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2012-10-30 12:52:06 AM  

Cluckity: An Easton firefighter died in the line of duty tonight


RIP
 
2012-10-30 12:52:11 AM  

The Great EZE: sethen320: The Great EZE: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: I'm seeing a lot of anti-NY rhetoric here...I wonder why.

It's late at night for them, they're exhausted, and a lot of them are without power, so the cowardly come out of the woodwork?

From one perspective (I know it's alien), we're all in this together.

I'm just scanning the thread. It's pretty shocking. Goddamn has fark gotten bitter over the past few years.

No...NY has built a reputation.

Hey, I get irked by New York's sense of cultural superiority as much as the next guy but something always happens to give them their comeuppance: Their mayor says something stupid, they get reminded there are actually unattractive parts of the city, people show them superior pizza, their sports teams lose, they get mocked over studio apartment rates. New York always gets shown up and we laugh.

But it has to be appropriate comeuppance. When we forget the difference between light-hearted jocularity and actual, serious bitterness then where does that leave us?


Welcome to TF.
 
2012-10-30 12:52:24 AM  

Marine1: Atypical Person Reading Fark: New Yorkers are great to tourists. Unless you're a dick to begin with.

When I visited, I didn't find them to be as dickish as I found them uninformed of things that happen outside of New York.

Example: we're eating lunch at The Met and there aren't many places to sit, so this older woman and her friend/family/somethingorother sits with us. I remember that she seemed to have trouble chewing food... like her lip would sort of leave her teeth exposed and thus let you see the food she was chewing. It was unpleasant to watch.

Anyways, we talked with her, and she seemed to be under the impression that Kansas City (where I'm from) was a mostly rural area. It's not. It's a metro area of 2 million people and growing with more highway miles per capita than any other city in the nation. It was founded in 1850. It's the largest city in its state and has three professional sports teams. There's nothing remotely rural about Kansas City these days.

I mean, NYC is this city made up of diverse cultures and peoples that have come from all over to do stuff and live there. How is it that the residents can be so worldly yet so damned insulated to what happens in other parts of the country they live in?

I want to like New York City. I really do. I liked going there. I liked the general feeling of the place. On the other hand, there's this... elitism... and ignorance that's really hard to get over if you're from "fly-over" country. Don't be that city. Leave that to the dicks in LA and San Francisco. They're ultimately better at it and I don't have any love for them.


As someone who lives outside of the US most of the time, what you describe is a great encapsulation of American attitudes. What you find distasteful of New Yorkers is actually an attribute of Americans in general.

And what New Yorkers don't seem to understand about their own self-centeredness and cultural myopia is just as true for most Americans.
 
2012-10-30 12:52:26 AM  

Marine1: TeamEd: Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

It's not that we don't get that, it's that we have been told that New York is The Greatest City on EarthTM and they apparently never thought to install flood controls despite the fact that they're on level with the Atlantic Ocean and on a potential hurricane track. Now we're going to get to spend a few hundred million dollars cleaning it up.

NYC does have flood protection. However, these surges are the greatest they've been in recorded history in lots of places. I suppose Bloomie could build 40 foot sandbag walls all around the city and have avoided a lot of the damage but there's a point where you can only plan for what can be reasonably expected.

It's a Cat 1 hurricane. You can reasonably expect those.

and the NY metro area has endured those and worse with much less damage. This isn't the same. This is a frankenstorm which my research tells me has something to do with a regular hurricane falling into a vat of radioactive waste and emerging with super-storm surge powers

How much more storm surge? Honestly curious.

This is the biggest flood-tide on record by 3' or so. Records go back to 1821.

As compared to other Cat. 1 storms or all hurricanes?


Forget about the Categories. That's just wind speed. Wind speed isn't everything. In this case, it's not much at all.

The reason why Sandy is a big deal is because it's HUGE. Wind's picking up in the midwest. The storm surges in NYC are terrible because of all the displaced water from the HUGE storm.

New York's water pumping mechanisms are good. They're not getting the job done in the worst storm since they were built. That doesn't mean a lack of preparation. Sometimes, HUGE storms happen.
 
