Saturday, September 6, 2008
Here we go again.
Can I just ask one question? Why would they name a storm after some guy who beat the crap out of his wife?
I know, I know. That's just a terrible example of anthropomorphism. It's interesting, though, that they even name these storms. I wonder when that tradition started. I suppose I could look it up, but I'm too lazy. I remember when, in the interest of gender equality, they began to give male names to storms, as well as female.
I apologize, but that still seems wrong to me.
For example- which would be worse? A storm named Ike or one named Tina? Ike may have been a woman-beater, but Tina? A storm named after her would have incredible power, stamina, and would move with blurring swiftness on long churning legs of steel down its pathway of destruction. It would be accompanied by blinding flashes of lightening and the deafening percussion of thunder.
It would wear a wig.
It would leave us breathless, stunned and amazed.
Let's just hope they don't name a storm Tina.
If I were to name the hurricanes, I'd pick out names like Daisy, Bruce, and Sweet Pea and hope for the best.
I'm pretty sure we'll never seen a storm named Hitler.
I'd evacuate for that one.