Listen, we know that despite the fact that it did not live up to its hype, Hurricane Irene was no joke. It was a very serious drizzling that inconvenienced a lot of people who bought a lifetime supply of peanut butter. Hell, it even broke Vermont. That said, there were some very funny images that came from it, as it seemed to bring out the best in some folks.
Late Saturday night, four friends went out on a bike ride to see what the tropical storm was really like. The video starts off with biking during the afternoon drizzle, and resumes during the torrential downpour and high winds, notably biking down the middle of a wholly deserted Times Square and Chinatown. Sweet soundtrack too, guys. (via doobybrain.com) Watch Video ›
Irene fell far short of the media’s dire warnings even before it was downgraded. Howard Kurtz on the scaremongering by television and local officials.
Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene is behind us, let’s get to what’s really important: what the Internet thought about it. Facebook and Twitter users were constantly updating their pages during the storm, and from the looks of it, they were pretty furious about it.