Thursday, May 17, 2018

Obscure Cultural Reference Explained

For those of you born after 1964, here’s the explanation of where the term “crossfire hurricane” came from.

According to the book “Keith Richards: The Biography,” by Victor Bockris, the line, “I was born in a crossfire hurricane,” was written by Richards, and refers to his being born amid the bombing and air raid sirens of Dartford, England, in 1943 during World War II. According to the New York Times, the phrase “Crossfire Hurricane” was later used as the code name for a U.S. F.B.I. investigation into Russian assistance into the election campaign of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.[13]

Boomers still got it.