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2013-03-27 07:24:25 PM  

OrganLeroy: Last I remember, this crazy guy lived on Whidbey Island:

[newradiotheater.com image 218x300]


Does anyone know if he's ok? I think you'd agree, Leroy, that guy is a treasure-


/shoes for industry, comrade!
 
2013-03-27 07:24:26 PM  
A fun website I found last night (while researching coastal landslide dangers in WA) is the WA Coastal Atlas.

Looks like from the site, this location is highly unstable, with almost the entire area being the site of old and new slides.

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2013-03-27 07:24:33 PM  
LEAVE WHIDBEY ALONE!

i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-27 07:25:19 PM  

Medic Zero: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Whidbey Island?  Sounds like a Fark socialist trollers paradise.

That's funny, I always figured it was full of active and retired military, and the kind of rich jerks that don't contribute.


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-27 07:27:48 PM  

CaptSacto: Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...

Yes... it most certainly is
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Reminds me of Clear Lakes Oaks, in northern Cali. Family had a summer home there.  Want to go back some day.
 
2013-03-27 07:29:13 PM  
1) Loaded page (after having to enable all in noscript TWICE)

2) Switched to another tab to avoid the 30 second long commercial at the front.

3) By the time I bothered to look back at the tab, it was playing some video about someone poisoning dogs. So what does it do, just keep on moving to the next video with no user interaction?

/// stupid news site is stupid
 
2013-03-27 07:29:13 PM  
Arrrgh! Dammit!
 
2013-03-27 07:35:05 PM  

whatshisname: Arrrgh! Dammit!


I approve of this post being propagated to every live thread on FARK.
 
2013-03-27 07:35:51 PM  
/reading this from my Bellevue office
//remembering growing up on Whidbey.
///missing Kow Korner
 
2013-03-27 07:36:03 PM  
Deception Pass is quite a ride of a sailboat. Depending on the time of the day, currents typically reach 7 knots

Depending on the time and location, it can put up pretty sweet standing waves for brave kayakers.
www.kayakinstructionexcellence.com
 
2013-03-27 07:44:08 PM  

SurelyShirley: LEAVE WHIDBEY ALONE!

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Are you a designated Pleasure Team member?
 
2013-03-27 07:46:37 PM  

ScouserDuck: Danger Avoid Death: ScouserDuck: I was just at Port Townsend...cousin has a house on a bluff just like in the picture that faces the naval magazine...

There's a magazine for belly buttons?

Sorry....clip.

Geeeez.


Naw.. that,s an Academy, dude.. where the belly dancers learn their trade...  thought everybody knew that.....
 
2013-03-27 07:52:08 PM  
Yep. Deception Pass is incredibly beautiful.

But you pretty much need to bring a headset.

strikefighterconsultinginc.com
 
2013-03-27 07:54:00 PM  

Godscrack: Those poor poor rich people.


Bullshiat. Rich my ass. They're taxed into oblivion there. My sister lives just a few miles from this event and I guarantee you most folks are far from what you or I would call rich. Would you define an eleven dollar an hour job as wealthy?
 
2013-03-27 07:54:39 PM  

Maud Dib: Hollie Maea: Hopefully Skookum is ok.

That's still not gonna get you off "the list".


Geez, what list am I on?
 
2013-03-27 08:01:48 PM  
Maybe Stevie Nicks will do a benefit concert for them. I think starting off with the song...hmm...I dunno......Landslide might be a good start.
 
2013-03-27 08:24:52 PM  

Maximum Snark: chinooker: I didny realize so many farkers lived on Whidbey. A Fark party at flyers should be in order

id be down for this!


how does that work? I never set that up
 
2013-03-27 08:29:25 PM  

chinooker: Fark party at flyers


Awesome.
 
2013-03-27 08:35:41 PM  

xanadian: SovietCanuckistan: "Not clear what caused the slide..."

My money is on gravity. And gay marriage.

Have I told you lately what the queers are doing to the soil?  THIS IS PART OF THE PLAN!!!!1!


So what are you saying?
That the dude in the yard is gay, and that the gays got together and did something to the soil to cause the landslide to give their gay dude friend a great ocean front property?

No wonder they won't pass a gay marriage ok thingy.
They are afraid of their secret powers and don't want them to reproduce more that might be even more powerful.
 
2013-03-27 08:42:41 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: Godscrack: Those poor poor rich people.

Bullshiat. Rich my ass. They're taxed into oblivion there. My sister lives just a few miles from this event and I guarantee you most folks are far from what you or I would call rich. Would you define an eleven dollar an hour job as wealthy?


Because an 11  dollar an hour job buys you a megamansion on a bluff.  Who knew?
 
2013-03-27 08:45:18 PM  
Must have been hell of a ride.
 
