Monday, September 19, 2005

STAN, TAMMY, VINCE, AND WILMA: And then there were four. With Rita bearing down on the Florida Keys right now, the National Hurricane Center is running out of names on its list for this year's Atlantic storm season. (Sorry, Quentin, Ursula, Xavier, Yolanda and Zach, the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z are skipped because not enough names start with those letters.) Should a storm 22nd storm occur, it will be dubbed Alpha and subsequent storms will take their names from the Greek alphabet, though clearly the NHC could have come up with a more creative solution such as trying to sell the naming rights. Screw stadiums and bowl games. Corporate America, I've seen the future and it's the Poulan Weed Eater Hurricane or The Tostitos Tropical Depression.

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