Out of all the storm chasers in town, I'd say Val Castor is my favorite. This is for several reasons. First and foremost, he's Gary England's most trusted and loyal weather disciple. 300 years from now, you'll see people at sporting events holding signs that say "Get Val on Gentner" instead of John 3:16.
In addition to that, Val is an American hero. Each spring, he puts his life on the line to chase storms and get News 9 awesome ratings. He also occasionally rescues stupid people from wildfires.
Wow. That's some amazing footage. I felt like I was watching a real life disaster movie. For a second, I thought John Cusack and The Rock were going to land in Bob Mills Ranger 9 and save the day. Then again, who needs fictional super heroes when you have real ones like Val Castor. Thank God he didn't have to use his Doppler Shield to protect the man from the flames. That thing takes forever to recharge.
But in all seriousness, kudos to Val and Amy for saving that man's life. I think it was Gandhi who once said "Even the lives of idiots are worth saving."
Anyway, I do have a couple of questions about the video.
1. Was it staged?
2. What the fuck was that idiot doing in the tractor?
Seriously, did he not see the massive wildfire coming his way? He makes the teenagers in horror movies look like wise, rational decision makers:
"Hey, there's a wildfire coming. We better get out of here!"
"Sounds good. But first, let me go plow the field in my slow, cumbersome tractor."
Also, the first words the guy said in Val's truck was "Thank You." That's lame. I would have said "Talk to me Val!" Then I would have pulled some Game of Thrones bullshit and explained to Val that for saving my life, I must repay the debt and take three lives for him. I'm sure he would have appreciated that.