2013-03-27 08:59:26 PM  

Hollie Maea: Hopefully Skookum is ok.


And, finis.
 
2013-03-27 09:01:19 PM  
So, Whidbey is sloughing off, falling to pieces collapsing into a pile of wet, mucky ooze.

So what else is new?
 
2013-03-27 09:09:06 PM  
My inlaws live on whidbey island, near a bluff...so I'm getting a kick out of these comments.

/the north end of whidbey is far from "rich"....it's a mix of crotchety old people and military families....and the goddamn Dutch.
 
2013-03-27 09:12:56 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Medic Zero: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Whidbey Island?  Sounds like a Fark socialist trollers paradise.

That's funny, I always figured it was full of active and retired military, and the kind of rich jerks that don't contribute.

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I slapped my forehead right after I posted it!
 
2013-03-27 09:26:24 PM  

The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.


In fairness... it is Lynnwood.

Who are we kidding? You get made fun of living anywhere in this state.
 
2013-03-27 09:30:45 PM  

whidbey: fanbladesaresharp: Godscrack: Those poor poor rich people.

Bullshiat. Rich my ass. They're taxed into oblivion there. My sister lives just a few miles from this event and I guarantee you most folks are far from what you or I would call rich. Would you define an eleven dollar an hour job as wealthy?

Because an 11  dollar an hour job buys you a megamansion on a bluff.  Who knew?


She doesn't live in one. Nor do most of the people there. Nice try.
 
2013-03-27 09:33:37 PM  
I blame it on the Seaquester...
 
2013-03-27 10:10:00 PM  

SSpiffy: There's a reason bluffs are shaped the way they are shaped. You don't want to own property at either the top OR the bottom.

>Lives on top of a hill in Everett - no bluff in sight.


The view I get of Lake Sammamish, and the Cascades is priceless.

But I stay away from the bluffs, hate to see an investment slide away.
 
2013-03-27 10:13:36 PM  
My first wife was born there.  Navy brat, when I married her I figured she'd be used to deployments.

When I came back there was another dude living in my house.  That's why she's my FIRST wife, not my WIFE.

/CSB
 
2013-03-27 10:29:06 PM  
My father grew up on Whidbey, way back in the day. As others have noted, it's a real mix of types, with the military around Oak Harbor, the farmers (yes, there are still farms there) the almost hippie-ish tourist-industry in the towns of Coupeville and Langley, and the rich Seattlites. And yes, if you're ever in the area, check out Deception Pass; it's a state park, great for hikes or picnics.
 
2013-03-27 10:39:22 PM  

whidbey: Yeah, if they drive there by car. Understandable.  So show up on a bike. Big deal.
Also,  the only reason we have access fees up here is because righties are too cheap to fund public land because socialism.


Dammit. The headline got my hopes up.

/jkjk
 
2013-03-27 11:01:35 PM  
Interesting. This landslide happened on the anniversary of the 1964 Alaska quake. A large chunk of Anchorage slid into Cook Inlet the same way this slide did.
 
2013-03-27 11:01:36 PM  

MBooda: MBooda: OrganLeroy: Last I remember, this crazy guy lived on Whidbey Island:

[newradiotheater.com image 218x300]

He's jumped into the hole, looking for blue moss.

Organ


Well played, MBooda. Everything I knew was wrong!
 
2013-03-27 11:03:52 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.

Lynnwood is better than Bellevue. Believe me!


Only for idiots.

ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: Deception Pass is gorgeous. Even in the winter.

Lynnhood is a hell hole.

Bellevue is clean, at least.


And Bellevue's PD asks questions first, before shooting.

In Lynnwood, the PD shoots, then shoots again. They don't like witnesses.
 
2013-03-27 11:06:40 PM  

OhYouMeanNancy: OrganLeroy: Last I remember, this crazy guy lived on Whidbey Island:

[newradiotheater.com image 218x300]

Does anyone know if he's ok? I think you'd agree, Leroy, that guy is a treasure-


/shoes for industry, comrade!


No argument there, OhYouMeanNancy, and I wish him and the Missus safety and good health! I had the honor of working under his direction, in a local production of his radio play "The George Tirebiter Story, Pt. 1: Another Christmas Carol." They'd brought me in for only one segment, and Ossman said, "I like this guy. Put him to work on the rest of the production."

//cut the soles of my shoes years ago
//can't sit in trees
//can't learn to play the flute
////just pass the farking groat clusters
 
2013-03-27 11:41:25 PM  

The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.


I live in West Seattle, but I commute to Lynnwood every day.  Still trying to figure out the "vibe" of that town.  Is it a town?  Three separate towns?  (99, 44th, Alderwood)

Awesome community pool with WATER slides.  Great restaurants everywhere, plenty of parking ('cause there's mostly asphalt), And whenever you exit a driveway, someone always lets you in to the street.