2012-10-30 12:52:55 AM  
When does Sean Penn arrive on scene?
 
2012-10-30 12:53:19 AM  

sendtodave: IF a world citizen says that NYC is the center of the world, who are we to argue?


*golf clap*
 
2012-10-30 12:53:52 AM  

Marine1: Well, that's eh... your... definition of urban. The rest of us use the "are there shiat tons of crops? no?" definition


And I don't disagree that I can see where others would find it obnoxious. But it really is just a matter of perspective.
 
2012-10-30 12:53:58 AM  

sethen320: The Great EZE: sethen320: The Great EZE: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: I'm seeing a lot of anti-NY rhetoric here...I wonder why.

It's late at night for them, they're exhausted, and a lot of them are without power, so the cowardly come out of the woodwork?

From one perspective (I know it's alien), we're all in this together.

I'm just scanning the thread. It's pretty shocking. Goddamn has fark gotten bitter over the past few years.

No...NY has built a reputation.

Hey, I get irked by New York's sense of cultural superiority as much as the next guy but something always happens to give them their comeuppance: Their mayor says something stupid, they get reminded there are actually unattractive parts of the city, people show them superior pizza, their sports teams lose, they get mocked over studio apartment rates. New York always gets shown up and we laugh.

But it has to be appropriate comeuppance. When we forget the difference between light-hearted jocularity and actual, serious bitterness then where does that leave us?

Welcome to TF.


Thanks! I haven't been for a few months now. Don't tell Drew, but I kinda miss getting a jump on the politics threads before they get greenlit. Very much appreciated.

/Life of the party.
 
2012-10-30 12:54:14 AM  
Boy, some people really seem to dislike NYC. Can't wait for when the next earthquake or riot nails LA and I read up on Fark.

People really HATE Los Angeles (Even Californians).
 
2012-10-30 12:55:48 AM  

WorldCitizen: Marine1: Atypical Person Reading Fark: New Yorkers are great to tourists. Unless you're a dick to begin with.

When I visited, I didn't find them to be as dickish as I found them uninformed of things that happen outside of New York.

Example: we're eating lunch at The Met and there aren't many places to sit, so this older woman and her friend/family/somethingorother sits with us. I remember that she seemed to have trouble chewing food... like her lip would sort of leave her teeth exposed and thus let you see the food she was chewing. It was unpleasant to watch.

Anyways, we talked with her, and she seemed to be under the impression that Kansas City (where I'm from) was a mostly rural area. It's not. It's a metro area of 2 million people and growing with more highway miles per capita than any other city in the nation. It was founded in 1850. It's the largest city in its state and has three professional sports teams. There's nothing remotely rural about Kansas City these days.

I mean, NYC is this city made up of diverse cultures and peoples that have come from all over to do stuff and live there. How is it that the residents can be so worldly yet so damned insulated to what happens in other parts of the country they live in?

I want to like New York City. I really do. I liked going there. I liked the general feeling of the place. On the other hand, there's this... elitism... and ignorance that's really hard to get over if you're from "fly-over" country. Don't be that city. Leave that to the dicks in LA and San Francisco. They're ultimately better at it and I don't have any love for them.

I'm from the Midwest. NYC is the center of global culture and finance. With the UN there, it's the closest thing the globe has to a capital. It's the main city of the world's superpower. Kansas City is none of these things. New Yorkers could be expected to be a little less informed of Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis or Columbus. These are not global cities. Now, Chicago is a g ...


New York City probably couldn't be what it is if there weren't other cities around the nation providing it with "support". When I say support, I don't mean NYC is a freeloader town that siphons off of the South's... erm... "wealth"... of tax dollars (you know, the ones that don't exist), I mean there's stuff NYC simply cannot do. Growing crops is the standard, of course. Tons of every day products New Yorkers use come from the Midwest as well. If you see an F-150 running around a job site in NYC, it was probably built in Claycomo, MO. On contract with Sprint? They're run out of Overland Park, KS. Sending a Hallmark card to someone in the hospital? Kansas City, Missouri. Even the New York Strip cut of steak is known as a Kansas City Strip elsewhere.

