February 27, 2010

Hawaii Tsunami Watch UPDATE: Tsunami Warning Lifted For Hawaii, They Seem To Have Escaped Serious Damage
— DrewM

Looks like the worst is over.

Hawaii appeared to escape any major tsunami unleashed by the giant earthquake off the coast of Chile, giving residents and tourists relief even as they remained on guard Saturday afternoon.

Tsunami surges of six to 12 inches in height hit the "Big Island" of Hawaii beginning at 11:38 a.m. local time, 34 minutes later than oceanographers previously forecast, said Bill Hanson, administrative officer with the Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Those were far lower than the waves of as high as 14 that feet some officials had predicted. Mr. Hanson said that while the tsunami threat was not entirely over, the fact that no large surges have hit so far means more destructive ones are less likely.

"It's not over until the fat lady sings, but it's a good sign so far," Mr. Hanson said.

Local media reportingg tsunami warning has been canceled for Hawaii.

Original post below the fold.
Dave In Texas sent this along, I'm going to give it a shot.

Online TV Shows by Ustream

This is the local station that CNN is/was running.

UPDATE [Dave]: I got the vid tip from Andrew Levy on Twitter.

Hilo Bay camera
. Water rushing in and out.

It seems a little ghoulish but the projected impact time of the tsunami is coming up soon, a little after 4pm eastern time (11am Hawaii time).

Based on tv reports they are saying the wave could be anywhere between 1.5-7 feet. It may not sound like a lot but it's not the same as a breaker wave you might see people surfing on but rather a lifting of the entire sea level. A lot depends on local considerations such as shore line (bay v. long beach for example), the underwater topography. and the ground behind the beach.

Fortunately there's been plenty of warning time (in Hawaii at least) so people should be out of the danger areas. The US Pacific Fleet has scrambled several ships based at Pearl Harbor as a precaution.

Good luck to all the folks in Hawaii and if anyone can find a live and embedable feed from Hawaii, let me know.

Posted by: DrewM at 10:51 AM | Comments (747)
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1 Godspeed, Hawaii.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 10:57 AM (YX6i/)

2 Oh, and you bastards better open the airport quickly, 'cause our tickets are booked for April already.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 10:57 AM (YX6i/)

3

yo, about a half hour away for ohau, they are saying there is tidal action on the south side in hawaii kai

also, waikiki beach is ordered evacuated and all hotel guests should go to the third floor

all 1st responders are ordered to bail out at 1100

they said that on khon dot com or khnl has a live feed of several beaches

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:57 AM (Tr+ZM)

4 It's morbidly funny that that vid uses an example of an earthquake in Chile.

Posted by: INCITEmarsh at February 27, 2010 10:58 AM (FCn6Y)

5 if it wasn't for the fact that i could become homeless i would root for the tsunami

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:59 AM (Tr+ZM)

6 I would not be surprised to find out this "earthquake" was caused by Axelrod/Rahm planting a nuke in order to get a Tsunami to flood Hawaii and cause the permanent loss of Barry Sotereo's "birth certificate".

Posted by: Yesiree Rogers at February 27, 2010 10:59 AM (CPdLz)

7 Damn...this place is edumacational.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 10:59 AM (VuLos)

8 ncj, are you uphill somewhere?

Posted by: fluffy at February 27, 2010 11:00 AM (4Kl5M)

9 Bush, you magnificent bastard.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 11:00 AM (0FiCa)

10 I would not be surprised to find out this "earthquake" was caused by Axelrod/Rahm planting a nuke in order to get a Tsunami to flood Hawaii and cause the permanent loss of Barry Sotereo's "birth certificate".

Me neither.

Posted by: Deranged Psycho at February 27, 2010 11:01 AM (5I0Yr)

11 Global Warming!!!111!!

Posted by: real joe at February 27, 2010 11:01 AM (YpKIQ)

12 I'm on the Big Island and nothing yet to report-
probably won't be much but you never know.
Sirens going off all morning. Some people are freaking out, most are just waiting on high ground.

Posted by: vaeriax at February 27, 2010 11:02 AM (jM7jR)

13

woohoo, 15 to 30 minutes

west side is starting to show its coral areas in a back and forth action just reported

still no coffee and i need a smoke

the girl thinks its a party

g/l hilo, they just said the bay is pulling back so they are minutes away

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:02 AM (Tr+ZM)

14 How much damage are they expecting from this? Have lots of family along the coast in Cali as well.

Godspeed, prayers, & good wishes to all those who might be affected by this.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:02 AM (sZ+lP)

15 Howzabout the old ponytailed guy on Fox right now?  What's this guy's story?

Posted by: Countrysquire at February 27, 2010 11:02 AM (xPe5J)

16 Fox was having live feed from high up from Ewa, ncj.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 11:03 AM (YX6i/)

17 Howzabout the old ponytailed guy on Fox right now?  What's this guy's story?

Posted by: Countrysquire at February 27, 2010 04:02 PM (xPe5J)


Yeah, nice gut he had, huh? 

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 11:03 AM (VuLos)

18
It's morbidly funny that that vid uses an example of an earthquake in Chile.

Posted by: INCITEmarsh at February 27, 2010 03:58 PM (FCn6Y)



Its because this is the area that widespread Pacific tsunamis usually come from. There and Indonesia. They really need to get the Atlantic warning system completed. There is a ticking time-bomb in the Canary islands as we speak.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (t72+4)

19 live kgmb cbs feed here
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

Posted by: newrouter at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (bEZJ+)

20

8  yep

12 good luck bro, you have a couple to go

and if you could keep it there that would be cool thanks

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (Tr+ZM)

21 The people in bikinis on Fox don't look that worried.  "Party atmosphere" is right.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (QxGmu)

22 I just saw this one and chuckled...

jarin
   Hawaii state librarian: "If you have an overdue book, your fine will be adjusted." Phew, was worried there for a second! #tsunami #fb

Posted by: Johnny I at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (SY5UR)

23
Howzabout the old ponytailed guy on Fox right now?  What's this guy's story?

Posted by: Countrysquire at February 27, 2010 04:02 PM (xPe5J)


Yeah, nice gut he had, huh? 

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 04:03 PM (VuLos)






Wait, Charles Johnson is on FOX ?

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (t72+4)

24 if you guys see a live feed by ewa beach, let me know if my fucking house floats by

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:06 AM (Tr+ZM)

25 http://hitsunami.info/

has a live feed

Posted by: Johnny I at February 27, 2010 11:07 AM (aduNp)

26 The water is receding. Tsunami coming any second now.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 11:07 AM (qzcNU)

27 I'm going to teleport there and lower the oceans.  That should get my poll numbers up.

Posted by: That's 'Mister' Messiah To You at February 27, 2010 11:08 AM (1fanL)

28 If this is not proof of global warming nothing is.

Posted by: Top IPCC scientist Danny Glover at February 27, 2010 11:09 AM (NLZLH)

29 Cowabunga! Surfs up dude!

Posted by: Michaelangelo at February 27, 2010 11:11 AM (NLZLH)

30 Told you the sea level was rising.

Posted by: Al Dummy Gore at February 27, 2010 11:11 AM (5I0Yr)

31 I'm going to teleport there and lower the oceans.  That should get my poll numbers up.

Yeah, wasn't Teh One going to lower the oceans and heal the planet?  Another unkept promise.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:12 AM (y4B2y)

32
if you guys see a live feed by ewa beach, let me know if my fucking house floats by

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 04:06 PM (Tr+ZM)






Joe, please tell me you got all of the firearms and alcohol out before you left it would be tragic if you didnt..

Just kidding, I hope everything ends well for you guys and you have a home to go back to.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 11:12 AM (t72+4)

33 The Fox News website is carrying a live feed from Diamondhead.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 27, 2010 11:13 AM (554T5)

34 Fox goofball is out at Diamond Head, practicing his smile and worrying about his hair.  Ocean looks pretty normal, except for no surfers.  No houses floating by.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 11:13 AM (9Wv2j)

35 Family and I left ewa too ncj. We hope we can head back this afternoon. Fingers crossed no power outages or water issues. They are saying right now 2 ft waves for oahu expected. Nothing in Hilo yet as of 1/4 after 11.

Posted by: mcc at February 27, 2010 11:14 AM (rc0bD)

36 Check the feed under my URL. It is working for now.

Posted by: Steve In Tulsa at February 27, 2010 11:14 AM (lv+sJ)

37 RT @W7VOA: Geography FAIL RT @palmd: Rick Sanchez just pointed at the Galapagos and said, "This is Hawaii, right?" #CNN #tsunami

Posted by: Johnny I at February 27, 2010 11:14 AM (aduNp)

38 Wonder if this will impact the ridiculous Akaka bill that congress is considering?  You want a separate race-based government?  Fine, you're on your own. Hang loose. Mazel Tov.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:15 AM (y4B2y)

39 Watching the cam for Hilo Bay. Expecting 9-12 ft surge, is what they're saying.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:15 AM (sZ+lP)

40 This reminds me of the tsunami scare back in the 80's when I lived in Cannon Beach-everyone in town scurried up to the top of the hill and had a party while we waited for the killer wave.
Luckily, nothing happened. Hope that's the case today.
If not, it's somehow Bush's fault.

Posted by: vaeriax at February 27, 2010 11:16 AM (jM7jR)

41
RT @W7VOA: Geography FAIL RT @palmd: Rick Sanchez just pointed at the Galapagos and said, "This is Hawaii, right?" #CNN #tsunami

Posted by: Johnny I at February 27, 2010 04:14 PM (aduNp)





Quick, somebody get Rick's car keys.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 11:17 AM (t72+4)

42 So, much ado about nothing?

Posted by: Too Soon? at February 27, 2010 11:17 AM (JDNrJ)

43 I wonder how Lord Hades and Miss'80sbaby did this.  Did they recruit the help of Hephaestus to further their evil deeds?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 11:18 AM (otlXg)

44 seems to be a live stream on FOX's front page as well


http://interactive.foxnews.com/livestream/live.html?chanId=2

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and Buckets of Scorn for the Left at February 27, 2010 11:19 AM (erIg9)

45 If not, it's somehow Bush's fault.

Posted by: vaeriax at February 27, 2010 04:16 PM (jM7jR)


It's true El Busho is an evil spirit that can control the weather. He sucked all the electicity out of the air while I was speaking. Kill El Busho!

