Question Name this storm

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by skimax, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Rush

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    The I'll make a catchy name on a ski forum so the mainstream media pick it up tomorrow and begin to hype it beyond all conception of reality stormaggedon thingie.
     
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  2. Astro66

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    King of the North.

    White Walker Palooza.
     
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  3. Richard

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    you're on.
     
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  4. Adamski

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    The Big MacFizz?
     
  5. DiscoStuAU

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    Snowtorious B.I.G
    Or
    The Blizzard of OZ
     
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  6. Portski

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    Norman. 'cause it be stormin'
     
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  7. Wardy

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    You took the words right out of my mouth KB. These are the same people who name their cars...;) :out:
     
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  8. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Time for sponsorship naming rights I figure..
    I suggest we call it....


    "The Mosh Pit"
     
  9. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good thing you both don't live in Nth Qld then ;)
     
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  10. Kelpieboy

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    Naming tropical storms is an established thing internationally and has been for many , many years and follows a set system so is entirely different to what we see in threads like this. That said , why the need to name even tropical storms is beyond me although I would hazard a guess that it makes it easier when there is multiple storms at the same time and maybe that is partly the reason for it.
    However a quick test , how many people under the age of , say , 40 know when and where cyclone Tracy happened ? It is a fairly well known storm so maybe a few might know.
     
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  11. PowWow

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    Or just "John"?

    For the Overwatch fans... "Mei's Ulti"

    Abominable Snowmass?
     
  12. Bloke

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    Woah! Seems harsh, but I do get where you are coming from. How do you feel about cyclones being named?

    Edit: just saw your post! All good
     
  13. The Plowking

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    Yeah, makes be cringe a bit.....But also the ' Keep the forum relevant in a changed social media landscape' thing.
    The whole 'Barry' thing saw a massive spike in usage here.
    Society loves extreme events now.
    Now. Wow. Exclamation. Massive. Of the century. Etc
     
  14. The Plowking

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    Yes, im sure Richard and Ian D hate any publicity for the site and forum, a social media platform which is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

    As Cringe worthy as i find it, if it was my site id be all for major weather event naming.
     
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  15. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    what would some of Ms Bunn's trolls make of it if we called it
    "Jane"
     
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  16. Bloke

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    If Sunday 6 August cracks the 100 cm mark it will forever be known as Tonneday for me.

    Even has a cricket reference to keep @Claude Cat happy
     
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  17. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Darwin, '74. Year of the Brisbane floods and shortly before the collapse of the Tasman bridge. Vivid memories of all 3.

    oops, sorry not under 40 ;)
     
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  18. Rush

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    Always gonna happen.
     
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  20. Majikthise

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    ah lets hope for 99.94 and then the name is obvious
     
  21. Call_me_Ishmael

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    Tony Montana
     
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  22. ojisan

    ojisan station master Ski Pass: Gold

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    On their website, Thredbo have named this storm Blizzard of Oz
     
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  23. DiscoStuAU

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    Bastards stole my name. Guarantee they haven't quoted me haha
     
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  24. kimberlee81

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    Gee, that's never been used before!
    (Note to any Americans: Large degree of sarcasm)
     
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    #fizztastic
     
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  26. skimax

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    Oh yeah Yep his bowling average ,,,, phil tuffnel magedon
     
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  27. skimax

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    Well they must have spent hours thinking that up :confused:
     
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    the one that saved the season
     
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  30. ojisan

    ojisan station master Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do you think that someone in there is an ozzy osbourne fan?
     
  31. 'Paris'

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    Thredbo marketing are all over this!
     
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    ^^Can't wait to see what the FC marketing department comes up with...
     
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  34. Kangaroo

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    This storm will always be 'Jerry' for me since I am flying to Adelaide this afternoon from Sydney to see Jerry Seinfeld do his stand up stuff, then I'm heading to Perisher next week (for a week).

    So Jerry for me. Or Bovary, Mulva, Loreola, Celeste, Hest, Gipple
     
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    Sort of proves my point in some regard LOL

    Seems harsh ? No not really , should be a softish landing after all :p
     
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  36. skimax

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    ="kimberlee81, post: 3349002, member: 7402"]^^Can't wait to see what the FC marketing department comes up with...
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    Well ill be happy to see pete the snow dragon buried ..
     
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    Looks like Buller have agreed on the same name
     
  43. skimax

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    Ok with kudos to falls creek marketing i name this storm 22cm maggeddon !:D
     
  44. Ado

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    Chanel nine news have just also referred to this event as #theblizzardofOz
     
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    Fml. Again my bloody name! B!@tards
     
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    Free flying lessons should you be unlucky enough to be on a chair lift with me LOLLOLLOL. How's that for starters , others can add to the prize pool if they want.
     
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    #99 POW_hungry, Aug 5, 2017
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    I stand corrected! Apologies...