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(SILive)   Woman spots the wedding dress given up for lost during Hurricane Sandy in her dry cleaner's window when the store finally reopens ... in a new location   (silive.com) divider line 23
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2014-07-30 07:38:22 PM  
FTA:
Two weeks ago, Pagliaro was driving his wife to a D train stop in Brooklyn at 6:30 in the morning, on her way to Manhattan, where she works as a registered nurse.


I'm surprised to hear this.

She could just take the s53 bus to Bay Ridge and catch the R train. An easy transfer to the D train at 36th Street.

/what?
 
2014-07-30 09:01:30 PM  
...and ride with the bus people?
 
2014-07-30 09:11:01 PM  
So it really was just like raaaaaiiiin on her wedding day
 
2014-07-30 09:43:59 PM  
Two wedding dresses? Wow. Classy broad.
 
2014-07-30 09:58:40 PM  

Yogimus: ...and ride with the bus people?


FTA:

"The next day, I took the X5 bus home from work..."


She already IS bus people...
 
2014-07-30 10:17:26 PM  
This article presents what is currently one of the greatest pieces of trivia in America today.  I'll bet anything that you can't spot it.

"Wedding dress that survived Hurricane Sandy returned to owner"
"After Hurricane Sandy's monumental surge destroyed the dry-cleaning store"
"And then Hurricane Sandy roared in."

Give up?

Hurricane Sandy wasn't a hurricane.

It was a mere Category 2 hurricane while still at sea, then fell to a Category 1 just offshore, but by the time it hit America, it had been reduced to Tropical Storm level.

Yep, "Superstorm" Sandy, poster child of the global warming movement, was just a great big ol' tropical storm by the time it hit land.  Thus spake Wikipedia.  And Wikipedia, in case you haven't been paying attention, is seriously left-leaning and thus is big, Big, BIG on global warming.  So the fact that they actually had to call it like it is must have been a major blow to their collective ego.

If anyone's interested, the reason "Superstorm" Sandy did so much damage to New York City had everything to do with bad luck and poor city planning, and nothing, whatsoever, to do with (delicate cough) "climate change".

1.  It hit at high tide.
2.  It hit during a full moon, causing the tide to rise even higher.
3.  It hit while there was a high pressure out to sea, causing the tide to rise still higher.
4.  Twice in the previous century NYC had been hit by larger storms, both times causing the same massive flooding, and in neither case did the city raise the sea walls to forestall future catastrophes.

There was an article about a half a year ago on one of the "science" sites (using the term in its most general sense) about NYC raising their sea walls because of (blush) "climate change".  As expected, the commenters ravaged it, but I pointed out that, even if done for a fictitious reason, at least it was finally being done.

So at least global warming has that going for it.

The next time you read a global warming article citing "Superstorm" Sandy as demonstrative proof that global warming is already here and you'll soon be dead unless you immediately donate $100 to Greenpeace, remember this.
 
2014-07-30 10:21:29 PM  
Read the article? What am I, a plebian?
 
2014-07-30 10:34:37 PM  

Yogimus: Read the article? What am I, a plebian?


It's the Staten Island Advance. Even the people mentioned in the article probably never read it...
 
2014-07-30 10:43:13 PM  
Joe Bolt:   Thus spake Wikipedia.  And Wikipedia, in case you haven't been paying attention, is seriously left-leaning and thus is big, Big, BIG on global warming.  So the fact that they actually had to call it like it is must have been a major blow to their collective ego.

Wikipedia has another page that you should read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection
 
2014-07-30 10:54:14 PM  

Joe Bolt: 1. It hit at high tide.
2. It hit during a full moon, causing the tide to rise even higher.
3. It hit while there was a high pressure out to sea, causing the tide to rise still higher.
4. Twice in the previous century NYC had been hit by larger storms, both times causing the same massive flooding, and in neither case did the city raise the sea walls to forestall future catastrophes.


See, that's where you're wrong. Climate change causes more frequent high tides, see, and more full moons, and more high pressure out to sea, and more...uh, stupidity I guess.
 
2014-07-30 10:59:06 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: FTA:
Two weeks ago, Pagliaro was driving his wife to a D train stop in Brooklyn at 6:30 in the morning, on her way to Manhattan, where she works as a registered nurse.

I'm surprised to hear this.

She could just take the s53 bus to Bay Ridge and catch the R train. An easy transfer to the D train at 36th Street.

/what?


Couldn't she take it to Morningside Circle?
 
2014-07-30 11:40:17 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Two wedding dresses? Wow. Classy broad.


I thought the same thing but one of them was a family dress and this one was $160 and she loved it, so she wore it to the reception. That's cool in my book. She gave the family one back to her Aunt and she wants her daughter to wear the new one.
 
2014-07-30 11:56:17 PM  

Joe Bolt: This article presents what is currently one of the greatest pieces of trivia in America today.  I'll bet anything that you can't spot it.

"Wedding dress that survived Hurricane Sandy returned to owner"
"After Hurricane Sandy's monumental surge destroyed the dry-cleaning store"
"And then Hurricane Sandy roared in."

Give up?

Hurricane Sandy wasn't a hurricane.

It was a mere Category 2 hurricane while still at sea, then fell to a Category 1 just offshore, but by the time it hit America, it had been reduced to Tropical Storm level.

