'Why Name Killer, Monster Storms After People?' Asks Son of Nice Lady Named Irene

"Why does the Weather Bureau name killer, monster storms after people?" asks Mark Soifer, son of Irene, poobah of Ocean City, New Jersey. "My kind, loving and devoted mother (perhaps a bit bossy, but nice bossy) should not be associated in any way with a mindless mass of wind, rain, and destruction."

Though his letter to the editor is one of the stranger in recent memory (three months since "stone all slut women" already?) he sort of has a point. We should stop anthropomorphizing weather systems, if for no other reason than reining in Touré. [Ocean City Gazette via Four Four, Mark Soifer inset via Philly.com]