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2012-10-29 08:13:31 PM  
#%))#$*@) NO CARRIER
 
2012-10-29 08:13:40 PM  
I see what you did there...
 
2012-10-29 08:14:00 PM  
"Goodnight, and Good Luck."
 
2012-10-29 08:14:06 PM  
Actually, she just did.

/is this the new thread?
 
2012-10-29 08:14:35 PM  
*Shield*
 
2012-10-29 08:14:36 PM  
good job subb
 
2012-10-29 08:15:15 PM  
i'm in allston ma and i lost between 2pm and 6pm.
 
2012-10-29 08:15:19 PM  
I believe the latest number is 2.2 million people without power.
 
2012-10-29 08:15:27 PM  
I knew Candlejack was behind all this. He always i
 
2012-10-29 08:16:24 PM  
My building is swaying and the lights are occasionally dimming for a moment...
 
2012-10-29 08:16:34 PM  
And I'm without new TV shows. That's the real tragedy, showing reruns.
 
2012-10-29 08:16:39 PM  
Made it to 6 before it went out here
 
2012-10-29 08:16:49 PM  
Whimps, if you're hardcore you make your own power.
 
2012-10-29 08:17:06 PM  
Don't Stop Believin'
 
2012-10-29 08:17:33 PM  
Looks like the Gawker sites are all down. No io9, Gawker, Deadspin, Jezebel etc...

So, Sandy isn't all bad?
 
2012-10-29 08:17:37 PM  
Someone call The Avengers!
 
2012-10-29 08:18:39 PM  
Sandy hasn't even made official landfall yet, but new reports say that 1.5 million are already without p

Got plenty of p here. The distaffbopper can't get into the bathroom with the walker after her hip replacement, so she has to use a commode.
 
2012-10-29 08:18:48 PM  
Pretty sure it has from satellite images and has finally made an extratropical transition since the core collapsed two hours ago.

Ah, the newest NHC update backs me up. Nevermind.
 
2012-10-29 08:18:58 PM  

tlchwi02: i'm in allston ma and i lost between 2pm and 6pm.


I'm sorry. I just moved out of that hell hole.

/comm and harvard.
 
2012-10-29 08:19:07 PM  
We've had the power blink a few times, but it's still going.

/laptop battery is charged
//large UPS powering only cable modem & wireless router
///large trees around house might crash the party, but so far so good
 
2012-10-29 08:19:23 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Looks like the Gawker sites are all down. No io9, Gawker, Deadspin, Jezebel etc...

So, Sandy isn't all bad?


And the Internet rejoiced.
 
2012-10-29 08:19:44 PM  
Still have power here..about 25 mi. north of Philadelphia. Winds are getting real scary though and lights have been flickering several times..
 
2012-10-29 08:19:59 PM  
looks nasty out there. luckily I planned ahead - I have several bottles of rum.
 
2012-10-29 08:20:03 PM  
Jesus. Don't read the comments.
 
2012-10-29 08:20:04 PM  

Isildur: My building is swaying and the lights are occasionally dimming for a moment...


/cue "Just like you!"
 
2012-10-29 08:20:19 PM  
We only have one TV and the stupid girlfriend thinks watching a stupid show about Halloween is smarter than the news. Thank fark I'm moving out. Stupid biatch.
 
2012-10-29 08:20:19 PM  
No power and the roof is leaking here north of DC. YAY.
 
2012-10-29 08:20:42 PM  
Bravo,su-
 
2012-10-29 08:21:00 PM  
The last number I saw on Weather Channel was sitting at 3.2 million without power.
 
2012-10-29 08:21:00 PM  
Work canceled tomorrow. Only thing open is the bar down the street. It's Miller Time.
 
2012-10-29 08:21:01 PM  

vodka: Whimps, if you're hardcore you make your own power.


That's the way I roll. A fairly large battery back-up for the house, charged via rooftop solar panels and/or gas generator. Come a me bro winter!
 
xcv
2012-10-29 08:21:09 PM  
Lost cable internet between 5:10pm and 5:14pm EST here in NYC.
 
2012-10-29 08:21:12 PM  
Without penis!?!?!?
 
2012-10-29 08:21:33 PM  
2.2 million people in the dark makes for a population explosion. I'd say that's a lot of power they'll be generating.
 
2012-10-29 08:21:50 PM  
In the south, need pics, entertain me farkers
 
2012-10-29 08:22:10 PM  
Maybe it was a hard day and 1.5 million people decided to turn in early.
 
2012-10-29 08:22:11 PM  
Hasnt done shiat but sprinkle here in Richmond
 
2012-10-29 08:22:13 PM  
Lots of babies being made tonight.
 
2012-10-29 08:22:25 PM  
I saw this live report earlier today. Words can not express the horror.  The horror
 
2012-10-29 08:22:44 PM  
I suspect thousands will get laid peacefully...
 
2012-10-29 08:23:12 PM  
If my power goes out, I'm voting Romney. Obama didn't do enough to keep the lights on
 
2012-10-29 08:23:15 PM  
Lights keep flickering here in Manhattan.
 
2012-10-29 08:23:30 PM  

teeny: Jesus. Don't read the comments.


Let me guess, all 0bambi's fault?

Yep.
 
2012-10-29 08:24:03 PM  
Lost power, expected it to be out for days, so I started to hibernate. Instead it came back on 1.5 hours later. Yay cat videos!
 
2012-10-29 08:24:34 PM  

MrSteve007: I believe the latest number is 2.2 million people without power.



Meh.

Call me when it's six million.
 
2012-10-29 08:24:37 PM  
The latest number is 300 trillion people without power per Joe Biden.
 
2012-10-29 08:24:39 PM  
i am shocked i still have power.
 
2012-10-29 08:25:20 PM  
Right near Philly in South Jersey. I'm pretty much in the eye now.. Still have power yet I've counted 5 transformers blow up in the surrounding area..
 
2012-10-29 08:25:22 PM  
Better than Katrina, when that landed 300 million people were without power.
 
2012-10-29 08:25:52 PM  
Ok, i just took a look at Google earth and saw the storm was pretty much over 3 states already. How is this "not made landfall" yet? Also, the wind reports I'm seeing are pretty tame.
 
2012-10-29 08:25:55 PM  
Start eating your dog now.
 
2012-10-29 08:26:45 PM  

teeny: Jesus. Don't read the comments.


I didn't think you could make the weather political. I was wrong.

/or CBS has more trolls than the politics tab

"I just hope Wall Street is completely destroyed. God is coming and is she pissed."
 
2012-10-29 08:26:54 PM  
I still have power, but I forgot to buy snacks. Chips, nuts, ice cream, whatever. I have nothing to munch on while I await imminent destruction and despair and the death of everyone I ever loved.
 
2012-10-29 08:27:13 PM  
For Subby:
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-29 08:27:58 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Ok, i just took a look at Google earth and saw the storm was pretty much over 3 states already. How is this "not made landfall" yet? Also, the wind reports I'm seeing are pretty tame.


C'mon. Think of all the plastic patio chairs that got knocked over.

/oh the humanity
 
2012-10-29 08:28:28 PM  

The Green Manalishi: Work canceled tomorrow. Only thing open is the bar down the street. It's Miller Time.


I begged, pleaded and demanded, but they refused to close down work tomorrow. They didn't listen to any of my arguments, the news, anything, they were all just like 'But, the hurricane is on the east coast, and we're all here in Seattle'

Also, they threatened to lock me in my office again, but that happens a lot so it may be unrelated.
 
2012-10-29 08:29:00 PM  

Hot Rod Zoidberg: I still have power, but I forgot to buy snacks. Chips, nuts, ice cream, whatever. I have nothing to munch on while I await imminent destruction and despair and the death of everyone I ever loved.


Bake some cookies. If the power goes off before you get them baked you can still just eat the dough.
 
2012-10-29 08:29:25 PM  

djcunix: Lots of babies being made tonight.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-29 08:29:49 PM  
My gin and tonic preparedness plan is working well enough. I hardly give a shiat that I'm sitting here in the dark with wet socks.
 
2012-10-29 08:30:23 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-29 08:30:44 PM  
New Sandy thread?
 
2012-10-29 08:30:45 PM  

djcunix: Lots of babies being made tonight.



Sandy is going to be a very popular baby name next July/ August.
 
2012-10-29 08:31:10 PM  

legion_of_doo: Bit'O'Gristle: Ok, i just took a look at Google earth and saw the storm was pretty much over 3 states already. How is this "not made landfall" yet? Also, the wind reports I'm seeing are pretty tame.

C'mon. Think of all the plastic patio chairs that got knocked over.

/oh the humanity


/Seriously, the wind reports im seeing in the darker areas of the storm are like 15-20 mph. Is this the "STORM OF THE CENTURY" that the press were jacking each other off on the news about? Meh.
 
2012-10-29 08:31:16 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Ok, i just took a look at Google earth and saw the storm was pretty much over 3 states already. How is this "not made landfall" yet?


I think they consider "landfall" when the eye hits land, not the outer, or even inner, bands. Not positive, though.
 
2012-10-29 08:31:17 PM  
when it "landed here" there was nothing left. It all just stopped.
 
2012-10-29 08:32:15 PM  
God's work is always in some mysterious way. People can speculate about Act(s) of God all day long and most speculation may sound just fine. If there is no God, big storm may be the effect of global warning, the prelude to the world's end. If there is God, Act of God is simply 'He who raised the wind gets the storm'. For some, a storm comes then goes, they clean up and move on but never ponder the cause and the effect. Even when those 'some' read the Katrina 4-letter code, they'd never heed the warning.
 
2012-10-29 08:32:27 PM  
It's a category 1. It's game over man, game over.
 
2012-10-29 08:33:00 PM  
As long as they got to see the Nokia L920, LG Nexus4, and Nexus 10 this morning.
 
2012-10-29 08:33:17 PM  

Hot Rod Zoidberg: I still have power, but I forgot to buy snacks. Chips, nuts, ice cream, whatever. I have nothing to munch on while I await imminent destruction and despair and the death of everyone I ever loved.



encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Well, you win some you lose some.
 
2012-10-29 08:33:37 PM  
I still have power... I hope it goes out so I don't have to work tomorrow.
 
2012-10-29 08:34:00 PM  
My power lines are buried, so I rarely lose power. But I've been watching flashes off in the distance as power lines come down. Parents lost power hours ago. They live about 7 miles away.

But, I've got two boxes of wine, some Cruzan ingle barrel estate rum and Community on July.

It's a good night.
 
2012-10-29 08:34:37 PM  
Mine keeps going out tonight, and the storm passed our area last night.

I think it's trying to tell me to turn the TV and computer off and go read my book, or something.
 
2012-10-29 08:35:30 PM  
Wind gusts in New York are pretty serious. Don't know if my charming pre-war junk heap is made for this, man.
 
2012-10-29 08:35:58 PM  
Without Pepco? Sounds about right.
 
2012-10-29 08:36:00 PM  
Power is getting spotty. So afraid. Been feverishly downloading porn for the past hour, hoping to transfer it to the Ipad before all is lost. There's something hard on my crotch, but it's only the flashlight; need to keep it in tactile range. I'm hoping the porn roundup does not affect me - I don't want to get indian burn trying to switch the wrong thing on when the p fails.

Downloaded an app from the app store to keep me amused should the worst happen - as did, I'm sure, anyone in the metro corridor with the tech. Frickin zombieJobs is cackling and coughing up money from his grave tonight. The app store doesn't sell porn.

Idiots.
 
2012-10-29 08:36:48 PM  
The flooding is the worst part.

Seek higher ground, friends.

Be higher than you knormally are.

*)
 
2012-10-29 08:37:18 PM  
My preparedness plan of drinking gin and tonics while eating stale brownies is working quite well.

I hardly give a shiat about sitting here in the dark with wet socks... or the hairline crack that has developed in my living room ceiling.
 
2012-10-29 08:37:29 PM  
it's over now go back to your regularly scheduled lives now
 
2012-10-29 08:37:32 PM  

wildcardjack: Better than Katrina, when that landed 300 million people were without power.


and then the storm nailed the rest of the population!

*Badumtish!*
 
2012-10-29 08:37:39 PM  
Freedom For Southern Societies to Freely Unite is reporting that the Taxbongo Administration has deliberately knocked out power to these homes, and that in order to get power back, you have to vote Democrat. The tactics that this presidency will use to usurp power are absolutely disgusting.
 
2012-10-29 08:37:52 PM  
We're feeling the effects in Ohio now. I predict hundreds of thousands without power in the Columbus Metro Area by Wednesday.
 
2012-10-29 08:38:56 PM  
ct.fra.bz
 
2012-10-29 08:39:00 PM  

styckx: Right near Philly in South Jersey. I'm pretty much in the eye now.. Still have power yet I've counted 5 transformers blow up in the surrounding area..


Hiya, homey; So You're the one monkeying with the juice; cut it out - can't you see I'm attempting a porn dump over here? Show some courtesy...
 
2012-10-29 08:39:12 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Looks like the Gawker sites are all down. No io9, Gawker, Deadspin, Jezebel etc...

So, Sandy isn't all bad?


The rest suck, but I actually rather like io9. Their True Blood and American Horror Story episode recaps/reviews are hilarious, and overall they have turned me on to some cool books and movies I may have otherwise missed. Not to mention they have Hugo award winning authors as regular contributors, so they really know and love the genre. Gawker us generally bad, and they just keep making their commenting system even more terrible and incomprehensible, buy io9 is the lone bright spot.

/Aside from Fleshbot if it is still around
 
2012-10-29 08:39:14 PM  
Lost power here 20 min ago .
(Orange county NY)
Good news: cable modem and wifi on UPS, as is
the DVR.
Bad news: one beeps 4 times every 30 seconds
and the other 2 times every 25 seconds.

Can't sleep.
 
2012-10-29 08:39:25 PM  
Uh... hasn't made landfall yet? Then WTF am I looking at here

Also that storm moving in from the west seems to be pushing the thing downward and creating a tunnel in the middle of the US. Isn't that how tornados make babbys?

/not a meteortientist
//obviously
 
2012-10-29 08:40:05 PM  
While you've got no TV, read yourself some The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

That ought to get you in the right frame of mind for facing tomorrow morning.
 
2012-10-29 08:40:55 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Looks like the Gawker sites are all down. No io9, Gawker, Deadspin, Jezebel etc...

So, Sandy isn't all bad?


And nothing of value was lost.
 
2012-10-29 08:41:06 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: legion_of_doo: Bit'O'Gristle: Ok, i just took a look at Google earth and saw the storm was pretty much over 3 states already. How is this "not made landfall" yet? Also, the wind reports I'm seeing are pretty tame.

C'mon. Think of all the plastic patio chairs that got knocked over.

/oh the humanity

/Seriously, the wind reports im seeing in the darker areas of the storm are like 15-20 mph. Is this the "STORM OF THE CENTURY" that the press were jacking each other off on the news about? Meh.


Actually winds are in the 80s.
 
2012-10-29 08:42:22 PM  
Just so people understand that hurricanes actually get weaker once they make landfall.
 
2012-10-29 08:43:41 PM  
Made landfall like half an hour ago, old news...

Interesting picture of the former Brooklyn/Battery Tunnel: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtaphotos/8136873915/
 
2012-10-29 08:43:42 PM  

Funk Brothers: We're feeling the effects in Ohio now. I predict hundreds of thousands without power in the Columbus Metro Area by Wednesday.


I work at the Dayton Airport. We got out early with all the cancelled flights. The wind was/is nuts. They parked a prop driven aircraft by the bar and I was watching the wind push the props, it was also shaking the shiat out of that plane.

batteries charged, radios charged, UPS charged, kerosene heater ready. lights and lamps all good too. off work for a few days, it just worked out that way.
 
2012-10-29 08:43:46 PM  
Still have power in Malden, MA. But all of a sudden the rain has picked up, and the wind has yet to die down.

And if I lose power all I care about is I have a phone. Being a gadget geek I have four phones charging at the moment, my current one and my three previous upgrades.
 
2012-10-29 08:44:28 PM  

jayessell: Lost power here 20 min ago .
(Orange county NY)
Good news: cable modem and wifi on UPS, as is
the DVR.
Bad news: one beeps 4 times every 30 seconds
and the other 2 times every 25 seconds.

Can't sleep.


Unless you have a really mondo big UPS, it won't power even that light load very long.
 
2012-10-29 08:45:20 PM  

haywatchthis: it's over now go back to your regularly scheduled lives now


tommorrow when the levee breaks get on the bus to huston
 
2012-10-29 08:45:25 PM  

Alonjar: Hasnt done shiat but sprinkle here in Richmond


Well, it is windy. I saw a leaf blow off a tree.
 
2012-10-29 08:45:37 PM  
enis?
 
2012-10-29 08:45:40 PM  

Zizzowop: Just so people understand that hurricanes actually get weaker once they make landfall.


True. But high tide in ~10 minutes in NYC.
 
2012-10-29 08:45:42 PM  
I think I'm gonna load some legendary Fark threads and display all comments so I have something completely useless to do while I wait for my laptop batteries to die. Too late to get my ass kicked by Chess Titans.
 
