So apparently there’s some sort of weather issue going on on the East Coast? Hadn’t heard about it.
I kid. Good heavens people up here in NYC are going insane with worry over this Hurricane Irene thing. Now, I’m not tempting the gods here by poo-poohing this thing, but I lived through five hurricanes in North Carolina in the late 1990s, and this baby is only supposed to be a Category 2 when it hits land Saturday.
So while it could be awful and rainy and terrible, it may not be. I’ve got my canned goods and my flashlights and all that, but I’m not going to start freaking out until I see Noah bringing the animals on two at a time.
Meanwhile, there was all kinds of funny stuff being said on Twitter Friday about the Hurricane, so I wanted to share. (I won’t share all the jokes, too many to name, that said NYC getting this Hurricane was God’s way at getting back at the state for the whole “legalizing gay marriage” thing. Because, you know, those aren’t jokes. IT’S TRUE!!!).
Here goes, some of my favorite Irene Tweets:
–”East Coast Residents: As a media professional, I assure you it’s OK to stand outside in a hurricane as long as you’re holding a microphone.” (@RexHuppke)
– “Breaking News: Gov. Christie orders Snooki to be tied down.” (@albertbrooks)
– Internet Outages from Hurricane Could Force People to Interact with Other People, Officials Warn (@borowitzreport)
– “If you lose connectivity, just shout out 140 character or less updates into the storm. Not a huge difference, really.” (the hilarious @pourmecoffee)
– “Sorry about the hurricane everyone. But if you continue to make episodes of Jersey Shore this is going to keep happening.” (@Jesus_M_Christ)
**Vin Scully, maybe the greatest baseball broadcaster who ever lived, said Friday that he’ll be returning for his 63rd season next year as the announcer for the Dodgers. Sixty-three years! He’s a living legend and a national treasure.
In honor of Vin’s wonderful announcement, I want to once again link to what may be the most perfect eight minutes of sports broadcasting ever: This is Scully calling Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965.
**Finally, here’s something to take your mind of this storm: Maybe the strangest local TV commercial ever. I want to shop there after seeing this, don’t you? The guy in it is alternately creepy and … no, he’s just creepy.