Do These Hurricane Maps Look Like What We Think They Look Like?
The Hurricane Florence projection map make us feel like we've flashed back to giggling in high school health class.
Let me just get this out of the way right now: we are not taking this hurricane lightly. Natural disasters affect thousands. They force cities and towns to evacuate, cause tremendous amounts of property damage and leave the victims of the storm without food and water for long periods of time. They are dangerous and can't be taken lightly.
Unless, however, the news is presented like this:
We deserve to giggle a little bit, especially when even PBS is sharing images like this one:
Call me immature, but when I see this, I just can't help but giggle. I mean come on, we all know where I'm going with this. How can someone look at this photo and not instantly have their mind go there?
I can't help but feel like a child laughing at this. Instantly, my mind flashes back to when I was younger and this type of joke would have me rolling on the floor. The type of laughter that would cause all of my friends to ask me what I'm laughing at. I turn to them and flash them the image on my phone and we start to giggle like this:
Now I get it, my immaturity is getting the best of me. I'll let you in on the joke. You see, when I look at this image of Hurricane Florence, all I can think about is...
Get your mind out of the gutter, SouthCoast.