Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Wondering...

why does the National Weather Service hand out hurricane names for free? Couldn't they license them and make a fortune? A really big one, like Katrina, is on the front pages and all over TV for a week or more. Surely somebody would pay big money for that kind of exposure. Then, once the floodgates were open, so to speak, everybody would have to do it. The BellAtlantic Mobile Hurricane. Hurricane Doritos. The Mountain Dew Extreme Hurricane. Tropical Storm Pepsi. The Monster.com Hurricane. These would have to be worth 7 figures, easily. A big Category 5 hurricane could pull maybe $100 million. The money could be used for disaster relief. And why stop there? Blizzards, earthquakes, tornadoes...the possibilities are endless. The Bud Lite Tsunami. The Arid Extra Dry Drought. The Halliburton Global Warming Event.

4 comments:

Allen said...

This is genius. Contact them at once!
btw, found through,

Anonymous said...

ah well link didn't work, found through Audioscrobbler/Last.fm i'm wonder_al

Jozet said...

Uhhhh...who are you, Gilbert Gottfreid? Too soon, too soon with the hurricaine humor.

And you forgot to take the trash in the basement out, Darlink.

Wifey

Om.powered said...

I sort of enjoy saying the Tampax Hurricane...

and think of the potential of the Trojan Hurricane.

You are definitely on to something here.