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2013-02-08 03:37:12 PM  
6 votes:

Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts


The real world is going to tear you a new asshole on day one.
2013-02-08 02:50:35 PM  
4 votes:
www.surfermag.com

bad storm. swallow you whole.
2013-02-08 04:51:37 PM  
3 votes:

Samuel Beale's Ghost: I am so screwed. I am in North Carolina for work, my flight to Logan was canceled and my wife is home alone on Cape Cod.  I can't get home until Sunday.

/she hates the cold
//and the snow
///god, I am so screwed


She's fine, we have plenty of blankets.
2013-02-08 04:52:10 PM  
2 votes:
I'll just leave this quality artwork here, to demonstrate why I  lovedbeing able to wear shorts today...

s3.postimage.org
2013-02-08 04:33:55 PM  
2 votes:

Soulcatcher: fifthhorseman: WippitGuud: I found Nemo!

It's stupid the media has to name every weather pattern now.  Individually naming clouds will be next.

I know, right?

Next they'll be naming potholes and puddles.

/Never forget!


We already do that here in Minnesota, when a pothole gets big enough, it's called Round Lake. We have about 10,000 of those.
2013-02-08 04:21:04 PM  
2 votes:

Diogenes: jtown: Diogenes: Someone up there be kind enough to dig out my grandmother OK?  She'll bake you cookies.

/stay safe, all

Digging out Diogenes' grandma is like a Chinese dinner: It ain't over 'til you both get your cookies.

She's 83.  I hope you like your cookies dry.


Dip her in milk
2013-02-08 04:18:37 PM  
2 votes:

WippitGuud: I'm sitting in PEI


Urine for a big surprise.
2013-02-08 04:06:17 PM  
2 votes:

Stone Meadow: moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!

Meanwhile here in NorCal it's sunny and cool (mid-50's), and I just ate an orange freshly picked off the tree in my yard.


Clearly this means global warming and climate change are a marxist socialist hoax created by the Jews to redistribute wealth to Botswana.
2013-02-08 04:03:58 PM  
2 votes:

jaylectricity: In this case, the front stretches for thousands of kilometers, and practically the entire east coast will be affected one way or another.

Eh?



Let me clarify: I think they mean the front stretches for a few megameters. Hope that helps.

/Also seen in NE:
www.sydlexia.com
2013-02-08 03:56:21 PM  
2 votes:

Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts


I think it's wonderful that science has learned to harness the power of whining to provide heat & electricity.
2013-02-08 03:51:22 PM  
2 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-08 03:50:10 PM  
2 votes:

Three Crooked Squirrels: Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts

Ummm, you have Fridays off and you are complaining because other people got one Friday off?  Enjoy your semester-long 3-day weekends and stop complaining.


Yep, I'm beginning to realize I just made a "First World Problems" post... And regret it...
2013-02-09 09:36:51 AM  
1 votes:
It is a BEAUTIFUL day here in Houston, Sunny, not a cloud in the sky, and quite pleasant at 72.

Suck it yankees
2013-02-08 08:02:55 PM  
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
Have you ever seen a Nor'easter.
/Have you ever seen a Nor'easter from space.
2013-02-08 06:39:10 PM  
1 votes:

danno_to_infinity: tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?

Big cities have no place to put the snow, midwest has lots of room.  When you have population densities like the following, it makes an enormous difference:

Massachusettes - 840 people per square mile
Connecticut - 739 people per square mile
New York - 412 people per square mile

let's go to the midwest now

Kansas - 35 people per square mile
Nebraska - 24 people per square mile
Iowa - 53 people per square mile

Are the city people wimpier?  In terms of basic survival skills, I would say yes, because they typically never need to ever use any.  Whereas out in the great expanses where nobody is going to find you for a very long time, if ever.  You either learn certain basic survival modes or you don't make it to maturity.  So when a blizzard hits the Northeast, an enormously large number of people in close proximity are extremely inconvenienced.  Given that a true, horrid blizzard like The Blizzard Of 1978 happen almost only once in a lifetime, there is a big difference in how it affects people who get socked with them on a regular, every single winter basis.  You get them.  You're already largely self-sufficient, since it could be tens of miles to the nearest store, it already behooves you to have a substantial stockpile of dry goods and necessities.  People in densely populated places don't have to live that way, and do not store days or weeks worth of food as a regular matter of course.  So a couple days of power loss or inability to travel, and the cruise sorties up shiat's creek are huge screaming, whining, moaning flotillas of prissy, biatchy East coasters who demand that somebody do something to fix their problems.


See now was that so hard? And whoa with those population stats buddy. They might have that kind of crazy over crowding in escanaba but most of us prefer to stay out of the big cities. I was talking about copper harbor mi.

I'm sure a relief convoy of spray tan and bagels and crappy pizza will be in bound as soon as they clear the roads so just hang tough you helpless wusses.
2013-02-08 06:13:48 PM  
1 votes:

peasants_are_revolting: farkscamp: DontBeThatGuy: farkscamp: peasants_are_revolting:

Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.

