So, remember yesterday when I wrote that post about all the terrible snow puns propagated by the people known as the "Capital Weather Gang" over at The Washington Post? Well, I also sent them the following e-mail, because I'm sneaky like that.
Hi Weather Gang,
I'm a blogger based in New York and - inspired by the snowstorm now hitting the city - I wanted to start a fun little fight with you about your puns. You know: snowpocalypse, snomageddon, snomgasm. I feel strongly that while your puns are cute and funny, they lack creativity. I think I have a list of even better puns. Or at least more creative.
If you are so inclined, check 'em out here.
All in good jest. Puns were never meant to be taken seriously.
So then, a few hours later, I get the following response e-mail. Yes, a response. I. know.
Thanks for visiting the Capital Weather Gang blog. We hope to a fun post on storm names next week (assuming we can fit it in to our mix of content) and may well refer to your blog. Check back next week...
Capital Weather Gang
You heard it here first, y'all. The Washington Post is telling me they may or may not link to my blog in an upcoming post about storm names.
So, here's what I want to happen. I already have a list of 15 puns I came up with myself, plus a few amazing ones contributed by y'all in the comments. But I want more. I want to blow The Weather Gang away, like a measly little snowdrift in the wake of a light-speed wind gust. Here's the list so far.
Snowcaine hangover (or "hangsnowver," but that feels a bit forced, no?)
Apocalypse Snow (sorta like the one from the bad list above, but more well thought-out, yes?)
Snowmygod (c/o Jenny Anina)
SNOWMG (Abbrev of Snowmygod, obvs)
You're a blizzard, Flurry
We're off to see the blizzard (the punderful blizzard of blahs)
Firn Gully: The Last Rainsnowrest (Look it up, bitches)
Graupeling with the snowtion
All flurried up with snowhere to go
Snowmena vs. phesnowmena (holler, Kant)
WWSD? (What would Snowbama do?)
Brrrrzie Snowre (What would Snookie do?)
Snow Country for Cold Men (from reader Tocalabocina)
Snowtrocity (from reader soft nonsense)
Blizzkrieg (from reader Amanda)
Come on y'all. Eat some Wheaties and drink some p(r)un(e) juice and let's show the Weather Gang what we're made of.
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