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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: SuuCal on August 23, 2011, 02:23:49 am

Title: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 23, 2011, 02:23:49 am
There is something spinning in the Atlantic.

Her name is Irene.

I fucking DARE YOU.
Title: Re: Dear Rain Goddess,
Post by: Luna on August 23, 2011, 02:55:35 am
Looks like she's projected to ground in the Carolinas, unless something drastic shifts.
Title: Re: Dear Rain Goddess,
Post by: SuuCal on August 23, 2011, 03:28:52 am
It's called the Gulf Stream. I wouldn't call it a Carolinacane until it's parallel with the Bahamas. If the water off of Bermuda is warm enough to spawn 1 flaggers, it can sustain a good sized storm right up Narragansett Bay.

BRING IT, GODDAMNIT.


Title: Re: Dear Rain Goddess,
Post by: SuuCal on August 24, 2011, 04:10:03 am
Oh ho! I shouldn't have opened my mouf.
Title: Re: Dear Rain Goddess,
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on August 24, 2011, 04:27:09 am
PLEASE SEND THAT BITCH TO TEXAS IT'S BEEN TRIPLE DIGITS SINCE MARCH OR SOME SHIT I DON'T CARE IF MY ROOF TEARS OFF THIS IS A FUCKING RENTAL ANYWAY NEED WIND AND RAIN OH PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEA AAAAAAAAAASES
Title: Re: Dear Rain Goddess,
Post by: Luna on August 24, 2011, 10:55:28 am
PLEASE SEND THAT BITCH TO TEXAS IT'S BEEN TRIPLE DIGITS SINCE MARCH OR SOME SHIT I DON'T CARE IF MY ROOF TEARS OFF THIS IS A FUCKING RENTAL ANYWAY NEED WIND AND RAIN OH PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEA AAAAAAAAAASES

You can have my share.
Title: Re: Dear Rain Goddess,
Post by: SuuCal on August 24, 2011, 03:03:31 pm
I'm so glad I went grocery shopping!

However, I don't plan on sticking around this apartment for very long if it sticks with being a direct hit. Tropical storm force winds can still take a patched roof off, and the last direct hit we had, Hanna, made the Monastery sway violently, again, just as a 1-flagger. So I'll talk to Herbert about coming to get my computer out of here, because I can't afford to lose it. My fabric will get tarped up before I evac.

This obviously means it's time to evacuate to lower-ground for the usual hurricane shenanigans. Janelle the Canuckistani has NEVER SEEN A STORM. So, even if it's the usual fly by, I'm taking her to Pt. Judith to watch it roll in on Sunday, and hopefully we can catch the hurricane barrier close too.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 25, 2011, 03:19:10 am
Jim Cantore is in Providence.

I need to not want to go and hump his leg.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Kai on August 25, 2011, 05:14:46 am
If it hits the carolina coast I'm going to be sorely dissapointed. Because I was down there, just a month ago!
Title: Re: Dear Rain Goddess,
Post by: Epimetheus on August 25, 2011, 06:59:20 am
PLEASE SEND THAT BITCH TO TEXAS IT'S BEEN TRIPLE DIGITS SINCE MARCH OR SOME SHIT I DON'T CARE IF MY ROOF TEARS OFF THIS IS A FUCKING RENTAL ANYWAY NEED WIND AND RAIN OH PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEA AAAAAAAAAASES

yes, this, there very well may be a hurricane of sweat, over on this end of things.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 25, 2011, 01:18:06 pm
If it hits the carolina coast I'm going to be sorely dissapointed. Because I was down there, just a month ago!

Stephanie Abrams is there.

Hurricanes only hit where Abrams and Cantore are. I'm getting excited.  :fap: :fap: :fap:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 25, 2011, 01:31:00 pm
Outer Banks are now officially under a watch. They are starting to move the track. Forecast model is following Gloria 1985.

(http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT09/refresh/AL0911W_NL+gif/092237W_NL_sm.gif) 3 day cone.

(http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT09/refresh/AL0911W5_NL+gif/092237W5_NL_sm.gif) 5 day cone.

She's slowing down, too. Which, btw, is not always a good thing.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Disco Pickle on August 25, 2011, 01:43:34 pm
 :argh!:

Hurricane's always give the finger to NoFlorida and head to the Carolina's

I actually like a good hurricane.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 25, 2011, 01:48:06 pm
Well, J-Ville doesn't exact stick out into the Atlantic with a big "HIT ME" sign like the Outer Banks do.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 25, 2011, 03:18:58 pm
I hope it doesn't hit Boston til Monday morning.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 25, 2011, 03:37:01 pm
It's just gonna be a little wind and rain by the time it gets up here. And there's a pretty good chance it'll be most of the way out to Nova Scotia by then anyway.

DO never take your tropical storm information from NOAA if you want to know what's actually going on. The NHC is basically one big bag of ignorant dogshit.

Also, does this thread mean that I'll never again have to wade through a half-page of weather-related threads in apple talk? :banana:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 25, 2011, 03:50:11 pm
This isn't going to be our only storm threat this season, so we need to keep it all here.


Also, you back on the boat, yet?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Kai on August 25, 2011, 07:28:40 pm
It's just gonna be a little wind and rain by the time it gets up here. And there's a pretty good chance it'll be most of the way out to Nova Scotia by then anyway.

DO never take your tropical storm information from NOAA if you want to know what's actually going on. The NHC is basically one big bag of ignorant dogshit.

Also, does this thread mean that I'll never again have to wade through a half-page of weather-related threads in apple talk? :banana:

:cn:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 25, 2011, 07:29:43 pm
It's just gonna be a little wind and rain by the time it gets up here. And there's a pretty good chance it'll be most of the way out to Nova Scotia by then anyway.

DO never take your tropical storm information from NOAA if you want to know what's actually going on. The NHC is basically one big bag of ignorant dogshit.

Also, does this thread mean that I'll never again have to wade through a half-page of weather-related threads in apple talk? :banana:

:cn:

Hunter Thompson used to flog the NHC mercilessly for their weird scare tactics.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Disco Pickle on August 25, 2011, 07:32:38 pm
It's just gonna be a little wind and rain by the time it gets up here. And there's a pretty good chance it'll be most of the way out to Nova Scotia by then anyway.

DO never take your tropical storm information from NOAA if you want to know what's actually going on. The NHC is basically one big bag of ignorant dogshit.

Also, does this thread mean that I'll never again have to wade through a half-page of weather-related threads in apple talk? :banana:

:cn:

Hunter Thompson used to flog the NHC mercilessly for their weird scare tactics.

I clearly remember, when I was much smaller than I am now, the NHC being in cahoots with supermarkets to print "hurricane tracking charts" on all paper bags so you can track the hurricane after you go blow assloads of money on overpriced batteries and rotate out your canned goods.

I'm not saying it was a conspiracy or anything.

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Kai on August 25, 2011, 07:36:13 pm
It's just gonna be a little wind and rain by the time it gets up here. And there's a pretty good chance it'll be most of the way out to Nova Scotia by then anyway.

DO never take your tropical storm information from NOAA if you want to know what's actually going on. The NHC is basically one big bag of ignorant dogshit.

Also, does this thread mean that I'll never again have to wade through a half-page of weather-related threads in apple talk? :banana:

:cn:

Hunter Thompson used to flog the NHC mercilessly for their weird scare tactics.

Okay. That still doesn't explain the comments on NOAA.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 25, 2011, 10:37:12 pm
I trust NOAA/NHC more than the fucking Weather Channel any day. No matter how much I want to have Jim Cantore's stormchasing babehs.

Forecasting tracks is inexact, and until they come up with a better method, the one we got is what we got. Yeah, it scares the shit out of people, but better to be crazy prepared than OMGWTFHURRICANE.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 25, 2011, 10:44:22 pm
My boss sent everyone working on Sunday an e-mail that said "bring extra food and leave early to get here if you have to" translation:  You are coming in to work.  I demanded hazard pay.

I was laughed at.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Kai on August 26, 2011, 05:40:12 am
I trust NOAA/NHC more than the fucking Weather Channel any day. No matter how much I want to have Jim Cantore's stormchasing babehs.

Forecasting tracks is inexact, and until they come up with a better method, the one we got is what we got. Yeah, it scares the shit out of people, but better to be crazy prepared than OMGWTFHURRICANE.

True that. Weather Channel has slightly more weather than the History Channel has history. But not by much. Sensationalist bullshit. At least with NOAA maps I can check the variables and make my own forecast.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 26, 2011, 12:56:41 pm
Okay, we're under a watch now. NYC is under a warning. If this thing is packing the surge the NHC/TWC/everyone is saying, guys, Providence is fucked. That barrier cannot withstand a 40ft surge bottlenecked up the Bay.

I'm not expecting total devastation, but it's time to batten down. Extracting valuables today and making evac arrangements.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on August 26, 2011, 01:30:21 pm
once more, Suu is in her element, ITT.



PS Torte says hi
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 26, 2011, 02:51:10 pm
(http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/truvu/map_specnews06_ltst_4namus_enus_440x297.jpg)

\m/

MY ROOF IS TOTALLY FUCKING COMING IN.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 26, 2011, 04:15:03 pm
As of the 11am advisory, she's not going back to a 3.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 26, 2011, 10:47:43 pm
Just saw on the news that nyc is getting evacuated.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 26, 2011, 11:00:43 pm
Irene is carrying a lot of water. I don't see why they're evacuating the entire island of Manhattan, but 40ft swells will do bad things, I suppose.

As of the 5pm advisory, she's losing steam, but RI is under a warning now, so I need to make preparations to get my shit secured and myself out of here.

What's cracking me up is that she's following the same track as Floyd. She's almost also just as big (He was 580mi wide, she's 450) but I'm feeling after she buttfucks the Outer Banks we're not going to be left with much. The problem with big storms like that is that you're hit with 12 hours of tropical storm force weather before the good stuff rolls in. So once the streets are flooded and the structures have been battered around a bit with constant 40-74mph winds, the fucking hurricane force winds hit, that's what makes them so devastating. You have all that water and wind loosing stuff up for a day, and then WOOSH, eyewall raep. Even with just 80mph sustained winds, that's a lot of loosened crap that can become airborne.

We had a problem with a storm like that kickin' in the Gulf when I was younger. It was massive, and it was SLOW. We didn't get a direct hit, in fact I think it peetered and hit MS, but because of all the water it was carrying, we had a tropical storm for 4 days and got 20ft of extra water in Tampa Bay. I had stingrays swimming in my goddamn pool.

That's what makes this particular model of hurricane bad. Floyd put the Carolinas under water, and he was only a cat2 also.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 26, 2011, 11:12:39 pm
Anarchangel show has been postponed. Thank god. Even if its not that bad wind wise i dont want gallons of water in my marshall after transporting it from the van to the venue.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 26, 2011, 11:30:07 pm
I'm going to be hawking the advisories for the next 24 hours.

I wish my apartment didn't suck, then I could at least have fun, but nooooo.....I actually have to worry about a fucking hurricane.  :argh!:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 12:26:09 am
Mandatory evacuations for South County in effect (Narragansett, South Kingstown, Matunuck, Charlestown, Westerly, et al.) the Newport bridges are being shut down tomorrow night and they ARE closing the hurricane barrier tomorrow at an undisclosed time as well. They're really worried about this surge. Narragansett is coastal, but it's still above sea level whereas downtown Providence isn't. That water is going to funnel into Narragansett Bay, hit the barrier, and go right up the fucking Pawtuxet and flood Warwick and Cranston again. Watch.

DIMO. GET THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR BASEMENT.  :argh!:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 02:40:53 am
They're shutting down NYC tomorrow at noon. Wow.

This is fucking intense. Hopefully it won't be a dud.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on August 27, 2011, 02:47:39 am
GUESS WHO MOVED BACK TO STONY BROOK JUST IN TIME?!?!?

YEE-HAW!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 03:09:02 am
GUESS WHO MOVED BACK TO STONY BROOK JUST IN TIME?!?!?

YEE-HAW!

I was living in Babylon for Gloria. I'm not supposed to remember it since I was 3, apparently, but I do. I remember sitting in the basement with my parents and neighbors when the lights went out. I remember my baby brother crying, and sneaking upstairs during the eye and having my parents yell at me to get back downstairs.

We lost 7 trees in our backyard and had no power for 2 weeks. I remember my mom giving me baths in the kiddie pool outside. Because of the damage to the woods, the house got infested with ticks. :(

My first direct hit in Florida was TS Keith in 1988 which I remember flooded the hell out of our condo parking lot, and then TS Marco in 1990 sparked my fascination, and I wanted to go to school in it, despite my mom telling me no. So our neighbor gave me a ride. We didn't have a lot of kids in class, and I volunteered to walk the attendance to the office. Now, this is a Florida school, which means that it's all wing buildings with covered walkways. I remember almost getting blown away because I was 8 years old, but I went home and told my parents how awesome it was. So my dad got me a computer program (going back to a 386 DOS system, here.) that allowed me to track storms. We used to watch the advisories, write the coordinates, and plug them into the program, as this was before the satellites and computer imagery that we have now.

My dad and I had a HUGE laminated Mercator projection of the Atlantic which we would hang up in the dining room and we used to manually plot storms with dry erase markers. :)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 04:02:19 am
11pm advisory has her heading more east. Hunker the fuck down, Cainad, the updated track puts her right on top of your head Sunday morning.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on August 27, 2011, 04:27:15 am
My body is ready.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 04:30:46 am
Starting using Twitter again so I can stalk Jim Cantore again.  :fap:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on August 27, 2011, 09:59:00 am
DIMO. GET THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR BASEMENT.  :argh!:

aw and he just had it all fixed up and looking nice ... do you suppose now it's going to be flooded again?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Precious Moments Zalgo on August 27, 2011, 01:05:07 pm
:argh!:

Hurricane's always give the finger to NoFlorida and head to the Carolina's

I actually like a good hurricane.
Well, J-Ville doesn't exact stick out into the Atlantic with a big "HIT ME" sign like the Outer Banks do.

Jacksonville NC, on the other hand, is getting pounded right about now.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 27, 2011, 01:25:02 pm
Didn't you know?  The hurricane is God's blessing!

Glenn Beck sez so!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/glenn-beck-hurricane-iren_n_938411.html
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Richter on August 27, 2011, 01:52:40 pm
Didn't you know?  The hurricane is God's blessing!

Glenn Beck sez so!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/glenn-beck-hurricane-iren_n_938411.html

Atlas Sharted.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 27, 2011, 02:02:25 pm
Trying to decide if I should pull out my AC for the storm.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 27, 2011, 03:14:28 pm
I think this fucker has something against me personally.

It's managing to hit, in successive order, my family home, the base I was supposed to be working out of in september, the ship I work on, and the place I am now.

WTF?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 03:20:13 pm
Trying to decide if I should pull out my AC for the storm.

Yes. That's a projectile. We'll take it out tonight when I'm over. I'm taking mine out tonight when I evac.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 03:38:50 pm
DIMO. GET THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR BASEMENT.  :argh!:

aw and he just had it all fixed up and looking nice ... do you suppose now it's going to be flooded again?

