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(WTOP)   Blizzards are about to get names, just like hurricanes. Brutus -- good choice for "B". But Freyr for the "F" name? What about Fark?   (wtop.com) divider line 99
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2012-10-02 09:49:52 AM
Makes sense, subby. Freyr is a Nordic name.. you know - the land of ice and snow?
 
2012-10-02 09:53:36 AM
How about "F*ck it's cold".
 
2012-10-02 09:56:46 AM
Must not be from Green Bay..... one of the channels up there have been doing it since the mid-90s, I believe naming it after little podunk towns around Central Wisconsin.
 
2012-10-02 10:14:58 AM

Lucky LaRue: Makes sense, subby. Freyr is a Nordic name.. you know - the land of ice and snow?


From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow?
 
2012-10-02 10:17:16 AM
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2012-10-02 10:20:10 AM
Bluto is way better than Brutus.
 
2012-10-02 10:26:54 AM
Canuckian names? Celine, Timmy, Shatner?

"Bieber" is expected to vomit up to 12" of snow in the next eight hours.
 
2012-10-02 10:32:47 AM
I'm partial to Georgia Mud Fudge myself.
 
2012-10-02 10:46:31 AM
From the list of storm names:

Q: The Broadway Express subway line in New York City.

No, it's named after the Trickster God of the Federation.
 
2012-10-02 11:02:00 AM
Freyr's a great name for a blizzard.

I'd love to be in a blizzard, just once... from NC... we're lucky if we get a sheet of ice once a year
 
2012-10-02 11:03:56 AM
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Prime Minister Harper doesn't care about Inuit people.
 
2012-10-02 11:05:52 AM

Lucky LaRue: Makes sense, subby. Freyr is a Nordic name.. you know - the land of ice and snow?


Actually, it doesn't make sense to name a blizzard after him at all. Freyr is the god of sun and rain and, along with his sister Freyja, is a fertility deity, bringing good harvests. It's why some of the Heathenfolk do Freyfaxi rituals, to honor Freyr and thank him for a good harvest. Without a good harvest many people would have died in the winter back in the day when Uppsala was the Heathen version of Mecca.

If they need a blizzard name that starts with "F", I recommend Fred.
 
2012-10-02 11:32:11 AM
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2012-10-02 11:35:29 AM
Here is the Channel in GB already doing this (for their local storms only obviously)... guess they got rid of doing city names...

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2012-10-02 11:36:35 AM
Here in Canada, we've had a name for winter storms for years.

They're called WINTER. Now quit being such goddamned pussies about a little precipitation and GBTW.
 
2012-10-02 11:43:06 AM
The Weather Channel is doing this, not any legitimate weather source.
 
2012-10-02 11:59:36 AM

Sybarite: Lucky LaRue: Makes sense, subby. Freyr is a Nordic name.. you know - the land of ice and snow?

From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow?


There are strange things done
In the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold
 
2012-10-02 12:44:06 PM

CapeFearCadaver: Freyr's a great name for a blizzard.



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/I'd hit it like the fist of an angr.... wait, wha?
 
2012-10-02 12:56:51 PM
But his friends call him Fro.
 
2012-10-02 01:02:53 PM

OtherLittleGuy: /I'd hit it like the fist of an angr.... wait, wha?


I think her twin brother's already tapping that.
 
2012-10-02 01:35:36 PM

Sybarite: Lucky LaRue: Makes sense, subby. Freyr is a Nordic name.. you know - the land of ice and snow?

From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow?


with Karen O on vocals
 
2012-10-02 01:36:35 PM
I think they misspelled Feyd.
 
2012-10-02 01:38:00 PM
I think this list is entirely so Jim Cantore has memorable things to yell while he's on air getting smacked around.
 
2012-10-02 01:38:14 PM
Hell no I'm not evacuating from Blizzard Ed. Old Ed won't hurt you. He'll make your beer cold.

Blizzard ex-wife? Run like hell that's gong to be a frigid biatch. Millions are going to die.
 