Posted by: Hugo Chavez at February 27, 2010 11:19 AM (yguwr)

46 CNN: Witnesses report the water receding, color changes in the water.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 11:19 AM (qzcNU)

47 Change in water near a certain park & along that break wall.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:19 AM (sZ+lP)

48 333 The two live streaming video links:

LINK 1

LINK 2

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 12:29 PM (p302b)

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 11:19 AM (p302b)

49 Okay, who's the moron that decided to go for a swim?

Posted by: Rocks at February 27, 2010 11:20 AM (yguwr)

50 Some bonehead out in the surf on TV. Must be trying out for the Darwin Award.

Posted by: vaeriax at February 27, 2010 11:20 AM (jM7jR)

51 Man, Hawaii is gorgeous.  But what's with all the ugly people in the Fox News shot?  Not a hot babe in the bunch.  Its critics say Fox emphasizes the jiggle factor, but not so much today.

 I at least expected to see Megyn Kelly reporting in a bikini.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:20 AM (y4B2y)

52 A HI reporter says they are getting reports of water discoloration and water receding (not sure where) via CNN.

Not out of the woods yet.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 11:20 AM (9B5OK)

53 It's 81 degrees in Hilo...fuck me.

Posted by: Rocks at February 27, 2010 11:20 AM (yguwr)

54 49 Okay, who's the moron that decided to go for a swim?

Some people never learn.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 11:21 AM (otlXg)

55

Someone on another thread said Shuster in reference to Hawaii said " alot of Americans live there."

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 11:22 AM (t72+4)

56 Got 3 feeds going right now.   Nothing much happening.   Did see one idiot actually out in the water about waist deep.   Missed where they said he was.   They did say there is a whale frolicking in the water.   Probably one of those killer 'teabagging' whales waiting for someone to wash into the water. 

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 11:22 AM (IKebC)

57 52 A HI reporter says they are getting reports of water discoloration and water receding (not sure where) via CNN.

Not out of the woods yet.

They say they're seeing that in Hilo Bay.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:22 AM (sZ+lP)

58 ManBearPig sighted off of  Oahu!

Posted by: Al Gore at February 27, 2010 11:23 AM (NLZLH)

59 This is getting so cereal....

Posted by: Al Gore at February 27, 2010 11:24 AM (yguwr)

60 Someone on another thread said Shuster in reference to Hawaii said " alot of Americans live there."

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 04:22 PM (t72+4)

Kinda.  "Hawaiian-Americans."

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 11:24 AM (1fanL)

61 Are those boats off Diamond Head?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 11:24 AM (9Wv2j)

62 Fox has a pic of people up on some bluff watching the ocean.  Hope they are high enough.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 11:25 AM (p302b)

63 Oh My God! Did you see that giant bug spawned by Global Warming!

Posted by: Al Gore at February 27, 2010 11:25 AM (yguwr)

64

kona is getting a little surge according to the radio

12 minutes for us, mcc, i'm in waipio looking down now, mofo's everywhere watching like its a party

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:25 AM (edj/9)

65 Did anyone think to save The Birth Certificate?

"Gosh, folks, this big wave came along and washed the damn thing away...you'll just have to take my word for it." -- Osama Obama

Posted by: Ray-man at February 27, 2010 11:25 AM (8+4Tk)

66 Okay, who's the moron that decided to go for a swim?

Some people never learn.

I think there's a high correlation between surfing and general idiocy.   On the Outer Banks they issue an evacuation order in advance of a hurricane, and the cops have to waste time dragging imbeciles out of the water. Happens every time.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:26 AM (y4B2y)

67 Ok anyone watching Fox.  Are those boats out there or sharks?

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 11:26 AM (p302b)

68 It must be murder being a reporter on Hawaiian TV with those names. Everything is 3, 4 and 5 syllables.

Posted by: Rocks at February 27, 2010 11:26 AM (yguwr)

69 Fox has a pic of people up on some bluff watching the ocean.  Hope they are high enough.

They should be.  I used to live in Ewa Beach and that particular overlook is pretty high up.

Posted by: Slublog at February 27, 2010 11:27 AM (i0SVs)

70

I thought this was going to be a bash Obama thread. 

I must have been thinking of Watusi or something.

Posted by: mghorning at February 27, 2010 11:27 AM (05Sxo)

71 Police & other responders cleared people off the beaches in Hilo, & they keep sounding the sirens. Doesn't look like they did that for the people in the Fox feed. Sea looks almost flat out there.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:27 AM (sZ+lP)

72 Those are boats.  They were sent out because "the wave will pass under them, if you will".  I don't know, would you want to test that one?

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 11:27 AM (p302b)

73 Check out CNN (they are streaming a local station), they are getting eyewitness reports that shit is starting to happen in the Hilo area.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 11:28 AM (9B5OK)

74

yeah, the coast guard told all small boats to go out at least a mile

they are talking about the asshole in the water

anyone here know what coffee joints are open, i'm dying here

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:28 AM (edj/9)

75 Okay, who's the moron that decided to go for a swim?

Sorry. I thought I saw a boy out there.

Posted by: A. Sullivan at February 27, 2010 11:28 AM (5I0Yr)

76 Water receding in the Bay. H1 closed.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:29 AM (sZ+lP)

77 No need for the police to clear the people off of the beaches. The wave should take care of that.

Posted by: Captain Snarky at February 27, 2010 11:29 AM (NLZLH)

78 66

Imagine the total annual cost to emergency services (and insurance companies, and municipalities) incurred by idiots and their "Extreme Sports"  Mountain climbers and surfers and hang-gliders and people doing incredibly dangerous things, knowing that when they do finally succumb to probability, millions of dollars will be spent finding them, so they can do it all again.

YOUR WELCOME, you dumb s&^s.

Posted by: Taqiyyotomist at February 27, 2010 11:30 AM (ltfED)

79 Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 04:27 PM (p302b)

Unless you are on a pretty tiny boat or near the shore a one10 foot swell isn't much in a boat. It's not like a storm swell where it drops off precipitously on the far side.

Posted by: Rocks at February 27, 2010 11:30 AM (yguwr)

80 Looks like another Pseudo-nami.

Posted by: vaeriax at February 27, 2010 11:30 AM (jM7jR)

81 You're uh, you're eventually going to have tsunami on your tsunami watch, right? Right? Hello? This thing working?

Posted by: Jeff Goldblum at February 27, 2010 11:30 AM (erIg9)

82 Those are boats.  They were sent out because "the wave will pass under them, if you will".  I don't know, would you want to test that one?

They're better off out at sea. That's why the Navy has been taking some of its ships out of harbor. You can see larger ships further out, too.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 11:30 AM (qzcNU)

83 77  Well played, sir.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 11:30 AM (9Wv2j)

84 Webcam at Pacific Tsunami Museum in Hilo here.

(It's intermittent, so you need to refresh repeatedly until it gives an image.)

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 11:31 AM (GU29T)

85 Heh, a whale just breached in the fox shot... for those with large enough TV's to see.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 11:31 AM (YX6i/)

86 Get back to reporting real dangers like Y2K.

Posted by: Captain Snarky at February 27, 2010 11:31 AM (NLZLH)

87 >>52 A HI reporter says they are getting reports of water discoloration...


That was me, my bad.

Posted by: Joe Fuckin' Biden at February 27, 2010 11:32 AM (0FiCa)

88 I'm watching this feed here. They have cameras everywhere, mostly focused on Hilo Bay. Reporter on the 47th floor.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:33 AM (sZ+lP)

89 um, i think this one was a bust

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:33 AM (edj/9)

90 Mountain climbers should be required to sign a waiver, "Don't spend one damn municipal dime finding my lost ass." and if they want to be found, they can contract with a private "dumbass Mountain Climber Finding Company", and pay them cash money to fly helicopters in dangerous terrain and weather looking for them.

Posted by: Taqiyyotomist at February 27, 2010 11:33 AM (ltfED)

91 really disappointed with the FOX feed, was expecting far more shots of sun bronzed tits that we're seeing.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 11:33 AM (erIg9)

92 Costco is open according to the live feed 80sbaby linked.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 27, 2010 11:34 AM (gofDd)

93

47th floor?  what a bitch

says the guy way up on a hill

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:34 AM (edj/9)

94 Ala Moana is closed!!!

Posted by: wherestherum at February 27, 2010 11:35 AM (gofDd)

95 "Al Capone's Vault!  Hawaii Edition"

Posted by: Taqiyyotomist at February 27, 2010 11:35 AM (ltfED)

96 This is my favorite time on TV.  The spectacle is late, so they're filling up the airwaves with idiots making inane observations.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 11:35 AM (1fanL)

97 Neil Abercrombie (Communist-HI) actually sounds like he knows what he's talking about, for a change.   Im just shocked  he didn't invoke global warming.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:36 AM (y4B2y)

98 off-topic: al gore has a three page op-ed in the times in defense of global warmth alarmism. never sounded so thin, inaccurate, passe & amusingly pathetic. worth reading. among the clap-trap is an attack on fox as hate mongering (beck, basically), an inaccurate dismissal of the flaws exposed in the "science" and all sorts of historical revisionism (such as that communism fell in he 90's!). he comes across as scared.

