Inspirational writer William Arthur Ward wisely stated, “A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” With Hurricane Dorian predicted to be one of the most catastrophic in history, Floridians are reaching deep to keep their sense of humor and equilibrium.
Despite multiple Facebook sites meticulously tracking the storm, it’s not all gloom and doom. Many are injecting well-placed shots of humor into an otherwise tense waiting game.
Florida Resident Bryan Womack showed a fighting spirit when he posted an open invitation for the Nuke Hurricane Dorian event scheduled to occur Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Amway Center in Orlando.
Womack told us that despite the fact 419 people have already signed up, his event was really just a “parody.” It was described on the event page using colorful political overtones:
“With rampant cancer-causing windmills blowing winds around and slinging hurricanes towards American, our POTUS with a very, very big brain comes up with the best idea yet: Bomb the shit out of this natural disaster!” Womack quipped.
He went on to invite readers to “Stand with the POTUS and watch history in the making!” Interested parties are invited to watch the event live at home on Fox News, or better yet come to the stadium and watch on the big screen. Womack noted that the event was free for anyone wearing a MAGA hat and $45 for all others. And, just to keep things civil, Womack made sure to note that there are “No Guns Allowed.”
April King, 25 from Orlando, Florida is hosting a ” Take Hurricane Dorian and Push it to Brazil” party on Monday, September 2. King’s event page shows a frantic Patrick Star guarding his fellow fish against upcoming danger. The University of Central Florida student told yc.news she is a huge fan of the show Spongebob Squarepants, adding “everyone loves a good meme.” She hopes Dorian hits Brazil instead of Florida to serve a useful purpose of drenching the forest fires.
“Florida is getting a hurricane and the Amazon Forest is on the brink of extinction,” King told us. So far, 88 people plan to attend her event.
Jake Leftheris, 24, from Pinellas County, Florida is hosting Bike Ride Through Hurricane Dorian through the streets of Saint Petersburg Florida on Tuesday September 3rd. When asked by yc.news if he really plans to hold this event, Leftheris replied:
“Hell yeah! And I am recording it with my GoPro, as long as the storm actually comes, it’s happening!”
When asked if he was worried about his safety, Leftheris responded:
“Nope, it’s going to be a crazy time if it all goes as planned. We messed around last time when Irma came through, those winds were insane!” So far 5 people signed up.
Marco Pera was scheduled to host Play the D Dorian Scale to pacify Hurricane Dorian today. He told yc.news “The D Dorian Scale is a muscial scale found often in jazz and blues and it just happens the hurricane is name
“We plan to pacify the Hurricane out to sea in symphony” Pera explained, before he conceded his event was a joke. An impressing 470 people signed up to attend.
A spokesperson for the popular Facebook Page Shitposting cause I’m in Shambles, which also created Storm Hurricane Dorian, It Can’t Stop All of Us told us that Facebook previously shut down his Storm Area 51 event after over 2 million people had signed up. So he grabbed the impending Hurricane as the next logical storming challenge.
“We are going to storm everything eventually.” 382 people are planning to attend.