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2012-11-20 12:23:56 PM  
Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.
 
2012-11-20 02:02:33 PM  
Go on....

(ziiiiiiiiiip....)
 
2012-11-20 02:28:26 PM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-20 02:30:13 PM  
I just realized that The Goonies was a metaphor for masturbation. A group of adolescent boys going on a search for One-Eyed Willie's hidden treasure.
 
2012-11-20 02:31:53 PM  
One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.
 
2012-11-20 02:32:34 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just realized that The Goonies was a metaphor for masturbation. A group of adolescent boys going on a search for One-Eyed Willie's hidden treasure.


so what do the fratellis represent?

i mean, we can kinda figure out what the two chicks that tag along represent...

and what about sloth? what's HIS symbolism in this interpetation of the story?
 
2012-11-20 02:32:38 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just realized that The Goonies was a metaphor for masturbation. A group of adolescent boys going on a search for One-Eyed Willie's hidden treasure.


Plus there was a lot of handling of that statue's penis when it fell off.
 
2012-11-20 02:34:15 PM  

ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.


I don't get it either. Before clicking the link, I wondered if they were talking about a hurricane this late in the season (one eye = hurricane eye?) Also, it turns out that if we had two more named storms, the second would have been named William. THEN this headline would have made more sense. As it stands, I don't get it.
 
2012-11-20 02:36:37 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just realized that The Goonies was a metaphor for masturbation. A group of adolescent boys going on a search for One-Eyed Willie's hidden treasure.


So, what you're saying is, the Fratellis are a metaphor for parents trying to prevent their children masturbating?
 
2012-11-20 02:38:04 PM  

jack21221: ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.

I don't get it either. Before clicking the link, I wondered if they were talking about a hurricane this late in the season (one eye = hurricane eye?) Also, it turns out that if we had two more named storms, the second would have been named William. THEN this headline would have made more sense. As it stands, I don't get it.


the goonies took place in astoria.
 
2012-11-20 02:38:31 PM  
I hate when they greenlight articles that are behind a truffle shuffle wall. I don't have a webcam on this computer.
 
2012-11-20 02:38:48 PM  
"You idiot, that's my mom's favorite part!"

"Wouldn't be here if it wasn't!
 
2012-11-20 02:39:46 PM  

khitsicker: jack21221: ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.

I don't get it either. Before clicking the link, I wondered if they were talking about a hurricane this late in the season (one eye = hurricane eye?) Also, it turns out that if we had two more named storms, the second would have been named William. THEN this headline would have made more sense. As it stands, I don't get it.

the goonies took place in astoria.


Huh...I.Did.Not.Know.That.

aballoon.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-20 02:40:07 PM  
First thing I thought of:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-20 02:45:15 PM  
Storm passed, sunny skies again in Beaverton.

Had been raining pretty hard (even by Oregon standards) the past couple of days, so we had about an inch of water in the street gutters.
 
2012-11-20 02:47:49 PM  
I slept under that bridge once.

Across the river, there's a landmark (Lewis and Clark got stuck in bad weather there) called Dismal Nitch. The sign gets stolen every so often.

/csb
 
2012-11-20 02:51:34 PM  

Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.


Yep, if it happened on the other coast, we'd get 24/7 news coverage for a week.

Police cars on fire:
media.komonews.com

Semi's flipping over left and right:
media.komonews.com

media.komonews.com

Landslides, taking down homes and covering railroad tracks:
media.komonews.com

Urban flooding:
media.komonews.com

Interestingly, we nearly doubled our *all-time* record for rain in one day. Doubled. But here in the Pacific NW, this kind of weather is called "November."
 
2012-11-20 02:53:50 PM  

Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.


Some would call them total devastation, Superstorm, storm of the century, etc.
 
2012-11-20 02:55:03 PM  
Galloping Gertie.



/Get off my lawn.
 
2012-11-20 03:02:04 PM  
So long Astoria.
 
2012-11-20 03:06:56 PM  
They're gonna need some sort of hidden treasure to get the fundings to help the town.
 
2012-11-20 03:07:53 PM  

JackieRabbit: Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.

Some would call them total devastation, Superstorm, storm of the century, etc.


whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.

/umbrellas are useless cause when it's really going, the wind is up too, and you're gonna lose the umbrella one way or another.
//you can always spot a new transplant from out of state in the first weeks of november from their attempts at using umbrellas.
 
2012-11-20 03:08:51 PM  
Because God has a sense of humor (or is it irony), it was a 101 mph wind that knocked over the semi on Highway 101.
 
2012-11-20 03:12:19 PM  
I was down in Astoria just last week, visiting Goonies landmarks for the weekend. It's a nice city to visit and photograph.

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2012-11-20 03:12:24 PM  
...and here, I thought it was going to be another necrophilia article.
 
