The Big One: Are you ready, Washington? Are you ready?! +4

Storm Eats: If there’s one thing that Hurricane Sandy taught us, it’s that even a storm that flops is an excuse to buy junk food. My plans include Cheez-Its and beer. Share your storm slobbery in the comments, readers. +2

Losing Nemo: Whatever you think of snowquester—-and there’s definitely a lot to think about it—-at least the Weather Channel didn’t win the naming fight time. Who’s talking about Storm Saturn? +1

Fellas to My Left, Honies to the Right: Should R. Kelly‘s “Ignition (Remix)” be the new national anthem? Of course. +3

Monday’s Needle rating: 83 Today’s score: +10 Today’s Needle rating: 93