Sunday, October 23


We're blue — for now

A couple of thoughts:

First, the folks should devise the list of hurricane names shouldn't turn to cartoon characters for inspiration. Every time a meteorologist, reporter or anchor says "Wilma" on TV, I can't help but think of Fred Flintstone shouting out that name. What's next: Hurricane Pebbles? Hurricane Captain Caveman? Hurricane Velma?

Second, I should rethink that first thought of mine. Hurricane Velma sounds kind of cool.

Third, if you MUST name a hurricane after a cartoon character, at least chose a cartoon that wasn't such an blatant rip-off of "The Honeymooners," OK?

Fourth, since it looks like we're in for an extended period of heavy hurricane activity, why not do something fun with the hurricane lists? Like, for instance, have a theme every year. Why not name next year's hurricanes after '70s and '80s musicians and groups: Hurricane ABBA, Hurricane Bangles, Hurricane Cher, Hurricane Depeche Mode, Hurricane Eurythmics, Hurricane Foreigner, Hurricane Gordon Lightfoot, Hurricane Heart, Hurricane INXS, Hurricane Joe Jackson, Hurricane Kinks, Hurricane Laura Branigan, Hurricane Midnight Oil, Hurricane Neneh Cherry, Hurricane Olivia Newton-John, Hurricane Parliament Funkadelic, Hurricane Run-DMC, Hurricane Sister Sledge, Hurricane Tears for Fears, Hurricane Van Halen and Hurricane Whitesnake? (I think it's proof that I'm a true Floridian that I know off the top of my head which letters are skipped for hurricane names: Q, U, X, Y, Z.) The following year, why not the names of box office failures. On second thought, maybe not. What would be the H storm: Hurricane Hudson Hawk or Hurricane Howard the Duck?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Be prepared for the next hurricane form or find another one that's similar. As the Boy Scouts say: "Be Prepared"!