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(CBC)   Earthquake measuring 4.5 on the poutine scale near Montreal   (cbc.ca) divider line 69
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2012-10-10 09:04:05 AM  
Whole lotta shakin' going on (actually, not so much).
 
2012-10-10 09:04:40 AM  
Felt nothing in Beaconsfield, and I was awake.

Wife said earth moved, thought it was me. Way to ruin that!
 
2012-10-10 09:06:36 AM  
For a moment I thought Jesus returned to punish me for all my sins.
 
2012-10-10 09:09:34 AM  
Is that metric?
 
2012-10-10 09:10:08 AM  

Mjeck: For a moment I thought Jesus returned to punish me for all my sins.


What does it take to be a noteworthy sinner in Mtl!?

Kind of impressed
 
2012-10-10 09:11:21 AM  

mod3072: Is that metric?


Yup. 6.2 American Jiggers
 
2012-10-10 09:12:51 AM  
So long, Quebec!
 
2012-10-10 09:13:06 AM  
Just had my first batch of poutine day before yesterday, at a converted bus (chip wagon) and everything. It was good, but the standard Canadian fries with gravy is just as good in my book.
 
2012-10-10 09:16:37 AM  

Rip Dashrock: Just had my first batch of poutine day before yesterday, at a converted bus (chip wagon) and everything. It was good, but the standard Canadian fries with gravy is just as good in my book.


Were they the filthy greasy dark thick fries? The nice light thin ones suck for poutine. Also, it helps to be at the tail end of a night of drinking
 
2012-10-10 09:17:31 AM  

montreal_medic: mod3072: Is that metric?

Yup. 6.2 American Jiggers


Damn Canadians and your nonsensical measuring systems! Use standard like the rest of the world!
 
2012-10-10 09:18:10 AM  
Also don't forget to add the ketchup.

And Malt Vinegar if you are feeling especially saucy. :)
 
2012-10-10 09:20:58 AM  
Damn...I was hoping the entire province crumbled into oblivion!
 
2012-10-10 09:22:11 AM  
Sacre bleu!
 
2012-10-10 09:22:38 AM  

ObscureNameHere: Also don't forget to add the ketchup.

And Malt Vinegar if you are feeling especially saucy. :)


Ever try apple cider vinegar in poutine? Farking delicious. Tried it at a cabane a sucre

The arteries crystallised that day mes amis!
 
2012-10-10 09:25:09 AM  
They way P.K. flopped to the ice you would've sworn it was an 8.5...
 
2012-10-10 09:28:51 AM  

montreal_medic:

Were they the filthy greasy dark thick fries? The nice light thin ones suck for poutine. Also, it helps to be at the tail end of a night of drinking


Yes, the fries at the bar we were at at were the wrong kind, so I made my drinking buddies drive me around to find the real stuff, on Thanksgiving day, Found an open chip wagon next town over, poutine with real curds and everything. By the time I got to the bottom of the box, it was a mushy mixture of fries, gravy, curds and oil. Good stuff when you are drunk.
C poutine SB.....
 
2012-10-10 09:33:17 AM  
It's a good thing that last night's earthquake wasn't covered by any newly-arrived journalists:
"I'm here downtown, Bob, and the scene is one of utter devastation. Crumbling infrastructure, water mains burst, people rioting in the street, potholes everywh... what? It was all like that before the quake?"
 
2012-10-10 09:33:35 AM  
The earthquake was felt nowhere else except within the borders of Quebec.
 
2012-10-10 09:34:31 AM  
and they went oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui, oui.......all the way home.
 
2012-10-10 09:37:07 AM  

docmattic: It's a good thing that last night's earthquake wasn't covered by any newly-arrived journalists:
"I'm here downtown, Bob, and the scene is one of utter devastation. Crumbling infrastructure, water mains burst, people rioting in the street, potholes everywh... what? It was all like that before the quake?"


+1 and fav'd
 
2012-10-10 09:41:14 AM  

montreal_medic: ObscureNameHere: Also don't forget to add the ketchup.

And Malt Vinegar if you are feeling especially saucy. :)

Ever try apple cider vinegar in poutine? Farking delicious. Tried it at a cabane a sucre

The arteries crystallised that day mes amis!


No, I have not tried that one yet. Will add it to my list of things to do. :)

Actually got great poutine when I was out in Victoria of all places. Real cheddar cheese, real beef gravy, sweet potatoe fries....mmmm...

/shiate, now I am hungry!
 
2012-10-10 09:48:09 AM  
Felt it for about 6-7 seconds, and I live near the Rockland Centre. Thought my downstairs neighbour was testing his bass speakers again.

Frankly, I'm surprised the entire public transportation system wasn't shut down the following morning, you know, for "precaution".

- *metro PSA warning chimes*
- "Aw, wtf?"
- "Attention. Un dégagement de fumée nous oblige à interrompre le service sur la ligne...
- "Don't say "orange", for the love of all that is good and holy, don't say "orange"..."
- "... verte..."
- "SCORE!"
- "... et orange..."
- "GODDAMMITMUTHAFARKINGCAWKSUCGGRGRGRGGBLRLLGHG!!!!"
- "... pour une période indéterminée. La STM vous remercie de votre compréhension."
- "Oh, I understand, alright. I understand that the steady increase of my monthly pass price does NOT go into improving this goddamn service!"
 