2012-10-29 08:47:10 PM  
*)
 
2012-10-29 08:47:36 PM  
Hey, anything that might keep people from voting early for that louse Obama can't be all bad.
 
2012-10-29 08:47:41 PM  

Twitch Boy: I knew Candlejack was behind all this. He always i


Ooh, a Candlejack reference. Brav
 
2012-10-29 08:47:56 PM  
A big ass tree just fell on ALL THREE of our cars.

Amazingly, the trunk landed right between my car and my wife's in the 5 foot gap between them. A large branch wiped out her passenger side door. My cars seem to have escaped anything other than some scratches and a few dents on top of the dents I got last month when I hit a deer.

/Orange County NY
 
2012-10-29 08:48:38 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: A big ass tree just fell on ALL THREE of our cars.

Amazingly, the trunk landed right between my car and my wife's in the 5 foot gap between them. A large branch wiped out her passenger side door. My cars seem to have escaped anything other than some scratches and a few dents on top of the dents I got last month when I hit a deer.

/Orange County NY


Why aren't they in your garage??
 
2012-10-29 08:48:44 PM  
In NW DC. Pepco has about 17k customers without power, but we're still on. The winds are pretty strong but that's about it. According to the hourly forecast they should be down in the mid 20's by tomorrow morning. On the plus side, no work tomorrow!

/And the wife and I already generated a little electricity once today
 
2012-10-29 08:50:27 PM  
*flicker*

F*ck.
 
2012-10-29 08:50:33 PM  

whatshisname: teeny: Jesus. Don't read the comments.

I didn't think you could make the weather political. I was wrong.

/or CBS has more trolls than the politics tab

"I just hope Wall Street is completely destroyed. God is coming and is she pissed."


That's the same one I saw. WTF.
 
2012-10-29 08:51:02 PM  

INeedAName: In NW DC. Pepco has about 17k customers without power, but we're still on. The winds are pretty strong but that's about it. According to the hourly forecast they should be down in the mid 20's by tomorrow morning. On the plus side, no work tomorrow!

/And the wife and I already generated a little electricity once today


BGE has like 150,00
 
2012-10-29 08:51:13 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: A big ass tree just fell on ALL THREE of our cars.

Amazingly, the trunk landed right between my car and my wife's in the 5 foot gap between them. A large branch wiped out her passenger side door. My cars seem to have escaped anything other than some scratches and a few dents on top of the dents I got last month when I hit a deer.

/Orange County NY


Classic newbie mistake, never leave cars near trees. It's like building a trailer park in tornado alley. Magnets and all that.
 
2012-10-29 08:52:25 PM  
 
2012-10-29 08:52:35 PM  
In raleigh. Wind and rain, nothing worse than a pacific NW storm. But the way people are biatching, you'd think it was a cat 5.

Stay safe, northerners
 
2012-10-29 08:52:48 PM  
It's really sunny and warm here in Los Angeles.

Actually, the air conditioning is running a bit cold, so it's kind of uncomfortable. I might move over to the window to get some extra warmth while I watch the sun set.
 
2012-10-29 08:52:56 PM  

whyaduck: Twitch Boy: I knew Candlejack was behind all this. He always i

Ooh, a Candlejack reference. Brav


This meme is so goddamn stupid. Why would trying Candlejack cause an incomplete post? Is he submitting your comment for you after he ties you up? Honestly, I
 
2012-10-29 08:53:26 PM  

Korzine: Classic newbie mistake, never leave cars near trees. It's like building a trailer park in tornado alley. Magnets and all that.


Yeah. I definitely moved my cars out into the middle of our lawn, away from the driveway and trees.

Sucker.
 
2012-10-29 08:54:02 PM  
NO CARRIER
ATDT911
CONNECT 9600
^Z
NO CARRIER
 
2012-10-29 08:54:51 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's really sunny and warm here in Los Angeles.

Actually, the air conditioning is running a bit cold, so it's kind of uncomfortable. I might move over to the window to get some extra warmth while I watch the sun set.


I forget where Los Angeles is located. It right near that place called the San Andreas Fault, right? :)
 
2012-10-29 08:55:31 PM  
Unverified reports indicate the entire population of Amish people, approximately 55,000 individuals, are without electricity in their homes.
 
2012-10-29 08:55:54 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: NO CARRIER
ATDT911
CONNECT 9600
^Z
NO CARRIER


Aww...the memories. My parent's house had horrible phone wiring. I was reminded of that fact every time it rained. Especially hurricanes.
 
2012-10-29 08:56:33 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

"...if he was in a blackout, he wouldn't bother to type 'already without p'..."
 
2012-10-29 08:56:55 PM  

skinink: Con Ed purposely shut off power to parts of Lower Manhattan.


Yep, my (idiot) buddy was walking around Lower Manhattan, taking pictures of everything. His last tweet was "Just got a test from Con-Ed. They're shutting down the power and internet. Bye for now"

His photos Link
 
2012-10-29 08:56:58 PM  

Gordian Shoelaces: Unverified reports indicate the entire population of Amish people, approximately 55,000 individuals, are without electricity in their homes.


fema needs to get some generators there now
 
2012-10-29 08:57:14 PM  

GAT_00: teeny: Jesus. Don't read the comments.

Let me guess, all 0bambi's fault?

Yep.


What? Did Obama find W's hurricane machine?

/postpone the election in 10, 9......
 
2012-10-29 08:58:05 PM  
Perhaps he was dictating.
 
2012-10-29 08:58:19 PM  
Boston is a joke pretending it a Mass of Sorrow...for the rest of us in in Mass, have the utility companies cut the damn tree limbs over the power lines. I am pretty sure paying other states to come in and camp at Dunkin Donuts is more costly.
 
2012-10-29 08:59:08 PM  
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2012-10-29 08:59:19 PM  
So how much would it cost to move powerlines underground again? Why didn't we use part of the trillion dollar stimulus to do that so we don't have to deal with this shiat every snow/hurricane that hits NE.
 
2012-10-29 08:59:25 PM  
They should just put Obama in front of a few dozen windmills.
He blows enough hot air to power millions!




i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-29 09:00:00 PM  

Gordian Shoelaces: Unverified reports indicate the entire population of Amish people, approximately 55,000 individuals, are without electricity in their homes.


It's OK, shoefly pie rations were distributed last week.
 
2012-10-29 09:00:08 PM  
Nearly half a million of those are here in Connecticut, alone.


/power has been out here since around 3pm
//had to run to the store before, and saw no less than 5 generators in garages running with the doors partially open
///tomorrows headlines will be funnier, i'm sure
 
2012-10-29 09:01:07 PM  
OMG the holland tunnel is under water
 
jgi
2012-10-29 09:01:34 PM  
Laptop battery is about to die but my phone is going strong. If any farkers (chicks only please) in Manhattan are looking to get some strange, give me a buzz and let's meet up: 212-479-7990
 
2012-10-29 09:01:50 PM  

Carth: So how much would it cost to move powerlines underground again? Why didn't we use part of the trillion dollar stimulus to do that so we don't have to deal with this shiat every snow/hurricane that hits NE.


Wow, we were just talking about it work today. Even if they were not able to underground, JUST cut the damn trees. All that money gone to nothing.
 
2012-10-29 09:02:35 PM  
members.tripod.com

...WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A WORD WITH EAST-COASTERS

/Posted from my comfy farmhouse in Maine. We have a low jet stream that is elevating the 70mph+ winds into the atmosphere. Yay thermodynamics!!!! 
 
2012-10-29 09:04:31 PM  
Here's my fav: dumbass Republicans spinning funny dumb. Seriously. Grow up. Being funny is more important than your being dumb, no?
 
2012-10-29 09:04:42 PM  
Bangor Hydro reports over 506 customers affected.

So....507?
 
2012-10-29 09:05:23 PM  
meanwhile, my interwebz is slow. this hurricane sucks
 
2012-10-29 09:05:31 PM  
Meanwhile, we have a death in Toronto already. Woman killed when Staples sign flies apart in wind.
 
2012-10-29 09:05:45 PM  
WATCH OUT

Jim Cantore smells something!
 
mjg
2012-10-29 09:06:46 PM  
Weird. Watching the coverage last night there were only whiskey bottles on the Jersey shore.
 
2012-10-29 09:07:44 PM  

BlackCat23: saw no less than 5 generators in garages running with the doors partially open


Partially.

///tomorrows headlines will be funnier, i'm sure
 
2012-10-29 09:07:48 PM  
Why don't we just bury the lines?

As the pre-emptive shutdown in NYC shows... underground does mean immunity to storms, just to wind. Flooding can cause underground line outages in greater numbers than aerial lines.

Burying lines is not only not practical in many areas, but may be virtually impossible without destroying existing structures.

Why don't we just cut the trees?

Because most people do not like the idea of effectively clear cutting the length of these lines--and any trees which might fall into the path of the lines. In front of my home I have a tree growing into the aerial lines, I'd rather suffer an outage around storms than lose the tree. I think there are many that feel the same.
 
2012-10-29 09:07:49 PM  
I just want to tell you "good luck". We're all counting on you.
 
mjg
2012-10-29 09:08:06 PM  

Evil Canadian: Meanwhile, we have a death in Toronto already. Woman killed when Staples sign flies apart in wind.


blog.discoveryeducation.com
 
2012-10-29 09:08:12 PM  
Easton, PA. Have heard ambulances out and about probably fifteen to twenty times. Power keeps going out and back on.
 
2012-10-29 09:08:21 PM  
For a while I was watching mesmerized from my balcony how a power wire was arcing just behind the trees... At first I thought it was a fire, but then I noticed it was going off and on with the lights. It was the world's slowest disco. Off, on, off, on... Now the power has been out for a few hours...
 
2012-10-29 09:08:29 PM  

get real: Carth: So how much would it cost to move powerlines underground again? Why didn't we use part of the trillion dollar stimulus to do that so we don't have to deal with this shiat every snow/hurricane that hits NE.

Wow, we were just talking about it work today. Even if they were not able to underground, JUST cut the damn trees. All that money gone to nothing.


Here in CT, after Irene in particular, they _did_ spend a ton of that stimulus money to cut trees, and were still doing so right up till yesterday. It's been pretty on-going since about august, and they obviously really ramped up in the last week. That said, we still have about 500k people without power.

/it's all relative, I supoose
 
2012-10-29 09:09:26 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-29 09:09:33 PM  
Burn ... Galactica ... Burn
 
2012-10-29 09:09:35 PM  
Some people I know in Michigan are without power. Crazy how the remnants are getting that far and actually having an impact.
 
2012-10-29 09:09:36 PM  

GopherGuts: We've had the power blink a few times, but it's still going.

/laptop battery is charged
//large UPS powering only cable modem & wireless router
///large trees around house might crash the party, but so far so good


Same here.
 
2012-10-29 09:09:42 PM  

maglite: Why don't we just bury the lines?

As the pre-emptive shutdown in NYC shows... underground does mean immunity to storms, just to wind. Flooding can cause underground line outages in greater numbers than aerial lines.

Burying lines is not only not practical in many areas, but may be virtually impossible without destroying existing structures.

Why don't we just cut the trees?

Because most people do not like the idea of effectively clear cutting the length of these lines--and any trees which might fall into the path of the lines. In front of my home I have a tree growing into the aerial lines, I'd rather suffer an outage around storms than lose the tree. I think there are many that feel the same.


How about if you were billed the cost of the crew sent to repair every outage or they offered to cut down the tree for free. Which option would you choose then?
 
2012-10-29 09:10:50 PM  
What does a yankee Lootie look like anyway?

/don't rebuild
//Obama's Katrina?
///comes in 3's
 
2012-10-29 09:11:04 PM  
Imperial troops have entered the base! Imperial troops have en..............
 
2012-10-29 09:11:25 PM  
So we got our wish: No more Jersey Shore

www.mtv.com
 
2012-10-29 09:11:45 PM  
I'm sure it's been mentioned previously in this thread, but the "power outages" numbers usually refer to CUSTOMERS/ACCOUNTS without power. So, in residential areas, typically each house counts as one customer/account, even if 4-5 people live in that house. In business areas, obviously, the accounts aren't necessarily associated with people. Regardless, there are far more PEOPLE without power than accounts without power, obviously.

/ Strange capitalization, in hindsight.
 
2012-10-29 09:11:47 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: BlackCat23: saw no less than 5 generators in garages running with the doors partially open

Partially.

///tomorrows headlines will be funnier, i'm sure


Yeah, not too bright up in these parts, are they?

After irene, we had nearly 300 or so dumbasses rushed to the hospital for CO poisoning, either from generators placed in garages/basements(and you know, not hte 15+ feet from any windows/doors/etc like the manufacturers kindaly print in that thing they all threw away when they opened the box known as a "users manual")

/my friends and I have a CO casualty/deathpool going
//seriously, the govoner had to come on tv, radio, etc after Irene and remind these farktards about this, and 300+ STILL brought their grills, generators, etc inside
 
2012-10-29 09:13:07 PM  
Broad Channel = Racists.
 
2012-10-29 09:13:20 PM  

maglite: Why don't we just bury the lines?

As the pre-emptive shutdown in NYC shows... underground does mean immunity to storms, just to wind. Flooding can cause underground line outages in greater numbers than aerial lines.

Burying lines is not only not practical in many areas, but may be virtually impossible without destroying existing structures.

Why don't we just cut the trees?

Because most people do not like the idea of effectively clear cutting the length of these lines--and any trees which might fall into the path of the lines. In front of my home I have a tree growing into the aerial lines, I'd rather suffer an outage around storms than lose the tree. I think there are many that feel the same.


If you have your e-mail in your profile I will send you a pic of the tree that almost took out my car. It is not worth it.
 
2012-10-29 09:13:57 PM  

ottosmom: I still have power... I hope it goes out so I don't have to work tomorrow.


Meanwhile, Gallant prepared the business to be able to function on a rudimentary level without power.

UPSs on damn near everything, and did all of tomorrow's electricity-requiring tasks in advance.

Let the other businesses close, we gon' make money regardless of what the weather says.
 
2012-10-29 09:14:01 PM  
Burlington, VT here. The predictions were for 50-60 mph winds starting this afternoon with lots of downed trees and lines, but it's 9:00 and there hasn't been more than a stiff breeze. Doesn't look like anything's coming this way on the radar either. Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone in Jersey and NYC, though.
 
2012-10-29 09:15:59 PM  

maglite: Because most people do not like the idea of effectively clear cutting the length of these lines--and any trees which might fall into the path of the lines. In front of my home I have a tree growing into the aerial lines, I'd rather suffer an outage around storms than lose the tree. I think there are many that feel the same.


Doesn't matter. That's the power company's easement; if they want to cut the tree, the tree gets cut back, so fark what the homeowners want.

Your tree doesn't get to fark with the power delivery to others' homes.

BlackCat23: get real: Carth: So how much would it cost to move powerlines underground again? Why didn't we use part of the trillion dollar stimulus to do that so we don't have to deal with this shiat every snow/hurricane that hits NE.

Wow, we were just talking about it work today. Even if they were not able to underground, JUST cut the damn trees. All that money gone to nothing.

Here in CT, after Irene in particular, they _did_ spend a ton of that stimulus money to cut trees, and were still doing so right up till yesterday. It's been pretty on-going since about august, and they obviously really ramped up in the last week. That said, we still have about 500k people without power.

/it's all relative, I supoose


We aren't anywhere near the area affected by Sandy, but our power company has been pretty aggressive about trimming trees after some large outages caused by trees (it was more a fark-ton of small outages than one big one, so getting power back on took bloody forever) a few years back. We've had way, WAY fewer outages ever since they got serious about protecting the lines.
 
2012-10-29 09:16:16 PM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: Some people I know in Michigan are without power. Crazy how the remnants are getting that far and actually having an impact.


Yup...
http://hint.fm/wind/
 
2012-10-29 09:16:18 PM  
*sigh* my downstairs neighbor called to tell us she's got water leaking down from above her. We're out of town for the storm.

Hope its something broken with the building and not a retarded scenario like me leaving a window open.
 
2012-10-29 09:16:26 PM  
I can't believe my internet is still working.
 
2012-10-29 09:16:40 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: While you've got no TV, read yourself some The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

That ought to get you in the right frame of mind for facing tomorrow morning.


Good book, but a hard, bleak read. The only book that comes close to being as bleak and hopeless, that I've read anyway, was Night Work.
 
2012-10-29 09:17:13 PM  

Funk Brothers: We're feeling the effects in Ohio now. I predict hundreds of thousands without power in the Columbus Metro Area by Wednesday.


Already plenty without power in Cleveland.

70mph gusts off of the lake. The wind is something like 30mph constant right now.

Yeah, this is pissant compared to what the guys on the other side of that pesky mountain range are getting, but we normally just get lots of snow and heatstroke, depending on the month. We don't deal with wind very often.
 
2012-10-29 09:17:52 PM  
Huge assed fire burning in Rockaway right now. FD saying 5 buildings involved.
 
2012-10-29 09:18:16 PM  
s8.postimage.org
 
2012-10-29 09:18:56 PM  
Carth:

How about if you were billed the cost of the crew sent to repair every outage or they offered to cut down the tree for free. Which option would you choose then?

I called them to the cut the tree... they told me they'd put me on a list.