Narragansett Bay is on the westside of the storm track, that means we get the storm surge. That means when 12ft of water is thrown into the bay, it will funnel up toward the rivers. It will hit the barrier and start filling up the bay like a trough, and it will backwash into the Pawtuxet River, which will overflow into Warwick and Coventry again.  :|

...But Providence will be dry.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 27, 2011, 03:46:55 pm
I think this fucker has something against me personally.

It's managing to hit, in successive order, my family home, the base I was supposed to be working out of in september, the ship I work on, and the place I am now.

WTF?

Did you piss on gods leg again?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 03:59:39 pm
For those that are watching The Weather Channel, see how sick Mike Seidel is? Yeah, I've done that. That's my fucking dream job.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 27, 2011, 04:03:40 pm
If anyone hears from ECH, please relay.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 04:18:59 pm
He just posted at 10:14.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 27, 2011, 06:15:02 pm
I wonder, if NY floods can you catch walleye on Wall Street?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 06:36:25 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/pd_irene.jpg)

 :argh!:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_1237.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_1238.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/theonlyang/IMG_1239.jpg)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eve on August 27, 2011, 07:09:48 pm
Dearest Irene,

If you could please manage to throw some flooding Brookline's way while leaving my power intact, I'd be most appreciative. I'm not really in the mood to go to work tomorrow, and I'd also rather not spend the whole weekend sitting in the dark by myself. Thanks!

Love,
Eve
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eve on August 27, 2011, 07:10:52 pm
Suu, I like your window messages.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 27, 2011, 07:11:03 pm
Dearest Irene,

If you could please manage to throw some flooding Brookline's way while leaving my power intact, I'd be most appreciative. I'm not really in the mood to go to work tomorrow, and I'd also rather not spend the whole weekend sitting in the dark by myself. Thanks!

Love,
Eve

Candles and flashlights.  :)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 07:18:37 pm
Getting my evac bag ready with all my goodies. Spending tomorrow at Luna's with margaritas.

The latest forecast for RI isn't so much rain as it is wind and the storm surge, and Providence may not close the hurricane barrier after all because they're concerned about the levels of the rivers. that could be interesting. Fortunately, there's a big moat that separates me from the basin, and it's called I-95.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eve on August 27, 2011, 07:23:43 pm
Dearest Irene,

If you could please manage to throw some flooding Brookline's way while leaving my power intact, I'd be most appreciative. I'm not really in the mood to go to work tomorrow, and I'd also rather not spend the whole weekend sitting in the dark by myself. Thanks!

Love,
Eve

Candles and flashlights.  :)


I have two smallish flashlights out. Will have to do some unpacking of boxes to find out which one has the candles.. that'll be fun. ;)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 07:24:17 pm
The Weather Channel just made a "pier pressure" pun. :crankey:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 27, 2011, 07:28:57 pm
I'm hoping the power doesn't go out either. Though I am with Villager for the weekend, so it wouldn't be so bad.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 07:35:40 pm
Charge everything now. EVERYTHING. Cameras, phones, laptops, etc.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 27, 2011, 07:40:50 pm
Yeah, good call.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Don Coyote on August 27, 2011, 07:54:25 pm
Suddenly it turns out that the Active Army is really just the National Guard. Guess which unit is getting tapped to do the job of the NG.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 27, 2011, 07:59:25 pm
Does that mean youre coming for a visit?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Don Coyote on August 27, 2011, 08:03:51 pm
Does that mean youre coming for a visit?

Not if I can fucking help. I am supposed to be clearing starting next week.

After all of this shit is over I shall share some lulz I heard this morning and more that I will hear latter today.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 08:20:30 pm
You're across the fucking country, why would they send you here?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Don Coyote on August 27, 2011, 08:25:41 pm
You're across the fucking country, why would they send you here?

The bigger question is why aren't they tapping the Guard. I thought that disaster relief was part of the NG bag.

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 08:27:42 pm
We have a shit ton of Guardsmen here in Rhode Island. The fucking NG STARTED in RI...
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Don Coyote on August 27, 2011, 08:38:24 pm
We have a shit ton of Guardsmen here in Rhode Island. The fucking NG STARTED in RI...

Well, isn't it their job to help with disaster relief?

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 08:48:59 pm
I assume so.............if they weren't all deployed.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 27, 2011, 08:57:47 pm
Well coyote if you find yourself in boston let me know when youre off duty and ill grab you a beer.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 09:22:04 pm
He'll be in NY before he'll be in RI or MA.

Providence has a parking ban in effect for tomorrow. No word on when or even IF they are going to be closing the hurricane barrier. Interior MA is already having some flash flooding per a report I just got on Twitter and TWCSocial.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Emo Howard on August 27, 2011, 10:07:55 pm
So is the tape on the windows just holiday decorations, or does it actually do something?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 27, 2011, 10:11:20 pm
I know hed probably be sent to ny but on the off chance he was in eastern mass
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on August 27, 2011, 10:14:08 pm
So is the tape on the windows just holiday decorations, or does it actually do something?

the star-shaped bits obviously reinforce the windows.

as well as when something flies into them, there will be less glass shards flying all over the place.

dunno about the letters, they probably do it as well, but less so. additionally they serve to infuriate the gods and increase the lulz.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 27, 2011, 10:14:28 pm
So is the tape on the windows just holiday decorations, or does it actually do something?

It's to keep glass from going everywhere if the windows break.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 27, 2011, 10:28:49 pm

So is the tape on the windows just holiday decorations, or does it actually do something?


You union jack the windows to control breakage. Will it stop a tree? Fuck no, but neither will plywood. It's to stop a mess from being made. The letters are just tradition. You should always write messages to hurricanes. I really wanted to do, "LEEROY JENKINS!" On one of them this year, but I don't have enough double panes.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 27, 2011, 11:10:01 pm
Irene is no match for the power of TRONE!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 28, 2011, 12:59:30 am
Well, we're ready for the hurricane here. Took the top off of the Jeep, went for a ride, and bought a bag of ice. bring it!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 28, 2011, 01:14:24 am
Dont you live in kansas? :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 28, 2011, 01:29:06 am
Torrential rains in boston. On villagers porch with friends. Arm soaked when poked out after three seconds
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Don Coyote on August 28, 2011, 04:04:13 am
I'm off the list.

Hope you spags make it through the next 12 hours ok.

We won't know if we are sending our people until monday. They got the task force on 96 hour notice.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 28, 2011, 04:33:03 am
I'm off the list.

Hope you spags make it through the next 12 hours ok.

We won't know if we are sending our people until monday. They got the task force on 96 hour notice.

Give us a heads up if you're out this way, we'll arrange for at least one beer.   :D

It's starting to look like the worst of it is going to pass west of us, though, so, hopefully, things won't be TOO bad.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Don Coyote on August 28, 2011, 04:40:00 am
I'm off the list.

Hope you spags make it through the next 12 hours ok.

We won't know if we are sending our people until monday. They got the task force on 96 hour notice.

Give us a heads up if you're out this way, we'll arrange for at least one beer.   :D

It's starting to look like the worst of it is going to pass west of us, though, so, hopefully, things won't be TOO bad.

Even if we end up sending troops, I won't be going.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 28, 2011, 05:35:07 am
There is currently a slight breeze and refreshing rain.

Oh, and IHOP was closed when I was drunk and needed some fucking pancakes.

Irene, thus far, is the worst storm ever.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 28, 2011, 05:36:35 am
Fuuuck I can see my car from my window and I think it got a leaf on the windshield.

God this is just awful.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Phox on August 28, 2011, 05:37:21 am
Fuuuck I can see my car from my window and I think it got a leaf on the windshield.

God this is just awful.
:lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Don Coyote on August 28, 2011, 05:38:37 am
There is currently a slight breeze and refreshing rain.

Oh, and IHOP was closed when I was drunk and needed some fucking pancakes.

Irene, thus far, is the worst storm ever.

Now I want pancakes. Asshole.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 28, 2011, 05:40:05 am
There is currently a slight breeze and refreshing rain.

Oh, and IHOP was closed when I was drunk and needed some fucking pancakes.

Irene, thus far, is the worst storm ever.

Now I want pancakes. Asshole.

So do I.  So, in the morning, I will make pancakes. And bacon.

Suu gets some, since she's crashed on my couch.  Anybody else who turns up for breakfast can be fed, as well.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Don Coyote on August 28, 2011, 06:09:42 am
Heard 1000 Indiana Guardsmen are enroute to yall.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eve on August 28, 2011, 06:40:31 am
Fucking MBTA. They're shutting service down at 8 am.  :argh!:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cardinal Pizza Deliverance. on August 28, 2011, 07:04:39 am
Be safe, people.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 28, 2011, 12:45:52 pm
Heard 1000 Indiana Guardsmen are enroute to yall.

Plz to send handsome ones, thanks!  I promise, I'll send back what's left when I'm finished with them...
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Don Coyote on August 28, 2011, 01:07:13 pm
Heard 1000 Indiana Guardsmen are enroute to yall.

Plz to send handsome ones, thanks!  I promise, I'll send back what's left when I'm finished with them...

Hold on one second. I think I have the gov. of Indiana on speed dial.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 28, 2011, 01:16:02 pm
Heard 1000 Indiana Guardsmen are enroute to yall.

Plz to send handsome ones, thanks!  I promise, I'll send back what's left when I'm finished with them...

Hold on one second. I think I have the gov. of Indiana on speed dial.

Much appreciated.   :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 01:55:22 pm
LANDFALL OVER CONEY ISLAND!

We're already getting tropical storm force gusts that are shaking Luna's house. I weep for my apartment, as the worst, yes worst, isn't supposed to effect us until 2pm because we're on the westside of the storm. FML.

Everyone in New England, charge your shit NOW.

I went to Narragansett last night and got pics of the surf, but I've seen worse. Today is probably intense, but they aren't letting anyone go anywhere near there. I've gotten reports of the water coming over the seawall. The hurricane barrier is fully closed, also.

Dimo, watch the levels on the Pawtuxet. Seriously.

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 01:58:35 pm
Tornado watch for RI/South Shore/Capenislands.

Don't be stupid. Anyone.















....*gets ready to go outside*
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 02:02:56 pm
We're gonna lose power. It's flickering.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 02:08:11 pm
Sustained winds of 65mph. She's downgraded to a one-flagger.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Richter on August 28, 2011, 02:46:15 pm
Few flickers here too.  The middle of the hill is a bit more sensitive though.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 02:48:47 pm
Just got word that the town of Lindenhurst on Long Island, my family stompin' ground, is flooded. Family is okay.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 03:02:58 pm
Just showed EoCland on TWC. Doesn't New Bedford have the most secure harbor in the nation or something like that?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 28, 2011, 03:19:26 pm
Just showed EoCland on TWC. Doesn't New Bedford have the most secure harbor in the nation or something like that?

That depends.  Are we talking storm surges or heroin traffic?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 28, 2011, 03:27:44 pm
I thought there was a hurricane coming?

I've splashed in mudpuddles on breezy days and seen more damage as a result. This shit is weak as fuck and I'm a little pissed that my flight got canceled because of, well, a rainy day.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 03:36:24 pm
Just showed EoCland on TWC. Doesn't New Bedford have the most secure harbor in the nation or something like that?

That depends.  Are we talking storm surges or heroin traffic?

Are you watching TWC? They aren't too happy about shit in the hahbah.

I thought there was a hurricane coming?

I've splashed in mudpuddles on breezy days and seen more damage as a result. This shit is weak as fuck and I'm a little pissed that my flight got canceled because of, well, a rainy day.

You're in Maine. You're not getting anything good from this. Meanwhile, I'm watching trees doing backbends in Providence.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eve on August 28, 2011, 04:01:25 pm
Work still not closed.  :?

Shift pushed back, though, with the possibility of getting to stay home. If people go charging in for lube and make me walk to work in this weather, I will smack a bitch. I will smack all the bitches.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 28, 2011, 04:03:24 pm
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n595/Luna0219/PeeDee/IMG_20110828_105831.jpg)

Storm supplies being prepared!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 04:05:05 pm
Ang-aritas!

Free pour accidentally a lot of:

Sauza Gold
Gran Gala
Triple Sec
Rose's Lime
That whole jug of sour mix

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 04:12:02 pm
WTF EoC, don't you people in New Bedford know how to tie down boats properly?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 04:39:38 pm
Richter just walked over here in tropical storm force winds with chicken.

We're serious about having a good time.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 28, 2011, 04:41:02 pm
Dont you live in kansas? :lulz:

Yes, we believe in being prepared!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Richter on August 28, 2011, 04:49:56 pm
Richter just walked over here in tropical storm force winds with chicken.

We're serious about having a good time.

Herbert: you're going out?  people have been killed by falling tree branches.

Richter: I'll wear a hat.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 05:09:18 pm
The good thing about living in Providence: We have a sincere lack of trees.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 28, 2011, 05:11:41 pm
WTF EoC, don't you people in New Bedford know how to tie down boats properly?

Boats are not meant to be tied down, Suu.

They're vessels of freedom and openness, and we have the proper techniques to allow them to flow majestically onto our rocks and ocean side buildings.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eve on August 28, 2011, 05:55:54 pm
YAY NO WORK YAY YAY YAY
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 06:08:17 pm
We just went outside and got video of us being idiots. They're being uploaded to Facebook.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Epimetheus on August 28, 2011, 06:09:25 pm
Welp, I'm going out for a bike ride on this clear, sunny day!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 06:11:47 pm
I think I'm going to take a nap after this last vid uploads.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2011, 06:12:40 pm
Dear America,

If you want your hurricanes to be taken more seriously, please give them more terrifying names.  Irene is an old granny name.  Ivan, Iago, Ichabod or even Iesus would've been superior.

Yours sincerely,
Everyone Else
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 06:15:18 pm
Ivan was retired in 2004 after he carved a path over Florida. Twice.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 28, 2011, 06:31:38 pm
Dear CNN and The Weather Channel,

If there really are people out there that need to be told to not touch downed power lines, it may be best to just remain silent and allow nature to take it's course.

Also, stop being butthurt because people are not buying your fear and are out walking around. This makes you look silly.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on August 28, 2011, 06:49:33 pm
Doesn't it have to be females?

So more like Hillary, Margaret, Angela or Beatrix.


(ETA: Angela referring to the German lady, not the poster here :oops:)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 28, 2011, 06:50:10 pm
Doesn't it have to be females?

So more like Hillary, Margaret, Angela or Beatrix.
Not anymore.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2011, 06:55:58 pm
No, since they did have one called Ivan, but on that theme:

Boudicca, Elizabeth Báthory, Aileen Wuornos or Carol M. Bundy.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 28, 2011, 07:03:59 pm
Rain has all but stopped.  Wind is still gusting fairly impressively, but, I think, slowing down a bit.

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Jenne on August 28, 2011, 07:50:12 pm
Been downgraded anyway--it's a tropical storm now.  Poor Irene...so much hoopla, so few hoops.

