It's always fun when the mainstream culture tries to get down with the Jews and their crazy folkways. The latest effort is by the National Weather Service, who've announced a winner in the (previously unknown to me) competition to name the December windstorm that knocked out power for weeks: The Hanukkah Eve Windstorm of 2006. That's really some awesome multi-culti awareness. Trouble is, as with most Christmas-addled misconceptions about Hannukah, there is no freakin Hanukkah Eve. Jewish holidays start in the evening. Hanukkah started at sundown on Friday night, December 15--or what, for Jews, is effectively the start of Saturday. The windstorm happened on Thursday at 4 o'clock. As with all things, the Onion sums it up best.