NEW YORK, NY--Tropical storm Irene, formally known as Category 1 Hurricane Irene, took time to address reporters in-between rain showers today, saying that she felt the attention given to her was largely unwarranted, citing her largely manageable downpour and wind speed.
"It's very flattering, to be the top story on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News, but really, I think people went a bit overboard," said the tropical cyclone, adding that while she had managed to disrupt lives cause serious damage along the Eastern seaboard the media attention was "really not worthy of all the apocalyptic fear-mongering."
Irene, speaking to reporters in a disembodied voice emanating from her eye, said that while she had "accomplished more than [she] ever thought [she] could," she feels her historical legacy will leave much to be desired.
"Of course, you always hope to make a serious impact when you're just a warm cumulonimbus cloud, trying to evolve into a storm system, but, really, when I look at myself, I have to admit I failed to live up to the hype.
"I had a good run: shutting down New York City for the first time ever, states of emergency in nine states, some flooding here and there, it's an honor, obviously, but I look at [Hurricane] Andrew  and [Hurricane] Katrina , and I know I'm not in that league."
The press conference was abruptly ended when a team of exorcists and meteorologists sent by Michael Bloomberg attempted to murder the cyclonic storm.