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2012-11-01 09:46:04 AM
Where's the part where they hung an innocent man?
 
2012-11-01 09:46:11 AM
Nature's power is breathtaking, if not completely terrifying at times...
 
2012-11-01 09:49:54 AM
Uh-oh... Does this mean the Monroe Republic will soon rise?
 
2012-11-01 09:51:36 AM

USAF06: Uh-oh... Does this mean the Monroe Republic will soon rise?


That show is horrible.

/..and yet I still watch
 
2012-11-01 09:58:38 AM

The Bestest: USAF06: Uh-oh... Does this mean the Monroe Republic will soon rise?

That show is horrible.

/..and yet I still watch


its better than Terra Nova and I was sad when it got cancelled. I think Revolution has a good chance if people stop trashing it... especially people who actually watch it.
 
2012-11-01 10:00:56 AM

Counter_Intelligent: Where's the part where they hung an innocent man?


'cause Hurricane Sandy's got bloodstains on her hands
 
2012-11-01 10:02:48 AM
Got an add asking if I wanted to help Romney, I am not a psychiatrist so I did nothing.
 
2012-11-01 10:04:54 AM

The Bestest: USAF06: Uh-oh... Does this mean the Monroe Republic will soon rise?

That show is horrible.

/..and yet I still watch


I've seen worse. I watched Jersey Shore once... now, that's true crap.
 
2012-11-01 10:07:38 AM
In a word, anticlimactic.
 
2012-11-01 10:07:43 AM

Counter_Intelligent: Where's the part where they hung an innocent man?


i hear the judge has bloodstains on his hands
 
2012-11-01 10:11:25 AM
Saw this yesterday, was hoping it would get greened. That is so... wow.
 
2012-11-01 10:13:31 AM
wrote a song about it, wanna hear it? here go...
www.palzoo.net
 
2012-11-01 10:17:30 AM

micah1701: The Bestest: USAF06: Uh-oh... Does this mean the Monroe Republic will soon rise?

That show is horrible.

/..and yet I still watch

its better than Terra Nova and I was sad when it got cancelled. I think Revolution has a good chance if people stop trashing it... especially people who actually watch it.



Its's got... problems. The premise is so intriguing that I'm willing to give it a season to find itself. They just need to realize that no one cares if you actually show the tornado, so don't waste $XXX,000 on terrible effects, when you can just have Esposito chew some scenery with Danny in the basement. Don't try to make me believe that GoogleMan sewed her farking artery shut, when her simply dying while they watched helplessly would've been just fine. I'm not sure why they couldn't find a role for her going forward - I didn't really care that she died, b/c she only had 2 good scenes: on the beach w/ the dead father guy, and talking about her kids w/ GoogleMan.

I must give them credit for finding mostly non-ridulous reasons to have a swordfight in every episode - that can't be easy. I just wish they would stop dialoguing their way around acting: "But if we don't stop the train, Danny will be gone forever!" Yes, I know, b/c they've already shown me that in previous scenes. How about you just look determined/desperate and let your eyes tell me you're worried about your brother.

Things I like: militia origin story, pretty much all the flashbacks, the as yet unconfirmed) reasons why her mom left them, the insurgency/rebels...

Anyway, I think it could be good, but I wish they'd try to make it more ...maturely. Stop holding my hand and just tell the damn story.

/words
 
2012-11-01 10:18:14 AM
I was expecting more, it just looked like it rained a lot in NY
 
2012-11-01 10:21:49 AM

The Bestest: USAF06: Uh-oh... Does this mean the Monroe Republic will soon rise?

That show is horrible.

/..and yet I still watch


I know. The problem is that they keep hitting the same points over and over again. Mr. Google is a nerd who can't do much now, the Ex. General is a bastard, and the girl is a naive child who doesn't understand the world, and wouldn't if the world still had power. Even the intro dialogue is annoying. They can make the show 5 times better if they just drop the "looking for someone to light the way" line.
 
2012-11-01 10:22:54 AM

micah1701: The Bestest: USAF06: Uh-oh... Does this mean the Monroe Republic will soon rise?

That show is horrible.

/..and yet I still watch

its better than Terra Nova and I was sad when it got cancelled. I think Revolution has a good chance if people stop trashing it... especially people who actually watch it.


Maybe if the entire premise wasn't so amazingly stupid it made Lost's "explanations" seem reasonable.
 
