Thankfully, Irene turned out to be pretty mild. Had it gone the other way and become a Category 3 storm, we'd be hearing "experts" yell at us that it was a harbinger of future doom because we weren't driving Chevy Volts and using Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs. Since it was kind of a dud, there's no linkage between Irene and
Meanwhile, we can all have some fun at the expense of the doom-mongers.
For the television reporter, clad in his red cagoule emblazoned with the CNN logo, it was a dramatic on-air moment, broadcasting live from Long Island, New York during a hurricane that also threatened Manhattan.LOL! Dig this:
“We are in, right, now…the right eye wall, no doubt about that…there you see the surf,” he said breathlessly. “That tells a story right there.”
Stumbling and apparently buffeted by ferocious gusts, he took shelter next to a building. “This is our protection from the wind,” he explained. “It’s been truly remarkable to watch the power of the ocean here.”
The surf may have told a story but so too did the sight behind the reporter of people chatting and ambling along the sea front and just goofing around. There was a man in a t-shirt, a woman waving her arms and then walking backwards. Then someone on a bicycle glided past.