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2012-10-29 11:57:58 PM
5 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.


Kind of like how people down South shiat their pants when a flake of snow drops?

Get over yourself. This is a serious storm and being a condescending dick about it isn't going to help your case.
2012-10-30 12:52:24 AM
4 votes:

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 12:24:23 AM
4 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: I just cant help but be extremely pissed about the irony of some of the SAME farkers who were here showing absolutely NO compassion for the residents of New Orleans suddenly freaking out over a MINOR storm by comparison....


Maybe I'm misreading your statements but your account says you began farking in....2010...

So tell me more about how people on this thread were making fun of Katrina when it happened..... cause I don't remember the Katrina threads that way at all.
2012-10-30 12:15:31 AM
4 votes:

sethen320: I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.


1) Its much more densely populated, which increases effects by an order of magnitude. 2) Its combined with two other weather systems--all that energy is creating a super-noreaster 3) its a farking huge storm that is affecting many more states and cultures at once. 4) Everyone who has been asked for their analysis, from professors of atmospheric sciences to professional forecasters is saying they have never seen this particular combination of tropical storm meeting winter system over the most densely populated part of the country--and no one knows exactly what is going to happen 5) Its hitting the financial core of liquid capital management in the Western Hemisphere if not the world.
2012-10-29 11:48:44 PM
4 votes:

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



I live in Cali and like to laugh at East Coasters when they get hit with a "scary" 5.0 earthquake. HOWEVER, a 5.8 near Washington DC is different than one here in SoCal because their buildings aren't built to handle earthquakes. The same goes for tropical storms hitting non-tropical areas. A Cat 1 is nothing to get too scared about if you're in Florida, but the infrastructure and preparedness for a storm like this in the NE is a totally different ballgame. I don't think condescending to people over it is very cool, in other words.
2012-10-29 08:17:33 PM
4 votes:
Looks like the Gawker sites are all down. No io9, Gawker, Deadspin, Jezebel etc...

So, Sandy isn't all bad?
2012-10-30 12:13:27 AM
3 votes:

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?
2012-10-30 12:03:51 AM
3 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: ariseatex: The more you eat the more you fart: It's a SUB-tropical system.

Jeebus you northeasterners are a bunch of crybaby pussies.

fark you.

Alright, heading to bed. The farktards who have no farking idea what they're farking talking about have apparently taken over the thread. Maybe by tomorrow people will look up what a farking post-tropical system actually is before assuming it's a farking weakling. Wouldn't hold my breath, stupidity can't be cured.

fark YOU.

I know exactly what I'm talking about. Here, a category 1 hurricane makes people go "meh...time to buy some beer"

A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.

/lives on the gulf coast
//go fark yourself..again.


For the record, just as Katrina was "only" a Cat 3 at final landfall, the maximum winds are *NOT* always the main story! A tiny hurricane packing 120 mph winds may do much, much less damage than a Cat 1 with a massive wind field and anomalously low central pressure that hits a very populated area. As a resident of the gulf coast, I know that you know this. Katrina had a very large wind field, and it's previous intensity allowed it to build up a very large surge. Similarly, Sandy hit with an anomalously large surge. The storm surge with Sandy was quite uncharacteristic of a Cat 1 hurricane. Being so large, the surge also hit MANY areas.

Of course, it's important to realize that towns and cities along coastal NJ, NY, CT, etc., aren't designed to withstand hurricanes like FL is...
2012-10-30 12:00:41 AM
3 votes:

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.
2012-10-29 11:56:44 PM
3 votes:

ThrobblefootSpectre: 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.


It was *not* downgraded to a tropical storm. A post-tropical cyclone is *not* a tropical storm. Sandy, as of early evening, could no longer be considered a tropical cyclone of any kind since it's structure no longer fit the criteria. As such, it was declared a post-tropical cyclone, or an extratropical cyclone. The origins of the 'energy' for a tropical cyclone (which includes tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes) is very different from the energy source for extratropical cyclones like Sandy. Yes, the labeling can get confusing, but just know that a post-tropical cyclone is *not* a tropical storm.

From the National Hurricane Center as of 11 pm EDT: "...SANDY STILL PACKING HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS... ...NEXT PUBLIC ADVISORY TO BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER..." The NHC ceases advisories for Sandy because it's not a tropical cyclone. The HPC picks up advisory duties to cover the rest of this storm's life.

Here's is a part of the advisory from the 7 pm EDT NHC public advisory: "AS INDICATED IN THE 5 PM DISCUSSION...SATELLITE...RADAR...AND
AIRCRAFT DATA INDICATE THAT SANDY HAS CONTINUED TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS. NHC IS NOW DESIGNATING SANDY AS A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE. IN ADDITION...THE MAXIMUM WINDS HAVE DECREASED SLIGHTLY AND ARE NOW NEAR 85 MPH...140 KM/H"

Those 85 mph max winds would have kept Sandy at hurricane status if it were a tropical cyclone.
2012-10-29 11:28:02 PM
3 votes:

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 10:52:22 PM
3 votes:

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!
2012-10-29 08:19:59 PM
3 votes:
looks nasty out there. luckily I planned ahead - I have several bottles of rum.
2012-10-30 01:18:28 AM
2 votes:

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 12:55:48 AM
2 votes:

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 12:31:23 AM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 12:24:23 AM
2 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: Three years ago, we had 18 inches fall in 2 hours. I got outside and made a snowman in the back of my truck and then drove to work.


