Northeast Faces Devastating Pumpkin Shortage

It seems Hurricane Irene isn't done tormenting us. The storm destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches in the Northeast and this fall the region is expected to experience a shortage that will drive up the price of pumpkins. So far states haven't announced plans for jack-o'-lantern rationing, but you should prepare for the… » 9/20/11 9:50am 9/20/11 9:50am

Hurricane Irene May Have Cost Retailers $45 Billion

Hurricane Irene, despite blowing over New York City with little damage, took a heavy toll on the city's retailers. Major department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdale's boarded up their doors in anticipation of the storm. Women's Wear Daily reports: "the hurricane resulted in millions of… » 8/29/11 12:55pm 8/29/11 12:55pm

Hospital Inundated With Births During Hurricane Irene

North Carolina's New Hanover Regional Medical Center reports that there was a significant uptick in the number of babies born during Hurricane Irene. Seventeen babies were born while the hospital was on 18-hour lockdown on Friday and Saturday. "Certainly, it is noteworthy," said spokeswoman Carolyn Fisher. "The normal… » 8/28/11 9:11pm 8/28/11 9:11pm

Irreverent Goofballs Eagerly Await Hurricane Irene

The windblown, goggle wearing earnestness of this weather reporter seems silly in juxtaposition with the naked-from-the-waist-down tomfoolery of the townsfolk. The best part of this video is how angry the soaking wet meteorologist becomes as people can't resist mugging for the live TV camera. » 8/27/11 4:52pm 8/27/11 4:52pm

It's A Hurricane!

Hurricane Irene has made landfall in North Carolina, and Hurricane Freak The Fuck Out is currently churning its way up the East Coast in front of Irene. Memes were generated! Alerts were issued! The subways are closing in New York City! Everybody out of the low lying areas! Booze and flashlights! » 8/27/11 12:08pm 8/27/11 12:08pm

"Evacuistas" Allegedly Clothes-Shopping As Hurricane Approaches

Here on the East Coast, the only thing being covered on the morning and local news is the impending hurricane coming straight at us, and that certainly gets boring after a while. Trust us. So you can imagine our delight when we saw a segment on local fashion! » 8/26/11 2:20pm 8/26/11 2:20pm