Friday, October 26, 2012

As If We Had a Wind Shortage ...


By now all of you (except, perhaps, for Heidi and Kristen, who live pretty far out of the area of concern) have heard about Hurricane Sandy - the so-called "perfect storm" of 2012. Here's what it looks like in an infrared satellite image ... Cuba is under there somewhere ...


Depending on which scenario plays out, the East Coast could get pounded with heavy rain, high winds, and - in some of the mountain elevations of Maryland and New England - heavy snow. This article presents three possible scenarios for the DC local area, ranging from "I thought we were supposed to have a hurricane" to "head for the ark NOW!".

Oy!

Okay, Mother Nature, I understand you are seriously pissed off over our management of your planet. But can't you just take it out on, say, Republicans and other climate change skeptics? Don't you think we've suffered enough wind damage after three presidential and one vice presidential debate and a year of raucous political speechifying? Don't you think enough trouble has been caused by the flood of misleading (if not downright false) ads? By the blizzard of flyers stuck in doors and signs in yards? Give us a break, already!

 That is all. I think I'll go out later today and join everyone else in the tri-state area to buy vast quantities of lunch meat, toilet paper, beer, and other critical storm supplies. After all, in this area, if a single flake of snow has a 30% chance of appearing, everyone panics. Why should I be any different?

Have a good day. Batten down your hatches, and come back tomorrow for the Halloween edition of Cartoon Saturday. See you then.

Bilbo

7 comments:

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...
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Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

The infrared satillite image reminds me of an orange slurpee, for some reason!

Best wishes in riding out this one!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's good to take precautions, and move to a safe place if needed. Best wishes in getting through this weather event.

Hurricanes are not to be taken lightly.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Bill I think we both can just be thankful we don't live in Montgomery County because if the wind blows they lose power. :-)

Mike said...

I may go out and do some sympathy stocking up.

Kristen Lavransdrittsekkdatter said...

I hope the storm will not be a bad one, Bilbo. Take care!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Beware of Frankenstorm! Thats what they are calling it in Pittsburgh!