Paul Ryan-like imprecision with numbers detected. The world record snowfall is 9 inches in one hour, in Oswego NY in 1972.

You tied the world record, and kept that pace for two hours.
2012-10-30 12:12:13 AM
2 votes:

sethen320: cameroncrazy1984: sethen320: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

Then of course you'll be willing to pay your fair share of it, in insurance premium increases, etc?

Who says I don't? Been paying windstorm premiums for several years...never made a claim. You?

We all pay. I'm just not into admonishing others to "get a grip." I guess I can keep paying until I die, but I'm not sure my kids are making enough to pay for my share when I'm dead.

It's not the end of the world, or the universe, but such events can mean significant changes in how people live. Whether people still have jobs. Whether people get health care. Stuff like that.

I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.

Uh, possibly because we don't deal with this sh*t constantly?

Ok, agreed. But if you watch the news from time to time and actually keep up with things not in your immediate vicinity you would see that it's EXTREMELY unlikely that this event is going to kill you. People can and will deal with it successfully. Most of them won't even need to jump online and AW during the storm for this to happen.


Just because you're not going to die from it doesn't mean you can't talk about it and make sure other people don't kill themselves doing stupid sh*t.
2012-10-30 12:09:23 AM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 12:06:32 AM
2 votes:

skullkrusher: that was just the opposite. I had homeless guys outside of Port Authority stopping me just to ask how I was doing. That shiat was bizarre.

NYC - Greatest City on EarthTM


And the hugging? Goddamn I must have hugged 100 strangers at Union Square that day.

/seriously, I never got were the "Nyers are dicks" thing comes from. I don't want to chat with you on the subway. Got out of my farking way when I am walking. Don't farking cut me in line. But need a hug? No problem.
2012-10-30 12:06:24 AM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-29 11:57:42 PM
2 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: It's a SUB-tropical system.

Jeebus you northeasterners are a bunch of crybaby pussies.


That's called a Noreaster and they commonly do more damage than a hurricane as cold water doesn't weaken them and they survive on land..
2012-10-29 11:39:40 PM
2 votes:

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 11:32:24 PM
2 votes:
I'm out. Hang in there East Coasters. And Hey.....

i.imgur.com

Be careful out there
2012-10-29 11:28:27 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-29 11:26:39 PM
2 votes:
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 11:21:07 PM
2 votes:

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 11:11:14 PM
2 votes:
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 10:57:46 PM
2 votes:

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 10:57:28 PM
2 votes:

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 10:55:49 PM
2 votes:
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2012-10-29 10:52:39 PM
2 votes:

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 10:41:42 PM
2 votes:
I lost power out here... In Kentucky.
2012-10-29 10:38:28 PM
2 votes:

Fista-Phobia: Top speed 45 mph??


AWPS stations use averages.
2012-10-29 10:35:42 PM
2 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

dafuq (Financial District)
2012-10-29 10:01:51 PM
2 votes:

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 09:36:45 PM
2 votes:

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.
mjg
2012-10-29 09:08:06 PM
2 votes:

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 09:02:35 PM
2 votes:
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 08:54:02 PM
2 votes:
NO CARRIER
ATDT911
CONNECT 9600
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NO CARRIER
2012-10-29 08:30:45 PM
2 votes:

djcunix: Lots of babies being made tonight.



Sandy is going to be a very popular baby name next July/ August.
2012-10-30 01:35:15 AM
1 votes:

Lollipop165: #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?


That actually is one of my beefs with the art situation in NYC, though interestingly it doesn't apply as well to London or Paris. It's the extreme provincialism of the people involved with art, the dealers, galleries and buyers in a time where there's no justification for it. Sure when traveling 500 miles was a major trip, it did work, but these days? Not so much. Also the way many galleries in NYC are run leaves something to be desired. Though that applies to galleries all over to some degree so it's not purely a an NYC thing it's just more concentrated there and more harmful. Course these days actual art collectors are almost non-existent, there really just speculators whose only concern is what can make them a buck. And some have advisers whose nominal purpose is to find the "good stuff" when in fact many advisers just take them to whatever galleries they get kick backs on sales from.
2012-10-30 01:31:45 AM
1 votes:

Omahawg: quickdraw: 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

exactly. what the hell is wrong with these people?

my disaster is worse than your disaster! neener neener! I am a petulant child who should be spanked and put to bed without supper

jesus h. rodriguez....


They are just trolling. I figure its because they are such bitter little pills that they have nothing better to do.
2012-10-30 01:27:30 AM
1 votes:

quickdraw: 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


exactly. what the hell is wrong with these people?

my disaster is worse than your disaster! neener neener! I am a petulant child who should be spanked and put to bed without supper

jesus h. rodriguez....
2012-10-30 01:24:52 AM
1 votes:

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...
2012-10-30 01:23:11 AM
1 votes:

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 01:20:25 AM
1 votes:
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 01:19:34 AM
1 votes:
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 01:17:29 AM
1 votes:

Lollipop165: Chicago really runs the heartland.