2012-10-10 09:49:52 AM  
Hopefully the moose are safe... Moose bites are very painful.
 
2012-10-10 09:53:03 AM  

ObscureNameHere: montreal_medic: ObscureNameHere: Also don't forget to add the ketchup.

And Malt Vinegar if you are feeling especially saucy. :)

Ever try apple cider vinegar in poutine? Farking delicious. Tried it at a cabane a sucre

The arteries crystallised that day mes amis!

No, I have not tried that one yet. Will add it to my list of things to do. :)

Actually got great poutine when I was out in Victoria of all places. Real cheddar cheese, real beef gravy, sweet potatoe fries....mmmm...

/shiate, now I am hungry!


That cheese better have been in curd form, with the characteristic "squeak", or else what you ate was a blasphemous meal.

BLASPHEMOUS!
 
2012-10-10 09:54:23 AM  

docmattic: It's a good thing that last night's earthquake wasn't covered by any newly-arrived journalists:
"I'm here downtown, Bob, and the scene is one of utter devastation. Crumbling infrastructure, water mains burst, people rioting in the street, potholes everywh... what? It was all like that before the quake?"


This. It's Canada's Detroit.

/the preceding statement may be wildy inaccurate
 
2012-10-10 09:57:03 AM  
Given that last night's earthquake was relatively minor, I choose to take this as evidence that Quebec is not yet ready to separate.
 
2012-10-10 10:04:00 AM  
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9 October 2012. Never forget
 
2012-10-10 10:10:21 AM  

Unobtanium: [Mapleleafflag.jpg]
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9 October 2012. Never forget


and the 10th too
 
2012-10-10 10:11:24 AM  
Too funny. The cat always sleeps on the bed. I thought she was just vigorously attending to an itch.
 
2012-10-10 10:13:29 AM  
Sat in the backyard and watched the Northern Lights on Monday, awakened by an earthquake on Tuesday, wonder what today will bring?
 
2012-10-10 10:15:46 AM  
Jeebus....I knew they wanted to separate from the country, this is kind of extreme!
 
2012-10-10 10:16:11 AM  
Jumpbed about 5 feet into the air.

It was a low rumble, like a truck rolling by), then a loud *snap* or *bang*, then loud rumbling for about 10 seconds.

It was the *bang* that made my heart do summertime for about 30 minutes afterwards.
 
2012-10-10 10:16:12 AM  

Savage Bacon: Felt it for about 6-7 seconds, and I live near the Rockland Centre. Thought my downstairs neighbour was testing his bass speakers again.

Frankly, I'm surprised the entire public transportation system wasn't shut down the following morning, you know, for "precaution".

- *metro PSA warning chimes*
- "Aw, wtf?"
- "Attention. Un dégagement de fumée nous oblige à interrompre le service sur la ligne...
- "Don't say "orange", for the love of all that is good and holy, don't say "orange"..."
- "... verte..."
- "SCORE!"
- "... et orange..."
- "GODDAMMITMUTHAFARKINGCAWKSUCGGRGRGRGGBLRLLGHG!!!!"
- "... pour une période indéterminée. La STM vous remercie de votre compréhension."
- "Oh, I understand, alright. I understand that the steady increase of my monthly pass price does NOT go into improving this goddamn service!"



Really? I don't remember being able to understand much more than the line colour - They must have upgraded the speakers

They used to say "for 15 minutes" every 5 minutes for hours
 
2012-10-10 10:17:00 AM  
NEVER FORGET!

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2012-10-10 10:24:01 AM  

montreal_medic: Savage Bacon: Felt it for about 6-7 seconds, and I live near the Rockland Centre. Thought my downstairs neighbour was testing his bass speakers again.

Frankly, I'm surprised the entire public transportation system wasn't shut down the following morning, you know, for "precaution".

- *metro PSA warning chimes*
- "Aw, wtf?"
- "Attention. Un dégagement de fumée nous oblige à interrompre le service sur la ligne...
- "Don't say "orange", for the love of all that is good and holy, don't say "orange"..."
- "... verte..."
- "SCORE!"
- "... et orange..."
- "GODDAMMITMUTHAFARKINGCAWKSUCGGRGRGRGGBLRLLGHG!!!!"
- "... pour une période indéterminée. La STM vous remercie de votre compréhension."
- "Oh, I understand, alright. I understand that the steady increase of my monthly pass price does NOT go into improving this goddamn service!"


Really? I don't remember being able to understand much more than the line colour - They must have upgraded the speakers

They used to say "for 15 minutes" every 5 minutes for hours


Well, they most certainly increased the volume, as the initial chime hits like a freakin' flashbang (may be a slight exaggeration on my part, as I suffer from tinnitus). For the past couple years, whenever something goes wrong, they never give a specific time where service will be restored (not surprising) and the top 2 causes for breakdowns is "smoke emanations" and "metro door blocked". Occasionally, you'll get "paramedic intervention" (suicide case or collapse).
 
