Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Because Tattoos Are Now Passé…

…at least, as a tribute to a dearly departed:
Friends of a talented writer who drowned after being swept away by storm waves on New Year's Day are campaigning to have the storm named after him.
We don’t name storms in this country. So Harry’s bereaved chums can call it whatever they wish, but it’ll have no effect.
In a blog post, friend Tom Luddington said: "We are campaigning that the storm, named by the US media as Hercules, be re-named Storm Harry in his memory."
He added: "Harry was such an amazing character, so full of life, warmth and plans for the future. He will be so missed."
Supporters are using the hashtag #StormHarry on Twitter to get people behind the campaign.
The campaign seems as ill-judged as Harry’s stroll along that Cornish beach in gale force winds and a 15ft swell…

6 comments:

Furor Teutonicus said...

Storms are named as they form, as a help to tracking. NOT as some sort of chavish "Mom" memorial.

Are these all related to those spires of funeral taste and decency, the Krays?

Robert the Biker said...

Storm Fuckwit* perhaps?
I swear when you kook at the pictures of some of these people on seafronts and river banks, you can see the cold hand of Darwin reaching out.

*Yes, I'm aware he's dead,very sad, but it was still by way of being self inflicted don't you think?

Macheath said...

Thanks for the link!

'in gale force winds and a 15ft swell…'

...at 1am and presumably having drink taken - and not so much a stroll as a paddle:

It is understood the people were celebrating new year on the beach, when they decided to go into the water. BBC news

Rightwinggit said...

Storm Wanker?

Anonymous said...

Robert beat me to it. I was going to suggest "Storm Dickhead".
Penseivat

JuliaM said...

"Storm Fuckwit* perhaps?"

Heh!

"...and presumably having drink taken..."

Who knows? Some people are naturally stupis, and don't require help from a bottle...