2012-11-01 10:23:53 AM
If they spent more time on the actual story, did something.. -anything- to improve the dialogue, and had far, FAR fewer closeups of the heroine and her truly awful acting, it would be a greatly improved show.
 
2012-11-01 10:28:01 AM
I'd rather se a video of someone finger-blasting Sandy with the lights on.
 
2012-11-01 10:28:31 AM
Still without power/heat/hot water in my neighborhood of Long Island. Luckily the office is all hooked up and I got a nice hot shower this morning at the gym next door (first one since Monday).

Brother's house was flooded and they're looking at a long and very costly clean up before they can live there again.

Co-worker lost her house completely (Long Beach) and her cars. She won't be in for awhile I guess...

Crazy stuff. I've heard that the beaches here (Robert Moses, Jones Beach, most of Fire Island) are completely destroyed. Next Summer is gonna be interesting...
 
2012-11-01 10:29:52 AM
Sandy. The storm that the rest of the world will have to keep farking hearing about till the end of time.
 
2012-11-01 10:31:25 AM
In the GIF before and after - I think the whole thing is shopped

Lower left the streetlights move (aliens maybe?)

And then in lower Manhattan there is 1 light left on, wonder why that is.

cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2012-11-01 10:36:05 AM

JohnCarter: In the GIF before and after - I think the whole thing is shopped

Lower left the streetlights move (aliens maybe?)

And then in lower Manhattan there is 1 light left on, wonder why that is.

[cdn.theatlantic.com image 615x340]


What are you going on about? You can see the exact same frame in the video.
 
2012-11-01 10:38:40 AM
While I feel for the people that suffered through the ravages of Sandy, that video was among the most boring things I ever saw.
 
2012-11-01 10:38:58 AM

JohnCarter: In the GIF before and after - I think the whole thing is shopped

Lower left the streetlights move (aliens maybe?)

And then in lower Manhattan there is 1 light left on, wonder why that is.

[cdn.theatlantic.com image 615x340]


Those lights on the lower left switch off with each other throughout the vid. As for the one light left, car or building with a generator? I dunno.
 
2012-11-01 10:39:15 AM
It sucks that they never had time to prep for it! I mean if they had more than 72 hours warning or something...
 
2012-11-01 10:41:38 AM

JohnCarter: In the GIF before and after - I think the whole thing is shopped

Lower left the streetlights move (aliens maybe?)

And then in lower Manhattan there is 1 light left on, wonder why that is.

[cdn.theatlantic.com image 615x340]


If you actually watch the video, you'll see the lights on the left are on a pier, so they're each blinking on and off. The one light on the right in Manhattan is a car; there's several of them that drive down the street along the waterfront over the course of the video.
 
2012-11-01 10:43:05 AM

TheTrashcanMan: Sandy. The storm that the rest of the world will have to keep farking hearing about till the end of time.


No shiat

"Oh it was WHATEVER"

Lived in North Carolina, we had weekly hurricanes. You prepare in the 4 to 5 farking days prior. Fill up your car, fill up your gas cans, non perishable food, stock up on liquor (beer gets warm). If your live 12 feet from the shore, LEAVE or die.

Not all that hard folks
 
2012-11-01 10:46:59 AM

JohnCarter: TheTrashcanMan: Sandy. The storm that the rest of the world will have to keep farking hearing about till the end of time.

No shiat

"Oh it was WHATEVER"

Lived in North Carolina, we had weekly hurricanes. You prepare in the 4 to 5 farking days prior. Fill up your car, fill up your gas cans, non perishable food, stock up on liquor (beer gets warm). If your live 12 feet from the shore, LEAVE or die.

Not all that hard folks


Right? I bet Florida would also be totally prepared for 36 inches of snow.

// when was the last time a hurricane/storm like this hit NYC proper so hard?
 
2012-11-01 10:54:16 AM
I live in Florida and I am prepared for snow. I have 4WD pickup and a nice 6' box blade for the tractor to plow driveway. Have two back up gen sets that get tested regularly. So, YES.
 
2012-11-01 10:54:19 AM

Dr Dreidel: Right? I bet Florida would also be totally prepared for 36 inches of snow.

// when was the last time a hurricane/storm like this hit NYC proper so hard?


In terms of storm surge (which is the source of most of the problems and exceeded expectations), it's been nearly 200 years.
 
2012-11-01 10:58:55 AM

JohnCarter: Lower left the streetlights move (aliens maybe?)