People like trees, particularly along roads. I'd like to see them prune trees rather then simply cut them down. Pruning costs are probably comparable to repairs when needed. Clear cutting would be cheaper. The utility company has rights of way, if that includes removing trees, let them do it... I wouldn't stop them. Just saying I'd rather have the tree.
 
2012-10-29 09:19:13 PM  
They actually cancelled schools all around here in Cleveland for some reason. Anything to get to stay home I guess. Gusts to 50mph or so. Basically just like 2 months a year during winter, but with rain instead of snow. Unbelievable. I'd be pissed if I had kids.
 
2012-10-29 09:20:11 PM  
In a highrise on the waterfront in Jersey City. We're safe on the 27th floor, but most of the nearby streets are completely underwater. I assume the nearby PATH station at Exchange Place is flooded, as the waters are a lot higher than it is, though we can't see it from our building. Also watched the power go out in a large portion of Manhattan about twenty minutes ago. Was eerie seeing the Empire State Building go suddenly dark.
 
2012-10-29 09:21:22 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x181]

"...if he was in a blackout, he wouldn't bother to type 'already without p'..."


Maybe he was taking dictation?
 
2012-10-29 09:21:35 PM  
No power here in north jersey...wicked wind trees and signs down everywhere...expecting mad flooding by morning...cell service keeps cutting in and out
 
2012-10-29 09:22:09 PM  
Gawker's down. Since they spend most of their time biatching or being pedantic, I figured they were from that area.
 
2012-10-29 09:22:20 PM  
Storm says:

This is a reminder re: who's in charge, no?

Human says:

"Yes, Sir."

Human reads and grows.
 
2012-10-29 09:22:55 PM  
There's a sale at Penney's!

i.i.com.com
 
2012-10-29 09:22:59 PM  

Evil Canadian: Meanwhile, we have a death in Toronto already. Woman killed when Staples sign flies apart in wind.


DAMN YOU ROMNEY!!!

...sorry, couldn't resist. Unfortunate.

The wind's been steadily picking up for a few hours. Must be raining, based on the sound of cars on wet road outside. Partner's already snoozing, our younger cat is kneading my blanket, and so far the wind gusts must be coming from the north and east since my west-facing apartment isn't rattling yet.

Stay safe out there.
 
2012-10-29 09:23:36 PM  
Lower Manhattan, south of Canal St. in total darkness.

Frea-ky.
 
2012-10-29 09:26:28 PM  

Rwa2play: Lower Manhattan, south of Canal St. in total darkness.


News just said everything south of 39 st is now out. And here people freaked when I left NYC and moved to tornado alley. LOL
 
2012-10-29 09:28:00 PM  

jayessell: Lost power here 20 min ago .
(Orange county NY)
Good news: cable modem and wifi on UPS, as is
the DVR.
Bad news: one beeps 4 times every 30 seconds
and the other 2 times every 25 seconds.

Can't sleep.


you can silence the beeps on most ups's
 
2012-10-29 09:28:29 PM  

star_topology: So we got our wish: No more Jersey Shore

[www.mtv.com image 600x400]



www.wearysloth.com

"Wiped clean by the wrath of God."
 
2012-10-29 09:28:32 PM  

Nothing To See Here: [s8.postimage.org image 640x427]


I really enjoy the 10 pixels in that image.
 
2012-10-29 09:28:34 PM  

2xhelix: Rwa2play: Lower Manhattan, south of Canal St. in total darkness.

News just said everything south of 39 st is now out. And here people freaked when I left NYC and moved to tornado alley. LOL


Battery Park City and the WTC still have power. We can see it from our apartment. Everywhere else in Manhattan that we can see well is in darkness, though I can tell there are some lights in the distance in Midtown. Empire State Building is out.
 
2012-10-29 09:28:50 PM  

INeedAName: In NW DC. Pepco has about 17k customers without power, but we're still on. The winds are pretty strong but that's about it. According to the hourly forecast they should be down in the mid 20's by tomorrow morning. On the plus side, no work tomorrow!

/And the wife and I already generated a little electricity once today

 
2012-10-29 09:29:14 PM  
remember, this is nyc's hurricane, not yours.
 
2012-10-29 09:29:57 PM  

KarmicDisaster: jayessell: Lost power here 20 min ago .
(Orange county NY)
Good news: cable modem and wifi on UPS, as is
the DVR.
Bad news: one beeps 4 times every 30 seconds
and the other 2 times every 25 seconds.

Can't sleep.

Unless you have a really mondo big UPS, it won't power even that light load very long.


mine runs my cable modem and router for about 12 hours,.... id unplug the damn dvr though..
 
2012-10-29 09:30:12 PM  
Just so everyone gets word from the real experts:

Lindsay Lohan @lindsaylohan Oct 28

WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace.
 
2012-10-29 09:31:32 PM  
The power is still on at my house in Northern Virginia, but I'm just lucky. As I typed this the I experienced the first house-shakin' gust of wind of the evening (as opposed to the lesser, window ratlin' gusts).
 
2012-10-29 09:31:43 PM  
I'm half-expecting a late-night email from work telling us not to bother. The grid in that part of town is gobshiat, and drops whenever someone sneezes.

If it arrives, out comes the cheap wine.
 
2012-10-29 09:31:55 PM  

Gosling: Just so everyone gets word from the real experts:

Lindsay Lohan @lindsaylohan Oct 28

WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace.


Seriously?

Lindsay?

We should totally fuk.

*)
 
2012-10-29 09:32:53 PM  
Evil Canadian: Meanwhile, we have a death in Toronto already. Woman killed when Staples sign flies apart in wind.

the real pussy kicker of it was, the wind speed in that part of Toronto was only gusting up to 65 k/ph
 
2012-10-29 09:33:06 PM  
Couldn't happen in a better place.
 
2012-10-29 09:33:31 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: Burlington, VT here. The predictions were for 50-60 mph winds starting this afternoon with lots of downed trees and lines, but it's 9:00 and there hasn't been more than a stiff breeze. Doesn't look like anything's coming this way on the radar either. Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone in Jersey and NYC, though.


you remember what happened when Irene came through?

don't worry, it'll get there. and you'll be SOL again.
 
2012-10-29 09:34:03 PM  
Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?
 
2012-10-29 09:34:27 PM  
Lower East Side has no power. Family and friends are checking in on the (significant number) of elderly residents.

My office seems to be under 6 feet of water.

Lights flickering uptown, hope the whole island doesn't go out. We're well above ground here on the Upper West Side, but they might have capacity issues at this point if the East Side power plant went out.

My parents live maybe half a mile from this: http://pics.lockerz.com/u/18246442/photos/257337121/wow_the_fdr_drive_ sandy_trscoop_wsjweath
 
2012-10-29 09:35:22 PM  
Photos from sources I can't vouch for, but some crazy stuff out there.

http://instagram.com/p/RYue5_koDz/
http://instagram.com/p/RYuVQVG6mq
(14 st. and Avenue C) http://twitpic.com/b8mgci
http://instagram.com/p/RYxLr7uhF4/
https://twitter.com/nycarecs/status/263075847999725568/photo/1
 
2012-10-29 09:35:57 PM  

modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?


modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?


It sounds like the majority of it - outside of Fulton/Bowling Green - was unintentional. And we have no outside lines, so trees are not a concerned. I think their power plant on 14th and FDR drive may have flooded... but no confirmation yet.
 
2012-10-29 09:36:13 PM  

modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?



To remind you that you are a slave to the POWER GODS, that's why.
 
2012-10-29 09:36:24 PM  

SpikeStrip: remember, this is nyc's hurricane, not yours.


don't understand the pettiness during these things. are you really that butthurt?
 
2012-10-29 09:36:31 PM  

SpikeStrip: remember, this is nyc's hurricane, not yours.


2 hours ago, everyone was concerned about the New Jersey shore. Now that Manhattan has flooded, we'll never hear the end of it.

/hope all my friends in nyc are okay, even if they won't shut up about it on twitter.
 
2012-10-29 09:36:41 PM  

perigee: Power is getting spotty. So afraid. Been feverishly downloading porn for the past hour, hoping to transfer it to the Ipad before all is lost. There's something hard on my crotch, but it's only the flashlight; need to keep it in tactile range. I'm hoping the porn roundup does not affect me - I don't want to get indian burn trying to switch the wrong thing on when the p fails.

Downloaded an app from the app store to keep me amused should the worst happen - as did, I'm sure, anyone in the metro corridor with the tech. Frickin zombieJobs is cackling and coughing up money from his grave tonight. The app store doesn't sell porn.

Idiots.


Well.... I... downloaded some books onto my kindle.
 
2012-10-29 09:36:45 PM  

modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?


Less damage to the system that way. It's kind of like turning your computer off during a storm, versus leaving it on until the power goes out. Except substations and the like are a hell of a lot more expensive to replace than a Celeron.
 
2012-10-29 09:37:02 PM  
[Updated at 9:27 p.m.] Five people have been killed in the state of New York - including a man hit by a tree while inside his Queens home - due to Sandy, said Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Link

Damn. Stay safe everyone.
 
2012-10-29 09:37:10 PM  
Explosion at the Con Ed plant on 14th. http://youtu.be/ZAqYZ433TeQ
 
2012-10-29 09:37:26 PM  

Yappy Jappy Midget:

It sounds like the majority of it - outside of Fulton/Bowling Green - was unintentional. And we have no outside lines, so trees are not a concerned. I think their power plant on 14th and FDR drive may have flooded... but no confirmation yet.


If there was flooding at 14th and Avenue C, they're definitely was flooding down there.
 
2012-10-29 09:38:18 PM  
SpikeStrip

Smartest
Funniest
2012-10-29 09:29:14 PM
remember, this is nyc's hurricane, not yours.


Oh, I'm sure the media wont forget to remind us in the months to come.
 
2012-10-29 09:38:33 PM  
must have submitted this a while ago...

weather channel was reporting about 3.5 million w/o power.

I'm just south of Pittsburgh... might be one of them come tomorrow
 
2012-10-29 09:39:36 PM  
Upper Midwest representing. Power is on and fine here, but I did pass two godawful kidneystones this afternoon. Caught the bigger one and took it to the doc. Said he was impressed I managed to pass a large pencil eraser through my urethra. I almost passed out. Currently worshiping Vicodin.
 
2012-10-29 09:40:05 PM  

SlothB77: Mr. Chainsaw: Burlington, VT here. The predictions were for 50-60 mph winds starting this afternoon with lots of downed trees and lines, but it's 9:00 and there hasn't been more than a stiff breeze. Doesn't look like anything's coming this way on the radar either. Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone in Jersey and NYC, though.

you remember what happened when Irene came through?

don't worry, it'll get there. and you'll be SOL again.


I have family in VT and hadn't been since Irene. Interesting to see how 1. the water level of the lake was quite low, and 2. all of the people who live on Champlain had built huge walls between the beach and their houses.
 
2012-10-29 09:40:15 PM  

Rwa2play: Yappy Jappy Midget:

It sounds like the majority of it - outside of Fulton/Bowling Green - was unintentional. And we have no outside lines, so trees are not a concerned. I think their power plant on 14th and FDR drive may have flooded... but no confirmation yet.

If there was flooding at 14th and Avenue C, they're definitely was flooding down there.


14th in Manhattan

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

 
2012-10-29 09:41:02 PM  

modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?


Its to prevent damage to the grid. Electronics only short out if they are turned on. If you have underground lines that become submerged in water, it will fry the systems. If you turn them off, let the water drain away, then turn them back on... none of that damage happens.
 
2012-10-29 09:41:49 PM  
Bloomberg to make a statement in 10 minutes.
 
2012-10-29 09:43:19 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-29 09:44:29 PM  

Alonjar: modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?

Its to prevent damage to the grid. Electronics only short out if they are turned on. If you have underground lines that become submerged in water, it will fry the systems. If you turn them off, let the water drain away, then turn them back on... none of that damage happens.


yea... I don't think he understands what salt water (or water in general) does to electric lines & equipment when they get wet with power running through them.

 
2012-10-29 09:44:52 PM  
Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link
 
2012-10-29 09:44:56 PM  
Holy shiat New York peoples. :(( stay high up and stay safe.

/those pictures are unbelievable. Keep them coming
 
2012-10-29 09:45:06 PM  
Wow, the NYSE is under 3 feet of water.
 
2012-10-29 09:45:08 PM  
 
2012-10-29 09:46:19 PM  

vegasj: Alonjar: modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?

Its to prevent damage to the grid. Electronics only short out if they are turned on. If you have underground lines that become submerged in water, it will fry the systems. If you turn them off, let the water drain away, then turn them back on... none of that damage happens.

yea... I don't think he understands what salt water (or water in general) does to electric lines & equipment when they get wet with power running through them.


The salt from saltwater is corrosive. The more salt the greater chance something like insultation for electrical wires gets eaten by the salt.
 
2012-10-29 09:46:21 PM  
www.naderlibrary.com
WHAT DID YOU DO RAY?

/hot like a burning marshmallow man
 
2012-10-29 09:46:36 PM  

whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]


That looks like the elevator scene from 'The Shining'.
 
2012-10-29 09:46:56 PM  

SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark


Cantore is on TWC basically saying it's flooded out like they've never seen. 3 feet of water IN the NYSE and 6 feet around it. Sounds like NYC is in some major shiat.
 
2012-10-29 09:47:17 PM  

Cluckity: Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link


Chelsea, 14th and 8th Avenue
 
2012-10-29 09:47:21 PM  
pfffft... i live in allahbama, so i bought a case an a half, just in case somthin' happens
 
2012-10-29 09:47:22 PM  

Rwa2play: The salt from saltwater is corrosive. The more salt the greater chance something like insultation for electrical wires gets eaten by the salt.


no need to tell me... LoL

works wonders on the copper connections too
 
2012-10-29 09:47:55 PM  

whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]


I came.
 
2012-10-29 09:47:59 PM  
And of course a CNN guy's out in the middle of the street with water up to his knees. Why not?
 
2012-10-29 09:48:21 PM  

whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]


That's...not good.
 
2012-10-29 09:48:23 PM  

SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark


Seems like everything south of 39th Street has gone black.
 
2012-10-29 09:48:46 PM  

SlothB77: Mr. Chainsaw: Burlington, VT here. The predictions were for 50-60 mph winds starting this afternoon with lots of downed trees and lines, but it's 9:00 and there hasn't been more than a stiff breeze. Doesn't look like anything's coming this way on the radar either. Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone in Jersey and NYC, though.

you remember what happened when Irene came through?

don't worry, it'll get there. and you'll be SOL again.


Actually, I moved here about a month and a half after Irene. The state officials are saying this will be nothing like Irene, though. We're supposed to get an inch or two of rain at most. And I'm not personally worried about flooding, since I'm about a mile up a fairly steep hill from the lake. Sounds like it might get a little dicey in places like Rutland, though. Last I heard there was about 10,000 people in the southern part of the state without power (but they were getting it back on quickly).
 
2012-10-29 09:48:54 PM  

Hagbardr: That looks like the elevator scene from 'The Shining'.


I though more of the movie Titanic... saw that pic on the Weather Channel's youtube live feed... but they weren't sure where it was exactly, they didn't have the "Newark" info in their pic

 
2012-10-29 09:49:34 PM  

Twitch Boy: I knew Candlejack was behind all this. He always i


I'm going to need more rope.
 
2012-10-29 09:50:36 PM  
saltwater has a well known liberal bias
 
2012-10-29 09:51:02 PM  

Rwa2play: Yappy Jappy Midget:

It sounds like the majority of it - outside of Fulton/Bowling Green - was unintentional. And we have no outside lines, so trees are not a concerned. I think their power plant on 14th and FDR drive may have flooded... but no confirmation yet.

If there was flooding at 14th and Avenue C, they're definitely was flooding down there.


Agreed - but there technically hasn't been confirmation. I mean, for all we know, they have a super-powered pump keeping their equipment dry? I guess? I suspect that's what blew the power, though.

The Upper West Side has flickering lights, and we're pretty high up.
 
2012-10-29 09:51:21 PM  
1.5 million are already without p

Urine trouble now.
 
2012-10-29 09:51:52 PM  

vegasj: If there was flooding at 14th and Avenue C, they're definitely was flooding down there.

14th in Manhattan


That is a heck of a picture. It should be on national news.
 
2012-10-29 09:51:53 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: We're supposed to get an inch or two of rain at most


Problem is these winds are pretty bad. An inch or two of rain softens the ground up and those winds then just rock trees back and forth out of the ground.
 
2012-10-29 09:52:03 PM  

BlackCat23: Fark Rye For Many Whores: BlackCat23: saw no less than 5 generators in garages running with the doors partially open

Partially.

///tomorrows headlines will be funnier, i'm sure

Yeah, not too bright up in these parts, are they?

After irene, we had nearly 300 or so dumbasses rushed to the hospital for CO poisoning, either from generators placed in garages/basements(and you know, not hte 15+ feet from any windows/doors/etc like the manufacturers kindaly print in that thing they all threw away when they opened the box known as a "users manual")

/my friends and I have a CO casualty/deathpool going
//seriously, the govoner had to come on tv, radio, etc after Irene and remind these farktards about this, and 300+ STILL brought their grills, generators, etc inside


Natural selection.
 
