(UPDATE: Here's an example of parallel thinking from Ben Devol at TheDay.com)
Those of you my age or older might remember all the hype about something that ended up being a big dud called "Kohoutec" back in the early 70s. Otherwise, you can Google it.
As blizzards go, "Winter Storm Barbara" was pretty much a bust. Did it really need a name? Silly idea. Unless we're gonna get in the habit of naming every individual flurry or downpour. Which will probably become too confusing to keep track of them all. So it's a bad idea.
At least Meteorologist Geoff Fox at WTNH-8 took responsibility for his mistake and 'fessed up. His mea culpa is especially noteworthy during a time when so few of our politicians, leaders, authority figures, and yes, even pundits seem immune to the possibility of ever admitting when they fuck something up.
Bravo to Geoff Fox for being a real mensch. (h/t to CT Blogger for the video)
How refreshing would it be for an elected official to just stand up once in a while and say "This is my responsibility. I asked you to trust me, and I screwed up. I apologize for that."
Nah, it probably won't happen...
...at least not any time before Comet Kohoutek returns!