Rain. Pineapple Express is a rainfall pattern... Not the rare variety of weed that James Franco's character sold, but rain. Among the LA cries of "End Times" and "Global Warming" come actual facts about this bizarre weather pattern Los Angeles is in. Of course I was intrigued. Who doesn't love a good weather anomaly? (Minus any ensuing tragic deaths of course)
Right now, the normally bone-dry SoCal region is being inundated with typical Houston-esque type rains. It's as if a hurricane came to LA and all it left was the rain. Why call this the Pineapple Express? Probably because it involves Hawaii and it's riding the jet stream. Apparently, this happens every few decades and scares the heck out of Californians. Since the day I was born, California has literally been on the brink of total disaster so I'm rather immune to the "horror" of the disaster du jour. More or less, I am scientifically curious about how this all plays out. After all, living in several different "swamps", I have no idea why rain would scare the heck out of people.
Then again, I usually see rain on average, once a week. Not once a year or once a month.
*Interesting note, in Pineapple Express, there's a weather pattern referenced about how the weed is grown. I now have to go back and watch the movie to see if it's the weather phenomenon occurring now!