2012-10-29 09:52:34 PM  

epyonyx: Twitch Boy: I knew Candlejack was behind all this. He always i

I'm going to need more rope.


I object.
 
2012-10-29 09:52:49 PM  
Now they're reporting no flooding on the floor of the NYSE
 
2012-10-29 09:53:59 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Cantore is on TWC basically saying it's flooded out like they've never seen. 3 feet of water IN the NYSE and 6 feet around it. Sounds like NYC is in some major shiat.


They just reported that those stories were false.
 
2012-10-29 09:54:15 PM  

Rwa2play: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Seems like everything south of 39th Street has gone black.


I think it was by choice by Comed. WNBC seems to be implying that.
 
2012-10-29 09:54:41 PM  
It's pretty wild here about 20 miles west of Philly, but I've still got my power, tha
 
2012-10-29 09:55:03 PM  

vegasj: Hagbardr: That looks like the elevator scene from 'The Shining'.

I though more of the movie Titanic... saw that pic on the Weather Channel's youtube live feed... but they weren't sure where it was exactly, they didn't have the "Newark" info in their pic


Someone on Facebook said it's Hoboken.
 
2012-10-29 09:55:35 PM  
The brackish, sewage filled water filling the NYSE should hopefully clean the place up a bit.
 
2012-10-29 09:55:42 PM  

Cluckity: Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link


That's pretty strong wind to tear off the front of the apartment building. I would of sold the video to CNN.
 
2012-10-29 09:56:08 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Rwa2play: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Seems like everything south of 39th Street has gone black.

I think it was by choice by Comed. WNBC seems to be implying that.


Better safe than sorry I guess; and it seems they were right.
 
mjg
2012-10-29 09:56:13 PM  

Cluckity: Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link


15th St. and 8th Ave, nyc
 
2012-10-29 09:56:17 PM  

Hand Banana: Vegan Meat Popsicle: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Cantore is on TWC basically saying it's flooded out like they've never seen. 3 feet of water IN the NYSE and 6 feet around it. Sounds like NYC is in some major shiat.

They just reported that those stories were false.


Yeah, I'm watching CNBC only because they have coverage from WNBC from time to time. I'm also watching a few streams from the NYC and Philly TV stations.

CNN was worthless for a while.
 
2012-10-29 09:56:41 PM  

dahmers love zombie: vegasj: Hagbardr: That looks like the elevator scene from 'The Shining'.

I though more of the movie Titanic... saw that pic on the Weather Channel's youtube live feed... but they weren't sure where it was exactly, they didn't have the "Newark" info in their pic

Someone on Facebook said it's Hoboken.


Hoboken? Ooooohhhh, I'm dyin'!
 
2012-10-29 09:57:01 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Mr. Chainsaw: We're supposed to get an inch or two of rain at most

Problem is these winds are pretty bad. An inch or two of rain softens the ground up and those winds then just rock trees back and forth out of the ground.


Yeah, but I was talking more about the flooding compared to Irene.
 
2012-10-29 09:57:23 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Hand Banana: Vegan Meat Popsicle: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Cantore is on TWC basically saying it's flooded out like they've never seen. 3 feet of water IN the NYSE and 6 feet around it. Sounds like NYC is in some major shiat.

They just reported that those stories were false.

Yeah, I'm watching CNBC only because they have coverage from WNBC from time to time. I'm also watching a few streams from the NYC and Philly TV stations.

CNN was worthless for a while.


Piers Morgan is a talking anus.
 
2012-10-29 09:58:46 PM  

MrSteve007: skinink: Con Ed purposely shut off power to parts of Lower Manhattan.

Yep, my (idiot) buddy was walking around Lower Manhattan, taking pictures of everything. His last tweet was "Just got a test from Con-Ed. They're shutting down the power and internet. Bye for now"

His photos Link


THEY HAVE SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET!
 
2012-10-29 09:59:11 PM  
Bloomberg's sign language person is very animated, facially.
 
2012-10-29 09:59:12 PM  

Hagbardr: whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]

That looks like the elevator scene from 'The Shining'.


"That's odd. Usually the water gets off at the second floor."
 
2012-10-29 09:59:25 PM  
Taking a break from being a political asshole for a second. I encourage peeps to donate blood and a few bucks to the American Red Cross in the coming days. There's going to be a ton of our fellow citizens that are going to need a hand soon, and giving blood is always in fashion.

Here's the donation link American Red Cross
 
2012-10-29 09:59:33 PM  
Piers Morgan is a talking anus.

he should be in jail with the other phone hackers.
 
2012-10-29 09:59:50 PM  
Milford, CT
media.salon.com
 
2012-10-29 10:00:19 PM  

Somacandra: Upper Midwest representing. Power is on and fine here, but I did pass two godawful kidneystones this afternoon. Caught the bigger one and took it to the doc. Said he was impressed I managed to pass a large pencil eraser through my urethra. I almost passed out. Currently worshiping Vicodin.


Middle Midwest here... Most here still have power, but unverified reports indicate that the power outages already seem to be targeting the Amish communities here.
 
2012-10-29 10:00:48 PM  
What can I say? I was inspired.

i277.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-29 10:00:50 PM  

legion_of_doo: Bit'O'Gristle: Ok, i just took a look at Google earth and saw the storm was pretty much over 3 states already. How is this "not made landfall" yet? Also, the wind reports I'm seeing are pretty tame.

C'mon. Think of all the plastic patio chairs that got knocked over.

/oh the humanity


So far 4 dead in NJ and 2 dead in NYC.

Dunno about other areas.
 
2012-10-29 10:01:00 PM  

2xhelix: Milford, CT
[media.salon.com image 301x268]


The thing that baffles me is who was stupid enough to think that leaving a trampoline outside in the middle of a hurricane is a good idea?
 
2012-10-29 10:01:20 PM  

aug3: pfffft... i live in allahbama, so i bought a case an a half, just in case somthin' happens


You can just stop there.

KY - It was windy all day today but really clear in Louisville. Driving home I get 25 miles out of town and it was perfect line of clouds. Overcast and blah all the way back to Lexington and even more wind.
My patio umbrella is on its side.

HOW WILL I GO ON!?
 
2012-10-29 10:01:25 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Hand Banana: Vegan Meat Popsicle: SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark

Cantore is on TWC basically saying it's flooded out like they've never seen. 3 feet of water IN the NYSE and 6 feet around it. Sounds like NYC is in some major shiat.

They just reported that those stories were false.

Yeah, I'm watching CNBC only because they have coverage from WNBC from time to time. I'm also watching a few streams from the NYC and Philly TV stations.

CNN was worthless for a while.


Delete those last three words and you'll have a perfectly accurate statement.
 
2012-10-29 10:01:51 PM  

modestlivinglegend: Most of the power outages are because the power companies (like Manhattan) were ordered to shut off power as a "precaution". So instead of waiting for a tree to hit a line and shut people down you go ahead and ruin all their refrigerated food now? These "precautionary" closures are costing 25 percent of the country to shut down. This storm has already been downgraded - no longer a huricane. It is harsh in some places, but shutting off power early - that's a new one. Why?


It is because the lines underground are underwater but dont let that stop the derp...
 
2012-10-29 10:02:04 PM  
Weather Channel live feed for those that care.

They are switching from NY to NJ to NC to DC with different reporters
 
2012-10-29 10:02:19 PM  

vodka: Whimps, if you're hardcore you make your own power.


Seriously. What jackhole is still on the grid these days?
 
2012-10-29 10:02:24 PM  

IronTom: Bloomberg's sign language person is very animated, facially.


Watching it on mute it looks like the Monty Python sketch.

/until the name Maudling is completely obscured
 
2012-10-29 10:02:25 PM  

vegasj: Rwa2play: Yappy Jappy Midget:

It sounds like the majority of it - outside of Fulton/Bowling Green - was unintentional. And we have no outside lines, so trees are not a concerned. I think their power plant on 14th and FDR drive may have flooded... but no confirmation yet.

If there was flooding at 14th and Avenue C, they're definitely was flooding down there.

14th in Manhattan

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

 

Good to see the hookers are bundled up and out in force.
 
2012-10-29 10:03:15 PM  
Bloomberg has such a way with words in Spanish.
 
2012-10-29 10:03:18 PM  

jayessell: Can't sleep.


Maybe, but with no power in the middle of a hurricane, you can still furiously masturbate to images of strangers delivered instantly from half the world away.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-29 10:03:22 PM  
Bloomberg's Spanish is excellent. Like, Arlen substitute teacher excellent.
 
2012-10-29 10:04:28 PM  
Bloomberg urging residents to not call 911 unless it is a life threatening emergency.
 
2012-10-29 10:04:33 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Someone on Facebook said it's Hoboken.


We'd better alert The Crimson Tape.
 
2012-10-29 10:04:39 PM  
In Wallingford, PA just outside Philadelphia. No power since 6:15pm. We heard the transformer blow.

My in-laws still have power and a generator and if we still don't have power tomorow we will probably go over there for a shower and a hot meal.

Winds are scary right now, we live in a neighborhood full of old trees. The locusts are swaying, but the oaks all still seem steady.

Hope all you other farkers stay safe and dry.
 
2012-10-29 10:05:29 PM  

Mrtraveler01: 2xhelix: Milford, CT
[media.salon.com image 301x268]

The thing that baffles me is who was stupid enough to think that leaving a trampoline outside in the middle of a hurricane is a good idea?


Peoples, please bring your trampolines indoors.
 
2012-10-29 10:05:45 PM  
Good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2012-10-29 10:06:01 PM  
Just heard a loud sound outside in Lansdale, PA.

A tree fell down and is blocking my street.
 
2012-10-29 10:06:37 PM  

IronTom: That is a heck of a picture. It should be on national news


Funny you say that... they just put it up on TWC... I took it off a friend's FB wall, her friend took it

 
2012-10-29 10:06:42 PM  

2xhelix: Milford, CT
[media.salon.com image 301x268]


Hold my beer while I get my ladder out.
 
2012-10-29 10:06:50 PM  

vegasj: Weather Channel live feed for those that care.

They are switching from NY to NJ to NC to DC with different reporters


Thank you
 
2012-10-29 10:06:55 PM  
cdn1.elitedaily.com

Paul Ryan will clean dishes for hurricane victims.
 
2012-10-29 10:07:08 PM  
Only the survivors are reporting in now.
 
2012-10-29 10:07:15 PM  

Korzine: Eddie Adams from Torrance: A big ass tree just fell on ALL THREE of our cars.

Amazingly, the trunk landed right between my car and my wife's in the 5 foot gap between them. A large branch wiped out her passenger side door. My cars seem to have escaped anything other than some scratches and a few dents on top of the dents I got last month when I hit a deer.

/Orange County NY

Classic newbie mistake, never leave cars near trees. It's like building a trailer park in tornado alley. Magnets and all that.


Actually tornado alley is only there because that's where all the trailer parks are. Tornadoes can only form when in the vicinity of a poorly constructed aluminum and fiberglass box.
 
2012-10-29 10:07:17 PM  
Well, I am hunkered down. Have electricity (condo building has back-up generator), have food, have hooker, have beer, have booze, have weed, and called in sick tomorrow! Life is good here in Atlanta!
 
2012-10-29 10:07:31 PM  
This just in A SECOND CRANE HAS HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
 
2012-10-29 10:07:33 PM  
Anderson Cooper is standing in the parking lot. I repeat, Anderson Cooper is standing in the parking lot. I think we're going to make it.
 
2012-10-29 10:07:45 PM  
Of course AC has a mayor named Lorenzo.
 
2012-10-29 10:07:45 PM  

Lollipop165: So far 4 dead in NJ and 2 dead in NYC.


They're not counting all the tunnel chuds living underground.. I'd hate to have the job of going down there and recovering those bodies once they get it all pumped out..
 
2012-10-29 10:08:08 PM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: Bloomberg's Spanish is excellent. Like, Arlen substitute teacher excellent.


Is the hurricane very teacher, in his many assholes of experiences?
 
2012-10-29 10:09:11 PM  

SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark


uh.. i did?

/ manhattan
 
2012-10-29 10:10:03 PM  
Manhattan Beach is a bit gusty tonight. MB Post for dinner?
 
2012-10-29 10:10:25 PM  
Made it thus far with nothing but window frame water damage here in Silver Spring....hope to keep it that way through the night.
 
2012-10-29 10:11:07 PM  

Mrtraveler01: 2xhelix: Milford, CT
[media.salon.com image 301x268]

The thing that baffles me is who was stupid enough to think that leaving a trampoline outside in the middle of a hurricane is a good idea?


Yeah, I put mine in the cupboard anytime it gets windy.
 
2012-10-29 10:11:09 PM  

UsikFark: Is the hurricane very teacher, in his many assholes of experiences?


LEAVE ANDERSON COOPER ALONE!
 
2012-10-29 10:11:42 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: [Updated at 9:27 p.m.] Five people have been killed in the state of New York - including a man hit by a tree while inside his Queens home - due to Sandy, said Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Link

Damn. Stay safe everyone.


At around 8:30 pm tonight I heard screaming outside if my window. Went running to see if someone was in trouble.

Yeah it was some women walking in the street with like 5 young kids "playing" in the wind. They weren't hiding for cover. They were acting like this shiat is a joke.

So damn stupid.
 
2012-10-29 10:12:45 PM  
As a car insurance claims call center flunky, may I ask that you all report your claims now? There's probably a 24-hour number you can call, and that way our call volume (and thus my sanity) won't take it in the pooper all day long tomorrow.

And stay safe. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
 
2012-10-29 10:12:47 PM  
New York hurricanes are much better than Chicago's hurricanes
/Got nothing
 
2012-10-29 10:12:54 PM  
The power went out here for a minute. Canada's worst driver is back on though, so I'll make it through the night
 
2012-10-29 10:13:27 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Thank you


no sweat.

Google has a good projection & page setup too

 
2012-10-29 10:14:05 PM  
http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy
 
2012-10-29 10:14:50 PM  
Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-10-29 10:15:04 PM  
CBS preempted Hawaii 5-0 for a 1 hr special on the hurricane.
 
2012-10-29 10:15:06 PM  

mikaloyd: UsikFark: Is the hurricane very teacher, in his many assholes of experiences?

LEAVE ANDERSON COOPER ALONE!


HE MAKES MANY DOLORES!
 
2012-10-29 10:15:29 PM  
TWC = more than 4 million w/o power now.

That's a lot of voters
 
2012-10-29 10:15:48 PM  
Not over hyping it but there will be a thousand dead from this.

Whole towns and cities are underwater on the coast and thousands did not evacuate and nobody is going to rescue them until the storm calms down which will take at the very least a day,

This will be a Katrina like death count.
 
2012-10-29 10:16:29 PM  

Mrtraveler01: CBS preempted Hawaii 5-0 for a 1 hr special on the hurricane.


Seriously? Couldn't get that in the South on the day of a major landfall...
 
2012-10-29 10:16:42 PM  
2xhelix:

media.salon.com

GO HOME TRAMPOLINE, YOU ARE DRUNK
 
2012-10-29 10:17:13 PM  

Cluckity: Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x400]


Oh good. Now the project will be delayed another decade.
 
2012-10-29 10:17:23 PM  
Here in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. Have power thank goodness. And NY State Courts where I work is closed tomorrow also. Biggest problem is that I have to walk my 16 year old golden retriever outside 3 times a day. Last time I went out about an hour ago, the wind was gusting so much that I was knocked over a couple of times. Luckily I was able to hold on to an iron gate one time and a lamp post the second time so I didn't hurt myself. Pooch was a real trooper. Arthritic paws buckled under, but she recovered nicely. Huge trees on the side streets were blowing furiously, but didn't see any that came down. Stay safe guys...
 
2012-10-29 10:18:22 PM  
Heh. The TWC live feed at least on You Tube is brought to you by State Farm.
 
2012-10-29 10:18:44 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Cluckity: Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x400]

Oh good. Now the project will be delayed another decade.


EPA will declare it a wetland and shut it all down.
 
2012-10-29 10:18:46 PM  

eldie: Here in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. Have power thank goodness. And NY State Courts where I work is closed tomorrow also. Biggest problem is that I have to walk my 16 year old golden retriever outside 3 times a day. Last time I went out about an hour ago, the wind was gusting so much that I was knocked over a couple of times. Luckily I was able to hold on to an iron gate one time and a lamp post the second time so I didn't hurt myself. Pooch was a real trooper. Arthritic paws buckled under, but she recovered nicely. Huge trees on the side streets were blowing furiously, but didn't see any that came down. Stay safe guys...


Hope you're both safe and sound.
 
2012-10-29 10:18:46 PM  

eldie: Here in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. Have power thank goodness. And NY State Courts where I work is closed tomorrow also. Biggest problem is that I have to walk my 16 year old golden retriever outside 3 times a day. Last time I went out about an hour ago, the wind was gusting so much that I was knocked over a couple of times. Luckily I was able to hold on to an iron gate one time and a lamp post the second time so I didn't hurt myself. Pooch was a real trooper. Arthritic paws buckled under, but she recovered nicely. Huge trees on the side streets were blowing furiously, but didn't see any that came down. Stay safe guys...


I'm just letting my dogs shiat in the apt today. I'm not darling with that mess outside.
 
