Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's called "hurricane season" for a reason

My heart goes out to people whose homes and possessions are destroyed or damaged by hurricanes. But I'm really tired of seeing news coverage of hurricanes in the U.S. It's ridiculous already.

These hurricanes happen every year. And we even know pretty much when they're going to happen. It's called "hurricane season." So why the hell do people live there? Is "hurricane" not a scary enough word? What if we called it "really awful and scary shit is going to happen and destroy all your stuff and kill you season?" Would that get people finally to move to a place that nature has not designated as a person-free zone?

This all reminds me of Sam Kinison's approach to ending world hunger.

And I'm still perplexed by the insistence of the media to pretend that these hurricanes are news. Why don't they have stories every day about people's difficulty seeing outside between the hours of about 8PM and 6AM?

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