Still and all, she's claimed about what? 6 or 7 lives so far?  And they're SAYING on the talking bobblehead shows that TRONE might yet see some action...and that most of the lives are lost in the AFTERMATH of this sort of disaster...not necessarily DURING.

Still and all--stay safe and whatnot, East Coast maniacs.  Y'all seem to be doing fine, so far...*knocks on wood*

(I am just glad that the two major disasters to the areas I just visited this last month happened once I was well clear of there.  :lol:)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on August 28, 2011, 08:08:31 pm
We just got on the weather forecast that since Irene is a low-pressure area, and it's moving to greenland and then to iceland, that a high pressure area will swoop on down to us and will give us NICE WEATHER NEXT WEEK WH00000000000000000

Finally cause this summer sucked so far, weather-wise
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 28, 2011, 08:19:08 pm
Just showed EoCland on TWC. Doesn't New Bedford have the most secure harbor in the nation or something like that?

That depends.  Are we talking storm surges or heroin traffic?

Are you watching TWC? They aren't too happy about shit in the hahbah.

I thought there was a hurricane coming?

I've splashed in mudpuddles on breezy days and seen more damage as a result. This shit is weak as fuck and I'm a little pissed that my flight got canceled because of, well, a rainy day.

You're in Maine. You're not getting anything good from this. Meanwhile, I'm watching trees doing backbends in Providence.

Ironically, given its name, God hates Providence.

I suspect it's because he once had a meal cooked by a Johnson & Wales grad.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 09:54:48 pm
Doesn't it have to be females?

So more like Hillary, Margaret, Angela or Beatrix.


(ETA: Angela referring to the German lady, not the poster here :oops:)

I have never seen a Hurricane Angela in my lifetime, damnit! I think it too, was retired as some point.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 09:56:58 pm
Also, it looks like it's about done here. We never lost power. Richter reported that when he walked by my place, I still had a roof but he wasn't sure about the windows. I'm going to request that we head over there shortly and see wtf happened.


Has anyone heard anything from Cram? The Hudson Valley is flooding and my friends in Westchester and Putnam counties are not doing well.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 28, 2011, 10:08:05 pm
:spittake:

That's the first time in history, then, that anybody who lived in Westchester county was described as "not doing well".
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on August 28, 2011, 10:10:56 pm
No power outages.

Played a game of chess with Villager. Ate some pizza. Watched some Futurama and TNG.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 28, 2011, 10:17:06 pm
I gotta get into the storm supply business. Those cats are clocking some serious loot off of all the scared statesiders who have NO idea what a for-real hurricane is.

HINT: It's not what just happened on the east coast of the US. In fact, anyone who wasn't in South Carolina for Hugo or Hawaii for Iniki has probably never experienced a major hurricane making landfall in the USA, unless one of you old-timers was around for Camille.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 28, 2011, 10:18:01 pm
And no, Andrew, Ivan, and Bob don't count. by a long shot. And really, neither does Katrina. That was a human disaster, not a natural one.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 10:57:35 pm
Andrew was under-estimated because it was small, and turned out to be the goddamn finger of God, and Katrina was only a category 3 when it hit, people forget that. Those levees should never have failed. I've seen worse hit NOLA in my lifetime.

Andrew leveled neighborhoods with 175mph winds in style. Katrina had to have an unmanned barge slam a levee to flood the ghetto. In fact, Andrew hit NOLA as a 4 after it leveled Miami and carved a path across FL and it STILL didn't break the levees.

Ivan was a goddamn meteorological anomaly. That whole summer was fucked up for Florida.

Irene was Floyd Mark II. Huge storm with lots of water, but not strong.


Just went to my apartment, btw. I has survived (unfortunately). I was looking for a grant out of there.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 11:01:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsdfsY2BBiw

Queechee, VT. Wtf.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 28, 2011, 11:58:19 pm
It astonishes me to no end how little people up here know about hurricanes.  :horrormirth:

YOU LIVE ON THE EAST COAST. THEREFORE, YOU CAN GET A FUCKING STORM.

DO NOT BITCH TO ME ABOUT "ALL HYPE" AND THEN CRY TO ME VIA TEXT THAT YOU LOST POWER AND "DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO" BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T "THINK IT WOULD HAPPEN".

I don't care if it's a dud. FFS, people, always have flashlights and candles. Always have extra water. Always have canned food. Why? BECAUSE YOU NEVER FUCKING KNOW.

Don't get all huffy with me and go, "Well, I had no idea a tropical storm can take down trees..." Um...sustained winds of 60mph can do some fucking damage, moron. Just like a Nor'easter.

Also, DON'T BUY FUCKING MILK AND BREAD. How are you going to keep that shit when your power is out for a goddamn week, shitneck? A quarter of the fucking state of RI is without power right now, National Grid said it could take up to a week to restore it, and you crying to me that your fridge is full of food and you can't get to a store for ice.

Christ. Shit like this is why storms are always a goddamn catastrophe. It's not the weather, it's the fucking ignorance.

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: navkat on August 29, 2011, 12:05:42 am
It astonishes me to no end how little people up here know about hurricanes.  :horrormirth:

YOU LIVE ON THE EAST COAST. THEREFORE, YOU CAN GET A FUCKING STORM.

DO NOT BITCH TO ME ABOUT "ALL HYPE" AND THEN CRY TO ME VIA TEXT THAT YOU LOST POWER AND "DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO" BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T "THINK IT WOULD HAPPEN".

I don't care if it's a dud. FFS, people, always have flashlights and candles. Always have extra water. Always have canned food. Why? BECAUSE YOU NEVER FUCKING KNOW.

Don't get all huffy with me and go, "Well, I had no idea a tropical storm can take down trees..." Um...sustained winds of 60mph can do some fucking damage, moron. Just like a Nor'easter.

Also, DON'T BUY FUCKING MILK AND BREAD. How are you going to keep that shit when your power is out for a goddamn week, shitneck? A quarter of the fucking state of RI is without power right now, National Grid said it could take up to a week to restore it, and you crying to me that your fridge is full of food and you can't get to a store for ice.

Christ. Shit like this is why storms are always a goddamn catastrophe. It's not the weather, it's the fucking ignorance.



THANK YOU.

My brother-in-law tried to tell me "The weatherman always gets these things wrong. They always say it's gonna rain and it never does."

WHAT?

NO SERIOUSLY, WHAT? I REFUSE TO HEAR YOU.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 29, 2011, 12:24:13 am
Alas, poor Providence.

It survived an earthquake.  It survived a hurricane.

Tomorrow, it will fall.

Richter cooked.  The phrase, "I put some Weapon X in it.  How bad could it be?" was heard.

What will happen to the sewer system of the city by this time tomorrow is going to be epic.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 12:24:59 am
KIIIILLLLLLLLLL MEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 29, 2011, 12:41:34 am
A quarter of the fucking state of RI is without power right now, National Grid said it could take up to a week to restore it, and you crying to me that your fridge is full of food and you can't get to a store for ice.

Wait, it takes a week to restore electricity to 6 city blocks?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 29, 2011, 12:45:34 am
A quarter of the fucking state of RI is without power right now, National Grid said it could take up to a week to restore it, and you crying to me that your fridge is full of food and you can't get to a store for ice.

Wait, it takes a week to restore electricity to 6 city blocks?

They're union.

Any questions?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 12:45:55 am
Duh, Rhode Island.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 01:06:01 am
In other news, I just shat blood.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: navkat on August 29, 2011, 01:36:59 am
                                             Hide ya kids, hide ya wife, hide ya husband.
                                                                   /
(http://otrsportsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/AntoineDodson.jpg)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: N E T on August 29, 2011, 01:37:36 am
In other news, I just shat blood.

Hope you have medical insurance, because that could be hella serious.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 29, 2011, 01:38:46 am
A quarter of the fucking state of RI is without power right now, National Grid said it could take up to a week to restore it, and you crying to me that your fridge is full of food and you can't get to a store for ice.

Wait, it takes a week to restore electricity to 6 city blocks?

They're union.

Any questions?

Yes, actually. Did you miss the joke or just ignore it on purpose? :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 01:57:28 am
In other news, I just shat blood.

Hope you have medical insurance, because that could be hella serious.

Nah. I have IBS. This is par for the course when I eat something stupidly spicy.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 02:33:32 am
Dimo is here leeching on Luna's electricity to charge his computer and phone since they're down in West Warwick.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: iarmit on August 29, 2011, 02:55:32 am
Aww, crap. I ended up at my sister's in Coventry since some freaking
genius locked the bolt that no one has a key to on my apartment door.
Was going to head back into Arctic, but if there is no power, then forget it.

By the way, that genius was not me. Best I can figure, one of my roommates
smoked them self stupid. Glad to here everyone is (mostly) okay
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 03:16:05 am
It seems like most of Warwick, West Warwick, Coventry and subsequent towns are out. This is nothing new, of course.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on August 29, 2011, 03:30:49 am
No, since they did have one called Ivan, but on that theme:

Boudicca, Elizabeth Báthory, Aileen Wuornos or Carol M. Bundy.
:spittake: :mittens:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 03:58:05 am
Back in Angband. Power is on. Computer is on. Cable is on. Thank the maker for living on the Hill.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Jenne on August 29, 2011, 02:06:10 pm
Most of my east coast colleagues are at work--having holed up somewhere safe where the electricity's on, or otherwise the power came on last night/early this morning.

Our central offices in Princeton still haven't stated they're back at work and doing fine, however.  We're still all supposed to contact California if we have issues.

I'm not surprised, NJ was hit pretty hard yesterday.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 29, 2011, 02:13:35 pm
We lost power yesterday afternoon.

It's still out.

The thing about Maine is that it is very rural, spread out.  There are still live wires down in some areas preventing tree-removal.

But work has power and so here I am. 
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 02:52:35 pm
All of Aquidneck [aka The Original™ Rhode] Island is out. All of it. Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and both massive bridges to get there, so Luna is home from work today. My workplace is up and running so in I go.

Taking the tape off of my windows as we speak.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on August 29, 2011, 03:08:11 pm
SBU is fine, we seemed to avoid the worst of it. First day of classes canceled anyway, because the surrounding areas do not have power.

My power is out, internetting from my phone, getting occasional charges from the noisy-ass generator. A few trees down around town, no real flooding to speak of that I've personally seen. Overall, I lucked out.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Jenne on August 29, 2011, 03:26:11 pm
SBU is fine, we seemed to avoid the worst of it. First day of classes canceled anyway, because the surrounding areas do not have power.

My power is out, internetting from my phone, getting occasional charges from the noisy-ass generator. A few trees down around town, no real flooding to speak of that I've personally seen. Overall, I lucked out.

Glad you're ok, dude.  Stay safe!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 29, 2011, 04:12:11 pm
SBU is fine, we seemed to avoid the worst of it. First day of classes canceled anyway, because the surrounding areas do not have power.

My power is out, internetting from my phone, getting occasional charges from the noisy-ass generator. A few trees down around town, no real flooding to speak of that I've personally seen. Overall, I lucked out.

Good to hear from ya, Cainad.

Good thing I'm home, Hockey Jake needed to come plug in his phone.   :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 29, 2011, 04:18:38 pm
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cramulus on August 29, 2011, 05:01:21 pm
x-post from the Bachmann thread:

http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/08/bachmann-irne-was-political-message-from-god/ACJ4zJCjJoqxfDK6RT4ETN/index.html

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said yesterday that Hurricane Irene was a political message from God, the St. Petersburg Times reported.

“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians,” the newspaper quoted her as telling voters during a rally in Sarasota. “We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Dimocritus on August 29, 2011, 05:06:37 pm
He lives.

Also, Bachmann is a tool-box.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 29, 2011, 05:08:35 pm
He lives.

Also, Bachmann is a tool-box.

She is the ANNOINTED OF GOD, you filthy heathen.  Vote for her, or God will knock over more of your lawn chairs.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 29, 2011, 05:10:43 pm
He lives.

Also, Bachmann is a tool-box.

She is the ANNOINTED OF GOD, you filthy heathen.  Vote for her, or God will knock over more of your lawn chairs.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: LMNO on August 29, 2011, 05:17:05 pm
It was windy.  I made a massive pot of Red Beans and Rice, and watched Season 5 of Dexter.  Then I farted.

The end.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 29, 2011, 05:19:09 pm
It was windy.  I made a massive pot of Red Beans and Rice, and watched Season 5 of Dexter.  Then I farted.

The end.

ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OUT OF MICHELLE DE ARC?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Phox on August 29, 2011, 05:21:32 pm
It was windy.  I made a massive pot of Red Beans and Rice, and watched Season 5 of Dexter.  Then I farted.

The end.

ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OUT OF MICHELLE DE ARC?
Hey, if we get to burn her at the stake then.... wait.... better idea. Let's have the Canadians do it for us.....

Phox,
Off to instigate a war.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cramulus on August 29, 2011, 05:26:23 pm
So I went LARPing in the hurricane.

THAT was WILD. The people who showed up were all crazy. I guess that includes me.

Weather was beautiful until Saturday night. They called game early, and everybody scrambled to get home before the bullshit began for real.

The roads got bad, so I stayed at my friend Dave's house near New Haven. Dave is a new homeowner, and somehow in his 29 years of life has never experienced a hurricane. So he was REALLY REALLY PREPARED for this one. He stocked his fridge with enough food for a week. He filled the bathtub up with water. He ordered 100 pizzas. He bought a generator. Apocalypse hysteria is the best kind of hysteria.

We were teasing him about it. "You sure I should sleep here? what if the roof gets ripped off? Couldn't I get crushed by busses that are getting tossed around by the hurricane?"

har har har

before he went to bed he told us "I'm going to set my alarm for 4 AM so I can go outside and just enjoy the hurricane for an hour."

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on August 29, 2011, 05:42:09 pm
He lives.

Also, Bachmann is a tool-box.

She is the ANNOINTED OF GOD, you filthy heathen.  Vote for her, or God will knock over more of your lawn chairs.

And bridges, Dok. Don't forget the bridges. The tragic, TRAGIC fate of those goddamn bridges that makes beadladies CRY!!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 29, 2011, 05:45:04 pm
He lives.

Also, Bachmann is a tool-box.

She is the ANNOINTED OF GOD, you filthy heathen.  Vote for her, or God will knock over more of your lawn chairs.

And bridges, Dok. Don't forget the bridges. The tragic, TRAGIC fate of those goddamn bridges that makes beadladies CRY!!

WON'T ANYONE THINK OF THE BRIDGES???
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 29, 2011, 05:46:18 pm
He lives.

Also, Bachmann is a tool-box.

She is the ANNOINTED OF GOD, you filthy heathen.  Vote for her, or God will knock over more of your lawn chairs.

And bridges, Dok. Don't forget the bridges. The tragic, TRAGIC fate of those goddamn bridges that makes beadladies CRY!!

WON'T ANYONE THINK OF THE BRIDGES???

We HAVE to kill those fucking things, before THEY kill US.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 29, 2011, 05:47:23 pm
He lives.