2012-10-29 10:19:03 PM  
We get to watch two things in action... The storm, and Blomberg's sign language interpreter becoming a meme.
 
2012-10-29 10:19:26 PM  

Cluckity: Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x400]


Going to hell if I LoL'd?
 
2012-10-29 10:19:34 PM  
Parking garage in the financial district.

Instagram Link
 
2012-10-29 10:19:46 PM  
got less than an hour on my computer's battery... I'm going to have to sit in the truck and slum it with my phone, DS and kindle fire

/first world problem
/I knew I should have bought that power inverter at horriblefrieght yesterday....
/guess i could always read a book or something...
/oh noes! my kindle's battery is dead!
/all I go folks...
 
2012-10-29 10:19:53 PM  

eldie: Arthritic paws buckled under, but she recovered nicely. Huge trees on the side streets were blowing furiously, but didn't see any that came down. Stay safe guys...


Well don't leave us hanging. Did she take a shiat or not?
 
2012-10-29 10:20:10 PM  

buzzcut73: Heh. The TWC live feed at least on You Tube is brought to you by State Farm.


There's been all sorts of insurance and even generator commercials on the idiot box version. And all the state legislators decided to start their commercials today. Ugh. Used car lot commercials have better production quality.
 
2012-10-29 10:20:32 PM  
This just in: the power outage was caused by the a giant laser used to fusion weld Jeters ankle
 
2012-10-29 10:20:34 PM  

UsikFark: mikaloyd: UsikFark: Is the hurricane very teacher, in his many assholes of experiences?

LEAVE ANDERSON COOPER ALONE!

HE MAKES MANY DOLORES!


The Third Man: GO HOME TRAMPOLINE, YOU ARE DRUNK


YOU GUYS! This is serious business. Stop making me laugh so hard.
 
2012-10-29 10:20:43 PM  

Somacandra: Upper Midwest representing. Power is on and fine here, but I did pass two godawful kidneystones this afternoon. Caught the bigger one and took it to the doc. Said he was impressed I managed to pass a large pencil eraser through my urethra. I almost passed out. Currently worshiping Vicodin.


Fun, isn't it? I just passed a massive one a couple weeks ago. It was shaped like a football which made it that much more fun than the others ones I've had. I feel for ya.
 
2012-10-29 10:20:47 PM  
oop ?
 
2012-10-29 10:21:37 PM  
Cop cars stranded.

Instagram Link
 
2012-10-29 10:21:48 PM  

Goliath: Mrtraveler01: Cluckity: Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x400]

Oh good. Now the project will be delayed another decade.

EPA will declare it a wetland and shut it all down.


It's a better use of it than that atrocity they're building or the memorial, which is actually worse.
 
2012-10-29 10:22:53 PM  
 
2012-10-29 10:23:27 PM  

firegoat: I just passed a massive one a couple weeks ago. It was shaped like a football which made it that much more fun than the others ones I've had. I feel for ya.


I just kept repeating...at least I'm not in a hurricane...at least I'm not in a hurricane....at least....and it worked--I felt marginally better. Got a bro in Astoria though and a sis outside of New Brunswick. They are periodically txting me. I'm concerned.
 
2012-10-29 10:23:47 PM  
 
2012-10-29 10:24:05 PM  

vegasj: Con Ed plant at 14th & FDR explosion video


IT WONT STOP BLOWING UP!
 
2012-10-29 10:24:16 PM  

vegasj: IronTom: That is a heck of a picture. It should be on national news

Funny you say that... they just put it up on TWC... I took it off a friend's FB wall, her friend took it


congrats
 
2012-10-29 10:25:20 PM  

mikaloyd: vegasj: Con Ed plant at 14th & FDR explosion video

IT WONT STOP BLOWING UP!


TOO MUCH LENS FLARE!
 
2012-10-29 10:25:36 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-29 10:25:41 PM  

ontariolightning: Not over hyping it but there will be a thousand dead from this.

Whole towns and cities are underwater on the coast and thousands did not evacuate and nobody is going to rescue them until the storm calms down which will take at the very least a day,

This will be a Katrina like death count.



This is your brain on [NHL Lockout].
 
2012-10-29 10:25:47 PM  
How long for a very special SVU ( the only L & O standing) centered on the storm?

My money is on January.
 
2012-10-29 10:26:00 PM  

Cluckity: Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link


I'm not a terribly emotional guy...but the way those firefighters ran in there less than 10 seconds after that thing collapsed....god farking DAMN.
 
2012-10-29 10:26:45 PM  
Insane. p.twimg.com
 
2012-10-29 10:27:26 PM  

Cluckity: Parking garage in the financial district.

Instagram Link


And I quote user "savedlife"
Have mercy Lord Jesus
 
2012-10-29 10:27:29 PM  
Most of the other buildings around me here in the Village are now blacked out. FiOS still fine.
 
2012-10-29 10:27:30 PM  

GAT_00: Goliath: Mrtraveler01: Cluckity: Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x400]

Oh good. Now the project will be delayed another decade.

EPA will declare it a wetland and shut it all down.

It's a better use of it than that atrocity they're building or the memorial, which is actually worse.


I can't tell a difference between that pic and the memorial.
 
2012-10-29 10:28:07 PM  

perigee: star_topology: So we got our wish: No more Jersey Shore

[www.mtv.com image 600x400]


[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

"Wiped clean by the wrath of God."


Up next... the Wall Street bankers?
 
2012-10-29 10:28:18 PM  

star_topology: Cluckity: Parking garage in the financial district.

Instagram Link

And I quote user "savedlife"
Have mercy Lord Jesus


The NFL pushed back the trading deadline so the Jets could keep Tebow in town a few more days. Going to need a miracle.
 
2012-10-29 10:28:35 PM  
If I've learned one thing from Sandy, it is that Kristine Johnson is goddamn HOT.
 
2012-10-29 10:28:36 PM  

Isildur: Most of the other buildings around me here in the Village are now blacked out. FiOS still fine.


This is big!
 
2012-10-29 10:29:02 PM  
Twitter users listening to NYPD scanner are reporting there may be a fire at Coney Island hospital and FDNY is responding that they can't reach it.

It's Twitter so... but... you know... if you believe in prayer.
 
2012-10-29 10:29:09 PM  

Loomy: This is your brain on [NHL Lockout].


Holy carp. You laugh, but that makes sense to me. Been feeling all jittery for a few weeks... no hockey. Eureka!
 
2012-10-29 10:29:40 PM  

ontariolightning: Not over hyping it but there will be a thousand dead from this.

Whole towns and cities are underwater on the coast and thousands did not evacuate and nobody is going to rescue them until the storm calms down which will take at the very least a day,

This will be a Katrina like death count.


i47.tinypic.com

Never forget.
 
2012-10-29 10:30:49 PM  
Brap - please check in.
 
2012-10-29 10:30:56 PM  
News is saying that the eye is passing over Philly and that it's going to take a beating overnight.
 
2012-10-29 10:31:04 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Cluckity: Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link

I'm not a terribly emotional guy...but the way those firefighters ran in there less than 10 seconds after that thing collapsed....god farking DAMN.


Bad. Ass.

First responders out in that mass of shiat are the bravest BAMFs on Earth right now.
 
2012-10-29 10:31:15 PM  
www.ballardian.com
 
2012-10-29 10:31:39 PM  
Dear God CBS, the one good thing about this hurricane was that it got my mind off of the election and yet you still find a way to stick the election into this!
 
2012-10-29 10:31:53 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: [i.imgur.com image 640x427]

i.imgur.com

Seems Legit
 
2012-10-29 10:31:53 PM  
NY Daily Newsroom.

images.scribblelive.com
 
2012-10-29 10:32:14 PM  

Cluckity: Insane. [p.twimg.com image 609x595]


Water height records from 1821 were broken today.
 
2012-10-29 10:32:14 PM  
I had a real rough day at work today, I had to pull a double shift....... Entertaining the company president who was in town at our Local office here down south out of the storm path. So much hookers and blow.
 
2012-10-29 10:32:22 PM  
Apologies if someone else posts this while I'm typing (or I already missed it) but I just did a quick check and seems this is the first instance: seems there was an explosion at Con Edison youtube clip. Popped up on my friend's FB wall a few minutes ago.
 
2012-10-29 10:32:28 PM  
Andrew Cuomo @NYGovCuomo
#NYS POWER #OUTAGE update 10PM: 1,374,312 NYers without power #Sandy

Nice number Gov, I'll bet you have that exactly right....
 
2012-10-29 10:32:32 PM  

Hot Rod Zoidberg: News is saying that the eye is passing over Philly and that it's going to take a beating overnight.


The eye or Philly?

 
2012-10-29 10:33:50 PM  
Greenwich St?

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-10-29 10:34:12 PM  
One great big festering neon distraction
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied
Learn to swim
 
2012-10-29 10:34:14 PM  

vodka: Whimps, if you're hardcore you make your own power.


According to that new TV show "Revolution" that's impossible. Once the power goes out, it never comes back on.
 
2012-10-29 10:34:39 PM  

vegasj: Hot Rod Zoidberg: News is saying that the eye is passing over Philly and that it's going to take a beating overnight.

The eye or Philly?


Throwing batteries will stop this storm.
 
2012-10-29 10:34:47 PM  

ladyfortuna: Apologies if someone else posts this while I'm typing (or I already missed it) but I just did a quick check and seems this is the first instance: seems there was an explosion at Con Edison youtube clip. Popped up on my friend's FB wall a few minutes ago.


Fake. Takei's been posting that one too. It's a shop.
 
2012-10-29 10:35:01 PM  
 
2012-10-29 10:35:42 PM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

dafuq (Financial District)
 
182
2012-10-29 10:36:47 PM  
 
2012-10-29 10:37:29 PM  

Random Name Generator: dafuq (Financial District)


Judging by the sign that's an entrance to an underground parking garage, which is now flooded and the cars are floating....
 
2012-10-29 10:37:36 PM  
SO just called from work: power just went out in Stanstead, Quebec.
 
2012-10-29 10:37:44 PM  

Somacandra: eldie: Arthritic paws buckled under, but she recovered nicely. Huge trees on the side streets were blowing furiously, but didn't see any that came down. Stay safe guys...

Well don't leave us hanging. Did she take a shiat or not?


As my pooch has become truly ancient (16 year old) , she has occasional poop accidents inside, but she will not pee inside.She peed as soon as we got outside, but dragged me around in the storm for a while without pooping, while I was almost shiating in my pants with the trees swaying and howling. After our encounters with the gusting winds, I guess you could say, the old girl had the shiat knocked out of her, because she finally took a dump so we could return to our apartment.

I hope our walk is less adventurous tomorrow morning. 

Thanks for your concern and stay safe guys.
 
2012-10-29 10:37:55 PM  
NOT THE PORTA POT! OH THE HUMANITY!
 
2012-10-29 10:38:15 PM  

ontariolightning: Not over hyping it but there will be a thousand dead from this.

Whole towns and cities are underwater on the coast and thousands did not evacuate and nobody is going to rescue them until the storm calms down which will take at the very least a day,

This will be a Katrina like death count.


Did anyone call you stupid yet? if not, I'll be the first. You're stupid.
 
2012-10-29 10:38:27 PM  

cyberbenali: SO just called from work: power just went out in Stanstead, Quebec.


Eau non!
 
2012-10-29 10:38:28 PM  

Fista-Phobia: Top speed 45 mph??


AWPS stations use averages.
 
2012-10-29 10:38:36 PM  

Fista-Phobia: Top speed 45 mph??


uhn? TWC is reporting up to 70mph in Jersey

 
2012-10-29 10:38:40 PM  
West side highway.

Instagram Link
 
2012-10-29 10:38:42 PM  

cpttripps: One great big festering neon distraction
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied
Learn to swim


Needs more widdley widdley widdley bass.
 
2012-10-29 10:38:45 PM  
182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Turrism, lets go invade Iraq, Afghanistan, LibyaIran
 
2012-10-29 10:39:01 PM  
We've got floating port-a-potties!
 
2012-10-29 10:39:05 PM  
that sea foam looks delicious.
 
2012-10-29 10:39:51 PM  
Water pouring into the Queens/Midtown tunnel.

Youtube Link
 
2012-10-29 10:40:02 PM  

182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan


Oh shiat!
 
2012-10-29 10:40:22 PM  
I accidentally the whole
 
2012-10-29 10:40:22 PM  
So I'm the reporter standing in the low spot of Atlantic City that has about two feet of water running through it. Damn! Don't do what I am doing. You get it? That would be stupid, but I'm actually helping you know what not to do by doing it? Film this shiat, Anderson! It's dangerous as hell and nevermind that the traffic lights behind me are working fine and all of the stores have electricity. It is hell on earth in this ditch I'm standing in! fark! Get out now!
 
2012-10-29 10:40:26 PM  

vegasj: Fista-Phobia: Top speed 45 mph??

uhn? TWC is reporting up to 70mph in Jersey


I don't get it either.
 
2012-10-29 10:41:42 PM  
I lost power out here... In Kentucky.
 
2012-10-29 10:42:15 PM  
who is this clown fighting at this point
 
2012-10-29 10:42:29 PM  

Fista-Phobia: vegasj: Fista-Phobia: Top speed 45 mph??

uhn? TWC is reporting up to 70mph in Jersey

I don't get it either.


Ah. It's based off of forecasts. Still.
 
2012-10-29 10:43:31 PM  

vegasj: Fista-Phobia: Top speed 45 mph??

uhn? TWC is reporting up to 70mph in Jersey


I'm never able to drive that fast on the NJ Turnpike.

/Wait, what were we talking about again?
 
2012-10-29 10:43:47 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Random Name Generator: dafuq (Financial District)

Judging by the sign that's an entrance to an underground parking garage, which is now flooded and the cars are floating....


The water's beet-red in that picture.
 
2012-10-29 10:44:08 PM  
hmmm, I haven't heard from Obama since this afternoon...

Barack Obama doesn't care about white people.
 
2012-10-29 10:44:09 PM  
Gawker and HuffPo are down! Where will Fark get its news from now?
 
2012-10-29 10:44:49 PM  
Meanwhile, down in Annapolis, I did a nice hour-long recording of Sandy's winds. A few Hurricane Force gusts, a lot of Tropical Storm force gusts, nice heavy rain, ends up making a nice white noise track.

Listen here:

One Hour With Sandy (New Window)

/Not A RickRoll
 
2012-10-29 10:44:55 PM  
 
2012-10-29 10:44:58 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-29 10:45:00 PM  
Hmmm...I keep seeing people on twitter retweeting Sandy pics from "Anonymous" twitter account. I clicked it but it said I had to click something else to show the pic. Way to go hackers.
 
2012-10-29 10:45:14 PM  

vegasj: hmmm, I haven't heard from Obama since this afternoon...

Barack Obama doesn't care about white people.


It seems like he's desperate for coin because the email I got this afternoon was all about how they're raffling off a trip to Chicago for his acceptance/concession speech if you donate today.
 
2012-10-29 10:45:58 PM  
TWC = drama much?
 
2012-10-29 10:45:59 PM  

182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan


IT WONT STOP BLOWING UP!
 
2012-10-29 10:46:17 PM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: Gawker and HuffPo are down! Where will Fark get its news from now?


HuffPo is down? liberal zombies are now more of a threat than Sandy....
 
2012-10-29 10:46:26 PM  

Colin Coward: Hmmm...I keep seeing people on twitter retweeting Sandy pics from "Anonymous" twitter account. I clicked it but it said I had to click something else to show the pic. Way to go hackers.


Social Engineering sez "You gonna get your ATM Pin# jacked"
 
2012-10-29 10:46:52 PM  

182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan


Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.
 
2012-10-29 10:47:09 PM  

Cluckity: Link to Twitter reports of Coney Island Hospital fire


Dammit. I really hope everyone's okay. Thanks for keeping the rest of us more updated here, though.
 
2012-10-29 10:47:14 PM  

eldie: because she finally took a dump so we could return to our apartment


As if NYC needed any more shiat flying around!
 
2012-10-29 10:47:56 PM  

whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]


"The's odd ... the blood water usually gets off on the 2nd floor."

/obscure?
 
2012-10-29 10:48:05 PM  

saturn badger: TWC = drama much?


Hey, give em a break...

they are a weather channel. They only get to report "news" when weather is news... and NOW is their damn time.

 
2012-10-29 10:48:17 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.


Photoshop, or the video equivalent apparently.
 
2012-10-29 10:48:53 PM  

Cluckity: Link to Twitter reports of Coney Island Hospital fire

lucybennisonlaffitte @Parulatweet
@billmckibben are you listening to this http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=cwp&ctid=1855 .... Coney Island Hospital on fire and no trucks can get there. Let Obama know! 


Let Obama know that his weather machine worked?
 
2012-10-29 10:48:54 PM  

nmemkha: whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]

"The's odd ... the blood water usually gets off on the 2nd floor."

/obscure?


Not for me.
 
2012-10-29 10:49:12 PM  

UsikFark: The water's beet-red in that picture.


New York City: Just add water, and it makes its own gravy.
 
mjg
2012-10-29 10:49:18 PM  

Cluckity: Greenwich St?

