Out of order?
I must give credit for finding this to Bec's archives over at Pencil In Your Hand. It speaks to me of the utter lunacy that is the real terror alert scale. And in a travesty of justice, based solely on color (hhmmm), poor Elmo is associated with the Red Alert, while Oscar lurks at the bottom. I don't know about you, but based on this scale, I would be much less at ease on Oscar days! I mean what could possibly happen on an Elmo day? The terrorists would give us sinus congestion and tickle us silly?!