Yep.
2012-10-30 01:17:05 AM
1 votes:
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 12:59:28 AM
1 votes:

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 12:59:01 AM
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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 12:56:28 AM
1 votes:

Dafatone: Wind's picking up in the midwest.


wind just picked up a bunch in Chicago
2012-10-30 12:52:26 AM
1 votes:

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 12:46:36 AM
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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...
2012-10-30 12:45:56 AM
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Lollipop165: 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 don't disagree with you regarding our "nothing outside of NY attitutude". That famous New Yorker painting (I have it hanging on my wall) of they way NYer's see the world... The big streets of NYC, then NJ, then where ever else, is completely true (hence why I have it hanging and hence why it is so famous)

But this:"It's a metro area of 2 million people and growing with more high ...


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

Los Angeles isn't as much a city as it is a collection of graffiti and dirt, so that point is moot.
2012-10-30 12:44:33 AM
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The more you eat the more you fart: Well, one BENEFIT to this storm is that at least after its over, the streets in New York won't be so dirty.


As if you would know, when all you've seen of NYC is the intro to Welcome Back Kotter.
When your building has million dollar apartments, or your restaurant gets $200 a plate, you tend to keep the sidewalk out front pretty clean.
2012-10-30 12:43:46 AM
1 votes:

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.


that's most americans general attitude towards the rest of the planet though so I'm not sure that's just a NYC thing.
2012-10-30 12:43:35 AM
1 votes:
Is it me or is the folks on Fox 5 NYC clueless about anything that is going on?
2012-10-30 12:40:23 AM
1 votes:
Well, a few slobbering diddlers shiat this thread pretty effectively, I'd say.
2012-10-30 12:32:24 AM
1 votes:

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?
2012-10-30 12:29:08 AM
1 votes:
By the way, I also just checked RFDtv for all of you.

i.imgur.com

Its a couple of old farts with big hair and tons of makeup singing country music on stage. One of them is wearing overalls. Nothing about the Frankenstorm.
2012-10-30 12:27:57 AM
1 votes:

Isildur: 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.


Did you not notice that I posted a picture to agree with him? You missed the joke and assumed I missed his.
2012-10-30 12:26:26 AM
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Cluckity: I dunno where this one is, but someone here will.

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They're going to rename the city New Venice.
2012-10-30 12:25:20 AM
1 votes:

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.


And half the Midwest is sitting on the site of the US's largest earthquake, yet nearly none of the buildings are built to be quake proof to anything close to the size of the quake that is possible there again at any given moment. And it would be tens of billions to clean up a mess from a big one there.

The entire US is getting way behind in the infrastructure game. But China has a lot of shiny new infrastructure.
2012-10-30 12:23:41 AM
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The more you eat the more you fart: No compassion for new orleans...no compassion for you.


A lot of people across the nation are still pissed off about what happened to New Orleans. There is no point to collectively taking it out on your imagined construct of what NYC and people that live there are like. Its not an identity politics contest over who is getting screwed worse. Lots of us all over the country have loved ones and relatives all over the East Coast who are getting pounded by a lot of weather right now. As Martin Luther King said, "we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality." Chill.
2012-10-30 12:23:06 AM
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sethen320: There are so many more people there - and people in powerful industries, as well. They are reactive and there are a lot of them.

They *will* file claims and lawsuits, national premiums *will* rise to cover these losses

So...no sense of entitlement, right? Fark you.


You idiot. They're only doing what everyone else does when things like this happen (like YOU wouldn't file a claim if you were flooded out).

And I don't live there, and as a Californian, after our last Big One, we know perfectly well that no one will come to our aid - no one cares about California, we aren't the massive system that has the Federal government in the middle and we're not a swing state.

I suspect one day it will be different for the East Coast as well, but I'm not an advocate of dog eat dog - you can be, though, if you like dog.

God, the assumptions people make.
2012-10-30 12:23:03 AM
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Somacandra: sethen320: I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.

1) Its much more densely populated, which increases effects by an order of magnitude. 2) Its combined with two other weather systems--all that energy is creating a super-noreaster 3) its a farking huge storm that is affecting many more states and cultures at once. 4) Everyone who has been asked for their analysis, from professors of atmospheric sciences to professional forecasters is saying they have never seen this particular combination of tropical storm meeting winter system over the most densely populated part of the country--and no one knows exactly what is going to happen 5) Its hitting the financial core of liquid capital management in the Western Hemisphere if not the world.


Quoted this in the other thread. Couldn't have said it better myself.
2012-10-30 12:20:30 AM
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The more you eat the more you fart: Perditax: The more you eat the more you fart: Im just seeing lots of parallels here between this storm and Katrina...

Although I do not live in New Orleans, or near it...I remember several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags...telling the ppl in new orleans "That's what you get" and "no big loss" and such...as people were dying.

What goes around comes around I guess...now it's the north's turn to see what it's like to find yourself without adequate insurance to cover water damages to your home...have an 18 foot wall of water suddenly inundate your city, and have levees that were never designed to contain such a powerful storm surge topped or breached.

Maybe you motherfarkers will remember this shiat the next time the people in New Orleans are staring down the barrel of another Category 3+ storm.

