February 8th, 2015

The Red Tree

The Things I Say When I Can't Wake Up (Not Enough Vicodin)

Well, my magic toenail, all the colors of a ripening blackberry, has not yet killed me.

We're getting ready for Winter Storm Marcus. After Linus. After the Blizzard of 2015. Three winter storms in less than three weeks. Until the autumn of 2012, winter storms didn't have names. That's the work of the Weather Channel. Not all meteorologists approve. To quote meteorologist Paul Yaeger:

...the point is that some people will use the Weather Channel names for winter storms, some won't, and others will use their own names. And the criteria for what makes a storm worthy of a name will not be as precise as the naming convention for hurricanes.

The Weather Channel claims that naming storms would provide the same benefits as naming hurricanes, but they've been in the business long enough to know better. Those benefits would only result from a NOAA-instituted naming convention that mirrored the one for hurricanes – a consistent system used by one and all.

Instead of looking out for the best interest of the public, the Weather Channel
[is] looking out for the best interest of itself.

Me, I have serious reservations about the wisdom of naming a storm after the Roman god of war.


In the last two days, having finished "The Cripple and the Starfish" and gotten Sirenia Digest #108 out the door, I've returned to work on the screenplay, and it's going well. There will, I think, be details forthcoming in the next two or three weeks.

I somehow missed this little gem, when I was relaying my Facebook "status" posts back on the 4th (posts from the day before):

I'm honestly waiting for one of the "socialist justice warriors" to tell me that I'm "really just a man" because I am at odds with their hysterical, bullying brands of feminism and liberalism. Actually, they've likely done it already.

And if they haven't, I can always rely on the "TERFs" (transgender exclusionary radical feminists, aka the Westboro Baptist Church of feminism).

This has become a long post a very short paragraphs. I really hate those.

Ant Bleats

Postscript: There is no shame in mocking those who have chosen to remain in the darkness of ignorance, especially if by so doing you dissuade others from joining them.