Also, Bachmann is a tool-box.

She is the ANNOINTED OF GOD, you filthy heathen.  Vote for her, or God will knock over more of your lawn chairs.

And bridges, Dok. Don't forget the bridges. The tragic, TRAGIC fate of those goddamn bridges that makes beadladies CRY!!

WON'T ANYONE THINK OF THE BRIDGES???

We HAVE to kill those fucking things, before THEY kill US.

The hurricane came to SAVE us. From the bridges.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 29, 2011, 05:47:55 pm
He lives.

Also, Bachmann is a tool-box.

She is the ANNOINTED OF GOD, you filthy heathen.  Vote for her, or God will knock over more of your lawn chairs.

And bridges, Dok. Don't forget the bridges. The tragic, TRAGIC fate of those goddamn bridges that makes beadladies CRY!!

WON'T ANYONE THINK OF THE BRIDGES???

We HAVE to kill those fucking things, before THEY kill US.

The hurricane came to SAVE us. From the bridges.

BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND THE FREE MARKET.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 05:50:31 pm

before he went to bed he told us "I'm going to set my alarm for 4 AM so I can go outside and just enjoy the hurricane for an hour."

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

I've done this. In a category 4. His name was Charley. It was soooooo hotttttt.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 29, 2011, 07:03:40 pm
Heh, this is from the next town over.

(http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NB&Date=20110829&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=108290319&Ref=AR&maxH=200&maxW=388&border=0&Q=85)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 29, 2011, 07:04:43 pm
Heh, this is from the next town over.

(http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NB&Date=20110829&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=108290319&Ref=AR&maxH=200&maxW=388&border=0&Q=85)

I see God has finally gotten around to chastising you lowlanders.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Jenne on August 29, 2011, 07:05:52 pm
He lives.

Also, Bachmann is a tool-box.

She is the ANNOINTED OF GOD, you filthy heathen.  Vote for her, or God will knock over more of your lawn chairs.

:potd:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Jenne on August 29, 2011, 07:07:05 pm
So I went LARPing in the hurricane.

THAT was WILD. The people who showed up were all crazy. I guess that includes me.


Cram, you are awesome.

The end.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 29, 2011, 07:10:54 pm
Heh, this is from the next town over.

(http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NB&Date=20110829&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=108290319&Ref=AR&maxH=200&maxW=388&border=0&Q=85)

I see God has finally gotten around to chastising you lowlanders.

This area's catholic roots are strong, Dok, they NEED to be chastised or they just go on blathering about imaginary persecution.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 29, 2011, 07:12:50 pm
Heh, this is from the next town over.

(http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NB&Date=20110829&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=108290319&Ref=AR&maxH=200&maxW=388&border=0&Q=85)

I see God has finally gotten around to chastising you lowlanders.

This area's catholic roots are strong, Dok, they NEED to be chastised or they just go on blathering about imaginary persecution.

Well, sure.  They have to distract themselves from their omnipresent feelings of guilt somehow.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 29, 2011, 07:15:45 pm
Heh, this is from the next town over.

(http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NB&Date=20110829&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=108290319&Ref=AR&maxH=200&maxW=388&border=0&Q=85)

I see God has finally gotten around to chastising you lowlanders.

This area's catholic roots are strong, Dok, they NEED to be chastised or they just go on blathering about imaginary persecution.

Well, sure.  They have to distract themselves from their omnipresent feelings of guilt somehow.

Distracted my ass.  This shit VALIDATES their feelings of guilt.  God is PUNISHING them, see?  They MUST have done something awful.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: BadBeast on August 29, 2011, 08:15:19 pm
Heh, this is from the next town over.

(http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NB&Date=20110829&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=108290319&Ref=AR&maxH=200&maxW=388&border=0&Q=85)

I see God has finally gotten around to chastising you lowlanders.

This area's catholic roots are strong, Dok, they NEED to be chastised or they just go on blathering about imaginary persecution.

Well, sure.  They have to distract themselves from their omnipresent feelings of guilt somehow.

Distracted my ass.  This shit VALIDATES their feelings of guilt.  God is PUNISHING them, see?  They MUST have done something awful.
Or they are about to. (Again)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cain on August 29, 2011, 08:30:21 pm
Al-Jazeera has been mocking the American media reaction to the not-hurricane all evening today.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 08:33:38 pm
Heh, this is from the next town over.

(http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NB&Date=20110829&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=108290319&Ref=AR&maxH=200&maxW=388&border=0&Q=85)

Mattapoisett?

Fall River?

For fuck's sake let that be Fall River...ALL OF IT.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 08:34:55 pm
Al-Jazeera has been mocking the American media reaction to the not-hurricane all evening today.

I think Vermont may have a different perspective on it being a hurricane or not.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cramulus on August 29, 2011, 08:40:06 pm
Al-Jazeera has been mocking the American media reaction to the not-hurricane all evening today.

 :lulz: any links?

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cain on August 29, 2011, 08:42:37 pm
Al-Jazeera has been mocking the American media reaction to the not-hurricane all evening today.

 :lulz: any links?



No, it was on the tv broadcast, from about 14:00 east coast time.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 29, 2011, 08:55:43 pm
It wasn't as bad as the hype machine made it out to be, on a broad perspective.

But for those whom it was bad, it was bad, and it sucked, and it still sucks. 

The locals tend to cover it better, because they seem to actually cover it from a perspective to inform.

The Weather Channel covers it from a perspective to entertain and to sell ad slots. 

The Weather Channel used to be a good network.  Back when it was boring and it was just people standing in front of green screens, giving you the forecast, playing a little smooth jazz while you watch your own local forecast, and that was it.

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 29, 2011, 08:57:37 pm
Heh, this is from the next town over.

(http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NB&Date=20110829&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=108290319&Ref=AR&maxH=200&maxW=388&border=0&Q=85)

Mattapoisett?

Fall River?

For fuck's sake let that be Fall River...ALL OF IT.

There are a number of people in Fall River I'd rather not see washed away.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Jenne on August 29, 2011, 09:00:39 pm
It wasn't as bad as the hype machine made it out to be, on a broad perspective.

But for those whom it was bad, it was bad, and it sucked, and it still sucks. 

The locals tend to cover it better, because they seem to actually cover it from a perspective to inform.

The Weather Channel covers it from a perspective to entertain and to sell ad slots. 

The Weather Channel used to be a good network.  Back when it was boring and it was just people standing in front of green screens, giving you the forecast, playing a little smooth jazz while you watch your own local forecast, and that was it.



When we were out in VA the week before last, I noticed it was quite icky as a channel.  When it did it get all slick and disgusting like that?

Twas NOT TWC of yesteryear, fo sho.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 29, 2011, 09:23:01 pm
It wasn't as bad as the hype machine made it out to be, on a broad perspective.

But for those whom it was bad, it was bad, and it sucked, and it still sucks. 

The locals tend to cover it better, because they seem to actually cover it from a perspective to inform.

The Weather Channel covers it from a perspective to entertain and to sell ad slots. 

The Weather Channel used to be a good network.  Back when it was boring and it was just people standing in front of green screens, giving you the forecast, playing a little smooth jazz while you watch your own local forecast, and that was it.



CNN was just as bad.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 29, 2011, 09:32:19 pm
Al-Jazeera has been mocking the American media reaction to the not-hurricane all evening today.

I think Vermont may have a different perspective on it being a hurricane or not.

Yeah, their coastline was so destroyed it's not even there anymore.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 29, 2011, 09:35:21 pm
Al-Jazeera has been mocking the American media reaction to the not-hurricane all evening today.

I think Vermont may have a different perspective on it being a hurricane or not.

Yeah, their coastline was so destroyed it's not even there anymore.

 :lulz: :argh!:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 29, 2011, 09:36:38 pm
Al-Jazeera has been mocking the American media reaction to the not-hurricane all evening today.

I think Vermont may have a different perspective on it being a hurricane or not.

Yeah, their coastline was so destroyed it's not even there anymore.

:lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Eve on August 29, 2011, 10:41:01 pm
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 29, 2011, 10:46:34 pm
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?

If having a covered bridge is so important to someone... they could always...  Oh, I don't know...  BUILD ANOTHER ONE...
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 11:23:02 pm
You can't rebuild history.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 29, 2011, 11:24:09 pm
Al-Jazeera has been mocking the American media reaction to the not-hurricane all evening today.

I think Vermont may have a different perspective on it being a hurricane or not.

Yeah, their coastline was so destroyed it's not even there anymore.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 29, 2011, 11:32:59 pm
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?

Yeah, but structures don't last forever. I understand getting upset when people stupidly tear something down to build a new, less awesome one, but when Nature takes out some rickety old man-made structure, it's NOT A TRAGEDY unless someone dies. The Minneapolis bridge collapse was tragic. The Vermont historic covered bridge collapse is just a bummer.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 29, 2011, 11:45:23 pm
Yeah, I remember whaling in the Tethys Sea, now it's all gone and some big desert lives there. History happens.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 29, 2011, 11:46:14 pm
You can't rebuild history.


This bridge?

It was built in 1970.  I have a little trouble thinking of any structure built in my lifetime as "historic."

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 29, 2011, 11:48:38 pm
You can't rebuild history.


This bridge?

It was built in 1970.  I have a little trouble thinking of any structure built in my lifetime as "historic."



OMG, what?

Now I'm really laughing at the lady who CRIED. That's just fucking stupid.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 29, 2011, 11:51:26 pm
I looked it up; it was built in 1870.

Nonetheless, it was not a "tragedy".
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 29, 2011, 11:53:24 pm
You can't rebuild history.


This bridge?

It was built in 1970.  I have a little trouble thinking of any structure built in my lifetime as "historic."



I, on the other hand, do not have this problem with things built in my lifetime!  :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 29, 2011, 11:55:04 pm
I looked it up; it was built in 1870.

Nonetheless, it was not a "tragedy".

Odd, my link didn't post.

http://www.coveredbridgesite.com/vt/quechee.html

This one said 1970.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 29, 2011, 11:56:36 pm
I looked it up; it was built in 1870.

Nonetheless, it was not a "tragedy".

Odd, my link didn't post.

http://www.coveredbridgesite.com/vt/quechee.html

This one said 1970.

Betcha that's a typo, as the builder is "unknown".
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 30, 2011, 12:00:44 am
I looked it up; it was built in 1870.

Nonetheless, it was not a "tragedy".

Odd, my link didn't post.

http://www.coveredbridgesite.com/vt/quechee.html

This one said 1970.

Betcha that's a typo, as the builder is "unknown".

Still digging...

http://www.virtualvermont.com/coveredbridges/quechee.html

Quote
Quechee Hartford
Quechee Lakes Development Corp., 1970

Steel Stringer, 90', spanning Ottauquechee River on Waterman Hill Road in Quechee village.

Not an historic bridge, but worthy of mention due to its size, design and prominence as the principal entry to the village from Route 4.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 30, 2011, 12:02:30 am
What a tragedy!   :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 30, 2011, 12:04:07 am
Not sure this is the bridge we're talking about, but it's the one I found being destroyed on YouTube.  Was this one it, Nigel?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bd6odFBo30
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 30, 2011, 12:05:34 am
You can't rebuild history.


This bridge?

It was built in 1970.  I have a little trouble thinking of any structure built in my lifetime as "historic."



Oh. Fuck it then.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 30, 2011, 12:07:13 am
Though in all serious seriousness. A fair chunk of Vermont did in fact, used to be a sea, with whales. Seriously.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 30, 2011, 12:19:39 am
I looked it up; it was built in 1870.

Nonetheless, it was not a "tragedy".

Odd, my link didn't post.

http://www.coveredbridgesite.com/vt/quechee.html

This one said 1970.

It was the Bartonsville covered bridge that went down: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartonsville_Covered_Bridge

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 30, 2011, 12:49:45 am
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?

We kicked Vermont out of New England years ago. It's half Quebec and half exurbs of NY with a patina of patchouli on every surface. What they call "flooding", we call "washing away the hippie filth".
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: navkat on August 30, 2011, 10:59:54 am
It was windy.  I made a massive pot of Red Beans and Rice, and watched Season 5 of Dexter.  Then I farted.

The end.

I need to know: is this particular recipe in the LMNO thread?

AND DOES IT COME WITH READING MATERIAL?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: navkat on August 30, 2011, 11:04:30 am
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?

We kicked Vermont out of New England years ago. It's half Quebec and half exurbs of NY with a patina of patchouli on every surface. What they call "flooding", we call "washing away the hippie filth".

Always count on ECH for the nihilist POV...Cause we're Fair and Balanced around here.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 30, 2011, 02:10:24 pm
Though in all serious seriousness. A fair chunk of Vermont did in fact, used to be a sea, with whales. Seriously.

So was the Sahara desert.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: LMNO on August 30, 2011, 02:11:30 pm
It was windy.  I made a massive pot of Red Beans and Rice, and watched Season 5 of Dexter.  Then I farted.

The end.

I need to know: is this particular recipe in the LMNO thread?

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=18015.msg636061#msg636061


Quote
AND DOES IT COME WITH READING MATERIAL?



(http://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000003983378-ghu9gq-original.jpg?2671d3d)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 30, 2011, 02:48:54 pm
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?

We kicked Vermont out of New England years ago. It's half Quebec and half exurbs of NY with a patina of patchouli on every surface. What they call "flooding", we call "washing away the hippie filth".

Always count on ECH for the nihilist POV...Cause we're Fair and Balanced around here.

Nah, nihilists believe in nothing. In the context of this discussion I believe in what I like to call "The Superiority of the Corners", meaning that if it's not someplace that's at the geographical directional limits of the American Empire, I probably don't have much use for it and would just as soon see it burn and/or drown. I can't help it that other people don't take my seething hatred of most of the USA seriously.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: navkat on August 30, 2011, 03:06:28 pm
Fuckabuncha dubstep.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cain on August 30, 2011, 03:11:28 pm
Though in all serious seriousness. A fair chunk of Vermont did in fact, used to be a sea, with whales. Seriously.

Hold onto your salt water, boys.  The whales shall reclaim Vermont again!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 30, 2011, 03:23:47 pm
Though in all serious seriousness. A fair chunk of Vermont did in fact, used to be a sea, with whales. Seriously.

Hold onto your salt water, boys.  The whales shall reclaim Vermont again!

I blame global climate change, melting all of that ice in the ocean.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: navkat on August 30, 2011, 03:29:52 pm
Though in all serious seriousness. A fair chunk of Vermont did in fact, used to be a sea, with whales. Seriously.

Hold onto your salt water, boys.  The whales shall reclaim Vermont again!

I blame global climate change, melting all of that ice in the ocean.

I blame Obama because he's black.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 30, 2011, 03:43:05 pm
We had a very hard rain here this morning. It flooded the seat in my yard swing, FEMA will be by later to inspect it, I think they have enough money left for a replacement.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on August 30, 2011, 03:55:12 pm
:lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 30, 2011, 04:00:51 pm
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?