2012-11-20 03:13:17 PM  

MrSteve007: Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.

Yep, if it happened on the other coast, we'd get 24/7 news coverage for a week.

Police cars on fire:
[media.komonews.com image 660x413]

Semi's flipping over left and right:
[media.komonews.com image 660x369]

[media.komonews.com image 660x371]

Landslides, taking down homes and covering railroad tracks:
[media.komonews.com image 660x495]

Urban flooding:
[media.komonews.com image 660x391]

Interestingly, we nearly doubled our *all-time* record for rain in one day. Doubled. But here in the Pacific NW, this kind of weather is called "November."


if it happened on the other coast, we'd be looking at something more than highways in the country, a bridge, and a small suburb. 

/ bad weather sucks wherever it strikes... suffering nature isn't a competition
 
2012-11-20 03:13:18 PM  
As a person that spent a good deal of his formative years living along the banks of the Columbia River this isn't news. On the bridge between Biggs Junction and Maryhill there are grave markers attached to it for the spots where semis were blown clear off the damn thing.
 
2012-11-20 03:14:36 PM  

pute kisses like a man: MrSteve007: Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.

Yep, if it happened on the other coast, we'd get 24/7 news coverage for a week.

Police cars on fire:
[media.komonews.com image 660x413]

Semi's flipping over left and right:
[media.komonews.com image 660x369]

[media.komonews.com image 660x371]

Landslides, taking down homes and covering railroad tracks:
[media.komonews.com image 660x495]

Urban flooding:
[media.komonews.com image 660x391]

Interestingly, we nearly doubled our *all-time* record for rain in one day. Doubled. But here in the Pacific NW, this kind of weather is called "November."

if it happened on the other coast, we'd be looking at something more than highways in the country, a bridge, and a small suburb. 

/ bad weather sucks wherever it strikes... suffering nature isn't a competition


it might not be a competition to weather it(haha, i made a pun), but it IS a point of pride to not get all fecking hysterical about it.
 
2012-11-20 03:17:45 PM  
Winds just kicked up again in Astoria, heavy rain throughout the night, time for round two....
 
2012-11-20 03:26:28 PM  
Mother Nature = Jerk Alert
 
2012-11-20 03:28:15 PM  

buttery_shame_cave:
it might not be a competition to weather it(haha, i made a pun), but it IS a point of pride to not get all fecking hysterical about it.


Right... nearly 10 million lost power, a million of who went nearly 3 weeks before it was restored (some are STILL without), and it destroyed not just part of one small town, but a large portion of nearly 100 miles of coastal cities.

It's kind of hard to compare that to a small town of under 10,000.
 
2012-11-20 03:33:59 PM  
It wasn't that much of a storm, really and I've been thru several of the classics (Columbus day, Independence Day, Etc). Ya gotta realize that the bridge is across the mouth of the Columbia, right at the ocean, so it's getting unadulterated wind. A couple of miles in, it was just 60mph. Agreed, it was a lot of rain...Bremerton got 5 inches in just 12 hours. My ancestral home got flooded again. Downtown Port Orchard got its storm drain fail for this decade. but the storm didn't give us that 3 days without power that a memorial storm needs to be considered major.

/just a good blow
//and a chin wipe
 
2012-11-20 03:37:32 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: JackieRabbit: Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.

Some would call them total devastation, Superstorm, storm of the century, etc.

whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.

/umbrellas are useless cause when it's really going, the wind is up too, and you're gonna lose the umbrella one way or another.
//you can always spot a new transplant from out of state in the first weeks of november from their attempts at using umbrellas.


This is why god invented macintoshes..... We often get winter rain from PNW storms here in the Southeast, so it's easy to understand the power they pack when they hit the west coast.
 
2012-11-20 03:43:13 PM  
Biggest difference between a storm like this and a hurricane is time. With a major windstorm, you get wind at 60mph with gusts of 90 to 100 mph lasting a few hours. With a hurricane, you get constant, straightline winds of 90 to 100 mph lasting three days. Same with blizzards, which is why NOAA has decided to start naming major blizzards as well.
 
2012-11-20 03:46:25 PM  

ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.


Dude, you just posted the most off the wall, zany and WTF inducing photo on another thread, leading me to believe that you have in fact seen the ends of the inter webs...and a goonies reference stumps you?
/ no way, you're f ing with us
 
2012-11-20 03:54:58 PM  

ficklefkrfark: ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.

Dude, you just posted the most off the wall, zany and WTF inducing photo on another thread, leading me to believe that you have in fact seen the ends of the inter webs...and a goonies reference stumps you?
/ no way, you're f ing with us


(wink)
You get jokes.
-12/10?
/I got a few bites.
 
