Snow Cone of DOOM!

August 22, 2012 at 11:20 am (Icepick)

Yeah, it’s another one.

Oddly, I’m not all that concerned.


  1. amba (Annie Gottlieb) said,

    I AM concerned, because my parents’ house is right on the coast. They are not in it; in fact, they may be stuck in Chicago anyway because of health struggles. But because of that, it just feels like the Convergence of Doom.

    On the other hand, I look forward to the political theater and symbolism of a hurricane hitting the Republican Convention. Now if only the tropics could cook one up for Charlotte.

  2. Icepick said,

    IIRC Charlotte has been whacked by a severe hurricane more recently than Tampa.

    But there’s a guaranteed hurricane in Tampa next week: Hurricane Akin.

    I’m starting to wonder if Akin is a tar baby for the Dems, too. Rumor has it that they are going to make their convention a “celebration of abortion”. I doubt that will play well either.

    I find myself hoping that giant asteroids strike both conventions.

  3. Icepick said,

    And yes, being in Orlando makes it much easier to be sanguine about a Cat 1 hurricane than being on the coast. Now if Isaac takes a more southerly course, then I will start to worry.

  4. kngfish said,

    Ack! Do we really need more political fal-de-rol? If a hurricane somehow gets Republicans killed….should D’s do, what, gloat? And if they do? ‘Yay, the other guys died! Woo Hoo!’ Why would I vote for someone who thought that?

    Oh, where are the computers that will throw all these crazy monkeys out of power….

  5. lehg said,

    Is there someone down in Florida who can weatherize their house, if need be? Or grab any precious photos or whatnot if necessary?

  6. mockturtle said,

    I find myself hoping that giant asteroids strike both conventions.


  7. mockturtle said,

    But wait! Giant asteroids would create an immense cloud of dust that could block the sun for the whole planet. Maybe just hurricanes would be better. ;-)

  8. Icepick said,

    MT, people survive hurricanes all the time. When was the last time someone survived a near-strike from a massive asteroid? Let’s not take chances. (And I’m only a few dozen miles up the road from the one.)

  9. TT Burnett said,

    I find myself hoping that giant asteroids strike both conventions.

    Naw. A mass zombie attack would do the same without collateral damage.

    Oh, wait. The Conventions ARE mass zombie attacks.

  10. Icepick said,

    TT, I think you’re besmirching the good name of zombies everywhere….

  11. wj said,

    TT, you have to be super-careful about making comparisons. I recently suggested that Romney has the spine of a wet noodle . . . and was taken to task for defaming wet noodles everywhere. (I apologized for my insensitivity.)

  12. mockturtle said,

    I can’t help but think this storm should be named Ishmael, not Isaac.

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