I don't think those are street lights. I think they are flashing hazzard lights.

And then in lower Manhattan there is 1 light left on, wonder why that is.

A car?
 
2012-11-01 10:59:44 AM
I haven't heard anything about the World Trade Center, did it make it out OK?
 
2012-11-01 10:59:50 AM

Pick: I live in Florida and I am prepared for snow. I have 4WD pickup and a nice 6' box blade for the tractor to plow driveway. Have two back up gen sets that get tested regularly. So, YES.


Yeah, because the only issues created by a blizzard are related to clearing your driveway. And I had a good chuckle at your 4WD comment, that'll surely make getting around easy with massive snow drifts and downed trees. Good one.
 
2012-11-01 11:04:24 AM

star_topology: What are you going on about?


Obama caused the hurricane so he could dominate the news in the week leading up to the election.
 
2012-11-01 11:07:46 AM

TheTrashcanMan: Sandy. The storm that the rest of the world will have to keep farking hearing about till the end of time.


Hell we are still cleaning up from the derecho that went through around June. At least New Yorkers don't have to worry about trying to stay cool in +100 degree heat with no electricity for a week, plus they had plenty of time to be prepared for this, we had maybe 6 hours of warning at the most.
 
2012-11-01 11:09:11 AM
Did people start to pray

start to pray.
 
2012-11-01 11:09:39 AM

Yanks_RSJ: Dr Dreidel: Right? I bet Florida would also be totally prepared for 36 inches of snow.

// when was the last time a hurricane/storm like this hit NYC proper so hard?

In terms of storm surge (which is the source of most of the problems and exceeded expectations), it's been nearly 200 years.


Wait - are they saying this was a 200-year flood? That's different than saying the last time the conditions were this bad was 1812. (A "200-year flood" means "a flood that has a .5% chance of happening in a given year".)

I also was hearing on WTOP this morning that NY officials balked at building a $6B seawall to protect Manhattan from flooding the way many (most?) European cities (which are older, and thus likely to have civic memory of a time when the seas washed away their ancestors' homes) are. With insured losses expected to hit $15-20B, that $6B doesn't look so bad now, does it?

// FEMA's Mitigation Division has been saying for years that $1 spent on mitigation saves $3 in recovery
 
2012-11-01 11:15:48 AM

Dr Dreidel: Wait - are they saying this was a 200-year flood? That's different than saying the last time the conditions were this bad was 1812. (A "200-year flood" means "a flood that has a .5% chance of happening in a given year".)


They're comparing it to the 1821 Hurricane that surged over 13 feet at Battery Park in less than an hour, at low tide.
 
2012-11-01 11:28:30 AM

Yanks_RSJ: Pick: I live in Florida and I am prepared for snow. I have 4WD pickup and a nice 6' box blade for the tractor to plow driveway. Have two back up gen sets that get tested regularly. So, YES.

Yeah, because the only issues created by a blizzard are related to clearing your driveway. And I had a good chuckle at your 4WD comment, that'll surely make getting around easy with massive snow drifts and downed trees. Good one.


what? have you never had 36" of snow in that area? I used to live near that area... 36" is not the worst. Bad, but It is manageable. Been through debilitating blizzards, and nasty TS and hurricanes. Stop your whining. Interesting how when a storm hits up north the people up there make is seem as if Armageddon is happening. "Look, our storm is by far the worst... we shall call it Superstorm" Katrina was a superstorm if there is such a thing. Andrew was a superstorm. 90 mph winds on land are nowhere near 175.
 
2012-11-01 11:32:24 AM

trey101: Stop your whining. Interesting how when a storm hits up north the people up there make is seem as if Armageddon is happening. "Look, our storm is by far the worst... we shall call it Superstorm" Katrina was a superstorm if there is such a thing. Andrew was a superstorm. 90 mph winds on land are nowhere near 175.


We know that, however FOR THIS AREA, it is an unusual occurrence. I'm sorry that we're burdening you by forcing you into a thread discussing it. Seriously, I think I speak for everyone here when I say that I don't give a shiat if you don't like it, and honestly I haven't seen or done anything resembling "whining" here. We seem to be discussing the specifics of the storm as it relates to the city in which we live. Deal with it.
 
2012-11-01 11:33:32 AM
Frankly, the only people I see whining are people from other areas who can't handle the attention the NYC area is getting. I'm so sorry you hate the fact that this the biggest city in the United States and its media capital.
 
