"BigBobBurns" speculated in a tweet that the storm might be "God scratching his dandruff. Selson Blue? Hello???"
"I wonder how many babies are going to be born 9 mos from this snowpocalypse," "budweiserplease" wondered on Twitter.
Much of the hype and fascination with the storm probably stems less from the actual danger, Nigg said, and more from humans' fascination with their own rare -- but sociologically normal -- behavior.