We kicked Vermont out of New England years ago. It's half Quebec and half exurbs of NY with a patina of patchouli on every surface. What they call "flooding", we call "washing away the hippie filth".

Always count on ECH for the nihilist POV...Cause we're Fair and Balanced around here.

Nah, nihilists believe in nothing. In the context of this discussion I believe in what I like to call "The Superiority of the Corners", meaning that if it's not someplace that's at the geographical directional limits of the American Empire, I probably don't have much use for it and would just as soon see it burn and/or drown. I can't help it that other people don't take my seething hatred of most of the USA seriously.

This corner pretty much sucks.  Just saying.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 30, 2011, 04:10:23 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out. 
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 30, 2011, 04:15:02 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out. 

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 30, 2011, 04:15:23 pm
I think all of Aquidneck Island and East Bay are still out, here.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 30, 2011, 04:19:34 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out. 

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

Barely.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 30, 2011, 04:23:16 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out.  

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

Barely.

I distinctly remember that in the 70s and 80s, we fixed shit when it broke.

Now we just pray to the Machine God.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 30, 2011, 04:24:56 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out. 

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

When I was in line to get my coffee, there was a lady in front of me form a near-by neighborhood.  She said that there is this big tree down that has fucked the electricity there.  They've scheduled the removal of the tree for Friday.  They probably won't have power back until next week.  

Also, cold showers are not as invigorating as one might think.  
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 30, 2011, 04:26:55 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out.  

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

Barely.

I distinctly remember that in the 70s and 80s, we fixed shit when it broke.

Now we just pray to the Machine God.

Yes, and one thing the power company SHOULDN'T do, is call you, ask you if your power is still out, and then proceed to tell you there is a crew "in the area", hinting that your shit is going to be fixed, and then, the crew doesn't come around, and your shit doesn't get fixed.  I mean, I'd rather just imagine my power company being slow and inefficient, but it's another thing to also think of them as a goddamned tease on top of all that. 
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 30, 2011, 04:28:53 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out. 

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

When I was in line to get my coffee, there was a lady in front of me form a near-by neighborhood.  She said that there is this big tree down that has fucked the electricity there.  They've scheduled the removal of the tree for Friday.  They probably won't have power back until next week.  

Also, cold showers are not as invigorating as one might think.  

When I was a kid, people hadn't learned to think of a functional government as a bad thing.  That came along when I was a teenager.  The results are fairly obvious, I think.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 30, 2011, 04:29:29 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out.  

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

Barely.

I distinctly remember that in the 70s and 80s, we fixed shit when it broke.

Now we just pray to the Machine God.

Yes, and one thing the power company SHOULDN'T do, is call you, ask you if your power is still out, and then proceed to tell you there is a crew "in the area", hinting that your shit is going to be fixed, and then, the crew doesn't come around, and your shit doesn't get fixed.  I mean, I'd rather just imagine my power company being slow and inefficient, but it's another thing to also think of them as a goddamned tease on top of all that. 

See? This is what is wrong in America, misplaced values. You little people need to settle the fuck down and wait until the important people get their shit fixed first.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 30, 2011, 04:31:32 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out.  

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

Barely.

I distinctly remember that in the 70s and 80s, we fixed shit when it broke.

Now we just pray to the Machine God.

Yes, and one thing the power company SHOULDN'T do, is call you, ask you if your power is still out, and then proceed to tell you there is a crew "in the area", hinting that your shit is going to be fixed, and then, the crew doesn't come around, and your shit doesn't get fixed.  I mean, I'd rather just imagine my power company being slow and inefficient, but it's another thing to also think of them as a goddamned tease on top of all that. 

See? This is what is wrong in America, misplaced values. You little people need to settle the fuck down and wait until the important people get their shit fixed first.

FACT.

Paul LePage needs the air conditioner on his dog house, or Mr Fluffy might get too hot.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 30, 2011, 04:31:50 pm
We're one of the last neighborhoods to get plowed in the winter, so yeah, I'm not about to hold my breath anytime soon.  Thankfully my wife's step-father brought us a generator.  So at least, we can salvage the food that's in our freezer.  The stuff in the fridge is pretty much toast.  
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: navkat on August 30, 2011, 04:32:13 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out.  

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

Barely.

I distinctly remember that in the 70s and 80s, we fixed shit when it broke.

Now we just pray to the Machine God.

Yes, and one thing the power company SHOULDN'T do, is call you, ask you if your power is still out, and then proceed to tell you there is a crew "in the area", hinting that your shit is going to be fixed, and then, the crew doesn't come around, and your shit doesn't get fixed.  I mean, I'd rather just imagine my power company being slow and inefficient, but it's another thing to also think of them as a goddamned tease on top of all that. 

When the power company calls to ask if your power's out, scream into the phone "YES! YES IT IS AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW GRANDMA IS GOING TO BREATHE WHEN THE GENERATOR GOES AND HER O2 MACHINE CUTS OFF. WE DON'T HAVE THE HEART TO TELL HER WE'RE ALMOST OUT OF GAS."

3. ???

4. Profit
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 30, 2011, 04:32:46 pm
Having just googled Paul LePage, I can state with authority that he has a very punchable face.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 30, 2011, 04:33:21 pm

When the power company calls to ask if your power's out, scream into the phone "YES! YES IT IS AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW GRANDMA IS GOING TO BREATHE WHEN THE GENERATOR GOES AND HER O2 MACHINE CUTS OFF. WE DON'T HAVE THE HEART TO TELL HER WE'RE ALMOST OUT OF GAS."

3. ???

4. Profit

Republican governor in that state.  They'd just give a nasty laugh and hang up.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 30, 2011, 04:34:12 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out.  

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

Barely.

I distinctly remember that in the 70s and 80s, we fixed shit when it broke.

Now we just pray to the Machine God.

Yes, and one thing the power company SHOULDN'T do, is call you, ask you if your power is still out, and then proceed to tell you there is a crew "in the area", hinting that your shit is going to be fixed, and then, the crew doesn't come around, and your shit doesn't get fixed.  I mean, I'd rather just imagine my power company being slow and inefficient, but it's another thing to also think of them as a goddamned tease on top of all that. 

When the power company calls to ask if your power's out, scream into the phone "YES! YES IT IS AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW GRANDMA IS GOING TO BREATHE WHEN THE GENERATOR GOES AND HER O2 MACHINE CUTS OFF. WE DON'T HAVE THE HEART TO TELL HER WE'RE ALMOST OUT OF GAS."

3. ???

4. Profit

You are operating under the false impression that they would give a fuck.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 30, 2011, 04:34:49 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out.  

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

Barely.

I distinctly remember that in the 70s and 80s, we fixed shit when it broke.

Now we just pray to the Machine God.

Yes, and one thing the power company SHOULDN'T do, is call you, ask you if your power is still out, and then proceed to tell you there is a crew "in the area", hinting that your shit is going to be fixed, and then, the crew doesn't come around, and your shit doesn't get fixed.  I mean, I'd rather just imagine my power company being slow and inefficient, but it's another thing to also think of them as a goddamned tease on top of all that. 

See? This is what is wrong in America, misplaced values. You little people need to settle the fuck down and wait until the important people get their shit fixed first.

FACT.

Paul LePage needs the air conditioner on his dog house, or Mr Fluffy might get too hot.


Don't get me started on that POS.  

Dear Governor,

Photo-op flyovers are not fixing my shit.  Please stop.  Go get more Canuckistanians to fix our wires.  We can't be "Open for Business" if we can't light the damn signs!

Love and kisses,
RWHN

p.s. - no I still won't vote for you.  

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 30, 2011, 04:37:38 pm
Having just googled Paul LePage, I can state with authority that he has a very punchable face.

Yes.  Very definitely.  I miss Angus King.  Angus was our Governor when we had that big Ice Storm.  He got shit fixed. 
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on August 30, 2011, 04:39:50 pm
It's pretty hard to see this corner at night currently because the power is still fucking out.  

Remember when we used to be able to fix shit when it broke?

Barely.

I distinctly remember that in the 70s and 80s, we fixed shit when it broke.

Now we just pray to the Machine God.

Yes, and one thing the power company SHOULDN'T do, is call you, ask you if your power is still out, and then proceed to tell you there is a crew "in the area", hinting that your shit is going to be fixed, and then, the crew doesn't come around, and your shit doesn't get fixed.  I mean, I'd rather just imagine my power company being slow and inefficient, but it's another thing to also think of them as a goddamned tease on top of all that. 

When the power company calls to ask if your power's out, scream into the phone "YES! YES IT IS AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW GRANDMA IS GOING TO BREATHE WHEN THE GENERATOR GOES AND HER O2 MACHINE CUTS OFF. WE DON'T HAVE THE HEART TO TELL HER WE'RE ALMOST OUT OF GAS."

3. ???

4. Profit

5.  "Okay, I've submitted your call-ticket into our database.  Is there anything else I can help you with?" 
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 30, 2011, 05:57:30 pm
I have to admit I'm actually almost impressed with National Grid so far in RI. They normally don't want to do a thing, but they restored a fair amount of power yesterday. I may owe LMNO lunch after all.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: LMNO on August 30, 2011, 06:42:53 pm
 :sotw:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 31, 2011, 01:05:25 am
However, there's something nasty off of Cape Verde. Her name is Katia, and she's a very organized looking tropical storm and will probably hit hurricane status tomorrow before cross the Mid Atlantic Ridge. They're saying Category 3 by Sunday a few hundred miles East of the Lesser Antilles.

Well, FUCK. I was waiting for one of these to show up, this year. She can go Gulf, though. It's that magical time of the year.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: leln on August 31, 2011, 02:13:59 am
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?

If having a covered bridge is so important to someone... they could always...  Oh, I don't know...  BUILD ANOTHER ONE...

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. But HEY, did you know that there's a Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges? I'm not sure if it's exclusive to New England, but regardless of overall scope it's there. I know it exists because even after 4+ years working in a research library I have no fucking clue where their newsletter gets shelved. You'd be surprised, people take their local historical landmarks surprisingly seriously (I think it gives them a sense of justification). While part of me understands the "preserve our past" mindset, part of me agrees with the "oh for fuck's sake, just rebuild it when it gets buggered" perspective. I suppose my ticket for hell is only being reaffirmed at this point.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 31, 2011, 12:20:16 pm
Nothing to see here folks, move along. Climate change isn't real, after all.

Hurricane Irene's rampage up the East Coast has become the tenth billion-dollar weather event this year, breaking a record stretching back to 1980, climate experts said Wednesday.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44338096/ns/weather/#.Tl4YT13lhQ0
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 31, 2011, 12:48:37 pm
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on August 31, 2011, 01:15:56 pm
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Me, I figure if you build anything where three other buildings have been washed away by storms, it's your own damn fault.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 31, 2011, 01:42:51 pm
Nothing to see here folks, move along. Climate change isn't real, after all.

Hurricane Irene's rampage up the East Coast has become the tenth billion-dollar weather event this year, breaking a record stretching back to 1980, climate experts said Wednesday.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44338096/ns/weather/#.Tl4YT13lhQ0

Climate change is very real.

Hurricanes used to be stronger.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cramulus on August 31, 2011, 02:29:38 pm
Nothing to see here folks, move along. Climate change isn't real, after all.

Hurricane Irene's rampage up the East Coast has become the tenth billion-dollar weather event this year, breaking a record stretching back to 1980, climate experts said Wednesday.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44338096/ns/weather/#.Tl4YT13lhQ0

huh, I wonder if that's controlled for inflation

It's a lot easier to cause a billion in damages now than it was in 1980

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 31, 2011, 02:36:52 pm
Nothing to see here folks, move along. Climate change isn't real, after all.

Hurricane Irene's rampage up the East Coast has become the tenth billion-dollar weather event this year, breaking a record stretching back to 1980, climate experts said Wednesday.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44338096/ns/weather/#.Tl4YT13lhQ0

huh, I wonder if that's controlled for inflation

It's a lot easier to cause a billion in damages now than it was in 1980



I wondered about that myself.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 31, 2011, 02:41:14 pm
Nothing to see here folks, move along. Climate change isn't real, after all.

Hurricane Irene's rampage up the East Coast has become the tenth billion-dollar weather event this year, breaking a record stretching back to 1980, climate experts said Wednesday.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44338096/ns/weather/#.Tl4YT13lhQ0

huh, I wonder if that's controlled for inflation

It's a lot easier to cause a billion in damages now than it was in 1980



Absolutely. But the trajectory this storm took is a doozy. That's why even though some people are calling it a "dud", Vermont is still under fucking water. Gloria didn't do that. Gloria just carved a path across Long Island and knocked out power and water for 2 weeks.

Also, that reminds me, Aquidneck Island has power again. FUCK. I think RI is almost back up and running entirely.

-Suu
Is losing this bet.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2011, 02:52:04 pm
After the ice storm, I was pretty sure Unitil would have it's shit together.  NStar seems to be the craptastic one this time.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 31, 2011, 02:53:55 pm
I'm impressed with National Grid. I mean...FLOORED with National Grid.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 31, 2011, 04:40:18 pm
Don't start planning lunch yet, LMNO. I just got word that parts of Warwick won't have power until at least Monday.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on August 31, 2011, 04:47:20 pm
Still no power at home. :sad:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Dysfunctional Cunt on August 31, 2011, 04:51:30 pm
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

In Florida, if your home is considered "beyond repair" and has to be rebuilt, insurance will no longer pay for it to be built on the same piece of property.  I believe there are actually guidelines on how far away your new home has to be.  That all happened after Andrew.  That's when mom and dad moved further inland.

My thinking is this has to be covered when you are getting insurance quotes.  I mean if you see "hurricane" anything in your insurance paperwork you have to have a clue your home has the potential to be hit.  Well aside from being able to see water from your porch that is....
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 31, 2011, 04:56:59 pm
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Let's try that a little differently.

Dear Midwesterners,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to tornados and storms, please STFU when it gets picked up and dumped in Wyoming.  WTF did you expect?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Fredfredly ⊂(◉‿◉)つ on August 31, 2011, 05:00:32 pm



Dear Everyone,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to weather, please STFU when weather happens.


fixt
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 31, 2011, 05:02:02 pm



Dear Everyone,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to weather, please STFU when weather happens.


fixt

DEAR OHIO,

IF YOU GET EATEN BY YOUR NEIGHBORS, IT'S NOBODY'S FAULT BUT FRED'S.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 31, 2011, 05:30:19 pm
Nothing to see here folks, move along. Climate change isn't real, after all.

Hurricane Irene's rampage up the East Coast has become the tenth billion-dollar weather event this year, breaking a record stretching back to 1980, climate experts said Wednesday.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44338096/ns/weather/#.Tl4YT13lhQ0

Climate change is very real.

Hurricanes used to be stronger.