Americans can make at least some excuse for ignorance to the rest of the world. We're separated by two oceans and speak a different language. New Yorkers and other people on the coasts can't use that excuse with the other parts of the country. Not when they see themselves as being more cultured.
 
2012-10-30 12:55:56 AM  
Time for bed. Stay safe and dry, Atlantic Coasters.
 
2012-10-30 12:56:28 AM  

Dafatone: Wind's picking up in the midwest.


wind just picked up a bunch in Chicago
 
2012-10-30 12:57:01 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Boy, some people really seem to dislike NYC. Can't wait for when the next earthquake or riot nails LA and I read up on Fark.

People really HATE Los Angeles (Even Californians).


I am finding myself not hating LA as much as I used to. Part of that is not spending all my time near Redondo Beach.
 
2012-10-30 12:58:06 AM  

The Great EZE: sethen320: The Great EZE: sethen320: The Great EZE: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: I'm seeing a lot of anti-NY rhetoric here...I wonder why.

It's late at night for them, they're exhausted, and a lot of them are without power, so the cowardly come out of the woodwork?

From one perspective (I know it's alien), we're all in this together.

I'm just scanning the thread. It's pretty shocking. Goddamn has fark gotten bitter over the past few years.

No...NY has built a reputation.

Hey, I get irked by New York's sense of cultural superiority as much as the next guy but something always happens to give them their comeuppance: Their mayor says something stupid, they get reminded there are actually unattractive parts of the city, people show them superior pizza, their sports teams lose, they get mocked over studio apartment rates. New York always gets shown up and we laugh.

But it has to be appropriate comeuppance. When we forget the difference between light-hearted jocularity and actual, serious bitterness then where does that leave us?

Welcome to TF.

Thanks! I haven't been for a few months now. Don't tell Drew, but I kinda miss getting a jump on the politics threads before they get greenlit. Very much appreciated.

/Life of the party.


NP. Enjoy.
 
2012-10-30 12:59:01 AM  

Psycat: Bah. I did a gig for a network TV show a couple of months ago, while I thought the Times Square area was pretty interesting to explore, there's no way you'd get me to live there. Too damned noisy, expensive, and over-rated. Basically, downtown Minneapolis blown up 10X. I actually feel more comfortable in places like Tucson or Rochester (NY) because they're much more laid back. And if you like over-the-top, nothing in the world beats the Las Vegas Strip. That place blows my mind--I can only visit for a few days at a time before getting worn out, but it's a hell of a place that changes every 5-10 years.

No, the truly gifted live in places like Kaua'i or Taos, and avoid the insane Rat Race of places like Manhattan or Hong Kong. If I ever make it big as an artist, you better believe I'm heading back to Poipu Beach to spend my days scuba diving and living far from the maddening crowd...


#1 - You were in Times Square. No one lives in Times Square unless you are a masochist. Hell, I spent a lot of my childhood in Midtown East and even just a few blocks east it is a different would from Times Sq.

#2 - You most likely wouldn't make it as a successful artist without spending at least some time in NYC, London, or somewhere like that. Where do you think the people are to buy/sell your paintings?

#3 - The fact that you are comparing a place like NYC to a place like Las Vegas just made me realize the futility of discussing this.
 
2012-10-30 12:59:28 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Dafatone: Wind's picking up in the midwest.

wind just picked up a bunch in Chicago


Wind STILL heavy in the Philly burbs.....just got a giant gust as I was typing that, maybe the strongest all night. The size of this storm is insane.
 
2012-10-30 12:59:56 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Boy, some people really seem to dislike NYC. Can't wait for when the next earthquake or riot nails LA and I read up on Fark.

People really HATE Los Angeles (Even Californians).


Two planes crash into NYC and the country mourns for years.

Fifteen feet of water floods NYC and half the country mocks them during the disaster.
 
2012-10-30 01:00:37 AM  

Marine1: Growing crops is the standard, of course. Tons of every day products New Yorkers use come from the Midwest as well.


So, basically, NYC is the boss, and the rest of the country works for it?

Sounds about right.
 
2012-10-30 01:01:12 AM  
As for New York City, The Onion kinda nailed it a few years back
 
2012-10-30 01:02:49 AM  

sendtodave: Marine1: Growing crops is the standard, of course. Tons of every day products New Yorkers use come from the Midwest as well.