Posted by: gomm at February 27, 2010 11:36 AM (Ibk1S)

99 The spectacle is late, so they're filling up the airwaves with idiots making inane observations.

They do that when there's a car chase here. They're too stupid to discuss anything intelligent so they just make obvious statements.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 27, 2010 11:36 AM (gofDd)

100 Oh shit. The water is receding in Long Beach, California. Boats are actually sitting in mud.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 11:36 AM (qzcNU)

101 Well, the scientists keep changing the time of when they expect the waves to hit, but they showed the water receding in Hilo Bay some time ago. Lots & lots of sand.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:37 AM (sZ+lP)

102
Oh shit. The water is receding in
Long Beach, California. Boats are actually sitting in mud.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 04:36 PM (qzcNU)





Thats not good.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 11:37 AM (t72+4)

103 An anagram of tsunami is "I am nuts". I mean, you'd like totally have to be nuts to go out in one of those!

Posted by: Meggy Mac at February 27, 2010 11:38 AM (5I0Yr)

104 Water receding in Hilo.  

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 11:38 AM (IKebC)

105 SMILE, BARRY, GODDAMMIT, SMILE YOUR MOTHERFUCKING ASS OFF AND LOWER DEM WAVES!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 27, 2010 11:38 AM (P33XN)

106 And as I hit on this thread, the song playing in the bar is 'We Got to Get Out of this Place'.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 27, 2010 11:38 AM (nlRuk)

107 @100
Cite?  Or are you being sarcastic?

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2010 11:39 AM (Xsi7M)

108 I haven't heard anything about Long Beach. If that happened, it would be breaking news on the radio.

It did hail a few minutes ago over my house.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 27, 2010 11:39 AM (gofDd)

109 103 An anagram of tsunami is "I am nuts". I mean, you'd like totally have to be nuts to go out in one of those!

Posted by: Meggy Mac at February 27, 2010 04:38 PM (5I0Yr)


I think I hear a stick of butter calling your name

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 11:39 AM (erIg9)

110 100 Oh shit. The water is receding in Long Beach, California. Boats are actually sitting in mud.

What the hell?  Does that foretell something horrible for Long Beach?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 11:39 AM (otlXg)

111 Here is a nice live news feed -  looks like water is going out to see may have wave coming in any time now.

http://tinyurl.com/yej75vw

Posted by: Odel Roo at February 27, 2010 11:39 AM (hetYy)

112 Tsunami, eh?  Compared to what the Dems are facing in November, this is only a Coming Attraction.

Women and minorities hardest hit............


Posted by: SantaRosaStan at February 27, 2010 11:39 AM (JrRME)

113 they are saying the water is receding from hilo bay pretty fast

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:39 AM (edj/9)

114 Cite?  Or are you being sarcastic?

It was on Fox a few minutes ago.

Posted by: Slublog at February 27, 2010 11:39 AM (i0SVs)

115 The Long Beach thing was on FoxNews about 5 min ago

Posted by: Doc at February 27, 2010 11:40 AM (rzJpR)

116 Whoa...looks like it's receding pretty quickly in Hilo, now.

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 11:40 AM (IKebC)

117 Looks like the water is receding in Hilo Bay-
might be something happening.

Posted by: vaeriax at February 27, 2010 11:40 AM (jM7jR)

118 I think Benson is having us on.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 11:40 AM (9Wv2j)

119 @100
Cite?  Or are you being sarcastic?

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2010 04:39 PM (Xsi7M)

He's not.  They were showing shots on Fox... guy did say it was low tide, but there definite recession.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 11:40 AM (YX6i/)

120
Whoa...looks like it's receding pretty quickly in Hilo, now.

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 04:40 PM (IKebC)





This is going to be bad.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 11:40 AM (t72+4)

121 The water is definitely receding in Hilo.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 11:41 AM (0FiCa)

122 jeez baracky made the ocean recede

Posted by: newrouter at February 27, 2010 11:41 AM (bEZJ+)

123
Remember the SUPER FRIENDS?

This would be a good time to have Aqua Man jump in Wonder Woman's INVISIBLE JET and fly to Hawaii to tell the fish to be careful. And SUPERMAN can push back the TIDAL WAVE probbably created LEX LUTHOR.

Posted by: bonerwing plover at February 27, 2010 11:41 AM (KMkUw)

124

so wtr, got a spare room?

still want to visit?

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:42 AM (edj/9)

125 107 @100
Cite?  Or are you being sarcastic?

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2010 04:39 PM (Xsi7M)

Boob tube.  FOX, I think.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 11:42 AM (1fanL)

126

You can really see the water receding in Hilo from here:

http://tiny.cc/HxFNx

 

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 11:42 AM (IKebC)

127

BTW - would it be wrong for me to wish that James 'rooting for the hurricanes' Wolcott would own uninsured property in the path of that tsunami?

Because if it isn't wrong, I wouldn't want to be right.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 27, 2010 11:42 AM (nlRuk)

128


Tsunami ! Let My People Go !

Posted by: Lord Barack at February 27, 2010 11:42 AM (t72+4)

129 Looks like the water is receding in Hilo Bay

Well plug it up, damn it!

Posted by: Jose Estķpido Biden at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (5I0Yr)

130

This will be named "The Obama Tsunami". Lots of raised expectations that something would happen, people thrown out of work, business disrupted, etc.

In the end, kind of dull, not much to look at... 

 

Posted by: Log Cabin at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (mK3eo)

131 La Jolla reported an unusually low low tide.  That's probably what's going on at Long Beach.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (9Wv2j)

132 you know, as soon as hilo gets hit, there will be a panic here

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (edj/9)

133 I can't get the fox feed to do a fucking thing.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (0FiCa)

134 100 Oh shit. The water is receding in Long Beach, California. Boats are actually sitting in mud.


Have family in Santa Cruz, LA, Los Gatos, & San Jose.

Advisory now upped to Washington State, AK, & BC.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (sZ+lP)

135

Check this one out.

http://tinyurl.com/yad3ohq

Posted by: jb at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (Mpj1q)

136
The tsunami will reduce costs and will create jobs.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (KMkUw)

137 I got nothin'. Maybe Abe Vigoda can throw Tom Hanks into a volcano and stop this shit. I don't know.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (P33XN)

138 Posted by: gomm at February 27, 2010 04:36 PM (Ibk1S)

Do you prefer "Gomm" or "Mr. Jabbar"?

Posted by: Teh Stupid at February 27, 2010 11:43 AM (1fanL)

139 This isn't going to end well.

Posted by: Guy Who Says This Isn't Going To End Well At Obvious Times at February 27, 2010 11:44 AM (5I0Yr)

140
Well plug it up, damn it!

Posted by: Jose Est√ļpido Biden at February 27, 2010 04:43 PM (5I0Yr)

Interesting choice of words.  Retard.

Posted by: Rahm at February 27, 2010 11:44 AM (1fanL)

141 Now, Professor, this water is coming from Chile directly, correct?  Is it possible that there may be Chileans in the water when it hits Hawaii?

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 11:45 AM (EW49d)

142 Yeah, the Long Beach information was from Fox News.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 11:45 AM (qzcNU)

143 Looks like Ben moved the island again.

Posted by: Cincinnatus at February 27, 2010 11:45 AM (euuyg)

144 I'm watching KHON-TV Channel 2. Beach keeps getting growing.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:46 AM (sZ+lP)

145 was this in the stimulus bill?

Posted by: newrouter at February 27, 2010 11:46 AM (bEZJ+)

146 If you can get off the island, come on over, ncj. It's not as warm here, but we're far enough inland no tsumanis will affect us. Plus the mountain range is in the way.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 27, 2010 11:46 AM (gofDd)

147 LOL, I was watching the Hawaii Tsunami Information and the news reporter put on this guy who said he was from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, and they guy from PTWC was talking about the science of tracking taunamis and ends it with "Steve L's mother is a cunt."  So the news reporter just kept going on with the ienterview and asked another question, and the guy said "Yes, that's right and Steve L's mother is a cunt."

LMAO.  Needless to say the news reporter then cut off that discussion.

Posted by: Dusty at February 27, 2010 11:46 AM (fFk/c)

148 And we live at about 1500 ft. So even if the Valley flooded, we'd still be okay.

If HI isn't underwater, I'd still like to visit you.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 27, 2010 11:47 AM (gofDd)

149 Oh, Drew linked it. NM.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:47 AM (sZ+lP)

150 Oh, Drew linked it. NM.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:47 AM (sZ+lP)

151 I'm at the coast of BC. I feel pretty safe.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 11:47 AM (0fq7b)

152 147

I thought that's what I heard....lol

Certainly brings out the crazies......

Posted by: crowsting at February 27, 2010 11:48 AM (nFF/p)

153 Hey, Fox has live video of Long Beach and the boats sitting in the mud.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 11:48 AM (9Wv2j)

154 out it goes

Posted by: newrouter at February 27, 2010 11:49 AM (bEZJ+)

155 Came in a little @ Hilo, now it's going out quickly, again.   Does it happen like that?

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 11:50 AM (IKebC)

156

Is this water going to be more wet than regular water, Doctor?

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 11:50 AM (EW49d)

157 I'm enjoying all the lame commentary from the talking heads.   Anchorette just said "people's jaws are literally on the floor" watching the water recede.   If your jaw is literally on the floor, I'd say this tsunami may not be your biggest problem right now.

How many times do you need to repeat "people are taking their boats out to sea...you'd think that would be the exact opposite of what you should do, Bob, but...."

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:50 AM (y4B2y)

158 I'm just washing my junk, I'll be through soon.

Posted by: Dick Cheney at February 27, 2010 11:50 AM (0FiCa)

159

low battery so i'll bug ya in a few hours

you know, my cats are looking tasty

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:50 AM (edj/9)

160 I hate it when Fox reporters are interviewing someone and while that person is talking they're clicking away on their computers in the background.


Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 11:50 AM (VuLos)

161 The guy from PTWC is an asshole.

Posted by: Steve L's Mother at February 27, 2010 11:51 AM (5I0Yr)

162 Earthquake in Argentina.  2 dead  per Fox.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 11:52 AM (VuLos)

163 152 147 I thought that's what I heard....lol
Certainly brings out the crazies......

That was one of their regular correspondents.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:52 AM (sZ+lP)

164 Fox Alert: Another earthquake hits Argentina, kills two people.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 11:52 AM (qzcNU)

165 Another earthquake just hit Argentina.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:52 AM (y4B2y)

166

sounds like Hilo is out of danger.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at February 27, 2010 11:52 AM (Oan2w)

167 I still haven't seen/heard anything about Long Beach and I've got the TV on Fox.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 27, 2010 11:52 AM (gofDd)

168 @ 157 Anchorette just said "people's jaws are literally on the floor" watching the water recede.   If your jaw is literally on the floor, I'd say this tsunami may not be your biggest problem right now.