So being a douchebag about this hurricane makes it all better? Awesome. You just keep right on keeping the cycle of douchebaggery going.


yep. I'll be impressed when 60%+ of New York is underwater and more than 50% of the people there are suddenly homeless.

THEN....then you will have the right to talk about what happened to New Orleans during Katrina.


"I hate how those people acted then, so I will act exactly like they did now!" If you're really of the opinion that the people in "several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags" were in the wrong, then act like it. If you think really something is wrong or reprehensible, then you shouldn't do it yourself. If you think something is wrong or reprehensible and you do it anyway, then you deserve no respect. STFU and have the respect for the people in this hurricane that you feel was missing for the people in Katrina. You want this kind of douchebaggery to stop? You help make it stop by not farking doing it yourself.
2012-10-30 12:16:37 AM
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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?


No, as in at the flood gauge in Battery Park, NY. The sea is 3 feet higher there than it has ever been in recorded human settlement.
Whether Sandy's surge compares to a Gulf-Coast hurricane's is irrelevant - though Sandy's surge is quite high by any standards. The point is that this is a 200-year flood event with a unprecedentedly wide-area Cat 1 hurricane on top.
2012-10-30 12:14:31 AM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: skullkrusher: Lollipop165: /seriously, I never got were the "Nyers are dicks" thing comes from. I don't want to chat with you on the subway. Got out of my farking way when I am walking. Don't farking cut me in line. But need a hug? No problem.

hehe exactly. Ask directions? Happy to help. Just don't block the sidewalk 5 across as you meander down Central Park South and I am trying to get to work

And you say my point was bullsh*t? NYers aren't going to do any of that. Ergo, you love other NYers.


bullshiat about being dicks to tourists.
We're not. I love talking to tourists at the bars or giving them recommendations for places to eat or see. Happy giving directions or answering any questions you have if I can and have the time. Just don't impede my daily shiat
2012-10-30 12:14:29 AM
1 votes:

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?


The way I understand it, as compared to all flood-inducing events of all kinds, including powerful rainstorms.
2012-10-30 12:13:35 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 12:12:49 AM
1 votes:

skullkrusher: Lollipop165: /seriously, I never got were the "Nyers are dicks" thing comes from. I don't want to chat with you on the subway. Got out of my farking way when I am walking. Don't farking cut me in line. But need a hug? No problem.

hehe exactly. Ask directions? Happy to help. Just don't block the sidewalk 5 across as you meander down Central Park South and I am trying to get to work


And you say my point was bullsh*t? NYers aren't going to do any of that. Ergo, you love other NYers.
2012-10-30 12:11:56 AM
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Lollipop165: sethen320: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.

Because there are a lot more people in the NE and a lot more things. A bad storm hits the NE it can be billions in damage. A bad storm hits Yokel, FL, you lose some alligators and a stop sign.

/and yes it IS actually allover the news in the NE when bad storms hit outside of the NE. I know, shocking that news is news.


It'll definitely be big news though when the big one strikes Miami though.
2012-10-30 12:10:24 AM
1 votes:

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

I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.


Because there are a lot more people in the NE and a lot more things. A bad storm hits the NE it can be billions in damage. A bad storm hits Yokel, FL, you lose some alligators and a stop sign.

/and yes it IS actually allover the news in the NE when bad storms hit outside of the NE. I know, shocking that news is news.
2012-10-30 12:10:08 AM
1 votes:

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?


Ever. Do you know what "record" means?
2012-10-30 12:09:06 AM
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Perditax: The more you eat the more you fart: Im just seeing lots of parallels here between this storm and Katrina...

Although I do not live in New Orleans, or near it...I remember several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags...telling the ppl in new orleans "That's what you get" and "no big loss" and such...as people were dying.

What goes around comes around I guess...now it's the north's turn to see what it's like to find yourself without adequate insurance to cover water damages to your home...have an 18 foot wall of water suddenly inundate your city, and have levees that were never designed to contain such a powerful storm surge topped or breached.

Maybe you motherfarkers will remember this shiat the next time the people in New Orleans are staring down the barrel of another Category 3+ storm.

So being a douchebag about this hurricane makes it all better? Awesome. You just keep right on keeping the cycle of douchebaggery going.


That seems to be a common theme here tonight.

I'm just trying to make snarky remarks without trying to be a dick to anyone.
2012-10-30 12:09:00 AM
1 votes:
Looks like this thread is finally heading to shiat.

Night farkers. Stay safe
2012-10-30 12:08:36 AM
1 votes:

Lollipop165: skullkrusher: that was just the opposite. I had homeless guys outside of Port Authority stopping me just to ask how I was doing. That shiat was bizarre.

NYC - Greatest City on EarthTM

And the hugging? Goddamn I must have hugged 100 strangers at Union Square that day.

/seriously, I never got were the "Nyers are dicks" thing comes from. I don't want to chat with you on the subway. Got out of my farking way when I am walking. Don't farking cut me in line. But need a hug? No problem.


NYers are dicks to tourists. They love other NYers.
2012-10-30 12:08:28 AM
1 votes:

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

Then of course you'll be willing to pay your fair share of it, in insurance premium increases, etc?

Who says I don't? Been paying windstorm premiums for several years...never made a claim. You?