2012-10-10 10:26:08 AM  
My gawd, do you know how long it will take a country as small as canada to right all those knocked over chairs?
 
2012-10-10 10:31:33 AM  

Savage Bacon: montreal_medic: Savage Bacon: Felt it for about 6-7 seconds, and I live near the Rockland Centre. Thought my downstairs neighbour was testing his bass speakers again.

Frankly, I'm surprised the entire public transportation system wasn't shut down the following morning, you know, for "precaution".

- *metro PSA warning chimes*
- "Aw, wtf?"
- "Attention. Un dégagement de fumée nous oblige à interrompre le service sur la ligne...
- "Don't say "orange", for the love of all that is good and holy, don't say "orange"..."
- "... verte..."
- "SCORE!"
- "... et orange..."
- "GODDAMMITMUTHAFARKINGCAWKSUCGGRGRGRGGBLRLLGHG!!!!"
- "... pour une période indéterminée. La STM vous remercie de votre compréhension."
- "Oh, I understand, alright. I understand that the steady increase of my monthly pass price does NOT go into improving this goddamn service!"


Really? I don't remember being able to understand much more than the line colour - They must have upgraded the speakers

They used to say "for 15 minutes" every 5 minutes for hours

Well, they most certainly increased the volume, as the initial chime hits like a freakin' flashbang (may be a slight exaggeration on my part, as I suffer from tinnitus). For the past couple years, whenever something goes wrong, they never give a specific time where service will be restored (not surprising) and the top 2 causes for breakdowns is "smoke emanations" and "metro door blocked". Occasionally, you'll get "paramedic intervention" (suicide case or collapse).


Don't forget the occasional "person walking in the tunnel"
 
2012-10-10 10:32:05 AM  

Oldiron_79: My gawd, do you know how long it will take a country as small as canada to right all those knocked over chairs?


What lawn chairs? Thanksgiving is when we put away the lawn furniture and put up the hockey rink sideboards.
 
2012-10-10 10:39:17 AM  
Boobquake?
 
2012-10-10 10:41:52 AM  

Stavr0: Oldiron_79: My gawd, do you know how long it will take a country as small as canada to right all those knocked over chairs?

What lawn chairs? Thanksgiving is when we put away the lawn furniture and put up the hockey rink sideboards.


Mine are still out - but not for long, and next weekend, I help my dad put up his tempo

//Despressing
//Winter is coming
// 3's and all that
 
2012-10-10 10:53:58 AM  

Mjeck: For a moment I thought Jesus returned to punish me for all my sins.


It's funny how a slave can have a huge ego. "Oh, Insert deity here, I submit utterly in every particular to your very bigness, and yet fully expect that my most trivial transgressions will cause you to personally manifest for me, because, you know, it's ME."
 
2012-10-10 11:01:50 AM  
is poutine pronounced "pow-tine" or "pooh-tine" ?
 
2012-10-10 11:12:00 AM  

Spartacus Outlaw: is poutine pronounced "pow-tine" or "pooh-tine" ?


I say "pooh-tine", but then I am filthy Anglo. Or as we say in Ontario, 'normal'. 

/I believe the Kweebeckers pronounce it 'Thibodeau'
 
2012-10-10 11:15:31 AM  
Actually, correction: I pronounce it "pooh - teen", not "pooh- tine".
 
2012-10-10 11:19:37 AM  
Stavr0: Oldiron_79: My gawd, do you know how long it will take a country as small as canada to right all those knocked over chairs?

What lawn chairs? Thanksgiving is when we put away the lawn furniture and put up the hockey rink sideboards.


OK, fine how long it will take to right all the tipped over hockey goals
 
2012-10-10 11:19:41 AM  
Used to be in love with a girl from Otterburn Park.
I lived in St Bruno. I used to cycle out to see her.
This brought back memories.

/Karen, if you're reading this ....
 
2012-10-10 11:21:21 AM  

ObscureNameHere: Actually, correction: I pronounce it "pooh - teen", not "pooh- tine".


And is Longueuil pronounced Lon-gi, Lon-guy, Lon -gay, Throat-Warbler Mangrove, or something else?
 
2012-10-10 11:21:23 AM  

ObscureNameHere: Spartacus Outlaw: is poutine pronounced "pow-tine" or "pooh-tine" ?

I say "pooh-tine", but then I am filthy Anglo. Or as we say in Ontario, 'normal'. 

/I believe the Kweebeckers pronounce it 'Thibodeau'


Now THAT's comedy GOLD!!
/take a bow
 
2012-10-10 11:21:36 AM  
I felt it clearly in Plattsburgh, NY (60 miles south of Montreal)

Not much of an earthquake- it was over before I had figured out that it must have been an earthquake. I live near train tracks, and it felt like a really massive, tiny train went by quickly.
 
2012-10-10 11:31:59 AM  

ObscureNameHere: Spartacus Outlaw: is poutine pronounced "pow-tine" or "pooh-tine" ?

I say "pooh-tine", but then I am filthy Anglo. Or as we say in Ontario, 'normal'. 

/I believe the Kweebeckers pronounce it 'Thibodeau'


Thank you Mr. O'Leary
 
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