Man, Boston's getting the brunt this time.  I'm metrowestish, usually we get more.  We barely have enough to cover the grass here.

huh?  I'm in Metro West & we're gettin' our butts kicked (I can't see the house across the street right now)

Huh.  20 mi NW of Natick... and uh, it's getting dark?  2" on the ground.  Can't see my neighbors anyway.

Jesus. Let me check outside.

15 miles west of Natick.  Can't see my neighbors.  Can't anyway. Dam restraining order
2013-02-08 05:36:54 PM  
1 votes:

tom baker's scarf: PsiChick: tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?

Assuming the Midwest is like Nevada, there's a lot more shiat to hit on the East Coast. Power lines, houses, etc.. Nevadans tell stories about six-foot snowfalls and I don't think anyone even noticed it but us (because in my town we're idiots and build exactly one bridge over the farking creek). But the East Coast has a fark-ton of shiat out there.

Sure but they way they whine about it you'd think it was snowing aids covered zombies or something.


/ aids covered zombies sold be an awesome band name.


We get it, you have an inferiority complex. Don't worry it's normal, I'm sure everyone else in your area thinks the Northeast is better too.
2013-02-08 05:33:02 PM  
1 votes:
I'd just like to state for the record that I would totally lick Nancy Chen's ass.
2013-02-08 05:20:24 PM  
1 votes:
Did someone say the east coast being hit by a giant lizard?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wML2V6crNc0
2013-02-08 05:12:16 PM  
1 votes:
Oh good, we're turning this into a drinking thread.
2013-02-08 05:07:36 PM  
1 votes:

Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts


Oh look...9gag has you covered:

d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net

/yes, I realize you have somewhat recanted since your f*i*r*s+ post.
2013-02-08 05:06:33 PM  
1 votes:

tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?


It's big city snow.  Waaay different.
2013-02-08 05:06:14 PM  
1 votes:

spiderpaz: waterrockets: Stone Meadow: moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!

Meanwhile here in NorCal it's sunny and cool (mid-50's), and I just ate an orange freshly picked off the tree in my yard.

Meanwhile, here in Austin, it's 60 and sunny, and my house only cost $87/sq.ft.

[p.twimg.com image 600x434]

Over hear in Carmel, CA, it's 60 degrees - just like it is all year around.  And the pro-am is in town to play at the country's best golf course.  The downside is you can't go anywhere without seeing someone famous.


Over here in Austin, we can spell "here."
2013-02-08 05:05:00 PM  
1 votes:
Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?Yes. The snow is heavier, and it inconveniences people who are far more important.
2013-02-08 04:34:25 PM  
1 votes:
Everything these days requires electricity and electronics.

We've built a house of straw.
2013-02-08 04:31:22 PM  
1 votes:
i1277.photobucket.com
2013-02-08 04:19:13 PM  
1 votes:

jtown: Diogenes: Someone up there be kind enough to dig out my grandmother OK?  She'll bake you cookies.

/stay safe, all

Digging out Diogenes' grandma is like a Chinese dinner: It ain't over 'til you both get your cookies.


She's 83.  I hope you like your cookies dry.
2013-02-08 04:10:20 PM  
1 votes:
Just two inches on the ground here so far just north of Boston. The wind is starting to whip up and you can feel that it's about ready to asplode. I'll wait until it gets fun out before heading off to the bar.
2013-02-08 04:07:04 PM  
1 votes:
Holy Fark I should've gotten a case of whiskey instead of just one bottle

Pfft.  Rookie mistake.  There's a case each of bourbon, vodak, and rum in my basement for emergencies like snow storms.

/might even have a flashlight somewhere around the house
//learned to prioritize
2013-02-08 04:03:53 PM  
1 votes:

fifthhorseman: WippitGuud: I found Nemo!

It's stupid the media has to name every weather pattern now.  Individually naming clouds will be next.


I know, right?

Next they'll be naming potholes and puddles.

/Never forget!
2013-02-08 04:03:04 PM  
1 votes:

moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!


True, although it was so cold this morning that the exhaust from the car in front of me froze on my windshield and damn near made me crash.

/Yes, I know Portland has mild weather and most of the country would scoff at my most minor of issues.
2013-02-08 04:00:35 PM  
1 votes:
Ha ha, I live in California.
2013-02-08 03:56:18 PM  
1 votes:

WippitGuud: I found Nemo!


It's stupid the media has to name every weather pattern now.  Individually naming clouds will be next.
2013-02-08 03:54:39 PM  
1 votes:
Last week I worked 48 hours, and I got deducted vacation time, because I left work early one day.

I hope they get struck hard with the storm, so I can stick it to them and not be there to bring up the servers until Monday 8 AM, leaving them dead in the water.
2013-02-08 03:54:07 PM  
1 votes:
Jeez, I think I can see my yard in that hi-res version.
2013-02-08 03:51:01 PM  
1 votes:
I found Nemo!
2013-02-08 02:50:22 PM  
1 votes:
In this case, the front stretches for thousands of kilometers, and practically the entire east coast will be affected one way or another.

Eh?
2013-02-08 02:48:08 PM  
1 votes:
I can't say "Nor'easter" without sounding like the Pepperidge Farms guy.
 
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