So, basically, NYC is the boss, and the rest of the country works for it?

Sounds about right.


If by "boss", you mean "guy that would be living in a cardboard box without the resources traded to and from other parts of the country", yeah.

More of a symbiotic thing, really.
 
2012-10-30 01:03:06 AM  
We got hit once in the history of keeping records - those yahoos down in chocolate-town get scrubbed down on a regular basis. Eventually, the weather will get it right and exterminate 'em. The South gonna sink again. Next time, I'll keep my hands in my pockets and let the rats drown - thanks to the mudstompers in this thread for reminding me how little their people are worth.

Hell, I may even vote for Rmoney, so we can get rid of FEMA and let them have Huckleberry bail out their town with four illegals and a leaky bucket next time.
 
2012-10-30 01:03:23 AM  

Lollipop165: Psycat: Bah. I did a gig for a network TV show a couple of months ago, while I thought the Times Square area was pretty interesting to explore, there's no way you'd get me to live there. Too damned noisy, expensive, and over-rated. Basically, downtown Minneapolis blown up 10X. I actually feel more comfortable in places like Tucson or Rochester (NY) because they're much more laid back. And if you like over-the-top, nothing in the world beats the Las Vegas Strip. That place blows my mind--I can only visit for a few days at a time before getting worn out, but it's a hell of a place that changes every 5-10 years.

No, the truly gifted live in places like Kaua'i or Taos, and avoid the insane Rat Race of places like Manhattan or Hong Kong. If I ever make it big as an artist, you better believe I'm heading back to Poipu Beach to spend my days scuba diving and living far from the maddening crowd...

#1 - You were in Times Square. No one lives in Times Square unless you are a masochist. Hell, I spent a lot of my childhood in Midtown East and even just a few blocks east it is a different would from Times Sq.

#2 - You most likely wouldn't make it as a successful artist without spending at least some time in NYC, London, or somewhere like that. Where do you think the people are to buy/sell your paintings?

#3 - The fact that you are comparing a place like NYC to a place like Las Vegas just made me realize the futility of discussing this.


#3, Kind of that whole "elitist" attitude mentioned earlier in the thread...just saying. But please, convince us otherwise. Dammit, I said I was going to bed but watching you farkers keep acting like fools is great.
 
2012-10-30 01:03:50 AM  

sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".


The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."
 
2012-10-30 01:05:53 AM  

Marine1: We're separated by two oceans and speak a different language. New Yorkers and other people on the coasts can't use that excuse with the other parts of the country.


Trust me, very few NYers are unaware of things that happen abroad. Many of us are immigrants or first gen's. We call London our sister city (and Londoners feel the same). More metro area NYers have a passport than anywhere else in America. Yeah.... its just the rest that the rest of the world is more interesting than Des Moines or Tulsa :-)

Not that we can't live without our wheat fields and orange groves and so on. Again, I'm not trying to be a dick... its just that it is a different mentallity :-)

/America... fark ya!
 
2012-10-30 01:06:30 AM  

Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."


Was it your current residence?
 
2012-10-30 01:06:52 AM  
 
2012-10-30 01:09:01 AM  

HoleChicken: Wind STILL heavy in the Philly burbs


Wind here isn't out of the range of ordinary so far. But they're saying we may have steady 40 to 50 mph winds tomorrow. That is out of the ordinary. And Lake Michigan may get 20 foot waves. That is completely the far fark out of the the ordinary.

sendtodave: So, basically, NYC is the boss, and the rest of the country works for it?


Well if you want to buy corn or wheat in bulk futures prices matter a lot and corn and wheat futures are traded in Chicago, not NYC.
 
2012-10-30 01:10:23 AM  

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."


That times 20,000 and you know what the people in just ONE new orleans neighborhood went through.

go fark YOURself.
 
2012-10-30 01:10:58 AM  

sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

Was it your current residence?


Luckily, nope. It's my dad's, though.
 
2012-10-30 01:12:05 AM  

sethen320: Isildur: sethen320: Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!


