This may be no time for hurricane humor, what with Rita gaining momentum and becoming a catastrophic cat 5 storm, but then again the below scenario isn't all that farfetched, is it?:
As the National Hurricane Center prepares for the switch to an Alpha, Beta, Gamma naming system should we reach the letter Z this season, Josh Bearman steps in with a suggestion:
"doesn't that seem like a waste when you think of all the money that could be made opening up the process to corporate sponsorships?"
"...think of the branding synergy potential: a Hurricane Enron en route for Texas back in 2001 would have been particularly sweet for all those cowboy traders and their wild, devil-may-care financing! (And what more fitting way to blow employees' pensions than for Enron to spend all its money on wind?)"
"And how about personal sponsorships?... We could sucker Kim Jong Il to throw the last of his hard currency chips in to ravage the Gulf Coast for a few days. Or maybe someone just needs to get their name out there. A well timed Hurricane Alberto, say, might be just the right move for our Attorney General if he wants to keep his name in the pile for the new Supreme Court opening. Gonzales could wait it out, since Alberto is already slated as the first named storm of 2006, but by then it might be too late."(Huffington Post)
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