharks first played the Jets 2.0 several years back, I've enjoyed learning all I can about the strange and terrible place known as Winnipeg -- and I like to share what I discover with my readers. I wrote about all the awful things I learned from the Winnipeg Wikipedia page, I showed how hard it is to tell the difference between Winnipeg and Russia, and I've mocked their Mayor.
I've also had a lot of fun over the past few months following the City of Winnipeg's official Twitter account. I've featured some of their best tweets in Tweet of the Week articles in the past and the account even followed me for a brief and glorious moment so we could DM. Needless to say, I've been a big fan.
Unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to stop following the City of Winnipeg Twitter. It's just gotten too god damn bleak.
Those with temp hose lines may be able to "thaw" a frozen outside tap by pouring a glass of hot water on the tap. #Wpgpipes— City of Winnipeg (@cityofwinnipeg) March 26, 2014
Properties with temp hose line as their water supply must keep a cold tap running to prevent hose from freezing. #wpgpipes— City of Winnipeg (@cityofwinnipeg) March 20, 2014
Frozen pipe update: City of #Winnipeg has notified 1725 properties at risk by phone & follow up notice.— City of Winnipeg (@cityofwinnipeg) March 7, 2014
This has basically been all that the city of Winnipeg account has been tweeting about for the ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH. Hundreds and hundreds of the same repeated warnings and advisories, mixed in with specific instructions for confused, frozen, thirsty residents letting them know they shouldn't take snow out of the gutters and put it into their mouths.
I understand that this is officially a disaster, and in times of crisis the main function of a city's social media should be to get citizens essential information...but I just can't take it anymore. You used to be fun, @cityofwinnipeg. Now you're just a bummer.
Prediction: The Sharks win easily after all the Jets players become violently ill thanks to eating too much snow off the ground outside.
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