Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Nom de Storm

National meteorologists have come up with their predictions for the upcoming hurricane season. They also released this year’s storm names list.
I’m predicting Florence, Joyce and Oscar are going to be bad ones. I base that solely on the names. They just sound like dangerous hurricanes. Which got me thinking…

Perhaps the National Weather Service is responsible for killer storms simply because of the names they give them. I think it’s a theory worth checking out. To that end, I’ve come up a list of alternative, non-threatening names that might serve to discourge the formation of killer storms.

Hey, it’s worth a try. It doesn’t cost anything and like they say, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. And if this doesn’t work, next season we can try the opposite tact, give the storms names so hideous and brutal (Behemoth, Hitler, Scull-Crusher, etc.) the storms will die out early realizing they can never live up to their moniker.


Anonymous said...

I like your sense of humor. You come up with some funny stuff. Who would have thought to give hurricanes names like that. And think of CNN reporting, "...due to the terrible aftermath of hurricane Goo Goo, many people are cleaning up the coast..."

Michael Bates said...

I don't know about this. Remember the song "A Boy Named Sue"? Giving a hurricane a sissy name could just make it meaner.