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2002-01-10 02:53:41 PM  
Please God, let there be an el nino this year
2002-01-10 02:58:31 PM  
Yay! I hate snow....and I don't live on a flood plain!
2002-01-10 02:59:11 PM  
"If El Nino develops as expected, the Pacific northwest will slide into the ocean in the fall. In the winter, Louisiana eastward to Florida, and possibly southern California, could also experience multiple simultaneous terrorist attacks, and the northern Great Plains could experience a direct meteor hit, obliterating all life on earth Kousky said"
2002-01-10 02:59:43 PM  
Ok, is it so hard for media to accept that there are words in languages that aren't English? Nino is pronounced "Nee-no." HP used to make them.

El Niño is pronounced "el neen-yo". I mean, come on, is it that hard to press ALT+0241?

Just a pet peeve, I guess.
2002-01-10 03:13:50 PM  
2002-01-10 03:14:29 PM  
They can't get the weather right 12 hours from now and they expect me to believe them for a year from now? We would be just as well off with Ms. Cleo.
2002-01-10 03:16:31 PM  
01-10-02 02:59:11 PM Meshman
"If El Nino develops as expected, the Pacific northwest will slide into the ocean in the fall. In the winter, Louisiana eastward to Florida, and possibly southern California, could also experience multiple simultaneous terrorist attacks, and the northern Great Plains could experience a direct meteor hit, obliterating all life on earth Kousky said"

and of course, france will surrender...
2002-01-10 03:16:34 PM  
DrDave: LOL!

Me gustan los ninos. :)
2002-01-10 03:17:00 PM  
"I am El Nino! Which stands for......the......nino!"
2002-01-10 03:22:48 PM  
A sequel to El Niño? It'll probably just be a re-hash of the original and go straight to video.
2002-01-10 03:36:18 PM  
Nino is short for Giovanni in Italian...which in English is Gavin. Or as we in the (hip) department of meteorolgy like to call it: "The Gav."
2002-01-10 03:47:10 PM  
You guys ever hear Henry Rollins talk about El Niño? It's great:

Another thing, have you noticed that the weather's always changing now,because it's "El Nino", and now everything can be blamed on "El Nino", which translates into what, "The Child"?

A thing, a like weather pattern that demolishes California, puts it where it probably should be... in the water. Bye!
You see all these crying people on CNN, like "My house went away!", yeah you dumb fark, you built your house on the beach. Big-ass waves are like tenfeet away, you go "Why did my house go away?" Well, let's take a look!

It's like when people build the house on the flood plains, and then like,the flood comes and takes the houses away, and then three years later they build the houses back.... and then the flood comes and takes the houses away
again. They're like "Why? Why'd you take my house away?" Because you're a dumb motherfarker. You should just live in a canoe. Hah hah hah! Here's a rowboat, call it a trailer home, go fark your sister, get the fark outtahere.

So, why would you name this thing that's demolishing parts of America, flooding poor people out of their homes, ripping apart places like Peru, totally changing the world's economy due to like, farmers can't get their
shiat together, and all this shiat's happening... why would you call it "The Child"? Like, could a four-year-old kick your town's ass? I think they should call it "The Motherfarker". And then like, straight-faced weathermen: "If you're thinking about going fishing this
weekend, then think again, The Motherfarker will be sending in four inches of rain to your town." "People in Santa Barbra, California, are feeling the wrath of The
Motherfarker." Cut to, down in Mississippi that floods all the time, "Everything was fine 'till The Motherfarker took it all away. God damn you Motherfarker!"
Because El Nino just doesn't cut it for me.

Maybe we should call it the first four Black Sabbath albums. That would work. "Bakersfield, California was destroyed today by the first four Black Sabbath albums." fark yeah, it was! Have you ever heard "Paranoid"? God
DAMN, that album would destroy my town right now. Let's do it!

But, "El Nino" doesn't work for me. Sorry, but they'll have to come up with something else.
2002-01-10 03:47:33 PM  
What the hell was El Nino, anyway? Someone tried to tell me it was a bunch of dead fish reflecting sunlight or something.

When will Y2K make a comeback?
2002-01-10 03:49:56 PM  
apparently something is lost in Fark's filter translation, not to mention the alignment.
2002-01-10 03:50:28 PM  
2002-01-10 03:53:41 PM  
Someone get the jpg of Chris Farley in pro wrestling gear doin his "I AM EL NINO" routine.
2002-01-10 03:55:06 PM  
It was named by the Peruvians. For them, El Nino brought great catches of fish around Christmas, so they thought it was the Christ child, or "El Nino" who did it.
2002-01-10 03:57:08 PM  
"El Nino, which of course is spanish for, The Nino."
2002-01-10 04:06:12 PM  
2002-01-10 04:12:18 PM  
El Nino, capitalized and all, refers specifically to the baby Jesus, who of course takes pleasure in wiping away everyone's prosperity.
2002-01-10 04:14:57 PM  
GREAT tag..

pinto grande is hilarious.
2002-01-10 04:15:43 PM  
And I like tildes as much as the next guy, so I'll put one in now: El Niño. And it's much easier on the mac. No number to remember.
2002-01-10 04:28:13 PM  
I wonder if search engines are smart enough to substitute "n" for "ñ"?
2002-01-10 04:28:17 PM  
I thought we sent El Nino back to Cuba???
2002-01-10 04:29:23 PM  
Yeah we forecasters saw this coming months ago... BOOORRIIINNNGG

And btw the North Atlantic Oscillation is a hell of a lot more important than El Nino for most of you living in the Eastern US. Either way it is still mainly just a warm water anomaly and all it really does is move South Pacific thunderstorm production further East and ramifications thereof occur because of it.

Whereas the North Atlantic Oscillation is very complex and dictates where the jet streams, cross polar flows, etc. occur, and they can also dictate where snowstorms and blasts of artic or surges of warm gulf air can occur almost to the day.
2002-01-10 04:31:58 PM  
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2002-01-10 04:37:06 PM  
Earth is gonna drop the chalupa.
2002-01-10 04:39:58 PM  
Ahh good now we can blame all the enviromental disasters and unseasonal tempurtures on this again and keep igonoring the real problems .

2002-01-10 05:34:32 PM  
Valkhorn: Yeah, but is it going to rain next week?
2002-01-10 06:03:52 PM  
3696 - nice link. So are you trying to say you favor gas engine air polluting vehicles over hydrogen powered vehicles that produce no emissions other than water vapor?

I think fuel cell vehicles are much better for the environment than a gas vehicle that gets 80 miles or even 200 miles to the gallon. Plus they already have them working. One test car already has 4,000 miles on it. The major challenge is the infrastruce to refuel them.

So what the fark are you trying to say by posting that link?
2002-01-10 06:27:17 PM  
El Ninos occur on a regulas basis around every 4 years or so. It is just that the last one was more intense than the the few previous ones. El Nino is not a sign of Global Warming. I just thought I would get that out there before some farker starts writing about the world coming to an end now and El Nino is the proof.
2002-01-10 08:42:40 PM  
yadda yadda... I hated all the farking el nino crap....

I gotta hear it all again? fark ME
2002-01-10 10:33:06 PM  
any word on tito puente making a return???
2002-01-11 02:19:26 AM  
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