We’ve been on the road for a couple of days and we just caught wind of Sandy the Hurricane.
Different Sandy. (But thanks Nickelodeon!)
And Sandy’s not the only news! There’s a Nor’easter bringing in some nippy windy stormy goodness too. Plus, we could even get snow! In October!
And so, we’re officially calling it the - Snor’eastercane!
Or at least we were yesterday.
But no… That just doesn’t have the right ring to it. After all, Halloween’s coming up. And this is spooky. It needs to have a corny joke thrown in there.
Jeff Masters of Wunderground gave it a shot:
“Mother Nature is not saying, ‘Trick or treat.’ It’s just going to give tricks.” (Thanks, Associated Press! and Google!)
Wow. Jeff. Really? I mean, they put you on the spot, but that’s what you came up with? Are you implying that this is all just a trick? No storm after all? Or do you believe the weather’s magic too?!?! Would you like to hop in our van with us? There’s plenty of room!
But it looks like an unnamed group of “some” people have cracked the code and found the secret combo of spooky and major weather event – Frankenstorm.
We really don’t like to criticize. Frankenstorm is great. It’s only a couple of letters off of Frankenstein. It’s a mish-mash of weather events just like Franky’s made up of all kinds of different people. It’s really got something for everybody.
It's an instant classic! (Thanks Dr. Macro and NASA!)
But we feel that a real opportunity has been missed. This is a halloween hurricane. Nobody’s really interested in the Nor’easter part. And the snow’s cheating. That just comes with the Nor’easter territory, and it’s not guaranteed anyway.
To truly show the power of this storm, we have to call it what it really is – the Horrorcane!
And one bold, edgy media outlet has broken the chains of the Frankenstorm elite and set out on their own path to proudly say, “Sandy is our Horrorcane!”
Of course that publication is…
Allentown, Pennsylvania's Finger on the Pulse - The Morning Call!
But no! Tragically, even the trailblazers at the Morning Call have finally given in and changed their headline.
But what could be the cause of this silence on such a perfect storm of horror and cane?
And then it hit us. In an election season, we are all a little sensitive. And unfortunately Horrorcane just hits a little too close to home.
Did you say Hermancane? (Thanks Gage Skidmore and NASA!)
It’s all coming together… Oh well. Maybe next year!