Best Of 2006

Best Thing About Hurricane Hysteria: Impromptu geography lessons

Now that the media tracks every stirring of wind on the planet in the remote chance that it might someday become a tropical storm or even a tropical depression or maybe just a little tropical tristesse, we’re having to brush up on our geography with every new VIPIR report. From the lower Antilles to Cabo Corrientes, from Islamorada to Cedar Key, hurricane coverage can send you to Google Maps more often than an entire season of The Amazing Race.