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x449]


Looks like just in front of the W Hotel across from the WTC site.
 
2012-10-29 10:49:19 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: ladyfortuna: Apologies if someone else posts this while I'm typing (or I already missed it) but I just did a quick check and seems this is the first instance: seems there was an explosion at Con Edison youtube clip. Popped up on my friend's FB wall a few minutes ago.

Fake. Takei's been posting that one too. It's a shop.


No offense but I'll be waiting for a more official confirmation of that...
 
2012-10-29 10:49:28 PM  

Lollipop165: CapeFearCadaver: [Updated at 9:27 p.m.] Five people have been killed in the state of New York - including a man hit by a tree while inside his Queens home - due to Sandy, said Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Link

Damn. Stay safe everyone.

At around 8:30 pm tonight I heard screaming outside if my window. Went running to see if someone was in trouble.

Yeah it was some women walking in the street with like 5 young kids "playing" in the wind. They weren't hiding for cover. They were acting like this shiat is a joke.

So damn stupid.


I was in Florida as a kid for hurricane Elena, My dad and I stood on skateboards with a sheet held between us and got going pretty fast down the street!
 
2012-10-29 10:49:31 PM  

Random Name Generator: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x477]

dafuq (Financial District)


Why does it look like those cars are floating in Red slime, is that a scene from Ghostbusters?
 
2012-10-29 10:49:34 PM  
Also hearing Twitter reports from purported scanner listeners that NYU Hospital's generators are failing and they are evacuating.

Nothing from legit news sources yet on either hospital, so...
 
2012-10-29 10:50:09 PM  
: 2200 homes along the lake Ontario shoreline in greece, rochester & irondequoit New York are being evacuated.
 
2012-10-29 10:50:09 PM  

Mrtraveler01: nmemkha: whammawhamma: [i.imgur.com image 612x612]

"The's odd ... the blood water usually gets off on the 2nd floor."

/obscure?

Not for me.


"Hush boy, do you want to get sued?!?"
 
2012-10-29 10:50:11 PM  

UsikFark: The water's beet-red in that picture.


Any number of possible explanations, hydraulic fluid from some source, some sort of chemical leaking, plague of Moses....
 
2012-10-29 10:50:40 PM  
GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE W BUSH!
 
2012-10-29 10:51:37 PM  

mikaloyd: GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE W BUSH!


What are you drinking tonight?
 
2012-10-29 10:51:58 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Cluckity: Link to Twitter reports of Coney Island Hospital fire

Dammit. I really hope everyone's okay. Thanks for keeping the rest of us more updated here, though.


None of the posts on twitter about this are what one might call legitimate sources...
 
2012-10-29 10:52:06 PM  

Cluckity: Also hearing Twitter reports from purported scanner listeners that NYU Hospital's generators are failing and they are evacuating.

Nothing from legit news sources yet on either hospital, so...


Heard that, too. That's just awful.

/waiting to hear about Riker's Island as well, not just "don't worry about prisoners escaping" per Bloomberg.
 
2012-10-29 10:52:22 PM  

Cluckity: It's Twitter so... but... you know... if you believe in prayer.


Wouldn't it make more sense to pray for the entire storm to magically go away and the flood waters recede and all the dead people come back to life? Don't think small!
 
19
2012-10-29 10:52:29 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: The Third Man: GO HOME TRAMPOLINE, YOU ARE DRUNK


I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Face hurts. Trying and failing to TF you. Thanks. I needed that.

/lots of loved ones in Lovecraft-country right now
 
mjg
2012-10-29 10:52:32 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.


Probably the steam system backing up. Biggest system like it around. I think the 14th St power plant is the prime-mover for the system.
 
2012-10-29 10:52:34 PM  

Eidola: thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.

Photoshop, or the video equivalent apparently.


Or, after a google search, it appears to have been transformers exploding.

News at 11!
 
2012-10-29 10:52:39 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.


That's the arc reactor at Stark Tower going apeshiat. No worries.
 
2012-10-29 10:52:45 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.


Someone up-thread complained it was a "shop," but I would imagine you're seeing small and then steadily larger transformers fail catastrophically into balls of plasma, same as an arc of lightning. Behind it would be millions of volts of electricity overloading the overload circuits, I guess.
 
19
2012-10-29 10:53:07 PM  
Look, I did it wrong! Yay!
 
2012-10-29 10:53:13 PM  

mikaloyd: GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE W BUSH!


Yes, I'm voting for obama now....
 
2012-10-29 10:53:15 PM  

ontariolightning: : 2200 homes along the lake Ontario shoreline in greece, rochester & irondequoit New York are being evacuated.


To be fair, a lot of those houses are built REALLY close to the shore, especially the summer homes. I'm surprised this hasn't happened more often, frankly, although it's probably due to the major storms coming in winter when the lake is mostly frozen.
 
2012-10-29 10:53:28 PM  
Boy, there's no shot quite as compelling as a reporter standing in floodwaters underneath a blazing Tanger Outlets sign.
 
2012-10-29 10:54:04 PM  

Eidola: thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.

Photoshop, or the video equivalent apparently.


never seen a transformer explode?
 
2012-10-29 10:54:15 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Cluckity: Link to Twitter reports of Coney Island Hospital fire

lucybennisonlaffitte @Parulatweet
@billmckibben are you listening to this http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=cwp&ctid=1855 .... Coney Island Hospital on fire and no trucks can get there. Let Obama know! 

Let Obama know that his weather machine worked?


I guess let Obama know of the fire so he can go over and say "Hey, fire. Stop it. Go to the corner and think about what you did. >=("
 
2012-10-29 10:54:34 PM  
Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.
 
2012-10-29 10:55:10 PM  

19: CapeFearCadaver: The Third Man: GO HOME TRAMPOLINE, YOU ARE DRUNK

I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Face hurts. Trying and failing to TF you. Thanks. I needed that.

/lots of loved ones in Lovecraft-country right now


That's because toy want to gift this guy: Link he's the one who made the funny, I was just laughing
 
2012-10-29 10:55:21 PM  

vegasj: Eidola: thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.

Photoshop, or the video equivalent apparently.

never seen a transformer explode?


Actually, no, however, I did correct myself in a subsequent post. ;)
 
2012-10-29 10:55:40 PM  

syrynxx: Wouldn't it make more sense to pray for the entire storm to magically go away and the flood waters recede and all the dead people come back to life? Don't think small!


God's busy trying to get Tim Tebow back in the game. He only has time for so much besides that, don't be greedy.
 
2012-10-29 10:55:49 PM  
img164.imageshack.us 
 
2012-10-29 10:55:57 PM  
Another dramatic one from Midtown Tunnel.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-10-29 10:56:19 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: 19: CapeFearCadaver: The Third Man: GO HOME TRAMPOLINE, YOU ARE DRUNK

I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Face hurts. Trying and failing to TF you. Thanks. I needed that.

/lots of loved ones in Lovecraft-country right now

That's because toy want to gift this guy: Link he's the one who made the funny, I was just laughing


Good lord... toy = you

/i don't know
 
2012-10-29 10:56:23 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.


This guy might be able to explain it to you.
www.jasonmorrison.net

/hot
 
2012-10-29 10:56:41 PM  

Weaver95: looks nasty out there. luckily I planned ahead - I have several bottles of rum.


I planned ahead too - I'm in Georgia.
 
2012-10-29 10:56:57 PM  

UsikFark: The water's beet-red in that picture.


Now That's creepy.
 
2012-10-29 10:57:17 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: syrynxx: Wouldn't it make more sense to pray for the entire storm to magically go away and the flood waters recede and all the dead people come back to life? Don't think small!

God's busy trying to get Tim Tebow back in the game. He only has time for so much besides that, don't be greedy.


This is a legitimate storm. That's why everything shut down.
 
2012-10-29 10:57:28 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.


Just transformers blowing up, as for the look that's part due to using a digital camera.
 
2012-10-29 10:57:35 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.


electricity is atomic
 
2012-10-29 10:57:46 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.


Copper vaporizing when things get shorted out. it's not so much that the "explosion" is that big, it's just extremely bright and overwhelms the sensor in the camera.
 
2012-10-29 10:58:30 PM  
Associated Press is confirming NYU is without power and evacuating.

AP Story Link
 
2012-10-29 10:58:38 PM  

mikaloyd: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

IT WONT STOP BLOWING UP!


Earlier on the Weather Channel, they were showing the same transformer explosion over and over again.
 
2012-10-29 10:58:43 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: syrynxx: Wouldn't it make more sense to pray for the entire storm to magically go away and the flood waters recede and all the dead people come back to life? Don't think small!

God's busy trying to get Tim Tebow back in the game. He only has time for so much besides that, don't be greedy.


Nah, Tebow's building an ark.
 
2012-10-29 10:58:53 PM  

Eidola: Actually, no, however, I did correct myself in a subsequent post. ;)


Ha. I've seen a smaller one explode once from too much power draw right outside my office years ago. The loudest boom I'd heard that close up... those at the Con Ed plant I'm sure were much bigger than the one I saw explode, mine was on top of a power line... the Con Ed ones are probably HUGE ground units.

 
2012-10-29 10:58:58 PM  

Cluckity: Another dramatic one from Midtown Tunnel.


It is amazing that the lights are still on there.
 
2012-10-29 10:59:12 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Just transformers blowing up


There may be more to it than that which meets the eye.
 
2012-10-29 10:59:45 PM  

Fista-Phobia: Top speed 45 mph??


It was downgraded to tropical storm about 4 hours ago.
 
2012-10-29 10:59:54 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: [img164.imageshack.us image 364x199]


What anime is that image from? It looks familiar but I can not place it!
 
2012-10-29 11:00:15 PM  
Dominion Power is reporting quite a few outages in the NoVA area, but I've only had it flicker once.

/alexandria
 
2012-10-29 11:00:24 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: Nah, Tebow's building an ark.


Great. Knowing that guy he'll send it off two weeks late from the wrong side of the country straight into a desert...
 
2012-10-29 11:00:30 PM  

nmemkha: WhyteRaven74: Just transformers blowing up

There may be more to it than that which meets the eye.


Are you suggesting robots? In disguise?
 
2012-10-29 11:00:36 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Why does it look like those cars are floating in Red slime, is that a scene from Ghostbusters?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-29 11:01:49 PM  

earthwirm: I saw this live report earlier today. Words can not express the horror.  The horror


LOL. I don't use that term much, but that had me LOLing like a madman.
 
2012-10-29 11:01:56 PM  

vegasj: Eidola: thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.

Photoshop, or the video equivalent apparently.

never seen a transformer explode?


I can vouch for this. One overcast day a transformer blew up down the block, the flash of light was comparable to lightning... this was one of the paint-can sized units that hangs on a residential power pole. Even "controlled" plasma, like a welder/cutter, is blinding. Now, plasma gives off a wider range of wavelengths than a tungsten lightbulb filament, so when these hit a CCD like in a traffic camera, they might overload the cells despite being outside the visual spectrum.
 
2012-10-29 11:02:01 PM  

KarmicDisaster: This is a legitimate storm. That's why everything shut down.


That's what the U.S. gets for showing so much coastline.
 
2012-10-29 11:02:02 PM  

mikaloyd: GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE W BUSH!


abagond.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-29 11:02:12 PM  

majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.


Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?
 
mjg
2012-10-29 11:02:17 PM  

Cluckity: Associated Press is confirming NYU is without power and evacuating.



Those NYU undergrads will be procreating like rabbits listening to the Dawson's Creek intro
 
2012-10-29 11:03:27 PM  

mikaloyd: vegasj: Con Ed plant at 14th & FDR explosion video

IT WONT STOP BLOWING UP!


Transformers and explosions. Michael Bay's wet dream.
 
2012-10-29 11:03:36 PM  

UsikFark: vegasj: Eidola: thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.

Photoshop, or the video equivalent apparently.

never seen a transformer explode?

I can vouch for this. One overcast day a transformer blew up down the block, the flash of light was comparable to lightning... this was one of the paint-can sized units that hangs on a residential power pole. Even "controlled" plasma, like a welder/cutter, is blinding. Now, plasma gives off a wider range of wavelengths than a tungsten lightbulb filament, so when these hit a CCD like in a traffic camera, they might overload the cells despite being outside the visual spectrum.


Guess I learned something new today, sad it has to be from such a tragic situation though! :(
 
2012-10-29 11:03:44 PM  

mjg: Cluckity: Associated Press is confirming NYU is without power and evacuating.


Those NYU undergrads will be procreating like rabbits listening to the Dawson's Creek intro


Appreciate the joke, but they mean the hospital, not the college.
 
2012-10-29 11:03:53 PM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-10-29 11:03:57 PM  

Cluckity: Insane. [p.twimg.com image 609x595]


Holy farking shiat, that's... wow, that's just impressive, really.


Random Name Generator: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x477]

dafuq (Financial District)


That's the financial district? It looks like the streets are flowing with the blood of a thousand floor traders.
 
2012-10-29 11:04:04 PM  

epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?


Guess it's another case of 'it's not bad where I am, so it's not bad'. Gotta love it...
 
2012-10-29 11:04:15 PM  

get real: Carth: So how much would it cost to move powerlines underground again? Why didn't we use part of the trillion dollar stimulus to do that so we don't have to deal with this shiat every snow/hurricane that hits NE.

Wow, we were just talking about it work today. Even if they were not able to underground, JUST cut the damn trees. All that money gone to nothing.


So you have something against OXYGEN do you?
 
2012-10-29 11:04:34 PM  

epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?


The rain has been far less than anticipated in NYC. The storm surges from the wind are what is farking everything up.
 
2012-10-29 11:05:11 PM  

Somacandra: mikaloyd: GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE W BUSH!

[abagond.files.wordpress.com image 462x358]


Obama doesn't like Guidos.
 
2012-10-29 11:05:13 PM  

Eidola: What anime is that image from?


japanfocus.org
Spirited Away
 
2012-10-29 11:05:21 PM  

Cluckity: NYU


NYU MEDICAL, not NYU.

I was just on NYU's facebook page. The parents are freaking the fark out that NYU hasn't been updating them about their kids although they just posted an update that all the dorms are fine (albeit without power).

The amount of snowflaking from the parents was just damn awful. I can't imagine what NYU must have went through when 9-11 happened.
 
2012-10-29 11:05:27 PM  
Got lots of family and friends up in NY/NJ... the pics and videos coming out of there are just jaw-dropping. I hope they're all doing ok.
 
2012-10-29 11:05:31 PM  

KarmicDisaster: jayessell: Lost power here 20 min ago .
(Orange county NY)
Good news: cable modem and wifi on UPS, as is
the DVR.
Bad news: one beeps 4 times every 30 seconds
and the other 2 times every 25 seconds.

Can't sleep.

Unless you have a really mondo big UPS, it won't power even that light load very long.


I have a boat battery and dc-to-ac inverter. It has powered a lcd TV, a wii, and a modem for 5-6 hours before. The entire battery and inverter was probably $100, $150 at most.

A lot of consumer goods are extremely power conscience now.
 
2012-10-29 11:05:34 PM  

majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen.


Absolutely. And, I mean, aside from a record storm surge in NYC, record low pressure in the mid-atlantic and record diameter, what's it really got going for it? I mean, aside from the millions without power, dozens dead and likely billion dollars of damages. Besides all that what's it really got going for it?
 
2012-10-29 11:05:37 PM  

Omahawg: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x409]


Okay, which one of you clogged the toilet this time?
 
2012-10-29 11:05:41 PM  

majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.


You clearly haven't been paying any attention to the news, and must not live anywhere near a shoreline.

/Much much worse than the "perfect storm"
 
2012-10-29 11:05:53 PM  
Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.
 
2012-10-29 11:06:20 PM  
Marty Markowitz, encapsulating everything people in the flyover states believes about politicians AND New York Jews. Chutzpah, on national TV? Really?
 
2012-10-29 11:06:25 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Eidola: What anime is that image from?

[japanfocus.org image 600x319]
Spirited Away


Ahhh, I thought it may of been Spirited Away!

Thanks, that was bugging me! ;)
 
2012-10-29 11:06:38 PM  

Lollipop165: Cluckity: NYU

NYU MEDICAL, not NYU.


Sorry.
 
2012-10-29 11:06:42 PM  

Somacandra: KarmicDisaster: Why does it look like those cars are floating in Red slime, is that a scene from Ghostbusters?

[i.imgur.com image 850x477]

 
2012-10-29 11:06:52 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.


Just the south end and west side highway. A lot of NYC is actually fairly high.
 
2012-10-29 11:07:17 PM  

Eidola: UsikFark: vegasj: Eidola: thisisyourbrainonFark: 182: power plant explosion in lower manhattan

Can anyone explain the forces fueling those explosions? It looks like an atomic bomb.

Photoshop, or the video equivalent apparently.

never seen a transformer explode?

I can vouch for this. One overcast day a transformer blew up down the block, the flash of light was comparable to lightning... this was one of the paint-can sized units that hangs on a residential power pole. Even "controlled" plasma, like a welder/cutter, is blinding. Now, plasma gives off a wider range of wavelengths than a tungsten lightbulb filament, so when these hit a CCD like in a traffic camera, they might overload the cells despite being outside the visual spectrum.

