The Monday Catchup


Though Sandy may not go barreling straight through Ohio, we’re safely in the “Alert” zone of the map. (via

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: This week’s lead story is Frankenstorm. Also known as “Hurricane Sandy” (or whatever),  Frankenstorm will soon make landfall somewhere in Delaware/southern New Jersey. From there it is projected (science for “we aren’t sure”) to come through Pennsylvania then bang a right and head to New York State. Will Sandy cancel classes? Will Vice President Biden make it to Gambier? I hope the answer is yes to both.

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10 o’clock list: Ways to Prepare for Frankenstorm

“It’s pronounced Fronkenstorm!”

The end is nigh, and possibly starting with the incoming Frankenstorm. Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to ravage the East Coast starting tonight. Though central Ohio is not supposed to get hit as bad as, say, Rhode Island, that’s no reason not to be prepared for the worst. Here is a list of things that we suggest you do in preparation for the Frankenstorm:

  1. Stockpile food — If the drudge to Peirce in the mud, cold and perhaps snow doesn’t suit your fancy, make sure that you blackmail your friend with a car into taking you to our handy Mt. Vernon Wal-Mart tonight or tomorrow. Though sources say that canned tuna, trail mix and peanut butter are the way to go, it may be wise to throw in a bottle of Jack Daniels(although you’ll have to go to Rite-Aide for this) and some Twinkies (if Family Guy is to believed, Twinkies will not only last you through a snowstorm, but through a nuclear apocalypse).  Continue reading