2012-11-20 03:57:44 PM  

Mikeyworld: It wasn't that much of a storm, really and I've been thru several of the classics (Columbus day, Independence Day, Etc). Ya gotta realize that the bridge is across the mouth of the Columbia, right at the ocean, so it's getting unadulterated wind. A couple of miles in, it was just 60mph. Agreed, it was a lot of rain...Bremerton got 5 inches in just 12 hours. My ancestral home got flooded again. Downtown Port Orchard got its storm drain fail for this decade. but the storm didn't give us that 3 days without power that a memorial storm needs to be considered major.

/just a good blow
//and a chin wipe


Basically - lots of rain, some good gusts, but there have been more spectacular storms in recent memory. This one was just wet, and few folks in the United States do "wet weather" quite like the Pacific Northwest. I mean, hell, we still have rainforests here.
 
2012-11-20 04:00:27 PM  
I suppose I'm the only person alive who hasn't seen goonies.
 
2012-11-20 04:29:54 PM  

jack21221: I suppose I'm the only person alive who hasn't seen goonies.


Sir, if you haven't seen goonies you just may not be alive.
 
2012-11-20 04:32:37 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.


As nice as that sounds, my experience has been that whenever it rains, PNW residents get in their cars, panic, and throw their brains out the windows.
 
2012-11-20 04:35:15 PM  

FormlessOne: Mikeyworld: It wasn't that much of a storm, really

/just a good blow
//and a chin wipe

Basically - lots of rain, some good gusts, but there have been more spectacular storms in recent memory. This one was just wet, and few folks in the United States do "wet weather" quite like the Pacific Northwest. I mean, hell, we still have rainforests here.


You've been added to my favorites under "wet siders" in a nice shade of gray.

I'm out on the coast nowadays, just south of the rain forests. This storm just blew over the top of us without doing anything. It had to climb up a little to get vicious. We just had another squall blow thru, so Seatlle's gonna feel it in about an hour (their weather mostly comes over Ocean shores. can call my Ma and give her an hour's heads-up)
 
2012-11-20 04:39:21 PM  

toraque: buttery_shame_cave: whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.

As nice as that sounds, my experience has been that whenever it rains, PNW residents get in their cars, panic, and throw their brains out the windows.


Just Seattle. And even then, just the ones scurrying back to suburbia by 3 pm on a workday.

once they're gone, there really isnt that big a deal in the middle of town. If power stays on. So far so good.

Out yonder is where the trees attack more frequently. And the ever popular sliding mansions down view front property.
 
2012-11-20 04:40:25 PM  
I just got back from QFC on Capitol Hill and can report that ALCOHOL SUPPLIES ARE HOLDING STEADY. Remain Calm people. Beer, Wine and hard liquor are all in plentiful supply to make it through not only the deluge but also the long holiday weekend.

/// Supplies.
 
2012-11-20 04:41:19 PM  
So, can this storm come through and drop some rain on us here in the midwest? It's only been like 3 weeks since our last significant rainfall, which was only like half an inch.
 
2012-11-20 04:42:24 PM  

MrSteve007: I was down in Astoria just last week, visiting Goonies landmarks for the weekend. It's a nice city to visit and photograph.

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Holy crap! You went to Astoria and actually saw blue sky and the sun? Wow: lucky dude.

/Nice pictures
 
2012-11-20 04:42:53 PM  
Sorry I'm late...

/not new here
 
2012-11-20 04:50:45 PM  
buttery_shame_cave: "what do the fratellis represent ... and what about sloth?"

The Fratellis are, clearly, the Catholic Church: trying to shame and scare the kids away from not only adventure, but adult-hood in general, in being so dismissive of their autonomy.
Not to mention the undercurrent implications of their capturing, torturing and enslaving children for their own purposes. Shades of sexual abuse there. Think on that when you re-watch the scene of Anne Ramsey forcing Corey Feldman to spit those jewels into her hand.

Sloth is a cautionary tale about "use it or lose it".
If you don't use it, you're basically consigning yourself to a lifetime chained up in a basement, taking orders from others.
But if you *use it* you not only have your dignity and autonomy, but you can be goddammed *Superman*.
 
2012-11-20 04:53:59 PM  
Has anyone thought to rescue that kid climbing the high voltage transmission tower where he went to place his "lasers"?

/This thread needs more non-Goonies movie references.
//Also: Watch out for booty traps
 
2012-11-20 04:59:03 PM  

toraque: buttery_shame_cave: whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.

As nice as that sounds, my experience has been that whenever it rains, PNW residents get in their cars, panic, and throw their brains out the windows.


It is astounding that people in Seattle seem to freak out when it rains because, seriously, it rains all the farking time here. But OTOH the average person is a complete idiot and a jerk to boot, so meh, whatever.
 
2012-11-20 05:03:46 PM  

Alphakronik: Storm passed, sunny skies again in Beaverton.

