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Out of the Blue

Thanks to all of you expressing concern that the BlueTower stays safe during Hurricane Sandy, aka the Frankenstorm. We're not in a particularly vulnerable location, so at the risk of angering the fates, I'll express confidence we will be safe, and that our major concern is that we may lose power. If that turns out to be the case, I'll probably be able to add a note here to that effect, but I can't say that for sure, so we'll just see how it goes. To those in more dangerous spots, here's hoping you stay safe and sound throughout, as while the forecasts are often wrong in this regard, there are some dire predications of how severe this will be, so better safe than sorry.

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25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 10:42 sauron
 
I'm in Harlem, NYC and am a bit nervous about the storm. Not for myself, but for the city. I think there might be a lot of flooding downtown and in Brooklyn.

My lab is on the 14th floor, uptown, and my apartment on the 6th floor, so we'll be dry, but the power could easily go out.

Stay safe everyone.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 09:43 Cutter
 
Goddamit I hate when I pick teams that don't do what they're supposed to do. First time I do the right thing and pick the Vikes - painful as that was - they get blown out. And even though I like the Lions there was no way they were supposed to beat the Seahawks. Chargers lose to the Browns? Really? Jets get smoked by the Dolphins? Come on!  
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 09:09 Verno
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 09:06:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 20:53:
Aww yeah Lions. There's one in the loss column for all your picks.

Edit: oops I guess not all of you

heh, one of the VERY few I got right this week....at 7 and 6 right now. ish.

Yep, my picks tanked this week

I will keep picking the Jets though. I believe in miracles.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 09:06 xXBatmanXx
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 20:53:
Aww yeah Lions. There's one in the loss column for all your picks.

Edit: oops I guess not all of you

heh, one of the VERY few I got right this week....at 7 and 6 right now. ish.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 08:10 Creston
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 01:16:
Prez wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 21:11:
At least someone in Detroit can win a game. ZING!

Yeah what a goofy season and post-season all around. Counted out multiple times during the regular season. Verlander. Mr. Triple Crown. Sweeping the Yankees. Getting swept in the world series. Hey at least we get a free taco.

Not to deny anything to the Tigers, but the Yankees kinda killed themselves once Jeter went down (and even before that already). A high school team could have beaten that sorry bunch of dipshits in the ALCS.

It amazed me the Tigers made it to the world series, because they never actually played well in the entire postseason.

With that pitching staff, though, the Giants are going to be hard to beat for years. They did this without Lincecum even being at his best.

Creston
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 01:16 Sepharo
 
Prez wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 21:11:
At least someone in Detroit can win a game. ZING!

Yeah what a goofy season and post-season all around. Counted out multiple times during the regular season. Verlander. Mr. Triple Crown. Sweeping the Yankees. Getting swept in the world series. Hey at least we get a free taco.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 21:11 Prez
 
At least someone in Detroit can win a game. ZING!  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 20:53 Sepharo
 
Aww yeah Lions. There's one in the loss column for all your picks.

Edit: oops I guess not all of you
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 18:53 Fresh_Step
 
If that storm came in on Galveston, I'd be up around Huntsville. That is an enormous amount of water being pushed into the coast. It looks like a bigger version of Hurricane Ike.  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 18:07 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 14:41:
Blue! Triforce Johnson may need to crash at your house!

http://kotaku.com/5955557/


Is it his job to stand in line?

Idiot comes to mind....
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 18:05 xXBatmanXx
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 14:14:
I've heard it is the WORST storm ever to hit the east coast. Though they seem to say that about every single one now... Anyhow, hello from sunny California.

I guess worst one in "70 years" or something like that. I would like to say it is the typical "we are the East Coast center of the world" attitude, but this will be pretty disruptive.....
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 17:57 Ant
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 17:50:
Why doesn't he just freeze himself in a snowbank for a month?
Like Eric Cartman did?
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 17:53 Creston
 
Btw, guys, the final Halloween event in GW2 is pretty cool. I don't know if it's still running, but if it is, make your way to the big fountain in Lion's Arch.

It takes about 15-20 mins, and is very fun.

Creston
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 17:50 PHJF
 
Why doesn't he just freeze himself in a snowbank for a month?  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 17:44 Ant
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 17:41:
nin wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 14:41:
Blue! Triforce Johnson may need to crash at your house!

http://kotaku.com/5955557/


First. HTF does anyone sit in line for a month? They have zero other responsibilities or obligations? No need to work or make money? Second. That's just beyond sad. Sitting around in a line for a month for a toy? Beyond...sad.
No kidding. Same for movies and other stuff.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 17:41 Cutter
 
nin wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 14:41:
Blue! Triforce Johnson may need to crash at your house!

http://kotaku.com/5955557/


First. HTF does anyone sit in line for a month? They have zero other responsibilities or obligations? No need to work or make money? Second. That's just beyond sad. Sitting around in a line for a month for a toy? Beyond...sad.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 17:39 Ant
 
nin wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 14:41:
Blue! Triforce Johnson may need to crash at your house!

http://kotaku.com/5955557/

Blue has a house? Since when?
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 17:27 Frags4Fun
 
"Dying Satellites Could Lead to Shaky Weather Forecasts."

Aren't weather forecasts already shaky?
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2012, 16:27 jdreyer
 
GL, Blue, and everyone else in that area. We had a bit of a scare out here as well. That 7.7 earthquake in BC sent a tsunami our way last night. Evacs went well, and as far as I know no injuries or deaths. But the sirens wailed all night.  
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6. This dog has trained his owner well. Oct 28, 2012, 14:45 kanniballl
 
Yeh, my dogs have done that with the stairs and a tennis ball. Well, not so much now anymore.


The funniest / most annoying thing is though, they like to make US play fetch.

Our driveway (at my parents' place) is a steep hill. Not too long, maybe 30-50 feet, but fairly steep.

Anyway, when he wants to play and sees we're not in the mood, he'll bring a soccer ball to the driveway where it starts to slope down, lets the ball go, and barks. Obviously we run to go get it, else it winds up in the street or perhaps into a car or whatever.


Dang tricky dogs. We bring it back, he does it again :-)


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