We all pay. I'm just not into admonishing others to "get a grip." I guess I can keep paying until I die, but I'm not sure my kids are making enough to pay for my share when I'm dead.

It's not the end of the world, or the universe, but such events can mean significant changes in how people live. Whether people still have jobs. Whether people get health care. Stuff like that.

I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.


There are so many more people there - and people in powerful industries, as well. They are reactive and there are a lot of them.

They *will* file claims and lawsuits, national premiums *will* rise to cover these losses. Population density is just so high...and the lifestyle is pretty good, too. Lots of expensive cars are now totaled.

Where else would you find several large hospitals all involved in evacuation at one time? And the entire area is already "on a budget," hanging by a shoestring, as it were, as nature did not intend for 60 million people to live in complex housing and transportation systems in that area.

Since that's about 1 in 5 Americans, I think it's a reason to pay attention. Even if all of California slid into the ocean (and yes, you'd notice, as your imports from China would be disrupted for quite awhile and WalMart's shelves would be depleted), it still wouldn't be much more than 20 million (some Californians live beyond the reach of the San Andreas...)
2012-10-30 12:06:51 AM
1 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: Im just seeing lots of parallels here between this storm and Katrina...

Although I do not live in New Orleans, or near it...I remember several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags...telling the ppl in new orleans "That's what you get" and "no big loss" and such...as people were dying.

What goes around comes around I guess...now it's the north's turn to see what it's like to find yourself without adequate insurance to cover water damages to your home...have an 18 foot wall of water suddenly inundate your city, and have levees that were never designed to contain such a powerful storm surge topped or breached.

Maybe you motherfarkers will remember this shiat the next time the people in New Orleans are staring down the barrel of another Category 3+ storm.


So being a douchebag about this hurricane makes it all better? Awesome. You just keep right on keeping the cycle of douchebaggery going.
2012-10-30 12:06:41 AM
1 votes:

sethen320: I'm seeing a lot of anti-NY rhetoric here...I wonder why.


The Yankees didn't even bother trying to fight Detroit in the playoffs, got swept, which made Detroit have a long break before getting swept by SF.

That's why I have anti-NY sentiments anyways.

/not really
2012-10-30 12:06:21 AM
1 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: Three years ago, we had 18 inches fall in 2 hours. I got outside and made a snowman in the back of my truck and then drove to work.


Sure you did, sparky.
2012-10-30 12:04:01 AM
1 votes:

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

I checked EWTN for all of you. They have a bunch of Catholic church shiat on. Nothing about the Frankenstorm.


Is the lady with the eyepatch on?

I just caught the WNYW feed while channel surfing.
2012-10-30 12:03:49 AM
1 votes:

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

Then of course you'll be willing to pay your fair share of it, in insurance premium increases, etc?

Who says I don't? Been paying windstorm premiums for several years...never made a claim. You?

We all pay. I'm just not into admonishing others to "get a grip." I guess I can keep paying until I die, but I'm not sure my kids are making enough to pay for my share when I'm dead.

It's not the end of the world, or the universe, but such events can mean significant changes in how people live. Whether people still have jobs. Whether people get health care. Stuff like that.

I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.


Uh, possibly because we don't deal with this sh*t constantly?
2012-10-30 12:02:52 AM
1 votes:
Im just seeing lots of parallels here between this storm and Katrina...

Although I do not live in New Orleans, or near it...I remember several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags...telling the ppl in new orleans "That's what you get" and "no big loss" and such...as people were dying.

What goes around comes around I guess...now it's the north's turn to see what it's like to find yourself without adequate insurance to cover water damages to your home...have an 18 foot wall of water suddenly inundate your city, and have levees that were never designed to contain such a powerful storm surge topped or breached.

Maybe you motherfarkers will remember this shiat the next time the people in New Orleans are staring down the barrel of another Category 3+ storm.
2012-10-30 12:02:13 AM
1 votes:

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.


Sandy is something like a 100 to 200 year storm, easily as rare as a Katrina-type gulf coast hurricane.
2012-10-30 12:02:11 AM
1 votes:

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.


You can't "reasonably expect" record storm surges.
2012-10-30 12:01:09 AM
1 votes:

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


I checked EWTN for all of you. They have a bunch of Catholic church shiat on. Nothing about the Frankenstorm.
2012-10-30 12:01:02 AM
1 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: ariseatex: The more you eat the more you fart: It's a SUB-tropical system.

Jeebus you northeasterners are a bunch of crybaby pussies.

fark you.

Alright, heading to bed. The farktards who have no farking idea what they're farking talking about have apparently taken over the thread. Maybe by tomorrow people will look up what a farking post-tropical system actually is before assuming it's a farking weakling. Wouldn't hold my breath, stupidity can't be cured.

fark YOU.

I know exactly what I'm talking about. Here, a category 1 hurricane makes people go "meh...time to buy some beer"

A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.

/lives on the gulf coast
//go fark yourself..again.


You guys get an inch of snow and you act like the world is going to end.

/go fark yourself.
2012-10-29 11:59:39 PM
1 votes:

Lollipop165: And 9-11? No problems at all.


that was just the opposite. I had homeless guys outside of Port Authority stopping me just to ask how I was doing. That shiat was bizarre.

