Mother Nature decided to add insult to injury this weekend by sending a dick-shaped storm to batter the east coast of the US. The windy phalloid sparked a predictable Twitter storm as soon as the National Hurricane Center tweeted a graphic depicting subtropical storm Melissa on Friday, October 11.
Despite sporting a mono-testicle, the storm was instantly declared to be of penile proportions by the good people of the Internet. The first tweets to trickle in were straight to the point, just in case anyone hadn’t yet noticed the similarity between Melissa and a todger.
The odd attempt at meteorological wit followed.
Once #Melissa started to trend, humans of the same title were left despairing at the reason for the sudden interest that the world was now taking in their name.
Others took the opportunity to mock Donal Trump’s recent attempt to alter the appearance of Hurricane Dorian using a Sharpie, suggesting how he might choose to enhance Melissa’s potency.
The window for dick jokes was short and sweet as the next day the National Hurricane Center reported that the manhood-shaped Melissa became a tropical storm as it moved away from the US coastline and lost its phallic characteristics. Having caused some flooding along parts of the Mid-Atlantic coast and south-east New England, Melissa is expected to dissipate over the next day or so.