Reminds me of that MadTV skit about the couple who say "literally" in every observation and insult they make.

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 11:53 AM (iBzKc)

169 Julie Banderas looks hot today.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:53 AM (y4B2y)

170 Yeah, the Long Beach information was from Fox News.

Okay, I just missed it then.  Just wanted to be sure it wasn't one of the tinyurls that are peppering the comment.

Posted by: Methos at February 27, 2010 11:53 AM (Xsi7M)

171 in it comes

Posted by: newrouter at February 27, 2010 11:53 AM (bEZJ+)

172 Will the earthquake in Argentina cause another Tseudonami in the Falklands?

Posted by: Captain Snarky at February 27, 2010 11:53 AM (NLZLH)

173 Argentina had a big quake this morning, in the midst of all the aftershocks from Chile.  In an area to the northwest, just across the Chilean border.  This is a new one?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 11:53 AM (9Wv2j)

174 Another 6.0+ earthquake in Argentina.

Posted by: YIKES! at February 27, 2010 11:53 AM (E5V01)

175 I'm halfway up the slope of Mount Aetna. I'm golden, baby.

Posted by: Herculaneum Hank at February 27, 2010 11:54 AM (/VEEI)

176

6.3 in Argentina

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 11:54 AM (t72+4)

177 The end of the world?  The Mayans said we had two more years to Party Hearty....

people who cut out the beating hearts of sacrificial victims can't be wrong  ( ? )

Posted by: panic-stricken Apocalyspe believer at February 27, 2010 11:54 AM (JrRME)

178 How the hell can a small island off Hilo disappear?  Is David Copperfield in the area?

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:54 AM (y4B2y)

179 Dick Cheney made an entire island disappear?

You magnificent bastard!

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 11:54 AM (erIg9)

180 Does Fox have a camera watching the big island?  I only see the camera watching Oahu.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 11:55 AM (VuLos)

181

147

I heard that too--Steve "Langford?" must be pissed. LOL

Posted by: Johnny I at February 27, 2010 11:55 AM (aduNp)

182 Never seen the sea look that flat. It's just bizarre.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:55 AM (sZ+lP)

183 It can't happen here. Except on a dark and stormy night: it's a Bulwer-Lyten novel. Besides, I'm a Roman citizen, and the fucker wouldn't dare.

Posted by: Pompei Pete at February 27, 2010 11:55 AM (/VEEI)

184 Those crazy Mayans, one minute they're predicting the future with human bones, the next minute they're worshiping some head of cabbage they named Frank.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 11:56 AM (erIg9)

185

sounds like Hilo is out of danger.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at February 27, 2010 04:52 PM (Oan2w)

Say what?  The live cam in Hilo shows the water in the bay extremely low and moving first out, then in, then out again.  One can hardly declare "danger past" while the water level is way below normal -- it's going to come back in sometime.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 11:56 AM (GU29T)

186 Professor, is it possible that this tsunami caused the earthquake in Argentina?

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 11:56 AM (EW49d)

187 Emergency instructions to continue following via Twitter: If you are in the Hilo Bay area, then whatever you do, do not under any circumstan

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 27, 2010 11:57 AM (5I0Yr)

188 Posted by: Captain Snarky at February 27, 2010 04:53 PM

Nah, that earthquake was inland near the Bolivian border.

Posted by: Dusty at February 27, 2010 11:57 AM (fFk/c)

189 wtf, would it be too much to ask that Pres'Ent Toonces take the three minutes it takes to put a fucking tie on?

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 11:57 AM (erIg9)

190 Finger of reef exposed, then covered in 5min.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 11:58 AM (sZ+lP)

191 No change here in Florida.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 27, 2010 11:58 AM (cvmTR)

192 Came in a little @ Hilo, now it's going out quickly, again.   Does it happen like that?

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 04:50 PM (IKebC)

Apparently, because it's happening.  Just like that.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 11:58 AM (GU29T)

193 Ooh, the finger of reef is covered with water.

Anyway, this is going to be nothing, but nonetheless, it's a good test of the system.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 11:58 AM (0fq7b)

194 MSNBC Breaking on Twitter: Waters begin receding from Hawaii shore; possible first sign of tsunami strike

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 11:58 AM (qzcNU)

195 189 wtf, would it be too much to ask that Pres'Ent Toonces take the three minutes it takes to put a fucking tie on?

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 04:57 PM (erIg9)

Even a clip on!

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2010 11:58 AM (cvmTR)

196

Water hauling ass out of Hilo now!

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 11:58 AM (IKebC)

197 LOL, I was watching the Hawaii Tsunami Information and the news reporter put on this guy who said he was from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, and they guy from PTWC was talking about the science of tracking taunamis and ends it with "Steve L's mother is a cunt."  So the news reporter just kept going on with the ienterview and asked another question, and the guy said "Yes, that's right and Steve L's mother is a cunt."

HAHAHAHA.  I just saw this.  That is priceless.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 11:58 AM (y4B2y)

198 Wow.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 11:58 AM (0FiCa)

199

Even a clip on!

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2010 04:58 PM (cvmTR)

For him it should be a bow tie...that spins.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 11:59 AM (VuLos)

200 Settle down.  It's a flight of B-17's.

Posted by: Kermit Tyler at February 27, 2010 11:59 AM (/VEEI)

201 out with vengence

Posted by: newrouter at February 27, 2010 11:59 AM (bEZJ+)

202

.....because Republicans and the racist tea-partiers have so poisoned the political well that the earth is outraged and cannot take it anymore.  Back to you David.

Posted by: MSNBC REPORTER at February 27, 2010 11:59 AM (t72+4)

203 169 Julie Banderas looks hot today.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 04:53 PM (y4B2y)


julie banderas looks hot every day.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (erIg9)

204 The water in the toilet just receded rapidly--followed by what appears to be some sort of white paper...oh, that was me.

Posted by: Johnny I at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (aduNp)

205 Hey, all you boneheaded talking heads on FOX pronouncing Chile as "CHIL-ee" -- It's fucking "CHEE-lay," you ignorant rubes!

Posted by: Barack "Pahkeestahn" Obama at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (iBzKc)

206 "Never seen the sea look that flat. It's just bizarre."

How so?

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (0fq7b)

207 If this video is of a bay, then why are they call it a live stream?

Posted by: Meggy Mac at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (5I0Yr)

208 I'm halfway up the slope of Mount Aetna. I'm golden, baby.

Posted by: Herculaneum Hank at February 27, 2010 04:54 PM (/VEEI)

Look UP the mountain, motherf*cker.  That ain't a raincloud comin' out the top.

Posted by: Hephaistos (and am I pissed!) at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (GU29T)

209 People are reporting that it's "unbelievable" what they are seeing.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (p302b)

210 Wow. Water DEFINITELY leaving Hilo Bay.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (qzcNU)

211 184 Those crazy Mayans, one minute they're predicting the future with human bones, the next minute they're worshiping some head of cabbage they named Frank.

What?!?  I told those Mayans about using my name.  And stay off my lawn!!!

Posted by: Frank at February 27, 2010 12:01 PM (JrRME)

212 Where are you seeing this Hilo Bay feed?

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2010 12:01 PM (cvmTR)

213 Gaia's got a fee-vah, and these tsunamis are caused by her feverish trembling.

Posted by: Oonmay Atbay at February 27, 2010 12:01 PM (1fanL)

214 We pronounce it Chil-ee in Canada. Heck, even my Chilean friend growing up pronounced it that way.

So, I'd sy it's Chill-ee and Merriam-Webster agrees with me.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:02 PM (0fq7b)

215 This is getting gay.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 12:02 PM (0FiCa)

216 Tsunamis are terrible. My prayers go out to all the people in Iowa.

Posted by: Meggy Mac at February 27, 2010 12:02 PM (5I0Yr)

217 MSNBC Breaking From Chile:

According to an ADN Radio reporter, many beach towns were wiped out, including Matanzas, which is wind/kite surfing destination that attracts foreigners. The town is along the beach and is reportedly completely submerged.

The ADN Radio reporter says a witness in a beach town near Valparaiso reported that 200 beach homes, most with people inside, were washed away. The scene included cars floating around. Undetermined number of dead. Navy official confirms a large wave in that area but didn’t have specifics.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:02 PM (qzcNU)

218

For him it should be a bow tie...that spins.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 04:59 PM (VuLos)

To match the propeller on his beanie.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:02 PM (GU29T)

219 209 People are reporting that it's "unbelievable" what they are seeing.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 05:00 PM (p302b)


They keep  using that word.  I do not think it means what they think it means

Posted by: the Sicilian at February 27, 2010 12:03 PM (JrRME)

220 Where's the Ferrari, Magnum?

Posted by: Higgins at February 27, 2010 12:03 PM (F43I3)

221 Chee-lei has apparently suffered some damage from the earthshakes.

Posted by: Sophisticated Newsreader at February 27, 2010 12:03 PM (1fanL)

222 206 How so?

The ocean was almost completely still about an hr ago. In my experience (Cali & Gulf of Mexico off Galveston), that doesn't happen. Don't know about where you live.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:03 PM (sZ+lP)

223 can't the black jesus calm the waters?

Posted by: newrouter at February 27, 2010 12:03 PM (bEZJ+)

224 We pronounce it Chil-ee in Canada. Heck, even my Chilean friend growing up pronounced it that way.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:02 PM (0fq7b)

You Canucks say "chill-ee," us Yanks say "f*cking cold."

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:03 PM (GU29T)

225 can't the black jesus calm the waters? Posted by: newrouter at February 27, 2010 05:03 PM (bEZJ+) Only in his tub by not farting

Posted by: guy in black hat at February 27, 2010 12:04 PM (0GFWk)

226 MSNBC Breaking on Twitter: Waters begin receding from Hawaii shore; possible first sign of tsunami strike

To be followed by Keefums launching into a spittle-flecked  rage-filled monologue about the tsunami surge, eventually blaming it on Bush, Bill O'Reilly and Glen Beck combined.  He'll end it by turning to the camera and asking:

Have you no decency, surge?

