Most people are preparing for the Frankenstorm Sandy to flood their houses, but this isn't the first time that the world has been taken by storm by a Sandy. Here are the top 10 Sandys throughout the years.
1) Sandy Olsen
"Summer lovin', had me a blast" is how I describe all my summers. What girl doesn't want to be able to pull off an all-leather ensemble and become the star of the school carnival? Or drive off with John Travolta in Greased Lightning, roaring off into the clouds? While Stormy Sandy is getting a lot of media attention, did this storm sing its way into our hearts? I think not.
2) Sandy Koufax
Sandy Koufax had a wicked curveball that helped him become the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This left-handed hurler pitched four no-hitters, won three Cy Young Awards and was the national league's MVP. While this Sandy did hang out in Brooklyn at the beginning of his career, he moved out to Los Angeles with the Dodgers, something Stormy Sandy won't be able to do.
3) Sandy's Hamburger
If you happened to live in Illinois, this beloved chain was a familiar sight. The founders wanted to be the Midwest'sanswer to McDonalds. However, in the 1960s, Hardees bought them out and we can only wistfully remember the deliciousness that was a Sandy milkshake, burger and fries.
4) Operation SANDY
Codename for the post World War II launch of a captured V-2 rocket from the deck of the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Midway on September 6, 1947. It marked the first launch of a large rocket (and the only launch for a V-2) from a ship at sea.
5) Sandhi (maybe a stretch?)
Sandhi is a cover term for a wide variety of phonological processes that occur at morpheme or word boundaries (thus belonging to what is called 'morphophonology'). Examples include the fusion of sounds across word boundaries, and the alteration of sounds due to neighboring sounds or due to the grammatical function of adjacent words.
...It's also a brand of wines.
6) Sandy Cheeks
You know what completes a show about a square, pants-wearing sponge and his pink starfish friend who lives under a rock? A fiesty karate-loving squirrel from Texas. Sandy brings her can-do attitude and love of adventure. Just like Stormy Sandy, you don't want to see this astronaut-suited squirrel when she's angry.
7) Sandy by Alice Hegan Rice
Sandy was the second most popular book sold in 1905. The plot goes somewhat like this: Irish boy comes to America and falls in love with a girl on the ship who lives in Kentucky. He decides to follow her to Kentucky, gets sick, gets adopted by a judge, becomes a lawyer, goes to jail, and marries the girl from the ship. To update this story for millennials, maybe we should add in some vampires!
8) Sandy West
Sandy West was one of the founding members of The Runaways, the first teenage, all-girl hard rock band to record and achieve widespread commercial success in the 1970s.
9) Sandy Hawkins
The mild-mannered alter ego of Sandman, the DC Comics superhero imagined by Neil Gaiman. His powers include being good with guns and prophetic dreams. His body is silicon-based, making him literally a sandy character.
10) Sandy Cohen
Watching The O.C. was/is a guilty pleasure, and who didn't want a cool dad like Mr. Cohen? He was the moral center of the show and a loveable liberal who wanted to save the world ... and surf.