The climate changes constantly, it's a highly unstable system. Where the arguments happen is over how much of it is our fault. Personally I don't have a fucking clue the answer to that one and I'm getting hit with propaganda from both ends of the spectrum and all points in between. So this latest thing suggests that 30-odd years of ozone bashing has served to make it as bad as it was thirty-odd years ago? Reinforces my opinion that statistics can be used to say pretty much anything.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 31, 2011, 05:31:19 pm
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

In Florida, if your home is considered "beyond repair" and has to be rebuilt, insurance will no longer pay for it to be built on the same piece of property.  I believe there are actually guidelines on how far away your new home has to be.  That all happened after Andrew.  That's when mom and dad moved further inland.

My thinking is this has to be covered when you are getting insurance quotes.  I mean if you see "hurricane" anything in your insurance paperwork you have to have a clue your home has the potential to be hit.  Well aside from being able to see water from your porch that is....


Allstate pulled out completely in 2004 following the triple strike. They refused to pay claims, packed up, and left. They are now no longer permitted to do any business within the state of Florida.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on August 31, 2011, 06:32:23 pm
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Let's try that a little differently.

Dear Midwesterners,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to tornados and storms, please STFU when it gets picked up and dumped in Wyoming.  WTF did you expect?


Interesting, but there is a pretty big difference. Tornadoes don't cover nearly the territory as a hurricane and are random. Hurricanes and coastlines are like a romance, you always find them together.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 31, 2011, 09:38:22 pm
People need to remember though, that we live where the disasters go. The disasters don't go where we live.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 31, 2011, 09:41:47 pm
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Let's try that a little differently.

Dear Midwesterners,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to tornados and storms, please STFU when it gets picked up and dumped in Wyoming.  WTF did you expect?


Interesting, but there is a pretty big difference. Tornadoes don't cover nearly the territory as a hurricane and are random. Hurricanes and coastlines are like a romance, you always find them together.

Arizona doesn't get any hurricanes on our coast.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on August 31, 2011, 09:43:32 pm
The California border is not a coast, no matter what Tool tells you.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 01, 2011, 02:53:33 am
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Let's try that a little differently.

Dear Midwesterners,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to tornados and storms, please STFU when it gets picked up and dumped in Wyoming.  WTF did you expect?


Interesting, but there is a pretty big difference. Tornadoes don't cover nearly the territory as a hurricane and are random. Hurricanes and coastlines are like a romance, you always find them together.

We don't get hurricanes here.

Basically, other than a few really obvious "don'ts" such as "Don't build your city on a floodplain", almost anywhere with food and water is as reasonable as anyplace else. I challenge you to find a location in the US that doesn't have one or more of the following:

*Hurricanes
*Tornadoes
*Wretched heatwaves/drought
*Buttfucking cold-ass blizzards
*Major faultlines
*Volcanoes



Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 01, 2011, 02:54:51 am
Basically, Earth is a really shitty place to decide to live, and we should have thought of that before building here.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Phox on September 01, 2011, 02:56:46 am
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Let's try that a little differently.

Dear Midwesterners,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to tornados and storms, please STFU when it gets picked up and dumped in Wyoming.  WTF did you expect?


Interesting, but there is a pretty big difference. Tornadoes don't cover nearly the territory as a hurricane and are random. Hurricanes and coastlines are like a romance, you always find them together.

We don't get hurricanes here.

Basically, other than a few really obvious "don'ts" such as "Don't build your city on a floodplain", almost anywhere with food and water is as reasonable as anyplace else. I challenge you to find a location in the US that doesn't have one or more of the following:

*Hurricanes
*Tornadoes
*Wretched heatwaves/drought
*Buttfucking cold-ass blizzards
*Major faultlines
*Volcanoes




If you can find a place in the WORLD that has all of the above, I will sell everything I own and move there immediately.

Phox,
Apparently has a deathwish.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Kai on September 01, 2011, 03:05:22 am
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Let's try that a little differently.

Dear Midwesterners,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to tornados and storms, please STFU when it gets picked up and dumped in Wyoming.  WTF did you expect?


Interesting, but there is a pretty big difference. Tornadoes don't cover nearly the territory as a hurricane and are random. Hurricanes and coastlines are like a romance, you always find them together.

We don't get hurricanes here.

Basically, other than a few really obvious "don'ts" such as "Don't build your city on a floodplain", almost anywhere with food and water is as reasonable as anyplace else. I challenge you to find a location in the US that doesn't have one or more of the following:

*Hurricanes
*Tornadoes
*Wretched heatwaves/drought
*Buttfucking cold-ass blizzards
*Major faultlines
*Volcanoes




If you can find a place in the WORLD that has all of the above, I will sell everything I own and move there immediately.

Phox,
Apparently has a deathwish.

Japan?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Phox on September 01, 2011, 03:15:24 am
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Let's try that a little differently.

Dear Midwesterners,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to tornados and storms, please STFU when it gets picked up and dumped in Wyoming.  WTF did you expect?


Interesting, but there is a pretty big difference. Tornadoes don't cover nearly the territory as a hurricane and are random. Hurricanes and coastlines are like a romance, you always find them together.

We don't get hurricanes here.

Basically, other than a few really obvious "don'ts" such as "Don't build your city on a floodplain", almost anywhere with food and water is as reasonable as anyplace else. I challenge you to find a location in the US that doesn't have one or more of the following:

*Hurricanes
*Tornadoes
*Wretched heatwaves/drought
*Buttfucking cold-ass blizzards
*Major faultlines
*Volcanoes




If you can find a place in the WORLD that has all of the above, I will sell everything I own and move there immediately.

Phox,
Apparently has a deathwish.

Japan?
Oooohhh... and they have a disproportionate amount of nuclear disasters as well.... could be fun...
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on September 01, 2011, 04:07:46 am
Allstate pulled out completely in 2004 following the triple strike. They refused to pay claims, packed up, and left. They are now no longer permitted to do any business within the state of Florida.

False. My mom worked for, retired from and has Allstate.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 01, 2011, 04:19:14 am
Allstate pulled out completely in 2004 following the triple strike. They refused to pay claims, packed up, and left. They are now no longer permitted to do any business within the state of Florida.

False. My mom worked for, retired from and has Allstate.

Then maybe it WASN'T them? I heard someone didn't come through and turned tail and ran. State Farm?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on September 01, 2011, 04:59:47 am
State Farm played shit and kinda cut and run.
They bailed out of selling homeowners ins to people but still have auto and they jacked up the rates. There were a lot of smaller companies that decided they weren't gonna pay out and they ended up being sued and going under. They'd still be in business and profiting if they'd just payed out like they were supposed to.

The insurance situation here drives me fucking nuts. You want flooding to be covered it's a separate policy, they can drop you for no reason- like a bad storm is coming, they can claim your shit isn't covered, no matter how small it is, when it is clearly written in your policy.

It's a fucking scam. All of it.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Phox on September 01, 2011, 05:08:26 am
State Farm played shit and kinda cut and run.
They bailed out of selling homeowners ins to people but still have auto and they jacked up the rates. There were a lot of smaller companies that decided they weren't gonna pay out and they ended up being sued and going under. They'd still be in business and profiting if they'd just payed out like they were supposed to.

The insurance situation here drives me fucking nuts. You want flooding to be covered it's a separate policy, they can drop you for no reason- like a bad storm is coming, they can claim your shit isn't covered, no matter how small it is, when it is clearly written in your policy.

It's a fucking scam. All of it.
So... you're saying that Florida is the place to start my volcano insurance company, because if a volcano suddenly develops, I can just say that they aren't covered and they will have no legal recourse? I like this plan.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on September 01, 2011, 06:22:32 am
Exactly!

Oh the money you could make
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Epimetheus on September 01, 2011, 06:22:50 am
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Let's try that a little differently.

Dear Midwesterners,

If you buy or build a house in a state prone to tornados and storms, please STFU when it gets picked up and dumped in Wyoming.  WTF did you expect?


Interesting, but there is a pretty big difference. Tornadoes don't cover nearly the territory as a hurricane and are random. Hurricanes and coastlines are like a romance, you always find them together.

We don't get hurricanes here.

Basically, other than a few really obvious "don'ts" such as "Don't build your city on a floodplain", almost anywhere with food and water is as reasonable as anyplace else. I challenge you to find a location in the US that doesn't have one or more of the following:

*Hurricanes
*Tornadoes
*Wretched heatwaves/drought
*Buttfucking cold-ass blizzards
*Major faultlines
*Volcanoes




If you can find a place in the WORLD that has all of the above, I will sell everything I own and move there immediately.

Phox,
Apparently has a deathwish.

Japan?
Oooohhh... and they have a disproportionate amount of nuclear disasters as well.... could be fun...

Go where the action is, eh?
The amount of Weird there is 10 years ahead of u.s., too
Or, maybe not the quantity, but the quality.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on September 01, 2011, 06:30:02 am
Basically, Earth is a really shitty place to decide to live, and we should have thought of that before building here.

It was a buyer's market at the time. Also, lots of good-looking women.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Phox on September 01, 2011, 07:31:58 am
Basically, Earth is a really shitty place to decide to live, and we should have thought of that before building here.

It was a buyer's market at the time. Also, lots of good-looking women.
True, true, and some of us, who may or may not be playing with a full deck, LIKE the adverse weather conditions. In fact, as I've been saying, the situation is actually quite tame. I mean, seriously. i want hurricanes one week, tornadoes the next, tidal waves, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions. Blizzards followed by 125 degree temperatures. All the while tennis ball sized hail! Throw in a little bit of nuclear fall out, wild fires, and massive chemical spills, and shit, boyee, we got us one hell of a fun time, yeah?

I mean, it's not like there are any superpredators out there. Dinosaurs, giant insects, parasitic extraterrestrial lifeforms.... gotta have something fun going on, right?

Phox,
Likes a challenge.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on September 01, 2011, 11:51:13 am
State Farm played shit and kinda cut and run.
They bailed out of selling homeowners ins to people but still have auto and they jacked up the rates. There were a lot of smaller companies that decided they weren't gonna pay out and they ended up being sued and going under. They'd still be in business and profiting if they'd just payed out like they were supposed to.

The insurance situation here drives me fucking nuts. You want flooding to be covered it's a separate policy, they can drop you for no reason- like a bad storm is coming, they can claim your shit isn't covered, no matter how small it is, when it is clearly written in your policy.

It's a fucking scam. All of it.

The only thing I miss about Florida is New Smyrna Beach.

Hawk,
got laid a LOT there as a kid.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on September 01, 2011, 12:53:24 pm
Basically, other than a few really obvious "don'ts" such as "Don't build your city on a floodplain", almost anywhere with food and water is as reasonable as anyplace else. I challenge you to find a location in the US that doesn't have one or more of the following:

*Hurricanes
*Tornadoes
*Wretched heatwaves/drought
*Buttfucking cold-ass blizzards
*Major faultlines
*Volcanoes

Basically, Earth is a really shitty place to decide to live, and we should have thought of that before building here.

You kind of skipped from "a location in the US" to the entire Earth, here. Not sure if that was intentional, because most of mid-northern Europe doesn't have all those natural nasties that you listed.

(We did kind of build most of our country on a floodplain, sort of. But that was quite intentional, not so much "OMG WTF is all this water suddenly doing here??/halp I'm drowning/my (wtf wooden) house is floating away/etc" but rather more like "Suck it, Nature, we're gonna build shit (from stone) right here below sea level AND we'll take that bit of sea right there and turn it into land just because we fucking CAN, so there." ;-) )

How did the native americans do it way back then? Did they get hurricaned, tornadoed, heatwaved, dried, frozen, earthquaked, flooded and erupted upon all the time as well?

oh BTW you forgot to mention the crazy big ass insects spiders and wildlife that's actually, you know, dangerous, instead of a bit of a nuisance and/or scared of humans like it's suppose to be.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on September 01, 2011, 01:01:14 pm
Basically, other than a few really obvious "don'ts" such as "Don't build your city on a floodplain", almost anywhere with food and water is as reasonable as anyplace else. I challenge you to find a location in the US that doesn't have one or more of the following:

*Hurricanes
*Tornadoes
*Wretched heatwaves/drought
*Buttfucking cold-ass blizzards
*Major faultlines
*Volcanoes

Basically, Earth is a really shitty place to decide to live, and we should have thought of that before building here.

You kind of skipped from "a location in the US" to the entire Earth, here. Not sure if that was intentional, because most of mid-northern Europe doesn't have all those natural nasties that you listed.

(We did kind of build most of our country on a floodplain, sort of. But that was quite intentional, not so much "OMG WTF is all this water suddenly doing here??/halp I'm drowning/my (wtf wooden) house is floating away/etc" but rather more like "Suck it, Nature, we're gonna build shit (from stone) right here below sea level AND we'll take that bit of sea right there and turn it into land just because we fucking CAN, so there." ;-) )

How did the native americans do it way back then? Did they get hurricaned, tornadoed, heatwaved, dried, frozen, earthquaked, flooded and erupted upon all the time as well?

oh BTW you forgot to mention the crazy big ass insects spiders and wildlife that's actually, you know, dangerous, instead of a bit of a nuisance and/or scared of humans like it's suppose to be.

On this Day in Weather History...
In 1897, severe thunderstorms pummeled Southeast Iowa with large hail. The hail size was not reported, but hail drifts reached six feet deep 30 to 40 miles southwest of Cedar Rapids. In 1989, severe thunderstorms raked parts of Western Oklahoma with 2 inch diameter hail and 70 mph winds.

A 22-year-old Alaska woman said on Wednesday she punched a black bear in the face to save her small dog from being carried off and possibly eaten.

Juneau resident Brooke Collins said she hit the bear Sunday night to save the life of her dachshund, Fudge. She said she discovered the bear crouched down, clutching Fudge in its paws and biting the back of the dog's neck.

"It had her kind of like when they eat salmon," Collins said Wednesday. "I was freaking out. I was screaming at it. My dog was screaming. I ran up to it ... I just punched it right in the snout and it let go."
http://news.yahoo.com/alaska-woman-says-...58799.html

As you can see, we do not fear.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on September 01, 2011, 01:15:53 pm
Basically, other than a few really obvious "don'ts" such as "Don't build your city on a floodplain", almost anywhere with food and water is as reasonable as anyplace else. I challenge you to find a location in the US that doesn't have one or more of the following:

*Hurricanes
*Tornadoes
*Wretched heatwaves/drought
*Buttfucking cold-ass blizzards
*Major faultlines
*Volcanoes

Basically, Earth is a really shitty place to decide to live, and we should have thought of that before building here.

You kind of skipped from "a location in the US" to the entire Earth, here. Not sure if that was intentional, because most of mid-northern Europe doesn't have all those natural nasties that you listed.

(We did kind of build most of our country on a floodplain, sort of. But that was quite intentional, not so much "OMG WTF is all this water suddenly doing here??/halp I'm drowning/my (wtf wooden) house is floating away/etc" but rather more like "Suck it, Nature, we're gonna build shit (from stone) right here below sea level AND we'll take that bit of sea right there and turn it into land just because we fucking CAN, so there." ;-) )

How did the native americans do it way back then? Did they get hurricaned, tornadoed, heatwaved, dried, frozen, earthquaked, flooded and erupted upon all the time as well?

oh BTW you forgot to mention the crazy big ass insects spiders and wildlife that's actually, you know, dangerous, instead of a bit of a nuisance and/or scared of humans like it's suppose to be.

