Tuesday, August 18, 2009

So Where are Willie and LaToya?

Remember when people wonder why hurricanes were only named after women? Obviously, if they were named after men they would have to be called himacanes. Well the esteemed congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee now famous for chatting on her cell phone during a recent town hall also is notable for two other things. First she asked if the Mars probe could take a picture where Neil Armstrong landed and second she wondered why the National Hurricane Center didn't have black names for hurricanes. Now before you laugh look at the following names for future hurricanes. For the complete list go to http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml.

Atlantic Names

2009 2010 2011
Ana Alex Arlene
Bill Bonnie Bret
Claudette Colin Cindy
Danny Danielle Don
Erika Earl Emily
Fred Fiona Franklin
Grace Gaston Gert
Henri Hermine Harvey
Ida Igor Irene
Joaguin Julia Jose
Kate Karl Katia
Larry Lisa Lee
Mindy Matthew Maria
Nicholas Nicole Nate
Odette Otto Ophelia
Peter Paula Philippe
Rose Richard Rina
Sam Shary Sean
Teresa Tomas Tammy
Victor Virginie Vince
Wanda Walter Whitney

1 comment:

Bill Olmsted said...

Alex Haley
Bill Cosby
Bill White
Don King
Fred "The Hammer" Williamson
Larry Holmes
Nate Archibald
Richard Wright
Richard Pryor
Wanda Sykes
Walter Payton
Whitney Houston
Sam Jones

I guess it wouldn't be kosher to use middle names or surnames like James EARL Jones or John Hope FRANKLIN.