NYC - Greatest City on EarthTM
2012-10-29 11:59:21 PM
1 votes:
5 people dead in New York (I realize it's not thousands of people).

Rooftop rescues ongoing.

Gizneyland camera is offline - I hope the boat didn't crack up. That's enough for me for one night.
2012-10-29 11:58:10 PM
1 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: ariseatex: The more you eat the more you fart: It's a SUB-tropical system.

Jeebus you northeasterners are a bunch of crybaby pussies.

fark you.

Alright, heading to bed. The farktards who have no farking idea what they're farking talking about have apparently taken over the thread. Maybe by tomorrow people will look up what a farking post-tropical system actually is before assuming it's a farking weakling. Wouldn't hold my breath, stupidity can't be cured.

fark YOU.

I know exactly what I'm talking about. Here, a category 1 hurricane makes people go "meh...time to buy some beer"

A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.

/lives on the gulf coast
//go fark yourself..again.


...and how well would your part of the country handle 6 inches of snow?
2012-10-29 11:51:40 PM
1 votes:

ThrobblefootSpectre: 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.


That would be correct if Sandy downgraded to a tropical storm. It wasn't. It was reclassified as a post-tropical cyclone due to inferences about the temperature at the center of the storm. It could be at Cat 5 intensity and still be a post-tropical cyclone. As it was, there was no decrease in intensity when it was reclassified. It became, essentially, a cold hurricane. Or, at least, it was akin to a cold hurricane when they reclassified it. It's probably weakened in the last few hours into something the equivalent of at trop storm
2012-10-29 11:50:32 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-29 11:49:25 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Looting? In lower manhattan?


Well there are parts of Queens and Brooklyn that are just as farked as lower Manhattan.
2012-10-29 11:49:17 PM
1 votes:
pbs.twimg.com

Remember that day they ran out of food coloring when they were filming "The Shining?"

Kubrick was pissed!
2012-10-29 11:49:06 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: [i.imwx.com image 650x366]

I don't think that plywood is helping much tonight


You do realize that was never supposed to hold up to a hurricane, right? It was for safety.
2012-10-29 11:48:59 PM
1 votes:

mjg: I do understand how the Hurricanes are named but it must suck when your name is chosen.
(A friend of mine is named Sandy)


The good news is it won't be chosen again. It's getting retired regardless of what ends up happening in the USA because of what happened in the Caribbean.
2012-10-29 11:46:35 PM
1 votes:

IronTom: 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.


Looting? In lower manhattan?

Yeah, good luck with that.
2012-10-29 11:46:31 PM
1 votes:
I'm betting that I'll still have to shag my ass to work because god forbid there be a day people cannot buy hair dye
2012-10-29 11:45:37 PM
1 votes:

skullkrusher: 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


Ugh he's such a brainless little douchebag. Now that I know who his dad is, it all makes sense.
2012-10-29 11:43:57 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-29 11:43:49 PM
1 votes:
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 11:43:03 PM
1 votes:

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 11:42:56 PM
1 votes:

Cluckity: Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x400]


Don't chase em.
2012-10-29 11:41:58 PM
1 votes:

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 11:41:13 PM
1 votes:

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 11:40:19 PM
1 votes:

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 11:39:37 PM
1 votes:

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 11:39:14 PM
1 votes:

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 11:38:02 PM
1 votes:
It feels like this is going to end up being the most expensive national disaster in US history.
2012-10-29 11:37:23 PM
1 votes:
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 11:36:38 PM
1 votes:

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 11:35:47 PM
1 votes:

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 11:35:36 PM
1 votes:
FDNY has tweeted there is no fire or injuries at Coney Island hospital.
2012-10-29 11:35:16 PM
1 votes:
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 11:34:08 PM
1 votes:

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 11:33:38 PM
1 votes:

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 11:30:17 PM
1 votes:

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 11:30:12 PM
1 votes:

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 11:30:07 PM
1 votes:

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 11:30:06 PM
1 votes:

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 11:28:07 PM
1 votes:
Windmap right now is craaaaazy
i863.photobucket.com
2012-10-29 11:28:02 PM
1 votes:

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 11:22:36 PM
1 votes:
Now hearing Bellevue hospital is also in trouble and possible evacuation of the FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn.

Twitter rumors again.
2012-10-29 11:22:34 PM
1 votes:

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 11:20:59 PM
1 votes:

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 11:19:52 PM
1 votes:

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 11:18:50 PM
1 votes:

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 11:18:38 PM
1 votes:
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 11:18:24 PM
1 votes:
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 11:16:38 PM
1 votes:

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 11:16:05 PM
1 votes:
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 11:15:46 PM
1 votes:

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 11:15:40 PM
1 votes:

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 11:12:50 PM
1 votes:

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 11:12:28 PM
1 votes:

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 11:11:49 PM
1 votes:

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 11:11:07 PM
1 votes:

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 11:11:04 PM
1 votes:

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 11:08:50 PM
1 votes:

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 11:08:35 PM
1 votes:

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 11:08:25 PM
1 votes:

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 11:08:07 PM
1 votes:
Supposedly all power is off for lower Manhattan

t1.gstatic.com
2012-10-29 11:07:51 PM
1 votes:

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 11:07:49 PM
1 votes:

