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Nothing scary about boring Bloomberg

DID New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg hype up the dangers of Hurricane Irene and scare Manhattanites for no good reason, as New Yorkers are claiming?

Anyone who saw the Mayor's pre-Hurricane Irene press conference will find this hard to believe.

Bloomberg says some exciting things (the subways will close, the time for evacuation is over, stay in your apartments) but delivers them in category five monotone that provides all the dramatic tension of the teacher giving the roll call in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.