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2012-10-31 09:29:44 AM  
molempire.com

oblig?
 
2012-10-31 10:13:42 AM  
Mother nature sure knows how to clean house.
 
2012-10-31 10:37:35 AM  
This storm was some serious shiat.

/Floridian
 
2012-10-31 10:38:29 AM  
I remember all my life
Raining down as cold as ice

Ohhh Sandy
 
2012-10-31 10:43:36 AM  
Fake. Pixels. Etc.
 
2012-10-31 10:43:37 AM  
This isn't like Joe Theismann's leg break or Japan's tsunami.

Disappointed at at the lack of destruction and gore...
 
2012-10-31 10:45:42 AM  
www.washingtonpost.com

Isn't that Lex Luthor's swimming pool?
 
2012-10-31 10:46:54 AM  

JerkStore: [www.washingtonpost.com image 606x369]

Isn't that Lex Luthor's swimming pool?


OTISBURGH!!!!
 
2012-10-31 10:47:46 AM  
Selfish, trivial question: Did Pommes Frites (123 2nd Avenue) make it, or did it end up in the East Village dunk tank?
 
2012-10-31 10:48:02 AM  

SlothB77: oblig?


How can you joke about this? Hurricane/TS Sandy was the 2nd-worst Situation to ever befall Jersey Shore!
 
2012-10-31 10:48:07 AM  

kindms: JerkStore: [www.washingtonpost.com image 606x369]

Isn't that Lex Luthor's swimming pool?

OTISBURGH!!!!


a strong play.
 
2012-10-31 10:50:06 AM  
Dear New Jersey:
this is what you get for Snooki and the rest of those reality show clowns.

Signed
God
 
2012-10-31 10:50:25 AM  

factoryconnection: SlothB77: oblig?

How can you joke about this? Hurricane/TS Sandy was the 2nd-worst Situation to ever befall Jersey Shore!


You should be ashamed you know one of the names from that shiat awful show.

/oh wait
 
2012-10-31 10:50:39 AM  
The media can probably get two more days of hype value, if they play it right.
 
2012-10-31 10:51:00 AM  
why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?
 
2012-10-31 10:51:14 AM  
all they were missing was lootie!
 
2012-10-31 10:52:17 AM  

kvinesknows: why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?


Well, I guess they could have taken their cars apart and put them back together on top of the buildings next to the cranes.
 
2012-10-31 10:52:18 AM  
www.washingtonpost.com

Stretching out to get three feet closer really got that shot!
 
2012-10-31 10:55:40 AM  
"Wow, it's almost like a huge amount of water washed pushed into the city by strong winds.
I'm sorry your shiat got farked up but let's stop with the 20 inch headlines every time you find a light pole knocked down or a flooded parking garage."
-Houston, Texas
 
2012-10-31 10:56:24 AM  

JackieRabbit: The media can probably get two more days of hype value, if they play it right.


Yeah.
Especially since it's the worst storm ever to hit the northeast and the metro NYC area.
Hype indeed.
 
2012-10-31 10:56:47 AM  
Thanks for reminding me why I bought a house inland...like hundreds of miles inland and well above sea level.

/good luck with the clean up and rebuilding...just wow
 
TWX
2012-10-31 10:56:56 AM  

dothemath: "Wow, it's almost like a huge amount of water washed pushed into the city by strong winds.
I'm sorry your shiat got farked up but let's stop with the 20 inch headlines every time you find a light pole knocked down or a flooded parking garage."
-Houston, Texas


Or a knocked over lawn chair?
 
2012-10-31 10:57:35 AM  

freewill: kvinesknows: why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?

Well, I guess they could have taken their cars apart and put them back together on top of the buildings next to the cranes.


or say... drove away?
no.. I know.. thats crazy talk sorry
 
2012-10-31 10:57:54 AM  

kvinesknows: why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?


