An item for the first hundred days

Blythe has a request. At least, I think it’s a request:

Hurricanes schmuricanes. Gustav? Hannah? Ike? When Barack is the celebrity president, I hope he installs new heads over at the National Hurricane Center that use the wealth of bizarro baby names of celebs for future storms. I think Gustav might’ve gotten more coverage than the Jolie-Pitt twins, but barely.

She’s got suggestions for twenty-three storms, which should be enough for a whole year. (I’m assuming that “Moxie Crimefighter,” for example, counts as one.)


  1. McGehee »

    4 September 2008 · 3:53 pm

    I’d expect to “Bristol” on the name list regardless of the election’s outcome — except that storm names are retired after they make one particularly spectacular landfall, and I think the one that slightly preceded Hurricane Gustav may have qualified.

  2. Brian J. »

    4 September 2008 · 10:17 pm

    I think we should get those military operation naming guys into meteorology when they retire.

    I mean, come on, you know people would evacuate if the Weather Channel said Hurricane Absolute Carnage or Hurricane Bombastic Fury were coming their way.

  3. McGehee »

    4 September 2008 · 10:53 pm

    Not so much Hurricane Comfy Chair.

    Didn’t it seem some of the missions had some really crappy Care Bear names when Jimmy Carter was president?

  4. fillyjonk »

    5 September 2008 · 7:44 am

    One upside to celebrity-baby-naming hurricanes is that then maybe celebrities would stop choosing such bizarre names. It may be OK for celebrities, but the common people aping them, giving their kids arrogantly stupid names? The might as well name the kid Point And Laugh At Me.

  5. CGHill »

    5 September 2008 · 7:47 am

    Of course, if little Pointi gets mocked, she need only complain to the parental units, and lawyers will be deployed.

  6. fillyjonk »

    5 September 2008 · 8:30 am

    Yeah, I guess I’m applying my grew-up-in-the-70s template on the problems of the 00s.

    (My parents’ response to my complaints about classmates taunting me was “They’re just jealous of you. Ignore them and they’ll stop.”

    Actually my given name was one of the FEW things I was not teased about.)

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