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 12:04 PM (y4B2y)

227 I think I just saw Meghan Fatty Mcbutterpants breaching on the FOX feed. Scientists say that's a feeding behavior, and that she's attempting to round up the school of Land O'Lakes Buttersticks.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 12:04 PM (erIg9)

228 Hawaii news live feed, they're interviewing some oceanographer with a Hawaiian shirt and a long ponytail. Shuddering

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2010 12:05 PM (sYxEE)

229 Water now a meter higher in Hilo.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:05 PM (sZ+lP)

230 Magnum, TC and Rick and Higgins, watch out!

Posted by: 48%er at February 27, 2010 12:05 PM (gxpfq)

231 "According to an ADN Radio reporter, many beach towns were wiped out, including Matanzas, which is wind/kite surfing destination that attracts foreigners. The town is along the beach and is reportedly completely submerged."

Nature works in mysterious ways.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:06 PM (0fq7b)

232 They're saying it is there, and that the 2nd wave has already come in.   Tsunami center says the 3rd wave may be the worst, but the surges are coming in every 20 minutes.  Is it bad to say this is kind of fascinating?

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 12:06 PM (IKebC)

233 quick one, barbers point report the first wave (west side)

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 12:06 PM (edj/9)

234 The surge will fail

Posted by: Harry Reid at February 27, 2010 12:06 PM (sYxEE)

235
Me and Michelle are praying for the people of Chili's. Their hot spinach & artichoke dip is one of my all time favorites, I pray they are o.k.

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 27, 2010 12:06 PM (t72+4)

236

Tsunamis, named for the famous discoverer, Susan Nami, who reported the first sighting of a tsunami in the early 1960s, can be very damaging.

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 12:07 PM (EW49d)

237 The Hilo feed is very interesting to watch... in, out, in, out, in, out...

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 27, 2010 12:07 PM (YX6i/)

238 These waves could be 5 minutes apart, they could be 10 minutes apart, they could be 15 minutes apart, they could be 20 minutes apart, they could be 25 minutes apart, they could be 30 minutes apart.  We just don't know.

Posted by: Crack Analyst at February 27, 2010 12:07 PM (1fanL)

239 the guy just said that there is some damage in Ventura CA from this and when she pressed him for more information, he said he doesn't know he got a call from the Alaska west coast director and it is his responsibility.   What I find interesting is that they don't know, they really don't know what to expect and when.  They seem to be concerned that there will be smaller waves and then hours later big ones. 

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 12:07 PM (p302b)

240 the other guy next to pony tail sounds like he's from chil lay

Posted by: newrouter at February 27, 2010 12:07 PM (bEZJ+)

241 holy shit that water is LEAVIN in hilo

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 12:07 PM (erIg9)

242 Hauling ass out of Hilo, again!

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 12:07 PM (IKebC)

243 MSNBC Asks, "Is the earth shaking more lately?"

"From our human perspective with our relatively short and incomplete memories and better and better communications around the world, we hear about more earthquakes and it seems like they are more frequent," Arrowsmith said. "But this is probably not any indication of a global change in earthquake rate of significance."

Coupled with better communication, as the human population skyrockets and we move into more hazardous regions, we're going to hear more about the events that do occur, Arrowsmith added.

getCSS("3088874")However, "relative to the 20-year period from the mid-1970s to the mid 1990s, the Earth has been more active over the past 15 or so years," said Stephen S. Gao, a geophysicist at Missouri University of Science and Technology. "We still do not know the reason for this yet. Could simply be the natural temporal variation of the stress field in the earth's lithosphere." (The lithosphere is the outer solid part of the Earth.)"


Nothing to worry about.  Pay no attention to the words of Christ, we've ruled that out.  It's just that we hear about them more now.  And that there has been an increase lately.  But no, there's been no increase, and we don't know why there has.

Posted by: Taqiyyotomist at February 27, 2010 12:07 PM (ltfED)

244 Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 05:00 PM (qzcNU)

Where are you watching?  The clowns at 2 are watching some parked car on street in downtown Hilo!

Posted by: Dusty at February 27, 2010 12:08 PM (fFk/c)

245 @ 230 Magnum, TC and Rick and Higgins, watch out!

Not to mention McGarrett and Chin Ho!

Posted by: Old-School TV Buff at February 27, 2010 12:08 PM (iBzKc)

246 We pronounce it Chil-ee in Canada. Heck, even my Chilean friend growing up pronounced it that way.

So, I'd sy it's Chill-ee and Merriam-Webster agrees with me.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:02 PM (0fq7b)

That's only because Canadians put eh at the end of everything you say. Canada eh. Germany eh. Chile eh.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2010 12:08 PM (OO/yL)

247 Link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35618526/

Posted by: Taqiyyotomist at February 27, 2010 12:08 PM (ltfED)

248 and i don't see shit really but man its a nice day

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 12:08 PM (edj/9)

249 NOAA CONFIRMS: First waves arriving in Hilo Bay.

Pago Plaza in American Samoa inundated by #tsunami wave - NOAA

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:08 PM (qzcNU)

250 Brown water in Hilo. Looks like it's worse in Cali right now.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:08 PM (sZ+lP)

251 The water looks great, but I don't know about you all, But I gotta pee bad

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 12:09 PM (0GFWk)

252 "The ocean was almost completely still about an hr ago. In my experience (Cali & Gulf of Mexico off Galveston), that doesn't happen. Don't know about where you live."

BC. On the coast.

Have also spent time in California. I've seen still seas.

This is going to be a really minor event in Hawaii, but nonetheless, abundance of caution.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:09 PM (0fq7b)

253
Hawaii news live feed, they're interviewing some oceanographer with a Hawaiian shirt and a long ponytail. Shuddering


Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2010 05:05 PM (sYxEE)





Guitar god, epic photographer, internet god and now oceanographer added to his resume. Is there anything Charles Johnson cannot do ?

Buckaroo Banzai is a piker compared to this guy.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 12:09 PM (t72+4)

254 237 The Hilo feed is very interesting to watch... in, out, in, out, in, out...

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 27, 2010 05:07 PM (YX6i/)


Better put some ice on that...

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 12:09 PM (y4B2y)

255 Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:06 PM (0fq7b)

One of my friends heard from a friend in chile that some of the ground became liquid during the earthquake.  He didn't know what to make of that statement.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 12:09 PM (p302b)

256 We have no idea what's happening or when it's going to end. But it is happening and it will probably end.

Posted by: Tsunami Expert at February 27, 2010 12:09 PM (5I0Yr)

257 Reef that was covered by water is now uncovered. Pretty. Wave #3 will cover the reef.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:10 PM (sZ+lP)

258 5.6-foot #tsunami wave recorded at Hilo Bay of Hawaii, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tells NBC News

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:10 PM (qzcNU)

259 "We still do not know the reason for this yet. Could simply be the natural temporal variation of the stress field in the earth's lithosphere."

Just the act of hearing these words spoken will make the average liberal feel 10-20 I.Q. points smarter.  I bet the reporters wet themselves when they heard it.

Posted by: Taqiyyotomist at February 27, 2010 12:10 PM (ltfED)

260 "Brown water in Hilo. Looks like it's worse in Cali right now."

How so?

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:10 PM (0fq7b)

261

Winter is usually the most active time of the year for tsunamis, right, Doctor?

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 12:11 PM (EW49d)

262 Here's the buoy that is in Tsunami mode near Hawaii.  You can see the spike in the water column.  Shows 20 meters but that can't be right.
http://2ibm.sl.pt

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2010 12:11 PM (cvmTR)

263 252 This is going to be a really minor event in Hawaii, but nonetheless, abundance of caution.

Looks like that may be the case.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:11 PM (sZ+lP)

264 "Brown water in Hilo. Looks like it's worse in Cali right now." How so? Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:10 PM (0fq7b) Pelosi lives there

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 12:12 PM (0GFWk)

265 Good heavens!  Look at the devastation in Chile....

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 12:12 PM (y4B2y)

266

I've watched 4 or 5 feeds.   This is the most fascinating coverage, so far.

http://tiny.cc/U4LNW

The water's coming back in, right now, but it goes out very quickly with every time it recedes.

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 12:12 PM (IKebC)

267 @ 256 We have no idea what's happening or when it's going to end. But it is happening and it will probably end.

We've just heard from our Tsunami Expert that this will be going on until it ends, so we'll keep you updated on that.

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 12:12 PM (iBzKc)

268 "One of my friends heard from a friend in chile that some of the ground became liquid during the earthquake.  He didn't know what to make of that statement."

Mud from sea and coast mixing?

Below ground water mixing with earth during the earthquake?

I'm not sure. This must have been a terrible situation in Chile. Apparently, the Chilean government and emergency services reacted quickly and in an organized fashion, for which they deserve credit. I'm sure that will save some lives.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:13 PM (0fq7b)

269 One of my friends heard from a friend in chile that some of the ground became liquid during the earthquake.  He didn't know what to make of that statement.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 05:09 PM (p302b)

Maybe he meant "plastic."

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 12:13 PM (1fanL)

270 I predict a small tsunami today.

Posted by: Spurious George at February 27, 2010 12:13 PM (poMzS)

271 We need a Tsunami Czar

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2010 12:14 PM (4X0aT)

272 "Reef that was covered by water is now uncovered. Pretty. Wave #3 will cover the reef."

That does sound kind of nice, doesn't it?

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:14 PM (0fq7b)

273 Steve L's mother is a cunt.

Posted by: Tsunami Expert at February 27, 2010 12:14 PM (1fanL)

274 Look up at the Whistling Slider Cen-tre, as I said before.

Posted by: Hephaestus at February 27, 2010 12:14 PM (/VEEI)

275 One of my friends heard from a friend in chile that some of the ground became liquid during the earthquake.  He didn't know what to make of that statement.

It's liquifaction, which happens in big quakes.  Simplified, it's when a solid (the ground) starts behaving like a liquid (wave action, etc.).

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 12:15 PM (9Wv2j)

276 260 How so?

The muddy, nasty water in Long Beach looks like a worse exposure than what I've seen & having been seeing from Hilo Bay.

