- The term was coined by National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Cisco.
- NASA called the storm “Bride of Frankenstorm.”
- John E. McIntyre advised The Baltimore Sun copy desk not to use the term.
- CNN banned the term, too.
Al Franken storm
Like nobody’s gonna notice that coincidence.
Sandy from “Grease”
Kind of obvious, but it has to be done, right?
Sandy Cheeks the Squirrel, the Internet needs you to explain things.
Hurricane horse guy
Shirtless man jogging in horse mask delights Washington, D.C. television reporter, the Internet:
GIFs, as you might expect, have followed.
The clever chap in the mask is a fellow named Jimmy Kruyne:
The news crew is down the block, Im thinking horse mask and swimming trunks? — Jimmy Kruyne (@howtoJimmyK) October 29, 2012
The Atlantic Wire’s Esther Zuckerman offers a primer on horse-mask-based Internet humor.
Poynter’s pick to click over the next few hours:
“‘It’s up to my kneecaps!’ said Andrea, wearing a long striped dress. She cheered as a biker made it thru the deepest spot.” FRANKENHIPSTERS
— Amy Odell (@amyodell) October 29, 2012