2012-11-01 11:40:00 AM

Yanks_RSJ: Frankly, the only people I see whining are people from other areas who can't handle the attention the NYC area is getting. I'm so sorry you hate the fact that this the biggest city in the United States and its media capital.


WHY DO YOU HATE SUCCESS?!

/vote Republican
 
2012-11-01 11:41:23 AM

Yanks_RSJ: Dr Dreidel: Wait - are they saying this was a 200-year flood? That's different than saying the last time the conditions were this bad was 1812. (A "200-year flood" means "a flood that has a .5% chance of happening in a given year".)

They're comparing it to the 1821 Hurricane that surged over 13 feet at Battery Park in less than an hour, at low tide.


Ah. An actual flood that happened 200 years ago, as opposed to a statistical usage of "200-year flood". Thanks for the info.
 
2012-11-01 11:49:57 AM

Pick: I live in Florida and I am prepared for snow. I have 4WD pickup and a nice 6' box blade for the tractor to plow driveway. Have two back up gen sets that get tested regularly. So, YES.


Well isn't that nice for you.
 
2012-11-01 11:51:24 AM

JohnCarter:

And then in lower Manhattan there is 1 light left on, wonder why that is.

[cdn.theatlantic.com image 615x340]


Motel 6 ???
 
2012-11-01 11:57:41 AM

Loomy: Its's got... problems. The premise is so intriguing that I'm willing to give it a season to find itself.


So much THIS.
Some of the acting is horrible, the female lead is farking annoying beyond my ability to cope, yet the premise has so much potential I keep watching.

very frustrating
 
2012-11-01 12:03:16 PM
Put it this way, the last time this happened, we didn't have electricity to lose, or subway tunnels to flood.

In the late 1800s, the city got too crowded to function, so they had to construct very tall buildings and electric trains, which allowed for further expansion, but also required electricity. Then there was still no room, so they started building trains underground where they'd get in the way less, and be less susceptible to weather (which up here means snowstorms, generally). Nowadays those trains see 8 million riders a day, and the roads are no bigger than they were 100 years ago, so when suddenly everyone has to get around on the roads, you get the total gridlock we saw yesterday.

The lights don't go out very often, maybe once or twice a decade, if that, and never for more than a day or so. 12 hours is a long blackout here. My parents out on Long Island just assume they'll lose power for a week when a large storm is coming, and other than being bothered by the lack of heat, they don't worry too much about it. They can also go to a supermarket and load up their car with supplies, which they keep in the basement or the garage. Most New Yorkers have neither supermarkets, cars, or room in which to store things in bulk. 

I'm not asking for sympathy, this is the city we need to live the way we do, and we make certain sacrifices to achieve other goals. But I offer that explanation as an answer to those who may be wondering what the big deal is.
 
2012-11-01 12:22:34 PM
Three-sigma weather causes problems, no matter where it happens.
 
2012-11-01 12:49:18 PM

Dr Dreidel: JohnCarter: TheTrashcanMan: Sandy. The storm that the rest of the world will have to keep farking hearing about till the end of time.

No shiat

"Oh it was WHATEVER"

Lived in North Carolina, we had weekly hurricanes. You prepare in the 4 to 5 farking days prior. Fill up your car, fill up your gas cans, non perishable food, stock up on liquor (beer gets warm). If your live 12 feet from the shore, LEAVE or die.

Not all that hard folks

Right? I bet Florida would also be totally prepared for 36 inches of snow.

// when was the last time a hurricane/storm like this hit NYC proper so hard?


Pretty sure everyone in the North East had PLENTY of warning and just chose to be a bunch of ass hats. It also doesn't help that the particular area is the media capital of the world. Lots of dramatization going down.

/When does the movie come out
//Going to be a real tear jerker.
 
2012-11-01 01:51:08 PM

TheTrashcanMan: Pretty sure everyone in the North East had PLENTY of warning and just chose to be a bunch of ass hats. It also doesn't help that the particular area is the media capital of the world. Lots of dramatization going down.


More people live in NYC than in the Mountain Time Zone. It may - just may - be of import to more people than Aunt Bea's collie going missing that all of lower Manhattan has less operating technology than a buoy a half-mile into the ocean.

// BREAKING NEWS (12:53PM): Collie found behind Jim's Hardware over on Park Dr
// UPDATE (12:57PM): Collie found behind Jim's Hardware may not be Precious, but crews will continue their search
 
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