This right here. I know parking is gawd-awful expensive and challenging in New York City: but if I lived there and had a car, my first move would have been to get that thing uptown and into an above ground garage.

IMHO any of those people who submit an insurance claim for a flooded car in lower Manhattan should have it denied.
 
2012-10-31 10:58:18 AM  

JackieRabbit: The media can probably get two more days of hype value, if they play it right.


Romney can blame his defeat on it
 
2012-10-31 10:58:21 AM  
www.washingtonpost.com

The final minutes of the Chum Dumpster.
 
2012-10-31 11:02:58 AM  

dothemath: "Wow, it's almost like a huge amount of water washed pushed into the city by strong winds.
I'm sorry your shiat got farked up but let's stop with the 20 inch headlines every time you find a light pole knocked down or a flooded parking garage."
-Houston, Texas


Yeah, but this time the water was pushed into a REAL city, not some podunk town like Houston.
 
2012-10-31 11:03:15 AM  

kvinesknows: freewill: kvinesknows: why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?

Well, I guess they could have taken their cars apart and put them back together on top of the buildings next to the cranes.

or say... drove away?
no.. I know.. thats crazy talk sorry


Agreed, but I don't think most people understood that this would be severe enough to prompt them to actually leave town.

I'm not sure I would have, although we did discuss leaving our upstate city if it looked like we were going to face a prolonged power outage.
 
2012-10-31 11:04:22 AM  
Server is farked.
 
2012-10-31 11:05:58 AM  

freewill: kvinesknows: why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?

Well, I guess they could have taken their cars apart and put them back together on top of the buildings next to the cranes.


Or, I dunno, maybe moved the cars 20 blocks north and into an above ground parking garage?

/I know: crazy talk.
 
2012-10-31 11:06:44 AM  

Father_Jack: JackieRabbit: The media can probably get two more days of hype value, if they play it right.

Romney can blame his defeat on it


I think lack of media attention on the election hurts Obama more.
 
2012-10-31 11:07:14 AM  
Ok, so I'm sure Sandy did some serious damage in unexpected places, but those before/after photos were just idiotic. They're places right on the water or underground. One was due to a fire.

The OC fishing pier? Really? That things been destroyed by nature and rebuilt so many times I've lost count.
 
2012-10-31 11:08:38 AM  

jack21221: dothemath: "Wow, it's almost like a huge amount of water washed pushed into the city by strong winds.
I'm sorry your shiat got farked up but let's stop with the 20 inch headlines every time you find a light pole knocked down or a flooded parking garage."
-Houston, Texas

Yeah, but this time the water was pushed into a REAL city, not some podunk town like Houston.


Yes, a REAL city that, apparently has never seen a big rainstorm before. I hope the NYT doesn't run out of ink, haha.
 
2012-10-31 11:09:47 AM  

mjohnson71: Or, I dunno, maybe moved the cars 20 blocks north and into an above ground parking garage?

/I know: crazy talk.


*shrug* Like I said, I don't think most people understood what this was or what it was going to do. As people have said on other threads, they don't exactly see a lot of this in Manhattan.

Upstate, some people were looking around at 8 PM going "well, where the fark is all the water? I guess nothing happened". They thought it was like a tornado warning, and that it was all supposed to be over in about 15 minutes. There was zero understanding of the dangers pose by sustained winds, etc. Even when it was explained to them, people just didn't 'get' what you were describing to them. To some people, it's not a real thing that can actually happen until they've seen it, and we've certainly heard plenty of quotes from NYC along those lines in the last two days or so. ("I underestimated this, it's way worse than I imagined outside", etc.)
 
2012-10-31 11:12:39 AM  
Stephanie Abrams has jumped the shark.
She's at Breezy Point talking about how cars were floated out of their parking spaces.
???
 
2012-10-31 11:13:27 AM  

mjohnson71: Or, I dunno, maybe moved the cars 20 blocks north and into an above ground parking garage?

/I know: crazy talk.