Oh, and the KING TUT restaurant!  :)
 
2013-03-28 12:12:05 AM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.

Lynnwood is better than Bellevue. Believe me!


Ha!

I actually live in Lynnwood, but I am not sure I can make that claim.
 
2013-03-28 12:14:16 AM  

Medic Zero: The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.


I see what you did there.
 
2013-03-28 12:19:07 AM  

anthonix: The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.

I live in West Seattle, but I commute to Lynnwood every day.  Still trying to figure out the "vibe" of that town.  Is it a town?  Three separate towns?  (99, 44th, Alderwood)

Awesome community pool with WATER slides.  Great restaurants everywhere, plenty of parking ('cause there's mostly asphalt), And whenever you exit a driveway, someone always lets you in to the street.

Oh, and the KING TUT restaurant!  :)


Dude....shoot me an email.....n e l I s e w y @ g m a i l
 
2013-03-28 12:19:47 AM  

The_Sponge: anthonix: The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.

I live in West Seattle, but I commute to Lynnwood every day.  Still trying to figure out the "vibe" of that town.  Is it a town?  Three separate towns?  (99, 44th, Alderwood)

Awesome community pool with WATER slides.  Great restaurants everywhere, plenty of parking ('cause there's mostly asphalt), And whenever you exit a driveway, someone always lets you in to the street.

Oh, and the KING TUT restaurant!  :)

Dude....shoot me an email.....n e l I s e w y @ g m a i l


nelisewy
 
2013-03-28 02:12:24 AM  
 Seen here:  Dumb-asses who don't know when their lives are in danger...
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-03-28 02:47:45 AM  
The landslide was huge, and that bluff was covered with trees:

images.bimedia.net

wildcardjack: Well, the trees should have helped prevent erosion but I guess it's just too loose. In order to preserve the rest of the neighborhood I'd suggest building an in ground wall down to the water table. I've seen them do it from the top of weak levees to reinforce them.


www.skyvalleychronicle.com
Good luck finding someone to do that job.  Anyone would take one look, say "Nope!" and just walk away.
 
2013-03-28 04:01:09 AM  

OrganLeroy: OhYouMeanNancy: OrganLeroy: Last I remember, this crazy guy lived on Whidbey Island:

[newradiotheater.com image 218x300]

Does anyone know if he's ok? I think you'd agree, Leroy, that guy is a treasure-


/shoes for industry, comrade!

No argument there, OhYouMeanNancy, and I wish him and the Missus safety and good health! I had the honor of working under his direction, in a local production of his radio play "The George Tirebiter Story, Pt. 1: Another Christmas Carol." They'd brought me in for only one segment, and Ossman said, "I like this guy. Put him to work on the rest of the production."

//cut the soles of my shoes years ago
//can't sit in trees
//can't learn to play the flute
////just pass the farking groat clusters


Peter Bergman lived on Whidbey the last two or so years of his life.   RIP.
 
2013-03-28 10:37:07 AM  

strutin: Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...

THIS!  We drove down to pick up an arcade cabinet, and had no idea what a treat we were in for..one of the most beautiful views i've ever seen...
[i83.photobucket.com image 800x606]
/plus, the intruders were cool too:-)


hmmm what did you photoshop out of that pic?(lower left) just curious.
 
2013-03-28 12:23:57 PM  
It's funny to see people that were right up there with or in the League of FailTM calling Whidbey a troll. Also, I wonder how many people have no clue about Skookum or his list, and why it's relevant to this thread.
 
2013-03-28 01:04:19 PM  

Maximum Snark: chinooker: I didny realize so many farkers lived on Whidbey. A Fark party at flyers should be in order

id be down for this!


I'm game, do I talk to the mods about it?
 
2013-03-28 01:55:06 PM  

chinooker: I didny realize so many farkers lived on Whidbey. A Fark party at flyers should be in order


FYI, I'll be visiting friends in Coupeville July 10-13.
 
2013-03-28 03:45:37 PM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: strutin: Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...

THIS!  We drove down to pick up an arcade cabinet, and had no idea what a treat we were in for..one of the most beautiful views i've ever seen...
[i83.photobucket.com image 800x606]
/plus, the intruders were cool too:-)

hmmm what did you photoshop out of that pic?(lower left) just curious.


Sorry, I should've specified, It's not my pic..just got it off the googles..
 
2013-03-28 04:07:22 PM  

MBooda: chinooker: I didny realize so many farkers lived on Whidbey. A Fark party at flyers should be in order

FYI, I'll be visiting friends in Coupeville July 10-13.


Well I know when we won't have a party :-P

/jk
 
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