/Don't tell me--your next question is "How so?"

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:15 PM (sZ+lP)

277

Let me be clear...we will provide a quick and resourceful response to any disaster that may befall Hawaii, one of our beloved 57 states.

Provided of course, that they declare that they will not rescind any attempts to pass national health care.

Posted by: President Barack Obama at February 27, 2010 12:15 PM (j4xgZ)

278 @ 273 Steve L's mother is a cunt.

Fuck you, asshole!

Posted by: Steve L's Mother at February 27, 2010 12:15 PM (iBzKc)

279 The muddy, nasty water in Long Beach looks like a worse exposure than what I've seen & having been seeing from Hilo Bay.

Yeah.  Boats sitting on the ground.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 12:16 PM (1fanL)

280 Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:06 PM (0fq7b) One of my friends heard from a friend in chile that some of the ground became liquid during the earthquake. He didn't know what to make of that statement. Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 05:09 PM (p302b) n earth science, the conversion of a soft deposit, such as clay, to a jellylike state by severe shaking. During an earthquake buildings and lines of communication built on materials prone to liquefaction will sink and topple. In the Alaskan earthquake of 1964 liquefaction led to the destruction of much of the city of Anchorage.

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 12:16 PM (0GFWk)

281 Well, Miss80's, you can't just say, "It's worse," without expecting a question about how.

Thanks for the description.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:16 PM (0fq7b)

282 Here's the buoy that is in Tsunami mode near Hawaii.  You can see the spike in the water column.  Shows 20 meters but that can't be right.
http://2ibm.sl.pt

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2010 05:11 PM (cvmTR)

One thing is certain: if it looks like it can't be right, it most certainly CAN be right, even if it's never happened before in human memory.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:16 PM (GU29T)

283 Maybe he meant "plastic."

Not necessarily.  Liquifaction is a reasonably well-known earthquake phenomenon.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at February 27, 2010 12:17 PM (SHKl9)

284 Thanks for the explanation, nevergiveup. That makes sense.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:17 PM (0fq7b)

285 It's liquifaction, which happens in big quakes.  Simplified, it's when a solid (the ground) starts behaving like a liquid (wave action, etc.).

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 05:15 PM (9Wv2j)

Yes, it's because the Earth's interior is millions of degrees and melts the rock.

Posted by: Professor Al Gore, Ph.D., Climate Scientology at February 27, 2010 12:18 PM (1fanL)

286 Do you have a link to a Long Beach cam?

Posted by: Spurious George at February 27, 2010 12:18 PM (poMzS)

287 This is too exciting. Like watching golf.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 12:18 PM (0FiCa)

288 @ 283 Liquifaction is a reasonably well-known earthquake phenomenon.

Huh. "Liquifaction." That almost sounds dirty, somehow...

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 12:18 PM (iBzKc)

289 281 So, is my understanding correct in that you're following the Head Ewoks lead & not reading the blog?
/

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:18 PM (sZ+lP)

290 Brown water is brown.

Posted by: Brown Water Correspondent at February 27, 2010 12:19 PM (5I0Yr)

291 This is too exciting. Like watching golf. Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 05:18 PM (0FiCa) Ever been to an after golf party?

Posted by: t. Woods at February 27, 2010 12:19 PM (0GFWk)

292

One thing is certain: if it looks like it can't be right, it most certainly CAN be right, even if it's never happened before in human memory.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 05:16 PM (GU29T)


unprecedented


Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 12:19 PM (erIg9)

293

Hey guys, did ya' here? There was just a massive 8.8 earthquake in Chile and they're predicting a massive tsunami for the Pacific rim. I'll get a thread up here in a few minutes.

Posted by: ace (not ace) at February 27, 2010 12:19 PM (t72+4)

294 Huh. "Liquifaction." That almost sounds dirty, somehow...

Especially when I dope it up and spell it wrong.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at February 27, 2010 12:20 PM (SHKl9)

295 The water level typically rises and falls at the beach. I have observed this phenomena throughout my life.

Posted by: Don who you calling a Ho? at February 27, 2010 12:20 PM (NLZLH)

296 Nice that our scientists knew just when the tsunami would come in ...

not so nice that they seem to have no clue on height or timing.

But it makes for good TV .. are commercials here going for same as Superbowl?Is the US earthquake machine controlled by commercial interests, so they can drive TV revenue ... and play the market?  heh

Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 12:20 PM (x49/7)

297 "Huh. "Liquifaction." That almost sounds dirty, somehow..."

Not to me. I'm a fan of "Liquifaction" in the sense which you mean it.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:20 PM (0fq7b)

298 Ever been to an after golf party?

I hear they play with their balls at those parties.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:20 PM (qzcNU)

299 286 Do you have a link to a Long Beach cam?

It's one of Fox's live feeds. Earlier, they were giving 3 choices to view & that was one of them. 

If anything, this shows that Hawaii has a great alert system.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:21 PM (sZ+lP)

300 We need a Tsunami Czar

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2010 05:14 PM (4X0aT)

No we don't.

Posted by: Tsunami Tsar at February 27, 2010 12:21 PM (5I0Yr)

301 Ace is probably trying to check on the Survivor castaway's and making sure that they are OK so he can still watch his favorite show.

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2010 12:21 PM (cvmTR)

302 I hope Don Ho is in a safe place.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 12:21 PM (0FiCa)

303 Hey guys, did ya' here? There was just a massive 8.8 earthquake in Chile and they're predicting a massive tsunami for the Pacific rim. I'll get a two threads up here in a few minutes.

Posted by: ace (not ace) at February 27, 2010 05:19 PM (t72+4)

FIFY

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 12:21 PM (1fanL)

304 I just heard they had another quake in Argentina. Obama is using his evil earthquake machine. I smell sulphor

Posted by: Hugo Chavez at February 27, 2010 12:21 PM (fwSHf)

305

unprecedented

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 05:19 PM (erIg9)

One common thread through a variety of disasters is that people involved ignored the warning alarms because they said to themselves, "what the alarm is warning me of is patently impossible."

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:21 PM (GU29T)

306 As long as people are going there, what's up with Ace?  He's been MIA most of the week.  Too busy having crazy Ewok seks to check in at the blog?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 12:22 PM (9Wv2j)

307 I hope Don Ho is in a safe place. Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 05:21 PM (0FiCa) I hope Ginger and the Professor are alright?

Posted by: Gilligan at February 27, 2010 12:22 PM (0GFWk)

308 RT: @andylevy RT @adamhousley: TV stations in Hawaii reporting 3rd surge expected to be the worst, expected to arrive in Hawaii in abt 25 mins #hitsunami

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:22 PM (qzcNU)

309 I can't get no liquefaction.

Posted by: Rolling Stones at February 27, 2010 12:22 PM (1fanL)

310 they had another quake in Argentina

Anyone seen Dr. Amy Bishop lately?

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 27, 2010 12:22 PM (5I0Yr)

311 So the AP headline should read "Tsunami unexpectedly hits Hawaii" right?  I mean, that's how they cover the economy and negative news so they should be consistent right?

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2010 12:23 PM (cvmTR)

312 It seems from our vantage point here that the water is simply pounding against the shoreline all around Hawaii.

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 12:23 PM (EW49d)

313 As long as people are going there, what's up with Ace?  He's been MIA most of the week.  Too busy having crazy Ewok seks to check in at the blog?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 05:22 PM (9Wv2j)

I think he's accidentally taking days off....again.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 12:23 PM (VuLos)

314 We need a Tsunami Czar

I thought I killed all you bastards

Posted by: V I Lenin at February 27, 2010 12:23 PM (y4B2y)

315 Ah, others got to liquefaction first. Oh well, here's a link I was going to include that has maps of potential liquefaction areas in California.

Liquefaction Maps

Posted by: Lurker in Los Angeles at February 27, 2010 12:23 PM (wGcr7)

316 I hope my stash doesn't get wet.

Posted by: Barry O. at February 27, 2010 12:23 PM (1fanL)

317 I just heard they had another quake in Argentina. Obama is using his evil earthquake machine. I smell sulphor

Posted by: Hugo Chavez at February 27, 2010 05:21 PM (fwSHf)

Obama is El Diablo Negro y Blanco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWdLz6USAbc

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:23 PM (GU29T)

318 I can't get no liquefaction. Posted by: Rolling Stones at February 27, 2010 05:22 PM (1fanL) You are 60 or 70 years old and you look like your 90. Your lucky you can breath

Posted by: father time at February 27, 2010 12:24 PM (0GFWk)

319 I was in the middle of Hurricane Donna in Florida at MacDill AFB. The Hurricane COMPLETELY emptied Tampa bay, and one reporter dumb ass actually WALKED across Hillsbourgh Bay. (The shipping channel to the city of Tampa) They told us that we were going to have a return of the water up to 15 feet high.  They were wrong. No flooding occured and we had slightly above average high water tides when the water returned. BTW, my barracks were located right ON the bayshore.

Posted by: mystry at February 27, 2010 12:24 PM (kmgIE)

320
I hope Don Ho is in a safe place.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 05:21 PM (0FiCa)

I hope Ginger and the Professor are alright?

Posted by: Gilligan at February 27, 2010 05:22 PM (0GFWk)





Has anyone bothered to check on Dog TBH whereabouts ?

Posted by: Guy who really loves Dog The Bounty Hunter at February 27, 2010 12:24 PM (t72+4)

321

Surf's up, Big Kahuna!

 

Okay seriously, be safe, folks.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 27, 2010 12:24 PM (zgZzy)

322 I hope Don Ho is in a safe place.

He is.  6 feet under.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 12:24 PM (y4B2y)

323 "TV stations in Hawaii reporting 3rd surge expected to be the worst, expected to arrive in Hawaii in abt 25 mins"

Could be.

On the other hand...

The first surges being small, it would keep the public watching for another hour or so to say such a thing, wouldn't it?

How and why is it expected to be the worst other than that the other two weren't bad? Is there an actual reason to think it's strong?