...and, for the record, I'd be genuinely surprised if that was an option. Parking is hard enough to come by when underground is an option. I sincerely doubt there is enough above ground parking in Manhattan for all the people who wanted it, so at that point, you're talking about actually leaving the city.
 
2012-10-31 11:17:52 AM  
Sugar Bowl in Breezy Point, NY

i282.photobucket.com

And something positive

i282.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-31 11:20:22 AM  
Obama needs to splice together Romney mocking him on rising sea level with NJ cities being under watered and downtown Manhattan flooded.
 
2012-10-31 11:22:57 AM  

freewill: mjohnson71: Or, I dunno, maybe moved the cars 20 blocks north and into an above ground parking garage?

/I know: crazy talk.

...and, for the record, I'd be genuinely surprised if that was an option. Parking is hard enough to come by when underground is an option. I sincerely doubt there is enough above ground parking in Manhattan for all the people who wanted it, so at that point, you're talking about actually leaving the city.


Hardly. I lived in Chicago for a couple of years and darn well know the challenges of big city parking. I'm sure there were a number of options more uptown and above ground: those people were just being cheap. They probably had already paid monthly parking in those underground garages didn't want to pay again for safer parking.

I knew people in Chicago who thought I was a freak for moving my car to a covered garage when a big ice or snow storm was forecasted.
 
2012-10-31 11:23:18 AM  
God Bless all the people affected.

(you do know this is going to happen again, right?)
 
2012-10-31 11:23:47 AM  

Gunny Highway: Sugar Bowl in Breezy Point, NY

[i282.photobucket.com image 623x351]

And something positive

[i282.photobucket.com image 850x850]


Breezy Pant? Is that like shorts or something?
 
2012-10-31 11:24:48 AM  

thornhill: Obama needs to splice together Romney mocking him on rising sea level with NJ cities being under watered and downtown Manhattan flooded.


I'd settle for SNL using that scenario as a basis for a skit.
 
2012-10-31 11:25:16 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: God Bless all the people affected.

(you do know this is going to happen again, right?)


They'll rebuild again with our tax dollars and insurance money.

/Welcome to the new normal.
 
2012-10-31 11:25:28 AM  
And here on the West coast were people are smart enough not to live in a hurricane alley, our before and after photos

Before
bestof.longislandpress.com

After
www.mauibeachtanning.net
 
2012-10-31 11:27:55 AM  

WienerButt: This storm was some serious shiat.

/Floridian


While I'm not taking away from the destruction in any way, I think that Florida is constructed so that a lot of the damage you see up there wouldn't happen here. Of course if the storm is a Cat 4 or 5, that's a game changer.
 
2012-10-31 11:28:51 AM  

thornhill: Obama needs to splice together Romney mocking him on rising sea level with NJ cities being under watered and downtown Manhattan flooded.


Rising sea levels and storm surge from a hurricane are not the same thing.

Not saying that it's not occurring; this would just be a stupid example.
 
2012-10-31 11:29:35 AM  

mjohnson71: They probably had already paid monthly parking in those underground garages didn't want to pay again for safer parking.


Cheaper to drive to Albany and put the car in Long Term Parking at the airport.
 
2012-10-31 11:30:30 AM  

Ashrams: And here on the West coast were people are smart enough not to live in a hurricane alley, our before and after photos

Before


After


But not smart enough to spell where correctly.

/you'll sink in the ocean soon enough
//thanks for that second pic though
 
2012-10-31 11:34:02 AM  
I used to work in the building at #6!
It's down at the bottom of Manhattan.
What a freaky mess.
 
2012-10-31 11:34:06 AM  

Ashrams: And here on the West coast were people are smart enough not to live in a hurricane alley, our before and after photos

Before
[bestof.longislandpress.com image 400x359]

After
[www.mauibeachtanning.net image 450x335]


You avoid the hurricanes but at least the ground out here has the good sense to stay put.
 
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