I guess so. However, earthquakes, at least, are not really all that deadly when you don't have tall buildings made out of heavy stuff. The rest, I think, can be attributed to the Native Americans being tough as hell.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cramulus on September 01, 2011, 03:02:15 pm
How did the native americans do it way back then? Did they get hurricaned, tornadoed, heatwaved, dried, frozen, earthquaked, flooded and erupted upon all the time as well?

That's their American dream.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on September 01, 2011, 03:22:03 pm
How did the native americans do it way back then? Did they get hurricaned, tornadoed, heatwaved, dried, frozen, earthquaked, flooded and erupted upon all the time as well?

That's their American dream.

Hm. I have my reservations about that ...
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on September 01, 2011, 03:23:22 pm
Simply existing as a human is fraught with life-threatening risks.  Life itself has never been backed by a double your money-back guarantee.  People should live wherever the fuck they want, but they should obviously be prepared for what that particular location may through at them.  

Mother Nature has often enough displayed for total lack of empathy for our existence on her face.  She can squash us whenever, wherever she wishes.  But there are so damned many of us running around it really only makes a tiny, little dent.  

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on September 01, 2011, 03:38:55 pm
Simply existing as a human is fraught with life-threatening risks.  Life itself has never been backed by a double your money-back guarantee.  People should live wherever the fuck they want, but they should obviously be prepared for what that particular location may through at them.  

Mother Nature has often enough displayed for total lack of empathy for our existence on her face.  She can squash us whenever, wherever she wishes.  But there are so damned many of us running around it really only makes a tiny, little dent.  



Truth.  And, for the most part, unless you're standing in the dent, nobody really gives a flying fuck.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on September 01, 2011, 03:43:32 pm
I definitely feel empathy for those who do live, or lived, within the dent.  Many people become bound to their locations because the economy has severely hobbled their mobility.  I mean, telling a poor person they shouldn't be living in New Orleans is like telling a starving kid in Africa they shouldn't be living in Africa.  Unless they spontaneously evolve into some kind of animal with wings, they be stuck there. 
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on September 01, 2011, 03:47:52 pm
I definitely feel empathy for those who do live, or lived, within the dent.  Many people become bound to their locations because the economy has severely hobbled their mobility.  I mean, telling a poor person they shouldn't be living in New Orleans is like telling a starving kid in Africa they shouldn't be living in Africa.  Unless they spontaneously evolve into some kind of animal with wings, they be stuck there. 

Oh, I can empathise...  but, I keep hearing about how Irene was a "disappointment."

Over a billion dollars in damage and lives lost, and people are upset because they prepared for I and it MISSED them?  Blargh.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mangrove on September 01, 2011, 08:43:15 pm
Power restored to Mang' HQ at 3:15pm!

No property damage, no injuries, no real problems. Thankfully, the worst that could be said was we experienced 'minor inconvenience'.

How's everyone else doing?
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: LMNO on September 01, 2011, 08:44:17 pm
We are suffering under the weight of Roger's mind control Lazors.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mangrove on September 01, 2011, 08:48:35 pm
We are suffering under the weight of Roger's mind control Lazors.

Great!

So let me guess, during my absence, new people started posting and they summarily decided that Roger was the sole source of all the world's ills* and that it was their divinely appointed mission to stop him?

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: LMNO on September 01, 2011, 08:49:55 pm
Yes.  Say hello to the Wizard Joseph.

Also, people haven't been posting as much.  Which means it's time for you to post another SSOOKN lecture.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mangrove on September 01, 2011, 08:54:53 pm
Yes.  Say hello to the Wizard Joseph.

Also, people haven't been posting as much.  Which means it's time for you to post another SSOOKN lecture.

Wizard Joseph? I see....will have to check that out.

I certainly can't blame the Hurricane for my lack of content. As for a SSOOKN lecture, I'll check what I've got in the archives. I don't have anything new to hand/nose.

Although, I was thinking of a new segment called 'Ask the hard questions' - things like:

If George W Bush was truly a Christian, why didn't he forgive Osama Bin Laden?

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on September 01, 2011, 08:58:13 pm
Power restored to Mang' HQ at 3:15pm!

No property damage, no injuries, no real problems. Thankfully, the worst that could be said was we experienced 'minor inconvenience'.

How's everyone else doing?

Okay.  We just got our power back yesterday.  But then the garage door broke.  And then the mop.  Pretty much everything I touch lately breaks. 
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on September 01, 2011, 08:59:39 pm
Power restored to Mang' HQ at 3:15pm!

No property damage, no injuries, no real problems. Thankfully, the worst that could be said was we experienced 'minor inconvenience'.

How's everyone else doing?

Okay.  We just got our power back yesterday.  But then the garage door broke.  And then the mop.  Pretty much everything I touch lately breaks. 

I wouldn't touch any of the family if I were you.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mangrove on September 01, 2011, 09:04:39 pm
Power restored to Mang' HQ at 3:15pm!

No property damage, no injuries, no real problems. Thankfully, the worst that could be said was we experienced 'minor inconvenience'.

How's everyone else doing?

Okay.  We just got our power back yesterday.  But then the garage door broke.  And then the mop.  Pretty much everything I touch lately breaks. 

You only just got your power back? Geez, Mang-sister said very little happened in Maine. Exactly the sort of thing a person who had power would say!
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 01, 2011, 09:20:39 pm
Power corrupts ...
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mangrove on September 01, 2011, 09:44:54 pm
Power corrupts ...

 The absence of power caused the food in our fridge to corrupt.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 01, 2011, 11:02:50 pm
Basically, other than a few really obvious "don'ts" such as "Don't build your city on a floodplain", almost anywhere with food and water is as reasonable as anyplace else. I challenge you to find a location in the US that doesn't have one or more of the following:

*Hurricanes
*Tornadoes
*Wretched heatwaves/drought
*Buttfucking cold-ass blizzards
*Major faultlines
*Volcanoes

Basically, Earth is a really shitty place to decide to live, and we should have thought of that before building here.

You kind of skipped from "a location in the US" to the entire Earth, here. Not sure if that was intentional, because most of mid-northern Europe doesn't have all those natural nasties that you listed.

(We did kind of build most of our country on a floodplain, sort of. But that was quite intentional, not so much "OMG WTF is all this water suddenly doing here??/halp I'm drowning/my (wtf wooden) house is floating away/etc" but rather more like "Suck it, Nature, we're gonna build shit (from stone) right here below sea level AND we'll take that bit of sea right there and turn it into land just because we fucking CAN, so there." ;-) )

How did the native americans do it way back then? Did they get hurricaned, tornadoed, heatwaved, dried, frozen, earthquaked, flooded and erupted upon all the time as well?

oh BTW you forgot to mention the crazy big ass insects spiders and wildlife that's actually, you know, dangerous, instead of a bit of a nuisance and/or scared of humans like it's suppose to be.

Didn't you used to be covered in glaciers?

Also, you killed off all of your big scary animals.

The thing is, on a long timeline, every place on earth has some pretty serious drawbacks.

I live surrounded by volcanoes and earthquakes, but I've never experienced a major disaster. I might or might not; it just depends. At some point, one will happen, and that will suck for everyone, and then we'll get over it. That's just what people do. Native Americans have lots of stories about catastrophic natural disasters, including some really spine-shilling stories about the great flood and the tsunami here, but the people who didn't die just got over it and carried on.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on September 02, 2011, 11:51:44 am
Didn't you used to be covered in glaciers?

Yeah, but I got better.

Quote
Also, you killed off all of your big scary animals.

Some of them were tasty and some of them killed off themselves cause they didn't have anywhere to live and some of them should've known better than trying to eat our chickens. They totally had it coming.

Quote
The thing is, on a long timeline, every place on earth has some pretty serious drawbacks.

Indeed, because eventually the sun will explode and go nova.

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: AFK on September 02, 2011, 01:35:07 pm
Power restored to Mang' HQ at 3:15pm!

No property damage, no injuries, no real problems. Thankfully, the worst that could be said was we experienced 'minor inconvenience'.

How's everyone else doing?

Okay.  We just got our power back yesterday.  But then the garage door broke.  And then the mop.  Pretty much everything I touch lately breaks. 

You only just got your power back? Geez, Mang-sister said very little happened in Maine. Exactly the sort of thing a person who had power would say!

There really wasn't much in the way of extensive damage.  It was mostly tree limbs and a few old trees.  They just all happened to all fall on the power lines, or so it seemed.  As of this morning there are still over 3000 Mainers without power.  It's just that Maine is so rural and spreadout, sometimes it takes them awhile just to find where the lines are fucked up. 

 
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 02, 2011, 07:05:03 pm
They're still restoring power in RI. I may win this bet after all.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 02, 2011, 07:11:31 pm
And Katia is finally a hurricane, and she's moving slooooooww. Maybe a cat2 by Monday and then a cat3 by Wednesday according to the Stormpulse models. Then we'll see which way she's headed. Cape Verdian storms ain't nuthin ta fuck wit.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 02, 2011, 08:57:51 pm
Put it this way, if I owned a house on Hatteras, I'd just wait another week before I started assessing what repairs need to be made.

"Somewhere between Savannah and the OBX as a high 3/low 4" is what I'm hearing from the Navy guys.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 02, 2011, 10:41:34 pm
Didn't you used to be covered in glaciers?

Yeah, but I got better.

Quote
Also, you killed off all of your big scary animals.

Some of them were tasty and some of them killed off themselves cause they didn't have anywhere to live and some of them should've known better than trying to eat our chickens. They totally had it coming.

Quote
The thing is, on a long timeline, every place on earth has some pretty serious drawbacks.

Indeed, because eventually the sun will explode and go nova.



You just try looking that smug during the next Ice Age!  :argh!:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 02, 2011, 10:42:48 pm
Yeah, you can tell already by the forecast models. This one is gonna hurt.

I may be an East Coast girl through and through, but you can never pay me enough to live anywhere on the Carolina coastline. May as well just put the fucking target on my house. The Gulf coast was rough as it was, but the odds of a direct hit on Tampa Bay are a lot lower than the OBX.

I wouldn't put your dukes down up here though, either. Because even if it doesn't turn, it will float up the coastline as a low and drop a shit ton more water we don't need.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: navkat on September 04, 2011, 03:49:42 am
Dear Coast Dwellers,

If you buy or build a house on a sandy beach on a coast prone to hurricanes and storms, please STFU when it gets washed out to sea. WTF did you expect?

Let's try that a little differently.

Dear Midwesterners (excluding Chcagolanders),

If you buy or build a house in an area reliant on old-fashioned, pollution-producing industry that regularly gets 20 ft of snow or more per year, please STFU when your "blue collar values" and urban sprawl have eaten your city into a corpse like scarabs until no one wants to create "good-paying jobs" there. WTF did you expect?


Goin around fixin stuff.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on September 04, 2011, 09:59:06 am
Good news is, took landlord less than a week to fix the one casualty from the storm.  (One busted window pane, happened when I took the AC out.  Was VERY carefully trying to move water-filled AC over the bed without spilling it...  Window slammed shut, pane shattered, I jumped, water ALL over the fucking bed.  The cursing was spectacular (I was, of course, barefoot.)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on September 04, 2011, 01:06:27 pm
Good news is, took landlord less than a week to fix the one casualty from the storm.  (One busted window pane, happened when I took the AC out.  Was VERY carefully trying to move water-filled AC over the bed without spilling it...  Window slammed shut, pane shattered, I jumped, water ALL over the fucking bed.  The cursing was spectacular (I was, of course, barefoot.)

I am a bad man, I know this because this had me giggling. :D
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 04, 2011, 02:40:51 pm
New models have Katia getting within a couple hundred miles of Norfolk, then making a big northward hook and pushing back out to sea.

Hope they're right. I'm never fully willing to trust in the bounce-off effect from a westward-moving high pressure system.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Luna on September 04, 2011, 02:44:35 pm
Good news is, took landlord less than a week to fix the one casualty from the storm.  (One busted window pane, happened when I took the AC out.  Was VERY carefully trying to move water-filled AC over the bed without spilling it...  Window slammed shut, pane shattered, I jumped, water ALL over the fucking bed.  The cursing was spectacular (I was, of course, barefoot.)

I am a bad man, I know this because this had me giggling. :D

In retrospect,, it was funny, at the time, I was not a happy camper.  Luckily, the blankets caught most of the water, the mattress dried out fast, and the plastic and tape held through the storm.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 05, 2011, 12:22:10 am
New models have Katia getting within a couple hundred miles of Norfolk, then making a big northward hook and pushing back out to sea.

Hope they're right. I'm never fully willing to trust in the bounce-off effect from a westward-moving high pressure system.

And none of the models are showing a landfall. However, that is one really fucking wide cone.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2011, 01:29:30 pm
http://www.wunderground.com/

Just thought I'd point you all towards the Weather Underground website (yes, that is their actual name).
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on September 06, 2011, 01:31:35 pm
No wonder I'm freezing my ass off, it's only 48 degrees here.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 06, 2011, 02:08:38 pm
I use Wunderground a lot, but they use most of NOAA's information.

My personal fave tracking site is www.stormpulse.com
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2011, 02:11:51 pm
Until a terrorist group calls themselves Stormplus it just wont be the same  :sad:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 06, 2011, 02:19:18 pm
Yeah, true. :(
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 06, 2011, 02:35:37 pm
Katia is gonna miss me completely.

This, of course, is why the universe has decided to form another one off of Cape Verde.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on September 06, 2011, 02:36:17 pm
Katia is gonna miss me completely.

This, of course, is why the universe has decided to form another one off of Cape Verde.

You can run, but you can't hide.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 06, 2011, 02:51:55 pm
Katia is gonna miss me completely.

This, of course, is why the universe has decided to form another one off of Cape Verde.

I'm calling Gulf beeliner. Just 'cause we haven't seen one in a while, and I want to torture my parents just like they tortured me with Irene.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 06, 2011, 02:53:26 pm
Oh, I can run.

It's just that if this thing forms up and takes the traditional track I'll be running the exact wrong way.

On the other hand, it's written into our contracts that if we've already started the contract and are threatened by a tropical system and have to run for a safe port, the clients have to pay us the full rate for the additional days, so I might actually come out ahead on this one. You know, aside from a few days of violent seasickness.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 06, 2011, 02:55:08 pm
Katia is gonna miss me completely.

This, of course, is why the universe has decided to form another one off of Cape Verde.

I'm calling Gulf beeliner. Just 'cause we haven't seen one in a while, and I want to torture my parents just like they tortured me with Irene.

It might already be too far north for that, by the looks of things. I'm calling a "skirt Puerto Rico, destroy Haiti again, nail the western Bahamas (that's me!), and wipe West Palm off the map" type deal.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 06, 2011, 02:59:37 pm
Or, we could have another Andrew on our hands, the pinky finger of God trying to separate Miami-Dade from the rest of Florida. Again.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: Adios on September 06, 2011, 03:01:06 pm
Oh, I can run.