2012-10-02 01:38:49 PM
I suppose nicknames for light rain are next.

"...and downtown has been just slightly bothered by Drizzly all day long..."
 
2012-10-02 01:40:47 PM
Freyr isn't the name embedded in Friday or Freyrs Dag?
 
2012-10-02 01:41:03 PM
The Weather Channel is doing this. Who gives a flying fark? It's just marketing. No one else will pay it much attention.
 
2012-10-02 01:41:34 PM
Geez, see why people don't fear storms? They have generic names like Luke, Sheila, John, Todd.

Call 'em with strong names: Invictus, Mike, Vinnie, Casey, Nickie. Or hell, give them titles, like World Eater, Icebringer, Firebane, Bringer of Pain and Death, Fourth Horseman.
 
2012-10-02 01:41:55 PM
Blizzard's had names for a long time. It's mostly stuff like Glitterstorm, Layonhooves, and Idtrapthat
 
2012-10-02 01:42:58 PM

Lucky LaRue: Makes sense, subby. Freyr is a Nordic name.. you know - the land of ice and snow?


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2012-10-02 01:43:40 PM

Kredal: From the list of storm names:

Q: The Broadway Express subway line in New York City.

No, it's named after the Trickster God of the Federation.


Considering they also have Khan, that's probably what they were going for.
 
2012-10-02 01:46:47 PM
1) Does the Weather Channel have the authority to make these names conventional or will every local broadcast news meteorologist start coming up with his or her own names?

2)Do they really think that a certain percentage of the population won't have a problem with naming weather phenomenae after pagan gods? Sure, we have months and days named after them, but those are so ingrained in our culture that most fundies don't even realize they are paganized.
 
2012-10-02 01:51:36 PM
I submitted this with a......BAH!!!
 
2012-10-02 01:53:41 PM
I'd rather have them named after characters from Blizzard Entertainment games.

Blizzard Diablo
Blizzard Cain
Blizzard Thrall
Blizzard Kerrigan
 
2012-10-02 01:54:39 PM

cgraves67: 1) Does the Weather Channel have the authority to make these names conventional or will every local broadcast news meteorologist start coming up with his or her own names?

2)Do they really think that a certain percentage of the population won't have a problem with naming weather phenomenae after pagan gods? Sure, we have months and days named after them, but those are so ingrained in our culture that most fundies don't even realize they are paganized.


Answers:

1) no
2) they don't care. They think they are being cutting-edge (even though this is already being done)

Maybe they should stop worrying about naming winter storms and fix their shiatty mobile app.
 
2012-10-02 01:56:49 PM
Rev.K: "How about "F*ck it's cold"."

That's the name of the season.
You need storm names, distinct from that, so you can tell "F*ck it's cold" apart from "F*ck it's cold and now I gotta shovel that shiat." and "F*ck it's cold, but everything's closed and now I can drink beer by the fire all day."
 
2012-10-02 02:00:09 PM
Well if Blizzard is naming things, it should take an obscene period of time, be great, but not as great as everyone built up in their heads, then they'll redo the whole thing in patch fixes, and then release the best expansion blizzard ever, but morons won't take it seriously because god forbid it has Panda-People in it.
 
2012-10-02 02:01:04 PM

reillan: Blizzard's had names for a long time. It's mostly stuff like Glitterstorm, Layonhooves, and Idtrapthat


Not sure if Blizzard names or MLP names.

Also I prefer my naming system: Blizzard Whiteshiateverywhere, Blizzard Wheredmycargo, Blizzard Whythefarkdidntibuyasnowbloweryet, Snowstorm Plowedinagain, Snowstorm 24inchessoundslikeagreatfridaytome, etc.
 
2012-10-02 02:01:25 PM
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Approves
 
2012-10-02 02:03:03 PM
WTF?
 
2012-10-02 02:03:36 PM
saintstryfe: "Well if Blizzard is naming things, it should take an obscene period of time, be great, but not as great as everyone built up in their heads, then they'll redo the whole thing in patch fixes, and then release the best expansion blizzard ever, but morons won't take it seriously because god forbid it has Panda-People in it."

win.
 
