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Snooze alarm

Been there, done that:

For the first time in 39 years, folksy weather guru Al Roker, who is up most days before the rooster crows, missed an early-morning talk-show slot today -- because he overslept.

Roker, who hosts “Wake Up With Al” at 6 a.m. on the Weather Channel before hustling to NBC for his “Today Show” gig, said his phone alarm just didn't go off and that he did not have a backup alarm because he's never needed one.

But Al is being a tad disingenuous there by not completing the sentence, which should have been, "My phone alarm didn't go off, because I forgot to set it." And the dog ate his homework. And he never got that email. And he tried and tried to call but the phone didn't work. Been all there, done all that.