Lol. Do you need some sort of basket to carry around that many chips on your shoulder?

You do realize that if mere discussion of the storm's effects infuriates you so much, no one is forcing you to stay in a thread devoted to the topic?

So I need a reason to be here? It's the internet. Admission is low cost and I have time.



You're absolutely free to be here. You don't sound like you're enjoying it much, though, unless you enjoy reading stuff written by "little biatch[es]". Just as you're free to be here, so is anyone you tell to "piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else".


sethen320: I don't recall asking for your opinion.


Shoot... you're.... you're right! Man... I guess I'll just have to slowly work my way up the conversational ladder until my opinion is in as high demand as yours.
 
2012-10-30 01:13:02 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Well if you want to buy corn or wheat in bulk futures prices matter a lot and corn and wheat futures are traded in Chicago, not NYC.


Absolutely true.

Chicago really runs the heartland.
 
2012-10-30 01:14:35 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Fifteen feet of water floods NYC and half the country mocks them during the disaster.


SirEattonHogg: Boy, some people really seem to dislike NYC. Can't wait for when the next earthquake or riot nails LA and I read up on Fark.



I'm not seeing that much hate, and I'm definitely not seeing "half the country" mocking NYC right now. I don't really know anyone in the NE, so I'm trying to care about this as much I can without having any personal connection to it beyond "we're all Americans/humans." I live in LA and I farking love it here. It's not our fault they built downtown 300 ft above sea level and 15 miles away from the ocean, in a place where we only get 15 inches of rain per year, and 81 degree weather today. We do have those shiatty earthquakes -- the "big one" will eventually fark-up our shiat, no doubt, and we won't get 5-days of warning before it hits. And you guys can come to Fark and laugh at all of our death and destruction based on your imagined perception that the whole country is laughing at you right now.

I'm "with" people in the NE as much as I can be, and I hope everyone makes it through this OK. It seems like southerners are having a lot more fun at your expense right now than anyone on the West Coast.
 
2012-10-30 01:16:00 AM  

Dafatone: The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."


You shouldn't put so much emphasis on material physical things. They really don't matter as much as experiences and relationships do.
 
2012-10-30 01:17:05 AM  
christ, i feel bad for folks any and everywhere when something bad happens to them for no damn good reason

/feels bad a lot
 
2012-10-30 01:17:09 AM  

jst3p: Dafatone: The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

You shouldn't put so much emphasis on material physical things. They really don't matter as much as experiences and relationships do.


I'm thankful that my family's okay. It's only a house. But it's still pretty jarring.
 
2012-10-30 01:17:14 AM  

Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."


Seriously? Your house was taken out and the first thing you thought to do was teach me a lesson on Fark? I think you have some business to get in order. I'm sorry about what happened.
 
2012-10-30 01:17:29 AM  

Lollipop165: Chicago really runs the heartland.


Yep.
 
2012-10-30 01:18:28 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

That times 20,000 and you know what the people in just ONE new orleans neighborhood went through.

go fark YOURself.


In 1918, 20+ million people died of the flu. Therefore there are no other disasters.

/this is how dumb you sound.
 
2012-10-30 01:18:39 AM  

Isildur: sethen320: Isildur: sethen320: Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!


Lol. Do you need some sort of basket to carry around that many chips on your shoulder?

You do realize that if mere discussion of the storm's effects infuriates you so much, no one is forcing you to stay in a thread devoted to the topic?

So I need a reason to be here? It's the internet. Admission is low cost and I have time.


You're absolutely free to be here. You don't sound like you're enjoying it much, though, unless you enjoy reading stuff written by "little biatch[es]". Just as you're free to be here, so is anyone you tell to "piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else".


sethen320: I don't recall asking for your opinion.

Shoot... you're.... you're right! Man... I guess I'll just have to slowly work my way up the conversational ladder until my opinion is in as high demand as yours.



same here.
 
2012-10-30 01:18:58 AM  
Ah, New York. Couldn't have happened to a nicer town.
 
2012-10-30 01:19:34 AM  
sethen320

Any reason you're trying to win Asshole of the thread award?

