Friday, July 01, 2005

Gus Gordon Story

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Photo: WICS Gus Gordon Under The Weather

I posted a comment on blogfreespringfield, which I've reproduced here for my reader's amusement.

An old buddy of mine told me of a story in which he ended up seated next to Gus Gordon at the Muni.

For those of you reading this blog, and who don't know who Gus Gordon is, please surf to the website. He's the Chief Meteorologist for that television station - located in Springfield, Illinois.

Gus Gordon has also contributed his expertise in acting, and singing in various productions at The Springfield Municipal Opera. The Muni, as it's known locally has an outdoor amphitheatre.

On this occassion, Gus was a member of the audience - not on stage.

My buddy recalled that prior to driving out to the Muni, he had "checked out the sky", and "felt" that it might rain, and so he took an umbrella along with him.

He brought the umbrella out of his car, and ended up sitting next to Gus Gordon.

It promptly began to rain.

My friend popped open his umbrella, and noticed that Gus was getting soaked. Poor Gus it seems was unprepared for the sudden downpour.

Never one to pass up a good dig, my friend looked over at Gus, and said, "Well, I guess you didn't check out the forecast?".

Gus gave him a dreadful look.

An amusing "beat the weather person at their own game" story, which always comes to mind every time I see Gus giving the latest weather forecast.

More on Gus Gordon - WICS Weather Forcaster/Actor-Singer

Here's a link to a site which features Gus Gordon's reviews on Muni Opera Productions. Gus Gordon, actor, singer, meteorologist, television personality, and theater critic - truly a jack of all trades!

A Famous Down Under Gus Gordon Namesake

The Gus Gordon of WICS lives in Central Illinois. Yet, there is another famous Gus Gordon, perhaps a distant relative, living in Australia. The Australian Gus Gordon is a celebrated author, and illustrator of children's books. He looks like a pleasant enough fellow, and I suspect he may have been caught out in the rain without an unbrella once or twice himself - it's no big deal gus!

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Photo: Gus Gordon - Celebrated Children's Book Illustrator

If you're interested in finding more information about Gus Gordon author, and children's book illustrator click on this link.

The photographs of the two Gus Gordon were free-used for educational, and literary purposes only, and all rights to the photograph are retained with the copyright holder.


Anonymous said...

This Might sound a little strange but Gus Gordon is my dad. I searched him up on google and I found this. His real name is acctullay william and his middle name is agustus.Thats where he gets the name gus. He is NOT realated to gus gordon the author.

Anonymous said...


gus gordon is my dad too
so that makes me his daughter?

JeromeProphet said...

Thank you for your comments. I have posted yet another post about Gus Gordon, and the Gordon Productions link now appears in my links.


Anonymous said...

Hi. I just found blog while searching google for book reviews. I'm Gus Gordon the illustrator. I have known about Gus Gordon the meteorologist for a while now. It's weird having a well known namesake on the other side of the world. I think there is/was another Gus Gordon who was a member of the band the Inkspots? Anyway, I realise that this post is quite old now but I couldn't help myself and respond!

Amy gord. said...

umm, sure. whoever that girl is was just making that all up. i am really gus gordon's daughter, and his name is really gus, not "william agustus". who names a person that?

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