It's just that if this thing forms up and takes the traditional track I'll be running the exact wrong way.

On the other hand, it's written into our contracts that if we've already started the contract and are threatened by a tropical system and have to run for a safe port, the clients have to pay us the full rate for the additional days, so I might actually come out ahead on this one. You know, aside from a few days of violent seasickness.

I have a mental image of you on the ships mast Lt. Dan style yelling at god during the worst of the storm.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 07, 2011, 12:28:47 am
We don't have a mast, but I could totally climb the crane and do that.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 07, 2011, 07:07:41 am
Fuck me. It's headed right for STT and the Bahamas.

Just did the math. It's gonna force us to run for a safe port. Otherwise, on our planned heading and schedule, we will be right in the eye of it next tuesday night or wednesday morning.

Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 07, 2011, 01:10:02 pm
What? 14? Yeah, that's gonna get ugly. Katia is done. Stick a fork in her, she's hitting the stream and going to flood England.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 07, 2011, 10:23:25 pm
We now have a Maria and a Nate.

Hold onto ya butts.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 08, 2011, 02:10:53 am
:madbanana:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 08, 2011, 02:35:27 am
Get on your boat and tell them to knock it off, then. Do it. Go out to the coast of Africa and go, "HEY! KNOCK IT THE FUCK OFF! I GOT WORK TO DO!"
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 08, 2011, 01:56:39 pm
I was all for going to the coast of Africa, but Congress denied our request for a letter of marque and reprisal concerning the pirates off the Horn.

As usual, Congress has no sack.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Cain on September 08, 2011, 02:09:16 pm
This is why you should vote Ron Paul.  He's all about Letters of Marque.  I bet I could convince him to give me a Letter of Marque to fight Prince Phillip, if I put enough libertarian lunacy into the letter.

Also, Katia is on direct route to Scotland, but will probably just be a very large storm by the time it arrives.  Besides, no-one would be able to tell if a hurricane had hit Scotland.  "Oh, its wet, windy, rainy and people are stocking up on food and boarding up their windows because of a tropical storm?  I thought it was an Old Firm match".
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Adios on September 08, 2011, 02:17:44 pm
This is why you should vote Ron Paul.  He's all about Letters of Marque.  I bet I could convince him to give me a Letter of Marque to fight Prince Phillip, if I put enough libertarian lunacy into the letter.

Also, Katia is on direct route to Scotland, but will probably just be a very large storm by the time it arrives.  Besides, no-one would be able to tell if a hurricane had hit Scotland.  "Oh, its wet, windy, rainy and people are stocking up on food and boarding up their windows because of a tropical storm?  I thought it was an Old Firm match".

 :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Adios on September 08, 2011, 03:21:01 pm
Due to flooding fears, officials in northeastern Pennsylvania are calling for a mandatory evacuation of communities along the Susquehanna River — an area that was inundated in the historic Agnes flood of 1972.

The order affects more than 100,000 residents.

Luzerne County Management Agency official Frank Lasiewicki told The Associated Press Thursday the river is projected to crest at nearly 41 feet between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET Thursday — the same height as the levee system protecting riverfront communities including Wilkes-Barre and Kingston.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44436279/ns/weather/#.TmjOy-zlhQ0
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 08, 2011, 04:21:17 pm
Jesus fucking Christ. I have to head in that direction next week for my cousin's wedding.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Adios on September 08, 2011, 04:21:44 pm
Jesus fucking Christ. I have to head in that direction next week for my cousin's wedding.

Or not.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 08, 2011, 04:42:56 pm
I'm on the Scranton side of Wilkes-Barre up in a mountain resort.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 08, 2011, 05:48:09 pm
Did you just use the words "Scranton" and "resort" in the same sentence?

:lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 08, 2011, 05:59:57 pm
I'm not staying IN Scranton, that's where I'm getting dumped off by the bus. I'm actually closer to Stroudsburg up in Mt. Pocono/Pocono Manor, but it's not like anything will, ya know, run on a Sunday. Scranton is a half hour out of the way. Fortunately my parents are driving from Florida, and are my chauffeurs.

That's like a dead zone as far as public transportation goes, btw. Sure, there are buses that go to Mt. Pocono and Stroudsburg, which would be FANTASTIC, but they DON'T RUN ON SUNDAYS and I wouldn't get home in time for school on Monday. Fuckers.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Adios on September 08, 2011, 07:02:24 pm
Binghamton, NY is just about to get royally fucked.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 08, 2011, 07:11:58 pm
Everything that is geographically wrong with living in the Northeastern US has happened in the past few weeks.

Earthquakes. Minor, yes, but we can have them.

Hurricanes. Most of the coast is very low. Either on sea level or below it.

Flood plains on the coast. Yes.

Flood plains in the valleys in the mountains. Very yes.

...And an exuberant amount of people in the way of all this shit.


Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 08, 2011, 07:29:47 pm
This is why you should vote Ron Paul.  He's all about Letters of Marque.  I bet I could convince him to give me a Letter of Marque to fight Prince Phillip, if I put enough libertarian lunacy into the letter.

Also, Katia is on direct route to Scotland, but will probably just be a very large storm by the time it arrives.  Besides, no-one would be able to tell if a hurricane had hit Scotland.  "Oh, its wet, windy, rainy and people are stocking up on food and boarding up their windows because of a tropical storm?  I thought it was an Old Firm match".

Please tell me this will be hitting us from the 19th - 22nd I'm off to take a rank noob round Loch Lomond for 4 days and a spot of storm-force would make the trip a total peach!  :evil:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 08, 2011, 07:43:46 pm
I'm off to take a rank noob round Loch Lomond for 4 days and a spot of storm-force would make the trip a total peach!  :evil:

That's some amazing use of the Queen's English, right there.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Dysfunctional Cunt on September 08, 2011, 07:48:34 pm
This is why you should vote Ron Paul.  He's all about Letters of Marque.  I bet I could convince him to give me a Letter of Marque to fight Prince Phillip, if I put enough libertarian lunacy into the letter.

Also, Katia is on direct route to Scotland, but will probably just be a very large storm by the time it arrives.  Besides, no-one would be able to tell if a hurricane had hit Scotland.  "Oh, its wet, windy, rainy and people are stocking up on food and boarding up their windows because of a tropical storm?  I thought it was an Old Firm match".

Please tell me this will be hitting us from the 19th - 22nd I'm off to take a rank noob round Loch Lomond for 4 days and a spot of storm-force would make the trip a total peach!  :evil:

Twisted thy name is P3nT4gR4m   :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: LMNO on September 09, 2011, 01:35:29 pm
KATIA'S COMING RIGHT FOR THE EAST COAST! 



PROVIDENCE IS GOING TO BE -- CLOUDY.  ALL DAY.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 09, 2011, 01:50:19 pm
This is why you should vote Ron Paul.  He's all about Letters of Marque.  I bet I could convince him to give me a Letter of Marque to fight Prince Phillip, if I put enough libertarian lunacy into the letter.

Also, Katia is on direct route to Scotland, but will probably just be a very large storm by the time it arrives.  Besides, no-one would be able to tell if a hurricane had hit Scotland.  "Oh, its wet, windy, rainy and people are stocking up on food and boarding up their windows because of a tropical storm?  I thought it was an Old Firm match".

Please tell me this will be hitting us from the 19th - 22nd I'm off to take a rank noob round Loch Lomond for 4 days and a spot of storm-force would make the trip a total peach!  :evil:

Twisted thy name is P3nT4gR4m   :lulz:

It's all about the expression on their little faces :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 09, 2011, 03:18:59 pm
KATIA'S COMING RIGHT FOR THE EAST COAST! 



PROVIDENCE IS GOING TO BE -- CLOUDY.  ALL DAY.

And this is new...how?

We haven't seen the sun in the better part of a week thanks to Lee, and how we have her bands.  :argh!:

I bet the surf is killer right now because of where she is, though. Fortunately, even if she extrapolates, which is rare, she's going to Nova Scotia.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: LMNO on September 09, 2011, 03:23:22 pm
To be honest, I was poking a bit of fun at the "OMG HURRI-MURDER-RAPE-ICANE" people.

"Katia's heading up the East Coast!  She's right the fuck next to us!  Everybody horde food!  It's gonna get CLOUDY up in this bitch!"
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 09, 2011, 03:27:41 pm
To be honest, I was poking a bit of fun at the "OMG HURRI-MURDER-RAPE-ICANE" people.

"Katia's heading up the East Coast!  She's right the fuck next to us!  Everybody horde food!  It's gonna get CLOUDY up in this bitch!"

There are way too many fucking idiots here. Seriously. I want a loaf of bread so I can make grilled cheese, damnit. I don't want it to horde through a flyby.

One of these days, we're gonna get hit with a really fucking nasty storm. I'll have my house full of bottled water, rice, and cans...and the rest of New England is going to have spoiled milk and moldy bread, and then have to resort to cannibalism for the whole week it will take for the power to come back on.

...I will also have a 12 gauge.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Triple Zero on September 09, 2011, 05:27:59 pm
We were supposed to get nice weather from some high pressure area related to your Irene hurricane.

But instead we got days and days of rain.

And not nice rain, or I mean, reasonable rain, noooooo we got soaking wet in 20 seconds like a fucking shower out there zillions of mega hyper rain.

Well it's dry now.

But everything is wet.

And something's leaking through the upper neighbours balcony. Leaked on top of my clothes that hung out to dry!!! (Yeah I hung them out to dry in a fucking ultra rain gigashower but it never actually really blows much inside my balcony for some reason except when the fucking upper balcony starts dripping through the fucking concrete goddamnit my pance were soaked)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 10, 2011, 12:32:28 am
It's certainly...(barf)...nice of Katia...(barf)....to have left those...(barf)....16-20 foot swells behind.

Should lay down to 4-7 feet by late tonight, but sweet jesus it sucks right now.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Luna on September 10, 2011, 01:11:48 am
It's certainly...(barf)...nice of Katia...(barf)....to have left those...(barf)....16-20 foot swells behind.

Should lay down to 4-7 feet by late tonight, but sweet jesus it sucks right now.

Oooh, that does NOT sound like fun.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 10, 2011, 05:04:28 am
It's certainly...(barf)...nice of Katia...(barf)....to have left those...(barf)....16-20 foot swells behind.

Should lay down to 4-7 feet by late tonight, but sweet jesus it sucks right now.

Remember, you signed up for that.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 10, 2011, 12:48:01 pm
The way I see it, I used to spend just as much time throwing up when I worked in a restaurant, it was just for different reasons.

Now I get paid alot more to throw up and don't have to destroy my liver in the process.

I wonder how much of the 40 pounds I've lost since February is from diet and exercise and how much is from inadvertent bulemia. :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 10, 2011, 04:25:46 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: BadBeast on September 10, 2011, 08:23:29 pm
It's due to hit Britain tomorrow afternoon with winds of 85-90 mph.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 10, 2011, 08:39:55 pm
It's due to hit Britain tomorrow afternoon with winds of 85-90 mph.

Katia?

She's scheduled to hit Scotland in a few days, not tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: BadBeast on September 10, 2011, 08:42:17 pm
I just saw the weather report and it said late afternoon tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 10, 2011, 08:56:57 pm
My model is saying 45 hours.

Either way, be careful.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: BadBeast on September 10, 2011, 09:21:22 pm
Yeah, thanks. We've been told to expect structural damage and falling trees. The last time we had a hurricane I was living right on the coast, and a little fella called Ian was blown right through my window at 3 am. Nice bloke, he was ever so sorry. We walked down to Chesil Beach, and saw 60 foot waves breaking over the top. We had to retreat because there were pebbles the size of tennis balls in the breakers, getting flung through the air. An unforgettable night. Over a million trees blown down across the country. Dozens of people killed. I'm going to batten down the hatches and stay indoors for this one though. I'm right on top of a hill these days. So flooding should be minimal.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 10, 2011, 09:38:39 pm
I just got this image of a man being blown clear through a window in some quaint English home by the sea. Somewhere in this, tea is involved.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: BadBeast on September 10, 2011, 09:42:04 pm
Oh, there's always Tea involved. This is England. Never more than half an hour away from a cup of tea.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Cain on September 10, 2011, 09:43:28 pm
High winds warnings have been issued for most of the south.

I'm not expecting any problems though, because I have no pressing engagements over the next few days, and the the only tree within 500 yards of my house, I cut down last summer.  So instead, I'm going to get drunk and put on the 24 hour news.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: BadBeast on September 10, 2011, 09:46:14 pm
High winds warnings have been issued for most of the south.

I'm not expecting any problems though, because I have no pressing engagements over the next few days, and the the only tree within 500 yards of my house, I cut down last summer.  So instead, I'm going to get drunk and put on the 24 hour news.
That's pretty much my plan too.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 10, 2011, 09:57:18 pm
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150286686848143
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 10, 2011, 11:44:19 pm
Looks like Maria is losing steam. Also looks like it doesn't matter, as we're making killer time heading south. We've already passed south of Cape Fear and should be at AUTEC sometime on tuesday.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: BadBeast on September 11, 2011, 12:21:55 am
I thought Cape Fear was a made up place, just for the Movie. (The Robert Mitchum one, not the remake)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 11, 2011, 12:58:46 am
Nope, it's very real and off the coast of the Carolinas.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 11, 2011, 01:03:33 am
Yep. It's the southernmost of the 3 major headlands on the North Carolina coast, the other two being Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: BadBeast on September 11, 2011, 02:11:29 am
Thanks guys, I always suspected I could still learn something new.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 11, 2011, 05:04:24 pm
Katia complete dissapated yesterday. You wankers should be all set.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Cain on September 11, 2011, 10:38:28 pm
Lamest.  Storm.  Ever.

It rained for a little bit, from around lunch time onwards.  Not even very hard rain. 
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 11, 2011, 10:44:28 pm
I did post that it dissipated...
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: Dr Goofy on September 11, 2011, 11:35:21 pm
Irene was my first taste of hurricane and it was a tropical storm by the time it hit here. Iowa had it worse with baseball hail, and flooding. So I find that weird.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: BadBeast on September 12, 2011, 07:19:17 pm
Lamest.  Storm.  Ever.

It rained for a little bit, from around lunch time onwards.  Not even very hard rain. 
Yeah. Bit disappointing really. Had a bit of a squall earlier, the wind didn't even seem to know which way to blow from. Then it went all sunny again, and now it's quiet. I feel cheated..
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: East Coast Hustle on September 12, 2011, 07:23:15 pm
I know you're lying because you're in England and you said it got sunny.
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: BadBeast on September 12, 2011, 07:47:27 pm
I know you're lying because you're in England and you said it got sunny.
Well, there was this huge light in the sky, I could see it, even through the clouds. I just assumed it was the sun, because it's too early for it to have been the moon.

eta; Found this, and thought of you.
(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx128/ChuckFukmuk/9GAG/Eye3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Unlimited Atlantic Hurricane Season Fread
Post by: SuuCal on September 12, 2011, 08:17:03 pm
 :lulz: