TORNADOES / I HATE THEM. My brief brushes with them growing up were some of the most frightening experiences of my youth. This fear translated itself mostly into nightmares in which tornadoes would turn into Tim Curry and then back into tornadoes again, and a bad penchant for watching Twister over and over, because it was not real. Sad and terrified for all those in the path of this 2 mile wide tornado in Oklahoma today. I know ya’ll are prepared, with your storm cellars and your optimism, but still, thinking of you, because this looked epic, merciless and real.