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 11:07:30 PM
1 votes:
Alert declared at Oyster Creek Nuclear power plant. Link to NRC PDF
2012-10-29 11:06:52 PM
1 votes:

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 11:06:20 PM
1 votes:
Marty Markowitz, encapsulating everything people in the flyover states believes about politicians AND New York Jews. Chutzpah, on national TV? Really?
2012-10-29 11:05:34 PM
1 votes:

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 11:04:04 PM
1 votes:

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 11:03:57 PM
1 votes:

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 11:03:44 PM
1 votes:

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 11:03:36 PM
1 votes:

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 11:02:12 PM
1 votes:

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?
2012-10-29 11:02:02 PM
1 votes:

mikaloyd: GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE W BUSH!


abagond.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-29 11:02:01 PM
1 votes:

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 11:01:49 PM
1 votes:

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 11:00:36 PM
1 votes:

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 11:00:30 PM
1 votes:

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 11:00:15 PM
1 votes:
Dominion Power is reporting quite a few outages in the NoVA area, but I've only had it flicker once.

/alexandria
2012-10-29 10:58:38 PM
1 votes:

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 10:58:30 PM
1 votes:
Associated Press is confirming NYU is without power and evacuating.

AP Story Link
2012-10-29 10:57:17 PM
1 votes:

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 10:56:57 PM
1 votes:

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


Now That's creepy.
2012-10-29 10:55:57 PM
1 votes:
Another dramatic one from Midtown Tunnel.

pbs.twimg.com
2012-10-29 10:55:10 PM
1 votes:

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 10:53:15 PM
1 votes:

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 10:52:45 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-29 10:52:34 PM
1 votes:

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!
mjg
2012-10-29 10:52:32 PM
1 votes:

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 10:52:06 PM
1 votes:

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 10:50:40 PM
1 votes:
GOD DAMN YOU GEORGE W BUSH!
2012-10-29 10:50:11 PM
1 votes:

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 10:49:34 PM
1 votes:
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 10:49:28 PM
1 votes:

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 10:49:19 PM
1 votes:

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 10:49:12 PM
1 votes:

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


New York City: Just add water, and it makes its own gravy.
2012-10-29 10:44:58 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-29 10:44:49 PM
1 votes:
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 10:43:47 PM
1 votes:

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 10:40:22 PM
1 votes:
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 10:38:40 PM
1 votes:
West side highway.

Instagram Link
2012-10-29 10:37:44 PM
1 votes:

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 10:37:29 PM
1 votes:

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 10:35:01 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-29 10:32:22 PM
1 votes:
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 10:32:14 PM
1 votes:
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 10:32:14 PM
1 votes:

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


Water height records from 1821 were broken today.
2012-10-29 10:31:39 PM
1 votes:
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 10:31:15 PM
1 votes:
www.ballardian.com
2012-10-29 10:31:04 PM
1 votes:

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 10:30:56 PM
1 votes:
News is saying that the eye is passing over Philly and that it's going to take a beating overnight.
2012-10-29 10:29:40 PM
1 votes:

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 10:28:36 PM
1 votes:

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 10:27:30 PM
1 votes:

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 10:27:29 PM
1 votes:
Most of the other buildings around me here in the Village are now blacked out. FiOS still fine.
2012-10-29 10:26:45 PM
1 votes:
Insane. p.twimg.com
2012-10-29 10:26:00 PM
1 votes:

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 10:25:41 PM
1 votes:

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 10:24:05 PM
1 votes:

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


IT WONT STOP BLOWING UP!
2012-10-29 10:23:47 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-29 10:23:27 PM
1 votes:

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 10:22:53 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-29 10:21:48 PM
1 votes:

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 10:20:34 PM
1 votes:

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 10:20:32 PM
1 votes:
This just in: the power outage was caused by the a giant laser used to fusion weld Jeters ankle
2012-10-29 10:19:53 PM
1 votes:

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 10:19:03 PM
1 votes:
We get to watch two things in action... The storm, and Blomberg's sign language interpreter becoming a meme.
2012-10-29 10:17:13 PM
1 votes:

Cluckity: Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x400]


Oh good. Now the project will be delayed another decade.
2012-10-29 10:15:04 PM
1 votes:
CBS preempted Hawaii 5-0 for a 1 hr special on the hurricane.
2012-10-29 10:14:50 PM
1 votes:
Waterfalls at WTC construction site.

pbs.twimg.com
2012-10-29 10:12:47 PM
1 votes:
New York hurricanes are much better than Chicago's hurricanes
/Got nothing
2012-10-29 10:11:42 PM
1 votes:

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 10:07:17 PM
1 votes:
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 10:06:55 PM
1 votes:
cdn1.elitedaily.com

Paul Ryan will clean dishes for hurricane victims.
2012-10-29 10:06:01 PM
1 votes:
Just heard a loud sound outside in Lansdale, PA.

