Quite certain I am not the only person to have noticed the word "over-achiever" being bandied around in "weather forecaster as entertainer" circles. And I do hope the fine men and women of the National Weather Service are never tempted by these sort of undignified, subjective and totally inane uses of language by the so desperately cheerful they are clearly making the most of the medical weed now that pot growers don't have to tell lies to get bank accounts. It either is or it isn't. And pretending that somehow a storm outwitted the model is a downhill to insanity and we might as well all just give up on any pretense and watch Mega Shredders or Honey Boo Boo and then drink ourselves to death. Then when it comes to naming Winter Storms, again one bumps up against the jaundice of the corporate enterprise and their tragic algorithms that appear to define us as lobotomized Dogfish.
Some of us don't actually like little matching jackets and rulers in snow
drifts, and standing at traffic intersections, and always the driving around for
absolutely no reason whatsoever. Such things do not make us feel confident, to
the contrary we begin to think goosestep, blind obedience and synchronized
swimming. And if you have to give a Winter Storm a name, call it something like
Pol Pot, or Joseph Goebbels, or Joseph Stalin, or Genghis Khan or Adolf Hitler,
or Winston bloody Churchill, for god's sake. Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell,
all of them perfectly good and sensible names when put beside Pax or Quintus or Leon or
Cleon or Dion. Far better from mathematics, mathematics
should come, so why can't a storm be give numbers instead of language. Yes
indeed we are all deeply screwed and it's no wonder so high a percentage of us
still reckon the Sun goes around the Earth and Darwin an agent of the devil,
because it's a perfectly reasonable reaction to the god-dam weather channel... And if I go on, I might have to lie down,
which would be wrong, because I have looked out the window
and I believe I can see sunshine.