Guess I learned something new today, sad it has to be from such a tragic situation though! :(


Well, stick "just four inches of moving water can wash your SUV off the road" on your list.
 
mjg
2012-10-29 11:07:22 PM  

Hot Rod Zoidberg: mjg: Cluckity: Associated Press is confirming NYU is without power and evacuating.


Those NYU undergrads will be procreating like rabbits listening to the Dawson's Creek intro

Appreciate the joke, but they mean the hospital, not the college.



My initial comment stands.

/heard from my buddies that they are doing 'end-of-the-world-hook-ups' during the storm. One guy blew it out of the park by hooking up with a bird named Sandy.
//lots of awesome
 
2012-10-29 11:07:28 PM  

ladyfortuna: Guess it's another case of 'it's not bad where I am, so it's not bad'. Gotta love it...


I'd lean more towards our media these days just sucks. In all reporting.

 
2012-10-29 11:07:30 PM  
Alert declared at Oyster Creek Nuclear power plant. Link to NRC PDF
 
2012-10-29 11:07:49 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

Just the south end and west side highway. A lot of NYC is actually fairly high.


How is this different than any other day?
 
2012-10-29 11:07:51 PM  

Sebastian: The locusts are swaying, but the oaks all still seem steady.



i.imgur.comi.imgur.comi.imgur.com

/I know, I know, the tree. It just seemed funny in my head
 
2012-10-29 11:08:07 PM  
Supposedly all power is off for lower Manhattan

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-29 11:08:25 PM  

Lollipop165: Cluckity: NYU

NYU MEDICAL, not NYU.

I was just on NYU's facebook page. The parents are freaking the fark out that NYU hasn't been updating them about their kids although they just posted an update that all the dorms are fine (albeit without power).

The amount of snowflaking from the parents was just damn awful. I can't imagine what NYU must have went through when 9-11 happened.


I'd guess they were thankful that no phones (land/cell) were working for a couple days.
Took me three days to finally get in touch with my sister's neighbor in Brooklyn to hear she was ok, worked close by towers...
 
2012-10-29 11:08:35 PM  

ontariolightning: : 2200 homes along the lake Ontario shoreline in greece, rochester & irondequoit New York are being evacuated.


Yeesh, just saw that. I'm a native of that area, and while it's not as big a deal as what's happening in NYC, I've wondered how things are going to go up there. Also with the Erie Canal, which I just read had a bunch of water drained days ago and all the guard gates and bridges are currently dropped. I think they learned their lesson after Irene.

/Used to work on the canal
//bit of a canal geek
///shut up
 
2012-10-29 11:08:41 PM  

Cluckity: NY Daily Newsroom.

[images.scribblelive.com image 500x374]


We get it... Newspapers are dying.
 
2012-10-29 11:08:46 PM  

Somacandra: KarmicDisaster: Why does it look like those cars are floating in Red slime, is that a scene from Ghostbusters?

[i.imgur.com image 850x477]


public.dcexp.com
 
2012-10-29 11:08:50 PM  

mjg: Those NYU undergrads will be procreating like rabbits listening to the Dawson's Creek intro


lol, I was going to write something awful to the parents freaking out about their kids on the NYU facebook page.

something along the lines of "oh, Mrs. Smith, I'm sure your daughter at Weinstein is fine. She's probably weathering the storm doing lines off her roommates tits and riding her RA bareback"
 
2012-10-29 11:09:00 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.


not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho
 
2012-10-29 11:09:03 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: mikaloyd: GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE W BUSH!

What are you drinking tonight?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-29 11:09:30 PM  
 
2012-10-29 11:09:58 PM  

Isildur: Sebastian: The locusts are swaying, but the oaks all still seem steady.


[i.imgur.com image 350x200][i.imgur.com image 350x200][i.imgur.com image 350x200]

/I know, I know, the tree. It just seemed funny in my head


I laughed
 
2012-10-29 11:10:27 PM  
Has anyone heard from Omarian? I have been praying all day.
 
2012-10-29 11:11:04 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Fista-Phobia: Top speed 45 mph??

It was downgraded to tropical storm about 4 hours ago.


For the record, that's not correct. It was not downgraded, per se. Even on the latest 11 pm EDT advisory, the NHC still says the maximum winds are 75 mph, which would make it a hurricane. However, Sandy no longer has the structure for a tropical cyclone, so it does not fit the criteria for a hurricane. It is now, as was as of early evening, "just" a very intense extratropical cyclone -- think more Nor'Easter and less hurricane. The available computer models show that it will weaken rather quickly overnight, but it'll still be plenty windy tomorrow See www.nhc.noaa.gov for more information.
 
2012-10-29 11:11:07 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.


Friends in Astoria are saying power and cell service is on there. They confirm its heinous out there, but not everything is totally farked.
 
2012-10-29 11:11:14 PM  
Union county, NJ. Winds picked up considerably around 7pm. Not too much rain all day. We watched a 50+ foot pine situated between our apartment and our neighbor fall safely to the ground. Another shorter one toppled and is leaning on their porch. Our place faces due east so we've been getting the full brunt of the wind gusts.

Power's still on but has flickered about 20 times. Been seeing transformers pop to the east and north for the last 4 hours.

Big piece of siding is hanging off like the One57 crane making a racket. In for a noisy night!

/so, how you doin'?
 
2012-10-29 11:11:49 PM  

epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?


I agree. The total cost of all this is phenomenal - and at a time when no one can afford it. The only reason it's not way worse in terms of human life is all the money already spent on infrastructure getting ready for such things.

Be interesting to see how a strapped economy is going to deal with cleaning up after this. Even if only a 500 mile swath experiences outages, debris, fires, dead cars, flooded housing, that's a helluva lot of insurance claims.
 
2012-10-29 11:12:28 PM  

LawrencePerson: Some pics on NYC, etc. flooding.


Nice pics collection, and I totally believe this one. I had fish swimming in my garage during a hurricane once.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-10-29 11:12:50 PM  

skullkrusher: epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?

The rain has been far less than anticipated in NYC. The storm surges from the wind are what is farking everything up.


Anticipation means nothing. It was always the surges that were predicted to be the troublemakers - and that's not over. The southern shores of some Great Lakes will also have damaged housing. I don't know about you, but being homeless is not my cuppa.
 
2012-10-29 11:13:01 PM  

Somacandra: Upper Midwest representing. Power is on and fine here, but I did pass two godawful kidneystones this afternoon. Caught the bigger one and took it to the doc. Said he was impressed I managed to pass a large pencil eraser through my urethra. I almost passed out. Currently worshiping Vicodin.


PRAY FOR SOMACANDRA


/Srlsy
//Get well soon
 
2012-10-29 11:14:04 PM  
Coney Island.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-10-29 11:14:40 PM  

Cluckity: Greenwich St?

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x449]


Nice. Kind of Venice-y. Throw in some gondolas.
 
2012-10-29 11:14:47 PM  
Does it make me a bad person that I generally don't care?

I mean, it's New York. You all have been through worse and there's not much you can do other than sit there and work off of preparation. I'm from the Midwest, so there is a bit of the regional "who gives a shiat about them" factor, but that's something they have for us as well, so it's an ethical draw.
 
2012-10-29 11:15:27 PM  

Atypical Person Reading Fark: skullkrusher: epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?

The rain has been far less than anticipated in NYC. The storm surges from the wind are what is farking everything up.

Anticipation means nothing. It was always the surges that were predicted to be the troublemakers - and that's not over. The southern shores of some Great Lakes will also have damaged housing. I don't know about you, but being homeless is not my cuppa.


there is a farkload of damage, no diggity. My lights haven't even flickered, thank God. Just windy as shiat. River staying where it belongs as far as I can tell.
 
2012-10-29 11:15:40 PM  

IronTom: LawrencePerson: Some pics on NYC, etc. flooding.

Nice pics collection, and I totally believe this one. I had fish swimming in my garage during a hurricane once.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x394]


Just do a google search for "shark mall" and you will see that has been attributed to a mall in Kuwait and Toronto previously, neither of which were true. ;)
 
2012-10-29 11:15:46 PM  

IronTom: LawrencePerson: Some pics on NYC, etc. flooding.

Nice pics collection, and I totally believe this one. I had fish swimming in my garage during a hurricane once.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x394]


He might be able to get away with that photoshop if this was Miami we were talking about.
 
2012-10-29 11:16:05 PM  
My building is apparently hooked up to a temporary generator. I just realized that must be the buzzing I hear outside.
It's kind of eerie seeing the streets dark, except for the occasional lights of an emergency vehicle. I was out of town during the northeast blackout of 2003, so I've never seen a blackout here before.
 
2012-10-29 11:16:31 PM  

Cluckity: Coney Island.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x450]


Cyclone still standing, ironically.
 
2012-10-29 11:16:34 PM  

mjg: One guy blew it out of the park by hooking up with a bird named Sandy.


www.conspirazzi.com
 
2012-10-29 11:16:38 PM  

Eidola: IronTom: LawrencePerson: Some pics on NYC, etc. flooding.

Nice pics collection, and I totally believe this one. I had fish swimming in my garage during a hurricane once.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x394]

Just do a google search for "shark mall" and you will see that has been attributed to a mall in Kuwait and Toronto previously, neither of which were true. ;)


At least he got to whore out his sucky blog.
 
2012-10-29 11:16:42 PM  

Eidola: IronTom: LawrencePerson: Some pics on NYC, etc. flooding.

Nice pics collection, and I totally believe this one. I had fish swimming in my garage during a hurricane once.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x394]

Just do a google search for "shark mall" and you will see that has been attributed to a mall in Kuwait and Toronto previously, neither of which were true. ;)


Ahh, figures. It is still a rocking pic.
 
2012-10-29 11:16:49 PM  

epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?

Again, I'm sure a lot of people are going through some tough stuff. I am sorry for them. But the forecasts for death and destruction where I live were of the Day After Tomorrow scale. I'm seeing news dudes standing in front of strip malls with a foot of water running by. Oh the humanity!
 
2012-10-29 11:17:07 PM  

NoxNoctus: Meanwhile, down in Annapolis, I did a nice hour-long recording of Sandy's winds. A few Hurricane Force gusts, a lot of Tropical Storm force gusts, nice heavy rain, ends up making a nice white noise track.

Listen here:

One Hour With Sandy (New Window)

/Not A RickRoll


Fark comes with a soundtrack now!
 
2012-10-29 11:17:28 PM  

skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho


Yeah, it was the subways and loss of power I was referring to. Good luck.
 
2012-10-29 11:17:29 PM  

IronTom: LawrencePerson: Some pics on NYC, etc. flooding.

Nice pics collection, and I totally believe this one. I had fish swimming in my garage during a hurricane once.


wearemoviegeeks.com
 
2012-10-29 11:18:24 PM  
I'd like to ask everyone to keep the lines of communication open for real emergencies and not posting pictures this is really serious
 
2012-10-29 11:18:25 PM  

LordOfThePings: Nice pics


hahahahahaha
 
2012-10-29 11:18:38 PM  
East TN reporting. We've got a rain/snow mix going and the wind is starting to pick up. Snow already going in the high elevations. Just some stormy winter weather for us. I've got friends in Brooklyn. Hope everyone stays safe
 
2012-10-29 11:18:50 PM  

Somacandra: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

Friends in Astoria are saying power and cell service is on there. They confirm its heinous out there, but not everything is totally farked.


Could be worse. Their urethras could be the size of pencil erasers
 
2012-10-29 11:19:52 PM  

Marine1: Does it make me a bad person that I generally don't care?

I mean, it's New York. You all have been through worse and there's not much you can do other than sit there and work off of preparation. I'm from the Midwest, so there is a bit of the regional "who gives a shiat about them" factor, but that's something they have for us as well, so it's an ethical draw.


I live in the Midwest and I can't judge the East Coast for this. We don't have hurricanes (outside of getting remnants of hurricanes from the Gulf).

Sure we have severe thunderstorms with strong winds, hail and tornadoes, but they only last a few minutes to an hour. A hurricane can last for half a day with a lot more wind and a lot more rain over a much longer period of time.
 
2012-10-29 11:20:21 PM  
cranefall. has that james bond film been released yet?
 
2012-10-29 11:20:50 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho

Yeah, it was the subways and loss of power I was referring to. Good luck.


thanks - luckily, so far the biggest impact Sandy has had on me personally is my second unplanned off day coming tomorrow so it's been kinda nice. Lots of people are gonna have lots of cleaning up to do. Thankfully only a few serious injuries reported so far
 
2012-10-29 11:20:52 PM  

Arnprior Joe: Somacandra: mikaloyd: GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE W BUSH!

[abagond.files.wordpress.com image 462x358]

Obama doesn't like Guidos.


Does anybody?
 
2012-10-29 11:20:59 PM  

skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho


Hey Neighbor! Exactly right - trying to keep an eye on my LES family from up here on the UWS, but it isn't working so well. The UWS has had people out and about pretty much straight through.
 
2012-10-29 11:21:07 PM  

sandi_fish: I'd like to ask everyone to keep the lines of communication open for real emergencies and not posting pictures this is really serious


blog.2modern.com
 
2012-10-29 11:22:34 PM  

sandi_fish: I'd like to ask everyone to keep the lines of communication open for real emergencies and not posting pictures this is really serious


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-29 11:22:36 PM  
Now hearing Bellevue hospital is also in trouble and possible evacuation of the FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn.

Twitter rumors again.
 
2012-10-29 11:23:20 PM  
Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.
 
2012-10-29 11:23:25 PM  

mjg: Cluckity: Greenwich St?

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x449]

Looks like just in front of the W Hotel across from the WTC site.


Yeah, you enter the 9/11 Memorial between the wooden siding and the iron fence.
 
2012-10-29 11:24:04 PM  

Yappy Jappy Midget: skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho

Hey Neighbor! Exactly right - trying to keep an eye on my LES family from up here on the UWS, but it isn't working so well. The UWS has had people out and about pretty much straight through.


ahoy neighborino. Gin Mill and Dead Poet on Amsterdam have been packed all day. Alas, we have a lil one now so it was watching weather reports in our pajamas all day rather than getting tanked but still a relaxing day off
 
2012-10-29 11:24:06 PM  
Ambulances at NYU Hospital. Instagram Link
 
2012-10-29 11:25:08 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.


I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold
 
2012-10-29 11:25:25 PM  

Johnny Swank: Taking a break from being a political asshole for a second. I encourage peeps to donate blood and a few bucks to the American Red Cross in the coming days. There's going to be a ton of our fellow citizens that are going to need a hand soon, and giving blood is always in fashion.

Here's the donation link American Red Cross


Would never donate to the red cross. Bunch of crooks.
 
2012-10-29 11:25:36 PM  
quick! call con-ed! wait.what?

i.huffpost.com
 
2012-10-29 11:25:36 PM  

WxGuy1: For the record, that's not correct. It was not downgraded, per se.....See www.nhc.noaa.gov for more information.


That downgrade news was from noaa. And the national weather service. noaa is referring to sandy as a "post tropical cyclone." The downgrade notice was 7:14EDT
 
2012-10-29 11:26:39 PM  
Have you guys seen the video of the crane on 57th Street breaking? I saw it on TV about an hour ago. Farking crazy. That thing could turn into a missile if this wind doesn't let up!
 
2012-10-29 11:26:43 PM  
...always bailing out before the hurricane hits
 
2012-10-29 11:28:02 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: WxGuy1: For the record, that's not correct. It was not downgraded, per se.....See www.nhc.noaa.gov for more information.

That downgrade news was from noaa. And the national weather service. noaa is referring to sandy as a "post tropical cyclone." The downgrade notice was 7:14EDT


Going from "hurricane" to "post-tropical cyclone" is NOT a downgrade. It's the change between a storm having a warm core (hurricane) to a cold core (similar to most mid-latitude storms). The energy that was there as a hurricane is still there.
 
2012-10-29 11:28:02 PM  

skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.

I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold


Well now I have to watch!

I had streams of WABC and WNBC going on in my background on my computer.

Had a few Philly stations too (WPVI and WCAU) but they all seem to be focused on the Jersey Shore so I guess this means Philly is doing ok so far.
 
2012-10-29 11:28:07 PM  
Windmap right now is craaaaazy
i863.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-29 11:28:26 PM  

skullkrusher: I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold


My husband JUST told me that Greg Kelly is Ray Kelly (the NYC police commissioner's) son.

Suddenly, why he is on television at all makes so much sense.
 
2012-10-29 11:28:27 PM  

UsikFark: WhyteRaven74: Random Name Generator: dafuq (Financial District)

Judging by the sign that's an entrance to an underground parking garage, which is now flooded and the cars are floating....

The water's beet-red in that picture.


That is most likely fuel oil which is tinted red.
 
mjg
2012-10-29 11:28:58 PM  

flexflint: mjg: Cluckity: Greenwich St?
Looks like just in front of the W Hotel across from the WTC site.

Yeah, you enter the 9/11 Memorial between the wooden siding and the iron fence.



Wood siding is used in front of sandbags, fyi. (Albany St. wtc, nyc)
 
2012-10-29 11:29:01 PM  
img833.imageshack.us 

/overcharging
 
2012-10-29 11:29:19 PM  

Mrtraveler01: skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.