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:24 PM (0fq7b)

324 Hawaiian news coverage seems 20 years behind the mainland.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 12:24 PM (0FiCa)

325 Tempting fate here but:

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

Posted by: Jack at February 27, 2010 12:24 PM (bvDV5)

326 First the water sort of moves, then it sort of moves again--but not in quite the same way. 

And saying 'tidal wave' is racist. 

Do they mean chill-eee the restaurant or the country in South Africa ?? 

Posted by: Dazed, but not confused at February 27, 2010 12:25 PM (JrRME)

327 Whoa who's the blonde in a black dress on Fox?

Posted by: 48%er at February 27, 2010 12:25 PM (gxpfq)

328

The reason we are having so many earthquakes recently is that there is too much oil in the ground, which is lubricating the tectonic plates much more than usual.

SAVE THE PLANET!!!!   DRILL, BABY, DRILL! 

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 12:25 PM (EW49d)

329 Ah, others got to liquefaction first. Oh well, here's a link I was going to include that has maps of potential liquefaction areas in California.

Liquefaction Maps

Posted by: Lurker in Los Angeles at February 27, 2010 05:23 PM (wGcr7)

Remember the famous video of the three-story apartment building in the Marina District in San Francisco that sank and burned during the Loma Prieta earthquake?  The soil liquefied under it: landfill mixing with infiltrated water from the Bay.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:25 PM (GU29T)

330 "I hope Don Ho is in a safe place."

Totally off topic, but I once knew a girl growing up. (Yes, more than one.)

Her name was Lisa. Her last name? Your subconscious mind has already figured it out.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:25 PM (0fq7b)

331 56th major aftershock hits Chile. Measures 5.2 on Richter -- USGS.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:25 PM (qzcNU)

332 Has anyone bothered to check on Dog TBH whereabouts ?

I think Mrs. Dog's flotation devices would allow him to survive a tsunami in relative comfort.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 12:25 PM (9Wv2j)

333 BANZAAIII!!!

Posted by: Crazy-Ass Surfer Headed In To Catch The Bitchen Waves at February 27, 2010 12:26 PM (iBzKc)

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:26 PM (sZ+lP)

335 You are 60 or 70 years old and you look like your 90. Your lucky you can breath

Posted by: father time at February 27, 2010 05:24 PM (0GFWk)

I can't get no good reaction.

Posted by: Rolling Stones at February 27, 2010 12:26 PM (1fanL)

336 Would someone put that fucking tiki thing back before something bad happens???

Posted by: Greg Brady at February 27, 2010 12:26 PM (e9JZd)

337 "The soil liquefied under it: landfill mixing with infiltrated water from the Bay."

See, I was thinking there might be some mixing of actual liquid water with soil going on there.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:26 PM (0fq7b)

338 327 Whoa who's the blonde in a black dress on Fox?

Ainsley Earhardt.  I'd hit it.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 12:26 PM (y4B2y)

339
Concerning Southern California:

I live about 200 feet from the sand in LA area, and have been watching for any visible signs of the tsunami.  Didn't see anything.  I don't think there will be much of an effect.  Apparently the lifeguards in Zuma beach aren't even going to ask people on the beach to leave.  So not much of a big deal here.  I think it helps that the tide peaked at low tide about an hour ago, and it was very low.

Posted by: dan-O at February 27, 2010 12:27 PM (pP0yk)

340 Chilli the restaurant sucks. Maggiano's is operated by the same chain and rocks.

Posted by: Don who you calling a Ho? at February 27, 2010 12:27 PM (NLZLH)

341 When you're suffuring from liquefaction...

Posted by: Pepto Bismol at February 27, 2010 12:27 PM (4XzsU)

342

One of my friends heard from a friend in chile that some of the ground became liquid during the earthquake.  He didn't know what to make of that statement.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 05:09 PM (p302b)

It does that - it's not just the groundwater, but the small amounts of water that naturally occur between the "molecules" of soil.  When the earth starts shaking, the force causes everything to sort of mix together - almost like cake batter.  What appeared to be hard soil actually becomes mud, and if there is enough water content, it will flow like a river.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 27, 2010 12:27 PM (PBr7f)

343 Her name was Lisa. Her last name? Your subconscious mind has already figured it out.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:25 PM (0fq7b)

I knew a girl in college called Lynn Ho.  Ho wasn't her last name.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 12:27 PM (1fanL)

344 ee, I was thinking there might be some mixing of actual liquid water with soil going on there. Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:26 PM (0fq7b) No it's the shaking baby the shaking. Twist and shout

Posted by: father time at February 27, 2010 12:27 PM (0GFWk)

345 We call tidal waves like this tides in Texas.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 12:28 PM (0FiCa)

346 You'll of course remember that Democrats are against the surge and Republicans are for it.

Posted by: MSNBC at February 27, 2010 12:28 PM (5I0Yr)

347 Tsunamis are not gay, but I am.  And I like the word 'surge'.  Tee-hee

Posted by: Sheppard Smith sort of in the closet at February 27, 2010 12:28 PM (JrRME)

348 Can't FOX at least show some PETA naked gals on the cliffs ... sex it up for us ... I've seen enough of the same waves ... if you can't make the ocean swell, show me babes to make me swell ... that would be .. swell.


Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 12:28 PM (x49/7)

349 338 327 Whoa who's the blonde in a black dress on Fox?

Ainsley Earhardt.  I'd hit it.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 05:26 PM (y4B2y)


me too, like Chixulub on the Yucatan peninsula

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 12:28 PM (erIg9)

350 How it should be reported:

Nope, John, I'm seeing anything except some discoloration in the water.  What fucking colossal waste of my time.  You got me up at 4:00 am to cover this, and all I am seeing are some great waves, man, JUST LIKE ALWAYS!.  You stupid douchebag. 

Nothing to see here, so fuck off and stop bothering me.  I hate you overpaid headquarters shit heads.


Posted by: Jack at February 27, 2010 12:28 PM (bvDV5)

351

Stayed tuned, because something might happen!!!

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 12:28 PM (EW49d)

352 The tsunami!!! The tsunami!  The tsunami boss.

Posted by: Tattoo at February 27, 2010 12:29 PM (NLZLH)

353 I knew a girl in college called Lynn Ho.  Ho wasn't her last name.

I knew a girl in school whose last name was Hiscox.  Guess middle name we gave her?

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 12:29 PM (y4B2y)

354 How and why is it expected to be the worst other than that the other two weren't bad? Is there an actual reason to think it's strong?

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:24 PM (0fq7b)

Nelly Gallardo survived the tsunami that followed the 1960 Chile earthquake by clinging to a log. The earthquake struck while she was digging for clams on the shore more than 4 miles west of Maullín, Chile. Soon after the shaking from the quake stopped, she walked about 100 yards inland to a house that was more than half a mile from the nearest high ground. The next thing Ms. Gallardo recalls is floating on a tree trunk. She clung to this trunk until the next morning. For a time she heard a man’s voice crying for help-his body was found later. At daybreak she was more than a mile from where the tsunami had swept her up. The tsunami included many waves, but Ms. Gallardo recalls only the one that set her adrift.

The roof of her family house served as a life raft for Armanda Cubate, her 4-yearold nephew Nelson, and five others. The house, on low ground west of Maullín, withstood the 1960 earthquake. The house also withstood the first two waves of the tsunami that followed the quake, but the third wave swept it away. This wave also toppled a nearby tree that Ms. Cubate’s father had climbed to escape the tsunami. Both he and Ms. Cubate’s mother drowned in the tsunami. Survivors on the roof later pulled the mother’s body from the water.


Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:29 PM (GU29T)

355 Magnum, what have you gotten into now?

Posted by: Jonathan Quayle Higgins at February 27, 2010 12:29 PM (gxpfq)

356 @ 343 I knew a girl in college called Lynn Ho.  Ho wasn't her last name.

That's nuthin', man -- all the bitches I know are called "Ho."

Posted by: Pimp at February 27, 2010 12:29 PM (iBzKc)

357 Call me when the cannibalism starts at the refugee camps.

Posted by: Geraldo at February 27, 2010 12:29 PM (OKZrE)

358

me too, like Chixulub on the Yucatan peninsula

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 05:28 PM (erIg9)

See, that's what I like.  Extremely smart juvenile humor.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 12:30 PM (1fanL)

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 12:30 PM (t72+4)

360 I knew a girl in school whose last name was Hiscox.  Guess middle name we gave her?

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 05:29 PM (y4B2y)

Who was the boy whom you said had two?

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:30 PM (GU29T)

361 Hey, don't forget about us!!!!

Posted by: Haiti at February 27, 2010 12:31 PM (cvmTR)

362 Santiago, Chile?  Are the apartments Pat Healy built still there??? I would hate to see anything happen to the Celinto Catayente Towers.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 27, 2010 12:31 PM (zgZzy)

363 Nelly Gallardo survived the tsunami that followed the 1960 Chile earthquake by clinging to a log Dick Cheney's cock.

Just to set the record straight.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 12:31 PM (1fanL)

364 I wonder if there is any looting going on in Hawaii?

Posted by: father time at February 27, 2010 12:31 PM (0GFWk)

365 If they call it a Soonami, how come it's taking so long?

Posted by: Meggy Mac at February 27, 2010 12:32 PM (5I0Yr)

366 319. Were you an AF Brat at MacDill or were you stationed there?

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 12:32 PM (b0AML)

367 That's nuthin', man -- all the bitches I know are called "Ho."

Posted by: Pimp at February 27, 2010 05:29 PM (iBzKc)

Mr. President, at this moment of impending natural disaster, is it really the best use of your time to post these reminiscences?

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:32 PM (GU29T)

368

Let me be clear---I hereby propose that the Democrats pass legislation that effectively bans tsunamis and bank foreclosures on any of the Hawaiian islands. 

I urge the Republicans to either provide other alternatives---I'd love to hear 'em---or join the voices of the American people in banning national disasters and foreclosures in Hawaii.  This is not the time for bitter Bush/Cheney-esque partisanship.  I'm the President---I said so.

Posted by: President Barack Obama at February 27, 2010 12:32 PM (j4xgZ)

369 stuiec, I know subsequent waves can be stronger.

