Here's what one man did as he moved from the task forecasting the Mid-Atlantic weather to the profession of brewing suds.
Aaron Justus was a weatherman at a Richmond, Virginia television station and apparently wanted to make 'clever-time' with his friends and co-workers before he left CBS-6 to work for a microbrewery in San Diego, California. Turns out that he made 'clever' in a viral video kind of way.
Justus (with the help of unnamed staff at WTVR TV) created this cute little gem. And, it is cute. And, he plays the gag so perfectly straight it makes me grin.
When Justus was asked about the video by TVSpy, he said, “I had built a few crazy graphics during my last two weeks at WTVR.”
He continued, “It was an ongoing joke with the production team. I then decided to put it all together as one last farewell forecast, which of course never hit air.”
I so wish it had.
I'm guessing he reports that life is good because Godzilla saved the East Coast from that super hurricane, the lava flows didn't take down Charlottesville, and those 345-degree temperatures didn't cause Fredericksburg to burst into flame. That and Justus being surrounded by wall-to-wall beer.
And that, of course, brings the story home to Baltimore.
Last Monday was Jon Zerivitz's last day working as a graphic designer at T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills. He left the rarefied air of the suburban corporate studio for the hopps-filled air of his new 7,200 square foot creation, Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore City.
While I wish Jon and his business partner all great success in the suds business, I'm wondering if we should—you know, in the name of due diligence—look back at the last couple of weeks of Zervitiz's work as a T. Rowe Price designer.
Jon is a funny, talented guy—a good man—and one hell of a desk-top finger drummer. Yet, I can't seem to shake the idea that there just might be a Godzilla or a volcano hidden in one of his last infographics.