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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1888, the so-called "Schoolchildren's Blizzard' killed 235 people, a tragedy that would only be rivaled years later when they released patch 8.3 to World of Warcraft   (history.com) divider line
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2022-01-12 9:16:21 PM  
Since this is a History Channel article, I'm going to assume one potential cause of the blizzard was an ancient alien weather machine that is now buried somewhere in the Dakotas.
 
2022-01-12 9:17:52 PM  
Goddam global warming striikes again!!11!!1!

/Marty, get in the DeLorean!
 
2022-01-12 9:23:52 PM  
Much as the modern remnants of the GOP look back on the salad days of the George W Bush presidency, Blizzard remembers patch 8.3 with fondness and a wistful longing for the good old days.
 
2022-01-12 9:24:59 PM  
There's actually a wonderful novel about this event called The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin. It's a nice blending of history infection.
 
2022-01-12 9:25:32 PM  
Arctic air from Canada? Arctic air comes from the Arctic not Canada. Not our fault. No "Sorry" for you.
 
2022-01-12 9:32:44 PM  
Nowadays, I would rather do anything else unpleasant than to spend countless hours on a WoW character grind. Or EQ for that matter.
 
2022-01-12 9:39:13 PM  
Well, we needn't worry about that happening again. Thank Providence.
 
2022-01-12 9:42:32 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: It's a nice blending of history infection.


You should get that looked at.   Maybe a librarian could prescribe a good anti-biographic.
 
2022-01-12 9:45:37 PM  

Terminal Accessory: Galileo's Daughter: It's a nice blending of history infection.

You should get that looked at.   Maybe a librarian could prescribe a good anti-biographic.


Damn autocorrect.
 
2022-01-12 9:50:46 PM  
NeVAr f0rGet!

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2022-01-12 10:06:27 PM  

rethian: Much as the modern remnants of the GOP look back on the salad days of the George W Bush presidency, Blizzard remembers patch 8.3 with fondness and a wistful longing for the good old days.


MacOS long-filenames FTW!
 
2022-01-12 10:25:57 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: Terminal Accessory: Galileo's Daughter: It's a nice blending of history infection.

You should get that looked at.   Maybe a librarian could prescribe a good anti-biographic.

Damn autocorrect.


Don't blame autocorrect; it wouldn't have changed anything if it wasn't wrong to start with...
 
2022-01-12 10:28:41 PM  
I'd heard of the Blizzard, but not the child fatalities.  Reminded me of the busload of kids swept away in the '38 hurricane in New England :/
 
2022-01-12 10:42:52 PM  
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Commemorated in the Nebraska Capitol Building.

/snow
//snow
///snow!
 
2022-01-12 10:54:56 PM  
I attended school in a one room schoolhouse near Plainfield, NE. Not sure if it's the mentioned. We burned cowchips in the stove and there was a minimum level of chips we had to keep on hand, or wear coats during class until it could be restocked.  I always found it stupid but I get it now. Funny they never mentioned this event to us. Or maybe they did and I was not paying attention. Everybody in that part of  NE knows blizzards kill anyways.
 
2022-01-12 11:46:40 PM  
T'would make quite the modern-day motion-picture if it a'featured Pauly Shore.
 
2022-01-13 4:08:26 AM  
was expecting an icecrown joke but... nyalotha?
 
2022-01-13 6:55:52 AM  

skinink: Nowadays, I would rather do anything else unpleasant than to spend countless hours on a WoW character grind. Or EQ for that matter.


Thinking about EQ still makes me twitch for a fix.  I quit/deleted my char in the Velious (sp?) era. Guild grinding for ST keys was enough for me.

WoW was easy mode compared to the EQ grind but yeah I got sucked into that for a while too.
 
2022-01-13 7:56:41 AM  
Still not as destructive as SWG's CURB and "NGE."
 
2022-01-13 8:03:58 AM  

dickrickulous: Arctic air from Canada? Arctic air comes from the Arctic not Canada. Not our fault. No "Sorry" for you.


Nearly 40% of Canada is above the Arctic Circle.
 
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