I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold

Well now I have to watch!

I had streams of WABC and WNBC going on in my background on my computer.

Had a few Philly stations too (WPVI and WCAU) but they all seem to be focused on the Jersey Shore so I guess this means Philly is doing ok so far.


Greg doesn't give a fark that he's not very good at what he does or what his coworkers think of him and that makes for some great TV
 
2012-10-29 11:29:34 PM  
We're all New Yorkers today.

LOL j/k
 
2012-10-29 11:29:47 PM  

skullkrusher: Yappy Jappy Midget: skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho

Hey Neighbor! Exactly right - trying to keep an eye on my LES family from up here on the UWS, but it isn't working so well. The UWS has had people out and about pretty much straight through.

ahoy neighborino. Gin Mill and Dead Poet on Amsterdam have been packed all day. Alas, we have a lil one now so it was watching weather reports in our pajamas all day rather than getting tanked but still a relaxing day off


We have no lil one to serve as an excuse - I worked from home in PJs and we drank our stock of wine rather than get soaked. But I prefer my cooking even over the Gin Mill nachos, so it all evens out! Stay safe and dry!
 
2012-10-29 11:29:56 PM  

Korzine: Eddie Adams from Torrance: A big ass tree just fell on ALL THREE of our cars.

Amazingly, the trunk landed right between my car and my wife's in the 5 foot gap between them. A large branch wiped out her passenger side door. My cars seem to have escaped anything other than some scratches and a few dents on top of the dents I got last month when I hit a deer.

/Orange County NY

Classic newbie mistake, never leave cars near trees. It's like building a trailer park in tornado alley. Magnets and all that.


Tough to do when your yard is completely full of trees. We did park where there were no large branches to fall.

Sucks, but it would have sucked a LOT more if the tree had fallen the opposite direction onto the kitchen where my wife was cooking dinner.


i236.photobucket.com
i236.photobucket.com
i236.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-29 11:30:06 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: WxGuy1: For the record, that's not correct. It was not downgraded, per se.....See www.nhc.noaa.gov for more information.

That downgrade news was from noaa. And the national weather service. noaa is referring to sandy as a "post tropical cyclone." The downgrade notice was 7:14EDT


Going from Hurricane to post-tropical cyclone is not a downgrade in intensity.
 
2012-10-29 11:30:07 PM  

Zizzowop: Just so people understand that hurricanes actually get weaker once they make landfall.


The relatively low force hurricane isn't the issue, it's the size and the fact that it's dragging all this warm air right into a stationary cold front.
 
2012-10-29 11:30:11 PM  

Lollipop165: skullkrusher: I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold

My husband JUST told me that Greg Kelly is Ray Kelly (the NYC police commissioner's) son.

Suddenly, why he is on television at all makes so much sense.


haha, yep. Lots of wimminfolk find him sexy too but mostly who daddy is
 
2012-10-29 11:30:12 PM  

skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho


How is Fort Greene?
 
2012-10-29 11:30:12 PM  

Lollipop165: Have you guys seen the video of the crane on 57th Street breaking? I saw it on TV about an hour ago. Farking crazy. That thing could turn into a missile if this wind doesn't let up!

 
2012-10-29 11:30:17 PM  

Lollipop165: Have you guys seen the video of the crane on 57th Street breaking? I saw it on TV about an hour ago. Farking crazy. That thing could turn into a missile if this wind doesn't let up!


CNN Live has been keeping a camera pointed at it, waiting for it to fall.
 
2012-10-29 11:31:44 PM  

Yappy Jappy Midget: We have no lil one to serve as an excuse - I worked from home in PJs and we drank our stock of wine rather than get soaked. But I prefer my cooking even over the Gin Mill nachos, so it all evens out! Stay safe and dry!


hehe the Gin Mill ain't called the Gin Mill because it's a quality establishment and I am probably about a decade too old to even consider going there but it's close and tempting on a crappy day :)
good luck to your family on the LES.
 
2012-10-29 11:32:24 PM  
I'm out. Hang in there East Coasters. And Hey.....

i.imgur.com

Be careful out there
 
2012-10-29 11:32:35 PM  

Dimensio: skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho

How is Fort Greene?


haven't heard anything about there specifically but I'd imagine they're faring better than Greenpoint and Red Hook.
 
2012-10-29 11:33:04 PM  
www.deviantart.com
 
2012-10-29 11:33:09 PM  
Just Lost pwr in east pa
Generator's humming.
Making coffee.
Work will suck tomorrow morning.
 
2012-10-29 11:33:14 PM  

NoxNoctus: Windmap right now is craaaaazy


Oh crap. No wonder it's so quiet outside. I'm in the eye of the storm.
 
2012-10-29 11:33:16 PM  
www.rocketcrane.com
 
2012-10-29 11:33:29 PM  

sandi_fish: I'd like to ask everyone to keep the lines of communication open for real emergencies and not posting pictures this is really serious


Oh you.
 
2012-10-29 11:33:38 PM  

skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.

I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold

Well now I have to watch!

I had streams of WABC and WNBC going on in my background on my computer.

Had a few Philly stations too (WPVI and WCAU) but they all seem to be focused on the Jersey Shore so I guess this means Philly is doing ok so far.

Greg doesn't give a fark that he's not very good at what he does or what his coworkers think of him and that makes for some great TV


I'm noticing it too and it's hilarious.

What an odd pair to match up.
 
2012-10-29 11:34:08 PM  

majestic: Again, I'm sure a lot of people are going through some tough stuff. I am sorry for them. But the forecasts for death and destruction where I live were of the Day After Tomorrow scale. I'm seeing news dudes standing in front of strip malls with a foot of water running by. Oh the humanity!


I think you misread the hyperbole. The actual weather dudes were just saying that the storm would create a massive surge, which it has. We won't see the whole damage until the morning, because reporters in the worst areas have all had their satellites disabled.

If you were expecting the day after tomorrow, well sorry, that was just a movie.
 
2012-10-29 11:35:16 PM  
Oh no! Snow is going to fall in areas where they usually don't get snow for another two weeks! I am also concerned about that news person standing outside in the light rain. I also saw some poor sap drive his Suburban through a foot of water!
 
2012-10-29 11:35:31 PM  

jst3p: sandi_fish: I'd like to ask everyone to keep the lines of communication open for real emergencies and not posting pictures this is really serious

[THIS THIS THIS AND THIS]


I'm pretty sure he or she was joking, riffing on Bloomberg's call for people to refrain from clogging 911 with non-emergency calls.
Many of you are helpful people and all, but thread still isn't exactly the first place I'd go to for urgent help, right now.
 
2012-10-29 11:35:36 PM  
FDNY has tweeted there is no fire or injuries at Coney Island hospital.
 
2012-10-29 11:35:47 PM  

Alonjar: *sigh* my downstairs neighbor called to tell us she's got water leaking down from above her. We're out of town for the storm.

Hope its something broken with the building and not a retarded scenario like me leaving a window open.


At least you understand that's possible. I had an upstairs neighbor that kept opening the window. "You know when you leave your window open when it rains I get flooded?" "Derp?"
 
2012-10-29 11:36:07 PM  
Courtesy Twitter

What if gangnam style was a giant rain dance and we brought this hurricane on ourselves?
 
2012-10-29 11:36:38 PM  

skullkrusher: Atypical Person Reading Fark: skullkrusher: epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?

The rain has been far less than anticipated in NYC. The storm surges from the wind are what is farking everything up.

Anticipation means nothing. It was always the surges that were predicted to be the troublemakers - and that's not over. The southern shores of some Great Lakes will also have damaged housing. I don't know about you, but being homeless is not my cuppa.

there is a farkload of damage, no diggity. My lights haven't even flickered, thank God. Just windy as shiat. River staying where it belongs as far as I can tell.


I'm glad for you. Even just having to worry about it is a drag. But actually having your roof crack (as several farkers report) or water come through the seams of your windows (even more have reported that) is a bummer. To actually have your house 1 or more feet in water sucks really badly.

It happens here near the beach every once in awhile (although mostly people got smart after some big storms in the 70's and no longer build right on the ocean - Malibu excepted). In Hawaii, lots of stilts and pilings, and still damage every year. But we're talking only a few people.

Sandy is affecting so many people, it's amazing.

My sympathies and good will to the farkers with smashed cars and I hope nothing worse happens.
 
2012-10-29 11:37:14 PM  

Kryler: UsikFark: WhyteRaven74: Random Name Generator: dafuq (Financial District)

Judging by the sign that's an entrance to an underground parking garage, which is now flooded and the cars are floating....

The water's beet-red in that picture.

That is most likely fuel oil which is tinted red.


movieodyssey.com

Oh it FLOATS!
 
2012-10-29 11:37:17 PM  

Isildur: but

this thread

ftfm
 
2012-10-29 11:37:23 PM  
Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link
 
2012-10-29 11:37:37 PM  
Something weird is going on!

All the internet trolls are missing!!! 



to soon?
 
2012-10-29 11:38:02 PM  
It feels like this is going to end up being the most expensive national disaster in US history.
 
2012-10-29 11:38:24 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Korzine: Eddie Adams from Torrance: A big ass tree just fell on ALL THREE of our cars.

Amazingly, the trunk landed right between my car and my wife's in the 5 foot gap between them. A large branch wiped out her passenger side door. My cars seem to have escaped anything other than some scratches and a few dents on top of the dents I got last month when I hit a deer.

/Orange County NY

Classic newbie mistake, never leave cars near trees. It's like building a trailer park in tornado alley. Magnets and all that.

Tough to do when your yard is completely full of trees. We did park where there were no large branches to fall.

Sucks, but it would have sucked a LOT more if the tree had fallen the opposite direction onto the kitchen where my wife was cooking dinner.

That sucks man. Glad your wife is ok. Stay safe.
 
2012-10-29 11:38:54 PM  
 
2012-10-29 11:39:14 PM  

Hollie Maea: It feels like this is going to end up being the most expensive national disaster in US history.


Going to be a lot of "salvage" used cars making their way back in the market.
 
2012-10-29 11:39:37 PM  

Cluckity: Ambulances at NYU Hospital. Instagram Link


Oof. My better half works at a major academic medical center, and they drill for exactly these kind of "we gotta bug the fark out" scenarios. Transporting god knows how many critical care patients is the tricky part. Then there's pediatrics... Anyone who can safely move under their own power is left to do so... And sadly at a certain point in the triage, you kinda have to decide who lives and who dies. It's really grim shiat to think about.
 
2012-10-29 11:39:39 PM  

adambuck: Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link


It's coming up onto the stationary front, however, which is allowing some of the moisture/energy past, but not all. It'll curve back towards the north in the next several hours.
 
2012-10-29 11:39:40 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Marine1: Does it make me a bad person that I generally don't care?

I mean, it's New York. You all have been through worse and there's not much you can do other than sit there and work off of preparation. I'm from the Midwest, so there is a bit of the regional "who gives a shiat about them" factor, but that's something they have for us as well, so it's an ethical draw.

I live in the Midwest and I can't judge the East Coast for this. We don't have hurricanes (outside of getting remnants of hurricanes from the Gulf).

Sure we have severe thunderstorms with strong winds, hail and tornadoes, but they only last a few minutes to an hour. A hurricane can last for half a day with a lot more wind and a lot more rain over a much longer period of time.


True, but it's New York. The city that pretends it's invincible and so much better than most of the rest of the country. Then it turns out there's a storm on a track that's not even directly headed towards NYC, and their flies are down. The pumps for the subways are almost 100 years and not nearly adequate enough to handle storm surge. Cities have allowed major development on piers that are at or below sea level. Most areas aren't protected by levees. These storms aren't freak occurrences and as smart of a town as New York is (yes, I've been there, I like it), these are not problems that should exist, at least not in the manner that they do. As a region, you can't have people who hold the opinion that people in the middle of the country like idiots for living in a tornado-prone area and then come back and say how horrible it is that you're getting your ass kicked by a tropical storm, pre-landfall and expect and outpouring of sympathy.

Then you've got the power being out and streets being flooded. In the grand scheme of things, it happens. It's also fate. The power will come back on at some point and the water will go away. I don't wish the people there ill, but there's the realization that most of the people with a brain who go through these things live on, and that what they're going through will pass. I generally have faith that the Farkers in the Northeast will prevail. You all have before; you all will again. This I hope and pray for you.
 
2012-10-29 11:39:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.

I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold

Well now I have to watch!

I had streams of WABC and WNBC going on in my background on my computer.

Had a few Philly stations too (WPVI and WCAU) but they all seem to be focused on the Jersey Shore so I guess this means Philly is doing ok so far.

Greg doesn't give a fark that he's not very good at what he does or what his coworkers think of him and that makes for some great TV

I'm noticing it too and it's hilarious.

What an odd pair to match up.


I loved him with Rosanna Scotto in the AM because you could tell they got along really well but he'd fark with her in a brother-sister sort of way. He just hates the people he works with now it seems but it's a career jump I suppose. They paired him up with Ernie Anastos earlier to lend some maturity and experience to the broadcast while the woman took a break I suppose but they just wound up taking turns sodomizing a hen for 35 minutes
 
2012-10-29 11:40:11 PM  
there's an nyc blackout when the yankees don't win the world series.
 
2012-10-29 11:40:19 PM  

adambuck: Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link


End of drought?
 
2012-10-29 11:41:13 PM  

adambuck: Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link


Oh my. I'm pretty sure it means those of us in the Midwest say "eep?!"

/St. Louis
//Midwest, USA
 
2012-10-29 11:41:27 PM  

ariseatex: Going from "hurricane" to "post-tropical cyclone" is NOT a downgrade. It's the change between a storm having a warm core (hurricane) to a cold core (similar to most mid-latitude storms). The energy that was there as a hurricane is still there.


Okay. The transition from category 1 hurricane to tropical storm is widely and generally referred to as a "downgrade". For you we will refer to it as a descending classification shift. Going up one category in storm strength is referred to as an upgrade.


ariseatex: The energy that was there as a hurricane is still there.


Of course it is. Energy can't disappear from the universe. Air having a non-0 temperature is energy.
 
2012-10-29 11:41:58 PM  

adambuck: Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link


How about you find a tracking map instead of looking at the satellite. The turn towards Jersey was a sharp one and the turn tomorrow night will be a sharp one too.

icons-ak.wunderground.com
 
2012-10-29 11:42:51 PM  

Hollie Maea: It feels like this is going to end up being the most expensive national disaster in US history.


I think you're right. And that is not good.

And it isn't even going to end the drought, as it isn't causing that much rainfall - it's storm surge and water running on the streets...not really very helpful.
 
2012-10-29 11:42:56 PM  

Cluckity: Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x400]


Don't chase em.
 
2012-10-29 11:43:00 PM  
Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.
 
2012-10-29 11:43:03 PM  

Perditax: adambuck: Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link

Oh my. I'm pretty sure it means those of us in the Midwest say "eep?!"

/St. Louis
//Midwest, USA


It means we're going to get rained on and get wind.

It's a part of the bargain you make for being alive and living on a planet with an atmosphere.
 
2012-10-29 11:43:05 PM  

Atypical Person Reading Fark: skullkrusher: Atypical Person Reading Fark: skullkrusher: epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?

The rain has been far less than anticipated in NYC. The storm surges from the wind are what is farking everything up.

Anticipation means nothing. It was always the surges that were predicted to be the troublemakers - and that's not over. The southern shores of some Great Lakes will also have damaged housing. I don't know about you, but being homeless is not my cuppa.

there is a farkload of damage, no diggity. My lights haven't even flickered, thank God. Just windy as shiat. River staying where it belongs as far as I can tell.

I'm glad for you. Even just having to worry about it is a drag. But actually having your roof crack (as several farkers report) or water come through the seams of your windows (even more have reported that) is a bummer. To actually have your house 1 or more feet in water sucks really badly.

It happens here near the beach every once in awhile (although mostly people got smart after some big storms in the 70's and no longer build right on the ocean - Malibu excepted). In Hawaii, lots of stilts and pilings, and still damage every year. But we're talking only a few people.

Sandy is affecting so many people, it's amazing.

My sympathies and good will to the farkers with smashed cars and I hope nothing worse happens.


last I heard most of Manhattan south of 40th street was without power. My mom and sister on LI have been out for most of the night with transformers blowing up all over the place, trees falling, etc. I have friends in Brooklyn and Hoboken hoping their cars don't float away. This is gonna be a helluva mess to clean up in the coming weeks
 
2012-10-29 11:43:43 PM  
i.imwx.com

I don't think that plywood is helping much tonight
 
2012-10-29 11:43:49 PM  
It is too bad that the people in Manhattan don't usually have guns if they are honest. There are going to be a few scary nights when the looting starts.
 
2012-10-29 11:43:57 PM  

Atypical Person Reading Fark: epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?

I agree. The total cost of all this is phenomenal - and at a time when no one can afford it. The only reason it's not way worse in terms of human life is all the money already spent on infrastructure getting ready for such things.

Be interesting to see how a strapped economy is going to deal with cleaning up after this. Even if only a 500 mile swath experiences outages, debris, fires, dead cars, flooded housing, that's a helluva lot of insurance claims.


Mmm hm. And then next year when it happens again. And twice the year after.. I blame Al Gore.