Yep, "Superstorm" Sandy, poster child of the global warming movement, was just a great big ol' tropical storm by the time it hit land.  Thus spake Wikipedia.  And Wikipedia, in case you haven't been paying attention, is seriously left-leaning and thus is big, Big, BIG on global warming.  So the fact that they actually had to call it like it is must have been a major blow to their collective ego.

If anyone's interested, the reason "Superstorm" Sandy did so much damage to New York City had everything to do with bad luck and poor city planning, and nothing, whatsoever, to do with (delicate cough) "climate change".

1.  It hit at high tide.
2.  It hit during a full moon, causing the tide to rise even higher.
3.  It hit while there was a high pressure out to sea, causing the tide to rise still higher.
4.  Twice in the previous century NYC had been hit by larger storms, both times causing the same massive flooding, and in neither case did the city raise the sea walls to forestall future catastrophes.

There was an article about a half a year ago on one of the "science" sites (using the term in its most general sense) about NYC raising their sea walls because of (blush) "climate change".  As expected, the commenters ravaged it, but I pointed out that, even if done for a fictitious reason, at least it was finally being done.

So at least global warming has that going for it.

The next time you read a global warming article citing "Superstorm" Sandy as demonstrative proof that global warming is already here and you'll soon be dead unless you immediately donate $100 to Greenpeace, remember this.


You do realize hurricanes are categorized by wind speed only. Protip: no one said the wind speed caused it to be a superstorm.
 
2014-07-31 12:02:06 AM  

Joe Bolt: This article presents what is currently one of the greatest pieces of trivia in America today.  I'll bet anything that you can't spot it.

"Wedding dress that survived Hurricane Sandy returned to owner"
"After Hurricane Sandy's monumental surge destroyed the dry-cleaning store"
"And then Hurricane Sandy roared in."

Give up?

Hurricane Sandy wasn't a hurricane.

It was a mere Category 2 hurricane while still at sea, then fell to a Category 1 just offshore, but by the time it hit America, it had been reduced to Tropical Storm level.

Yep, "Superstorm" Sandy, poster child of the global warming movement, was just a great big ol' tropical storm by the time it hit land.  Thus spake Wikipedia.  And Wikipedia, in case you haven't been paying attention, is seriously left-leaning and thus is big, Big, BIG on global warming.  So the fact that they actually had to call it like it is must have been a major blow to their collective ego.

If anyone's interested, the reason "Superstorm" Sandy did so much damage to New York City had everything to do with bad luck and poor city planning, and nothing, whatsoever, to do with (delicate cough) "climate change".

1.  It hit at high tide.
2.  It hit during a full moon, causing the tide to rise even higher.
3.  It hit while there was a high pressure out to sea, causing the tide to rise still higher.
4.  Twice in the previous century NYC had been hit by larger storms, both times causing the same massive flooding, and in neither case did the city raise the sea walls to forestall future catastrophes.

There was an article about a half a year ago on one of the "science" sites (using the term in its most general sense) about NYC raising their sea walls because of (blush) "climate change".  As expected, the commenters ravaged it, but I pointed out that, even if done for a fictitious reason, at least it was finally being done.

So at least global warming has that going for it.

The next time you read a global warming article citing "Superstorm" S ...


It takes a special kind of shiathead to take a story like this and turn it into a global warming essay (pro or con).
 
2014-07-31 12:02:15 AM  
It was also the largest storm on record, spanning 1,100 miles across. 1,100 miles.
 
2014-07-31 12:15:48 AM  
Hook, Line, Sinker
 
2014-07-31 12:52:36 AM  
All that work and one short sentence kicks the troll in the teeth.
 
2014-07-31 02:14:33 AM  
Well that was a nifty little story. And it's cool that the dry cleaner reopened on McClean Ave.
 
GBB
2014-07-31 06:15:45 AM  
That dress was so hideous, even the "hurricane" spit it back out.

/blecgh
 
2014-07-31 07:47:17 AM  
"wedding on July 29, 2012"
"daughter, Mia Grace, now 18 months old"

Hmmm, shotgun wedding?
 
2014-07-31 08:34:04 AM  
since this topic got WAY out of line...

bring it back around.

the biggest thing i don't get is, in the article, it says she dropped the dress off on August 25th, the owner told her "three weeks to a month" that it would be done and ready for her, "then hurricane sandy hit"....

last I checked, iirc my business trip back then, hurricane sandy hit around october 29th?  somewhere around there.  two months and she didn't get her dress back yet?  either that dude sucks at his job, or she didn't really want it back.
 
2014-07-31 01:31:58 PM  
That is maybe the trashiest wedding dress I've ever seen. Wasn't that one-shoulder shiat over with in the late '90s?

Hurricane Sandy kept about 30 people from the East Coast from attending my wedding in SF. Those that made it got there by driving 8-9 hours to places like Atlanta and Ohio for flights out. So that sucked.
 
2014-07-31 05:22:18 PM  

jst3p: ReverendJynxed: Two wedding dresses? Wow. Classy broad.

I thought the same thing but one of them was a family dress and this one was $160 and she loved it, so she wore it to the reception. That's cool in my book. She gave the family one back to her Aunt and she wants her daughter to wear the new one.


No, the cleaning bill was $160. There is no mention of the cost of the dress that I saw.
 
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