A tree fell down and is blocking my street.
2012-10-29 10:01:25 PM
1 votes:

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 10:01:20 PM
1 votes:

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 10:01:00 PM
1 votes:

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 09:59:25 PM
1 votes:
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 09:59:12 PM
1 votes:

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 09:56:17 PM
1 votes:

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 09:55:35 PM
1 votes:
The brackish, sewage filled water filling the NYSE should hopefully clean the place up a bit.
2012-10-29 09:55:03 PM
1 votes:

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 09:54:15 PM
1 votes:

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 09:52:49 PM
1 votes:
Now they're reporting no flooding on the floor of the NYSE
2012-10-29 09:51:52 PM
1 votes:

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 09:51:02 PM
1 votes:

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 09:48:46 PM
1 votes:

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 09:48:23 PM
1 votes:

SlothB77: Manhattan just went dark


Seems like everything south of 39th Street has gone black.
2012-10-29 09:48:21 PM
1 votes:

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


That's...not good.
2012-10-29 09:46:19 PM
1 votes:

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 09:45:06 PM
1 votes:
Wow, the NYSE is under 3 feet of water.
2012-10-29 09:44:52 PM
1 votes:
Anyone know where this is? Purported to be in Manhattan somewhere. I can't place it.

Youtube Link
2012-10-29 09:43:19 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-29 09:41:02 PM
1 votes:

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 09:39:36 PM
1 votes:
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 09:38:18 PM
1 votes:
SpikeStrip

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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 09:37:26 PM
1 votes:

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 09:37:02 PM
1 votes:
[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 09:29:57 PM
1 votes:

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 09:28:32 PM
1 votes:

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


I really enjoy the 10 pixels in that image.
2012-10-29 09:28:00 PM
1 votes:

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 09:21:22 PM
1 votes:

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 09:20:11 PM
1 votes:
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 09:19:13 PM
1 votes:
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 09:18:56 PM
1 votes:
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 09:17:52 PM
1 votes:
Huge assed fire burning in Rockaway right now. FD saying 5 buildings involved.
2012-10-29 09:16:40 PM
1 votes:

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 09:16:16 PM
1 votes:

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 09:15:59 PM
1 votes:

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 09:14:01 PM
1 votes:
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 09:13:57 PM
1 votes:

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 09:11:47 PM
1 votes:

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 09:11:25 PM
1 votes:
So we got our wish: No more Jersey Shore

www.mtv.com
2012-10-29 09:09:42 PM
1 votes:

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 09:09:35 PM
1 votes:
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 09:09:26 PM
1 votes:
i1182.photobucket.com
2012-10-29 09:08:29 PM
1 votes:

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 09:08:12 PM
1 votes:
Easton, PA. Have heard ambulances out and about probably fifteen to twenty times. Power keeps going out and back on.
2012-10-29 09:07:48 PM
1 votes:
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.
jgi
2012-10-29 09:01:34 PM
1 votes:
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 09:01:07 PM
1 votes:
OMG the holland tunnel is under water
2012-10-29 09:00:08 PM
1 votes:
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 08:59:19 PM
1 votes:
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 08:59:08 PM
1 votes:
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
2012-10-29 08:58:19 PM
1 votes:
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 08:56:55 PM
1 votes:

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 08:55:54 PM
1 votes:

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 08:52:25 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-29 08:51:13 PM
1 votes:

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 08:50:33 PM
1 votes:

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 08:47:56 PM
1 votes:
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 08:47:36 PM
1 votes:
Hey, anything that might keep people from voting early for that louse Obama can't be all bad.
2012-10-29 08:45:42 PM
1 votes:
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 08:45:37 PM
1 votes:
enis?
2012-10-29 08:44:28 PM
1 votes:

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 08:43:42 PM
1 votes:

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 08:42:22 PM
1 votes:
Just so people understand that hurricanes actually get weaker once they make landfall.
2012-10-29 08:41:06 PM
1 votes:

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 08:40:05 PM
1 votes:
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 08:39:00 PM
1 votes:

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 08:36:00 PM
1 votes:
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 08:33:37 PM
1 votes:
I still have power... I hope it goes out so I don't have to work tomorrow.
2012-10-29 08:32:15 PM
1 votes:
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 08:29:49 PM
1 votes:
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 08:29:00 PM
1 votes:

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 08:25:55 PM
1 votes:
Start eating your dog now.
2012-10-29 08:23:30 PM
1 votes:

teeny: Jesus. Don't read the comments.


Let me guess, all 0bambi's fault?

Yep.
2012-10-29 08:23:12 PM
1 votes:
If my power goes out, I'm voting Romney. Obama didn't do enough to keep the lights on
2012-10-29 08:22:44 PM
1 votes:
I suspect thousands will get laid peacefully...
2012-10-29 08:21:00 PM
1 votes:
Work canceled tomorrow. Only thing open is the bar down the street. It's Miller Time.
2012-10-29 08:20:19 PM
1 votes:
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 08:20:03 PM
1 votes:
Jesus. Don't read the comments.
2012-10-29 08:19:23 PM
1 votes:

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 08:18:48 PM
1 votes:
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 08:17:06 PM
1 votes:
Don't Stop Believin'
2012-10-29 08:16:49 PM
1 votes:
Whimps, if you're hardcore you make your own power.
2012-10-29 08:15:19 PM
1 votes:
I believe the latest number is 2.2 million people without power.
2012-10-29 08:15:15 PM
1 votes:
i'm in allston ma and i lost between 2pm and 6pm.
2012-10-29 08:13:31 PM
1 votes:
#%))#$*@) NO CARRIER
 
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