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Rain in L.A.? Time to freak out, says movie parody

If you haven't lived in Los Angeles for very long, you might be scratching your head at the melodramatic reactions toward that clear liquid falling from the heavens.

Around the city, you'll see hordes of people scrambling for cover. Some just didn't get the memo and are furious that their wardrobe of board shorts and sandals is resulting in an uncomfortable situation.

TV stations are shouting things like "storm watch," and news about the rain has secured a temporary home atop the LATimes.com home page.

To dwellers of most other areas of the country that experience moderate, recurring rainfall, we look insane.

Comedian Mark Iverson's YouTube video, Rain: H2O... No, illustrates our craziness with appropriate hyperbole. The parody movie trailer (a photo from it is shown above) depicts fraught Angelenos losing it over the damp weather.

The video was posted in May, but we've been saving it for a rainy day -- ba-dum-chssh. Since you'll probably be inside hiding from the rain for the next couple of days anyway, watch the clip for a laugh.

-- Mark Milian

Photo: Rain: H20... No

Comments () | Archives (3)

you're one of the reasons i maintain that the LAT has some of the absolutely best writers in journalism. thanks, mark et al. i'm in d.c. now but i've been through my share of slides & such out there, so i'm thinking about all of you.

I want my 4:37 back!

I've seen some of Iverson's work before. He's brilliant and has a bright future. RW


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