His tweet left out the best part of that NOAA/NWS/HPC forecast, though: "Once the combined gyre materializes, it should settle back toward the interior northeast through Halloween, inviting perhaps a ghoulish nickname for the cyclone along the lines of "Frankenstorm", an allusion to Mary Shelley's gothic creature of synthesized elements."
@Gef the Talking Mongoose The guy appears to be a master troll, but yeah, it's not clear he's a real person.
From a review of his charmingly-titled How to Run the World: "I kept hoping for a moment somewhere in the book when he’d expose its title as ironic, facetious or self-deprecating — something, anything, that would save it from itself. The chutzpah that went into writing so sweepingly with such shameless assertiveness might deserve some respect, perhaps even awe."
And another: "For almost a decade he has been writing pompous and alarmist books and articles that herald a new era in international relations. He has also been circling the globe in a tireless effort to warn world leaders that democracy might be incompatible with globalization and capitalism." http://www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/magazine/105703/the-naked-and-the-ted-khanna
@Gef the Talking Mongoose Counter-counterpoint: http://www.paragkhanna.com/?p=111
@bocadelperro I had a similarly confused reaction when I read GQ's "Seattle's Got Nothing On Brooklyn" sidebar a month or so ago, which relied on the argument that "true coffee geeks have to stop by Williamsburg's Blue Bottle."