DURST: El Nino
I'm sure like me, you were saddened to hear about Tammy Wynette. Of course we all know what caused her untimely death. El Nino. El Nino has been blamed for everything from the poor boxoffice of "Primary Colors" to the substandard quality of strip bars around the New Orleans airport. The only good news is El Nino is about to check out with a gasping whimper, but lurking in the shadow of her brother's demise is the second act; La Nina. La Nina is reported to be the opposite of El Nino; a huge body of Pacific cold water which will bring deluges to the areas previously affected by drought and verse visa. This doesn't even begin to cover the other members of the Nino family out there waiting to wreak havoc on us unsuspecting mainlanders including a lurking bowl full of El Pintoes about to attack rice fields somewhere near the Santa Maria beach. El Tio, their uncle who will bring waves of indecision and noxious gases to coastal areas surrounded by mountains. La Tia, their aunt who is the bearer of much wind. El Abuelo, grandpa without any sense of direction will bounce aimlessly from continent to continent bringing incontinency to all. Tati Danielle, a mad maelstrom that shows up uninvited and stays until you buy her a airline ticket to your brother's house in Atlanta.