/From the south on the Coast that gets way more storms than Texas
//go sleep it off man
 
2012-10-30 01:20:25 AM  
More Tweet updates:

- 4.8M without power

- ConEd saying this will be their biggest storm-related power outage in history

- WABC has apparently lost power, and their anchors are broadcasting audio only right now

- Word is that storm surge has now "peaked"
 
2012-10-30 01:21:06 AM  

sethen320: GladGirl: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

They're evacuating hospitals in NYC. Several of them. With extremely vulnerable patients, including micro-preemies and other delicate infants. In those situations, some people will inevitably die. So yeah, for some folks, it is the end of the world.

Have you ever considered turning on the news (not the stuff going on in NYC) and watching it? This happens a lot. We deal with it down here, and we don't like it. Welcome to reality kid. Every time one of you c*cksuckers chooses to make a funny little quip about us, we remember. In fact, I can think of a few as I watch the weather map close in on y'all. Have fun, and don't forget to put your valuables in a ziploc baggie just in case.


A) I don't live in NYC, many thousands of miles away actually, so that's not the center of my world, and your "down here" comment seems to presume an incorrect assumption of my origins and perspective. B) I work in the media, and it's my JOB to pay attention to what's going on around the world, and I'm exceedingly competent at it. C) these c*cksuckers with funny little quips? Yeah, you're taking aim at the wrong person here. I'm not known for making funny quips here, believe me, or making light of others' suffering.

Your obvious bitterness at what you feel is ongoing belittling at whatever region or place you come from doesn't change anything. It doesn't make the consequences of this situation any less tragic for people. All it does is make a supremely shiatty situation just a little bit worse.
 
2012-10-30 01:21:15 AM  

Omahawg: christ, i feel bad for folks any and everywhere when something bad happens to them for no damn good reason

/feels bad a lot


Me too. Empathy can be a rough trait to have but it's rewarding as well. I get to feel others joys as well as their pain. Makes competition no fun whatsoever though.

/feel bad when I win
//fell worse when I lose
 
2012-10-30 01:21:30 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Fifteen feet of water floods NYC and half the country mocks them during the disaster.

SirEattonHogg: Boy, some people really seem to dislike NYC. Can't wait for when the next earthquake or riot nails LA and I read up on Fark.


I'm not seeing that much hate, and I'm definitely not seeing "half the country" mocking NYC right now. I don't really know anyone in the NE, so I'm trying to care about this as much I can without having any personal connection to it beyond "we're all Americans/humans." I live in LA and I farking love it here. It's not our fault they built downtown 300 ft above sea level and 15 miles away from the ocean, in a place where we only get 15 inches of rain per year, and 81 degree weather today. We do have those shiatty earthquakes -- the "big one" will eventually fark-up our shiat, no doubt, and we won't get 5-days of warning before it hits. And you guys can come to Fark and laugh at all of our death and destruction based on your imagined perception that the whole country is laughing at you right now.

I'm "with" people in the NE as much as I can be, and I hope everyone makes it through this OK. It seems like southerners are having a lot more fun at your expense right now than anyone on the West Coast.


This. I definitely won't make fun of NYC for going through this, too much human suffering to joke about. Of course if a hurricane ever hits LA that might screw us up worse than the Big One. Normally that wouldn't even be a possibility but with global warming you never know.
 
2012-10-30 01:21:40 AM  

Leonard Washington: sethen320

Any reason you're trying to win Asshole of the thread award?

/From the south on the Coast that gets way more storms than Texas
//go sleep it off man


Asshole, or honesty?

C'mon...it's not like you haven't thought what I'm saying.
 
2012-10-30 01:21:52 AM  

Psycat: dantre: Are you kidding me about New Yorkers?

They're some of the best damn people on this planet -- New York is social Darwinism at its finest. 99% of the people NOT born into New York can't hack it out there -- it takes the most resilient, creative, intelligent, and successful people to deal with that lifestyle.

Your comfy tech job outside of New York? Unless you're truly gifted and can produce, you're unqualified to hack it in New York. It attracts the best and brightest -- people who aren't afraid to compete with the best to make just enough money to live barely comfortably in a city that attracts bar-none the greatest talent on this planet.

