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Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Ol’ Robbo, as is his wont, was watching the AccuWeather network last evening before toddling off to bed. The storm team were in full doom mode over Storm Elsa, emphasizing the large blotches of “potential impact” on the maps while deemphasizing the fact that such blotches mostly indicate “marginal” effects at worst.***

And of course, the Glowbull Enwarmening theme played in the background throughout.

AccuWeather hasn’t yet reached The Weather Channel’s standard of hyperbolic, tongue-swallowing sensationalism, but since I started watching it a few years ago it seems to be creeping in that direction. (Had it been TWC, I’m sure they would have shoehorned in some reference to everybody’s favorite plague as well. “Elsa is disrupting vaccination efforts! Yer all gonna DIIIEEEE!!!”)

Heigh-ho.

Anyhoo, the thing that bugs Ol’ Robbo about this particular storm is its name. Ever since Elsapalooza started, I’ve had that damned “Let It Go” song lodged firmly in my ear. Did nobody stop to think of this? Or is somebody having a cruel joke? You decide.

***As a matter of fact, my brother and his family were vacationing in Barbados when the thing hit and got stuck there until it blew over.

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