2012-10-02 02:04:01 PM
At least this is better than snowstorms Aidan, Brayden, Caden, etc.
 
2012-10-02 02:04:49 PM
No mention yet of the strange definitions (besides Q)? Gandalf from an 1896 novel? Yogi, a person that does Yoga? Rocky, a single mountain in the Rockies?
 
2012-10-02 02:06:48 PM

CapeFearCadaver: Freyr's a great name for a blizzard.

I'd love to be in a blizzard, just once... from NC... we're lucky if we get a sheet of ice once a year


I used to think that until about 18 months ago when we got hit with a huge blizzard in Chicago. fark that shiat. Cat 1 hurricane strength winds all night. Can't see anything but solid gray-white 100 feet in front of you. 2 feet of snow needing to be shoveled off the driveway. The snow plows only came around once before concentrating on main roads for the rest of the week. We were lucky that the power stayed on and that we had what we needed in the fridge.

/we tend to get heavy snows (20+ inches) roughly every 10-20 years, but this one was really the first one I'd call a blizzard that happened in my lifetime
//I wasn't born yet for the blizzard of '68
 
2012-10-02 02:09:43 PM

unyon: Here in Canada, we've had a name for winter storms for years.
They're called WINTER. Now quit being such goddamned pussies about a little precipitation and GBTW.


I grew up reading Little House on the Prairie books. As far as I'm concerned, a "blizzard" is a storm where the temperature drops below zero, where the snow blows so hard you can't go outside without getting lost, and everything is SHUT DOWN.

I now live at high altitude, high latitude, and we only have a BLIZZARD about once a year. If I can't get to work, that's either a bad storm, or I forgot to put my snow tires on.
 
2012-10-02 02:20:37 PM

WizardofToast: I'd rather have them named after characters from Blizzard Entertainment games.

Blizzard Diablo
Blizzard Cain
Blizzard Thrall
Blizzard Kerrigan


Came for some mention of Blizzard Entertainment to sate my inner geek, leaving moderately satistfied.
 
2012-10-02 02:26:08 PM
My husky is named Freya, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2012-10-02 02:26:23 PM
Rev.K

How about "F*ck it's cold". 

Dude, you're in Calgary; 10 minutes from now you'll be saying, "F*ck, it's warm."

When did everyone become such pussies regarding the f*cking weather. It's f*cking winter! We have space age clothing, we have cars with heaters, lattes, hot water, and rosy cheeked women to keep us warm! Embrace it or move to LA where it is 78 degrees every day, just stop being sissies goddamnit!!

Myself, I am hoping (against all odds) that we have our third biblical winter in a row.

imageshack.us 

Me and the "revelstoke hippie" pictured here called the blizzard that produced these fine skiing conditions, "Bob." We skied the line and proposed a toast to Bob later at the truck thanking him for the pow, albeit slightly windscoured, then giggled like madmen!!
 
2012-10-02 02:38:14 PM
screw that. if i were to get in a car wreck during the 25th blizzard of the year, Yogi killed me....
 
2012-10-02 02:40:52 PM

germ78: CapeFearCadaver: Freyr's a great name for a blizzard.

I'd love to be in a blizzard, just once... from NC... we're lucky if we get a sheet of ice once a year

I used to think that until about 18 months ago when we got hit with a huge blizzard in Chicago. fark that shiat. Cat 1 hurricane strength winds all night. Can't see anything but solid gray-white 100 feet in front of you. 2 feet of snow needing to be shoveled off the driveway. The snow plows only came around once before concentrating on main roads for the rest of the week. We were lucky that the power stayed on and that we had what we needed in the fridge.

/we tend to get heavy snows (20+ inches) roughly every 10-20 years, but this one was really the first one I'd call a blizzard that happened in my lifetime
//I wasn't born yet for the blizzard of '68


You mean the kind of storm that hits Kodiak several times each winter? The kind where readings tend to stop at -70F when the weather instruments are ripped off the roof?
 
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