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Hyping the hype

Purple blob in the North Pacific talk of town in Internet land.

Updated: January 13, 2011, 7:21 PM ET
By Jake Howard

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, everybody's head over heals in love with the purple blob that's in the Pacific right now. After months of relative flatness, there are signs the wave machine's finally been turned back on. Actually, more than signs. Forecast charts are showing the massive blob mounting the Aleutians, and closing in on Hawaii and the West Coast come next week.

Ever since the pressure started to drop Facebook's been firing. Talk of the Eddie running ...

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