There is no lifestyle on this planet that rivals New York. Quit being jealous. I'm moving back in December and can't wait. Once you spend a few years there, no where else can compare.

Bah. I did a gig for a network TV show a couple of months ago, while I thought the Times Square area was pretty interesting to explore, there's no way you'd get me to live there. Too damned noisy, expensive, and over-rated. Basically, downtown Minneapolis blown up 10X. I actually feel more comfortable in places like Tucson or Rochester (NY) because they're much more laid back. And if you like over-the-top, nothing in the world beats the Las Vegas Strip. That place blows my mind--I can only visit for a few days at a time before getting worn out, but it's a hell of a place that changes every 5-10 years.

No, the truly gifted live in places like Kaua'i or Taos, and avoid the insane Rat Race of places like Manhattan or Hong Kong. If I ever make it big as an artist, you better believe I'm heading back to Poipu Beach to spend my days scuba diving and living far from the maddening crowd...


Good goal! 'Madding', btw.
 
2012-10-30 01:23:11 AM  

GladGirl: All it does is make a supremely shiatty situation just a little bit worse.


Hes just a troll - pay him no mind.
 
2012-10-30 01:24:24 AM  

sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

Seriously? Your house was taken out and the first thing you thought to do was teach me a lesson on Fark? I think you have some business to get in order. I'm sorry about what happened.


You... already responded to this once? Get your being annoyed about people being upset about floods in order.

Posting on Fark was not the first thing I did. Like I said, I don't live there. I'm pretty far away. Not much I can do beyond making sure my family is safe.
 
2012-10-30 01:24:52 AM  

Lollipop165: #1 - You were in Times Square. No one lives in Times Square unless you are a masochist. Hell, I spent a lot of my childhood in Midtown East and even just a few blocks east it is a different would from Times Sq.


I've been to Manhattan before, and have seen a lot more the previous time. It's quite walkable, but every damned apartment around Central Park seems to be 40+ floors. And to sub-lease somebody's closet in one of those places probably costs $2000. Also, the cops all looked like they grabbed some homeless person off the street and slapped a uniform on them. And yes, there is something of a "Hey, I'm walkin' heah" attitude, not as over-the-top, but still there.

On the other hand, it's fun to see world-famous places like Central Park, the World Trade Towers (first visit, natch), Grand Central, the library with the lions next to Bryant Park, the big-ass Toy 'R' Us, the surprisingly big subway/underground mall thingie near Rockefeller Center. Again, good place to visit, but...well, you know the cliche.


#2 - You most likely wouldn't make it as a successful artist without spending at least some time in NYC, London, or somewhere like that. Where do you think the people are to buy/sell your paintings?


I'm not a painter; the great thing about inventing your own sub-genre of art is that you're automatically the world's expert by default :) A surprising number of my gigs are in offbeat places like Rancho Cucamonga, California (BTW, the one location was, I kid you not, located at the intersection of Jack Benny Boulevard and Rochester Avenue). Even places like the Quad Cities have their quirks, and the University of Arizona in Tucson is mind-blowing in its architecture.

On the other hand, places like Sunset Boulevard are over-rated and I was sorely disappointed that the La Brea tar pits were just a small greasy pond taking up a small portion of the LACMA campus.


#3 - The fact that you are comparing a place like NYC to a place like Las Vegas just made me realize the futility of discussing this.


Why not? NYC is trying just as hard to be as over-the-top as Vegas, and vice versa. I think gambling is dull and don't care much for all the idiot drunks on the Strip or the occasional over-zealous security dude, but the absolute mind-blowing architecture on the Strip makes it all worth it. I was there in 2008 and 2011 and in three years, they added a couple of new mega-casinos, a new tramway, a really cool mall near the Monte Carlo (?) and another cool mall down the Strip towards the Stratosphere. And the Bellagio always freaks me out--about a zillion Chihuly (sp?) glass works on the ceiling and just an all-around beautiful place to visit. And, of course, I'm a real sucker for all the all-you-can-eat buffets where you can find stuff you can't get in Noo Yawk. There's no way I'd ever live in Vegas, but it's cool to visit for a few days before burnout sets in...
 
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