Had been raining pretty hard (even by Oregon standards) the past couple of days, so we had about an inch of water in the street gutters.


It's really bad in certain spots in downtown Eugene. Water extending from the curb to a few feet into the street and it's ankle deep too. Part of the problem is that the storm drains covers are getting clogged up with leaves faster than they can be removed.

And coastal areas are even worse. There's some fairly bad flooding on Highway 101 between Seaside and Cannon Beach.

bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com
 
2012-11-20 05:10:34 PM  

Seacop: Winds just kicked up again in Astoria, heavy rain throughout the night, time for round two....


Hopefully nobody is going to go and be dumb out on the water tonight. Semper Paratus from a coastie brat. Astoria/Seaside was a good place to be a kid.
 
2012-11-20 05:27:21 PM  
The problem with that blow is the bridgework.
 
2012-11-20 05:37:11 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Seacop: Winds just kicked up again in Astoria, heavy rain throughout the night, time for round two....

Hopefully nobody is going to go and be dumb out on the water tonight. Semper Paratus from a coastie brat. Astoria/Seaside was a good place to be a kid.


Thanks SS, we closed down the river bars up and down the coast last night, so it kept the area quiet. Hopefully tonight will be the same. Just got updated we shouldn't see gusts more than 30 or 40 kts so not too bad.

Having two little ones I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your Astoria time....
 
2012-11-20 05:38:16 PM  
Fact is, someone went to that page and decided to submit this article instead of venturing on to the far more alluring "Pop Star Claims Sex With Ghost" teaser. Subby, I am disappoint.
 
2012-11-20 05:44:31 PM  

ficklefkrfark: jack21221: I suppose I'm the only person alive who hasn't seen goonies.

Sir, if you haven't seen goonies you just may not be alive.


I don't know who these "goonies" are and I can assure you that I'm definitely alive. What are they? Some kind of children's cartoon?
 
2012-11-20 05:48:56 PM  

MaliFinn: Fact is, someone went to that page and decided to submit this article instead of venturing on to the far more alluring "Pop Star Claims Sex With Ghost" teaser. Subby, I am disappoint.


Perhaps it's because that story was greenlit back in September.
 
2012-11-20 05:53:19 PM  

jack21221: I suppose I'm the only person alive who hasn't seen goonies.


I resemble this remark. And I am from Oregon.
 
2012-11-20 06:01:38 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just realized that The Goonies was a metaphor for masturbation. A group of adolescent boys going on a search for One-Eyed Willie's hidden treasure.


Well, that's just not true. First, there descend into a dark hole, then dodge large dropping boulders, then get sprayed in the face by an explosion of bats, then there's the money well with the rolling cannonball and the pit with the pointy sticks, then the big organ, then the water slide...and then a big sack of jewels at the end, and...

...point taken
 
2012-11-20 06:39:57 PM  
I've got The Goonies on laser disc. Do I win a prize?
 
2012-11-20 07:10:55 PM  

MarkEC: I've got The Goonies on laser disc. Do I win a prize?


You already have it.
 
2012-11-20 11:47:37 PM  
We need to get this thread back to the masturbation metaphor topic
 
2012-11-21 12:21:55 AM  

toraque: buttery_shame_cave: whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.

As nice as that sounds, my experience has been that whenever it rains, PNW residents get in their cars, panic, and throw their brains out the windows.


Nope, them's transplants from back East.

Residents are the ones that set up chairs at the best spots, to watch the transplants crash into each other.

It's not called the Winter Special Olympics for nothing.
 
2012-11-21 03:18:35 AM  

offmymeds: ficklefkrfark: jack21221: I suppose I'm the only person alive who hasn't seen goonies.

Sir, if you haven't seen goonies you just may not be alive.

I don't know who these "goonies" are and I can assure you that I'm definitely alive. What are they? Some kind of children's cartoon?


That's what Bruce Willis though in the sixth sense, but even he knew how to Google The Goonies.
 
2012-11-21 04:14:43 AM  

MrSteve007: I was down in Astoria just last week, visiting Goonies landmarks for the weekend. It's a nice city to visit and photograph.


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Astoria Column: an underrated attraction with an awe-inspiring 360º view of the Columbia flowing into the Pacific during the seven or so days per year when it's clear. It's still worth a visit if you don't mind the workout you get climbing the tall spiral staircase to the top and are not prone to vertigo.
 
2012-11-21 05:13:26 AM  
www.warcraftpets.com

wake up willie
 
2012-11-21 05:25:41 PM  

sid2112: We need to get this thread back to the masturbation metaphor topic


No.

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

I stand corrected.
 
2012-11-21 06:24:54 PM  
WTF? The sideline story is right on. Of course she lost a house full of cats.

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