Not a haboob, but a haboob

Residents of Arizona objected to recent dust
storms being referred to by meteorologists as “haboobs.”
“While other countries in the world may call them that,
this is the United States,” wrote one reader of the
Arizona Republic. “This is Arizona, not some Middle
Eastern nation.”

— From Harper’s Review

Other versions of the story here in Bare Naked Islam and here on Rob-servations.

Wet underpants

Don’t get excited yet. This is going to be a froody site full of fun and irreverence but not for several weeks yet. When you hear the trumpets, you’ll know we’re online and doing our thing. Hey, it’s something to look forward to in this dismal world, innit.