My question is, is there any reason to think this is such a case? The words "expected to be" were used.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:32 PM (0fq7b)

370 I uh, um, er just want to let all of you know that I um, uh, have ordered all necessary first responders to mobilize to protect my favorite golf courses...

Posted by: Barry O. at February 27, 2010 12:32 PM (47yuZ)

371 The guy on FOX just said these are not the kind of waves you want to surf on? Yeah I know, they suck!

Posted by: father time at February 27, 2010 12:32 PM (0GFWk)

372 364 I wonder if there is any looting going on in Hawaii?

Posted by: father time at February 27, 2010 05:31 PM (0GFWk)


Do hospital records count?

Posted by: Rahm at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (erIg9)

373 This is all another false flag attack.

Posted by: Alex Jones at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (NLZLH)

374 I've had worse disasters on dates.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (0FiCa)

375 359


Here is an excellent scientific video on liquefaction

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 05:30 PM

 

Tubgirl?

Posted by: Pepto Bismol at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (4XzsU)

376 Call me when there's a nonwhite baby I can hold up to the camera while shouting, "Do you see this!?  THIS IS A BABY!!!111"

Posted by: Geraldo at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (ltfED)

377 If the worst happens, and we lose Hawaii, we'll still have 56 states that are safe.

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (zgZzy)

378 There'll be at least three tsunami today hitting Oahu.  They will be three minutes apart.  Heights:  6, 8 , 10 meters respectively.

Posted by: Another settled science at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (ucq49)

379 Because things weren't bad enough:

RT: @BreakingNews Mayor of Santiago, #Chile, orders evacuation of residents around factory where fire released toxic chemical cloud http://bit.ly/aKtBx5

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (qzcNU)

380 364 I wonder if there is any looting going on in Hawaii Detroit? FIFY

Posted by: conscious, but walking a fine line of coherency at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (Vu6sl)

381 @ 362 I would hate to see anything happen to the Celinto Catayente Towers.

Just relocate 'em to Bolivia.


Posted by: Butch Cassidy at February 27, 2010 12:33 PM (iBzKc)

382 Al Gore's next movie will be called an Inconvenient Shaking.  I hear it's about how these new earthquakes are caused by man and that we STILL need to go green and stuff.

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2010 12:34 PM (cvmTR)

383 I wonder if there is any looting going on in Hawaii Detroit? FIFY

There's nothing left in Detroit to loot.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2010 12:35 PM (y4B2y)

384 361 Hey, don't forget about us!!!!

Posted by: Haiti at February 27, 2010 05:31 PM (cvmTR)

Haiti? Never heard of it...

 

Posted by: Charles Gibson at February 27, 2010 12:35 PM (j4xgZ)

385 Gore will try and blame this on global warming in 3, 2, . . .

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 27, 2010 12:35 PM (zgZzy)

386 The ocean is big ... doesn't the wave lessen as it goes out 6500 miles?  The circumference of the circle is MUCH larger.

After the AGW fiasco, I have little confidence in our "scientists" that also sell their souls for news clips.

Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 12:35 PM (x49/7)

387 I am not sure Tsunami means what we think it means.

Posted by: robtr at February 27, 2010 12:35 PM (fwSHf)

388 My point, stuiec, is I think the news channel was bullshitting.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:36 PM (0fq7b)

389 Sue Nammy ... isn't that sexist?

Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 12:36 PM (x49/7)

390 Anyone else surprised (not really) that the death toll in Chile is only about 200 people and it was almost a 9 pointer, while the death toll in Haiti is in the thousands for a 6 pointer?

I wonder who we should model our retrofitting after....

Posted by: wherestherum at February 27, 2010 12:36 PM (gofDd)

391 OK is there going to be a big horrible wave or can I go back to my Hopslam?

Posted by: 48%er at February 27, 2010 12:36 PM (gxpfq)

392 OK back to curling

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 12:37 PM (0GFWk)

393 386 The ocean Meeshell's ass is big ... doesn't the wave lessen as it goes out 6500 miles?  The circumference of the circle is MUCH larger.

After the AGW fiasco, I have little confidence in our "scientists" that also sell their souls for news clips.

Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 05:35 PM (x49/7)

FIFY

Posted by: conscious, but walking a fine line of coherency at February 27, 2010 12:37 PM (Vu6sl)

394 Mmm . . Cheryl Bernard!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 27, 2010 12:38 PM (zgZzy)

395 The scientist that was just interviewed from PTWC (from the link Drew posted above) said that they dodge a bullet and they're kinda scratching their heads.  Warning probably won't be cancelled for at least another hour though.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 12:38 PM (VuLos)

396 382
The incessant banging from all our internal-combustion engines, mainly the ones in the bigger SUVs,  is causing seismic waves and setting up series of resonant frequencies, leading to more earthquakes.

Now give me my $millions$ in grant money, because the results of my study are inconclusive, and we desparately need to study this matter further.  For the children.

Posted by: Taqiyyotomist at February 27, 2010 12:38 PM (ltfED)

397 388 My point, stuiec, is I think the news channel was bullshitting.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:36 PM (0fq7b)

 

It came from an interview with a guy from the tsunami center in HI.   If he's wrong, he's wrong, but he was the one that said it.   Sorry, don't remember his name.

 

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 12:38 PM (IKebC)

398 Why isn't the President doing more to prevent this?

Posted by: USA at February 27, 2010 12:39 PM (YZISw)

399
By the way, I heard them mention on Foxnews that Karl Rove is in Hawaii right now.

COINCIDENCE???!!?!!?    I think not.

KARL ROVE, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!!!!!

Posted by: dan-O at February 27, 2010 12:39 PM (pP0yk)

400 Ah.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:39 PM (0fq7b)

401 My point, stuiec, is I think the news channel was bullshitting.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:36 PM (0fq7b)

Maybe they had no basis to say that this event's third wave would definitely be the strongest, but it's reasonable for them to remind people that the third wave could well be stronger.  It would be even worse for them to say, "Well, we've borne the worst of it, so the danger is past."

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:40 PM (GU29T)

402 366 319. Were you an AF Brat at MacDill or were you stationed there?

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:32 PM (b0AML)


If he was in a barracks he warn't no 'brat'.  MacDill is so low on the water you almost look up at Tampa Bay

Posted by: crusty the crabby old man at February 27, 2010 12:40 PM (JrRME)

403 @ 390 Anyone else surprised (not really) that the death toll in Chile is only about 200 people and it was almost a 9 pointer, while the death toll in Haiti is in the thousands for a 6 pointer?

Mark Steyn made an apropos post related to this matter when, after reading about a group of British Columbian high schoolers who'd gone to Haiti to help establish a goat farm outside Port-au-Prince, he noted, "Even by the standards of Third World dysfunction, what country is such a basket case that it needs outside help to set up a goat farm?"

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 12:40 PM (iBzKc)

404 Okay, I'm confused. Such a large earthquake in Chile with that many aftershocks, & only little tsunami waves coming into Hawaii??? Definitely glad for the people there--just don't understand why the science was so incorrect.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:40 PM (sZ+lP)

405 The devastation in Hawaii is difficult to watch. Where can we donate to help them in their time of need?

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 12:41 PM (0FiCa)

406
Anyone else surprised (not really) that the death toll in Chile is only about 200 people and it was almost a 9 pointer, while the death toll in Haiti is in the thousands for a 6 pointer?


I wonder who we should model our retrofitting after....

Posted by: wherestherum at February 27, 2010 05:36 PM (gofDd)




To even bring up that point wtr makes my racist dog whistle go off. Plus, how dare the Mother Gaia earthquakes and tsunamis while Obama is in office. This is just the earth hating on a black man.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 12:41 PM (t72+4)

407 Boats starting to make their way back in.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 12:41 PM (VuLos)

408 These earthquakes are all caused by the noise  and vibrations emitted from the recycling plants. Recycling kills.

Posted by: Bizarro Al Gore at February 27, 2010 12:42 PM (NLZLH)

409

"Why isn't the President doing more to prevent this? "

USA.  You magnificent bastard!

Posted by: Our turn at February 27, 2010 12:42 PM (ucq49)

410 Breaking: Earthquake measuring 4.4 hits Oklahoma City.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:42 PM (qzcNU)

411 Everybody knows that earthquakes are caused by stompy boots.  The science is very clear on this point.

Posted by: Algore, Esteemed Nobelist at February 27, 2010 12:42 PM (9Wv2j)

412 Definitely glad for the people there--just don't understand why the science was so incorrect.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 05:40 PM (sZ+lP)

The science is settled denier.

Posted by: Al Gore at February 27, 2010 12:42 PM (fwSHf)

413 The devastation in Hawaii is difficult to watch. Where can we donate to help them in their time of need?

Don't worry. I'm on it.

Posted by: George Clooney at February 27, 2010 12:43 PM (y4B2y)

414 Gotta admit, as natural phenomena go, this whole "Tsunami striking Hawaii" thing is pretty darn boring.

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 12:43 PM (iBzKc)

415 The devastation in Hawaii is difficult to watch. Where can we donate to help them in their time of need?

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 05:41 PM (0FiCa)

The best thing you can do is to fly there and stay for a week or two, making donations to the hospitality and tourism providers.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:43 PM (GU29T)

416 Shake it up, shake it down Move it in, move it round, disco lady Move it in, move it out, move it in round about, disco lady Shake it up, shake it down Move it in, move it around, disco lady Posted by: wHite punk at February 27, 2010 05:42 PM (eA3tl) Ya put your right foot in, ya pull your right out, ya put your right foot in and ya shake it all about.....

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 12:43 PM (0GFWk)

417 What if you gave a Tsunami and it didn't show up?

Blame it on Boosh or the Joos.

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2010 12:43 PM (2+9Yx)

418 This was the prediction for this morning.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:43 PM (sZ+lP)

419

Professor, do you think this earthquake and subsequent could have been prevented if Congress had passed Obamacare?

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 12:44 PM (EW49d)

420 What is the nautical distance from Chile to the Hawain Islands?

Wave dampening effects over time, distance, and medium.  Physics is a mother fucker.


Posted by: Jack at February 27, 2010 12:44 PM (bvDV5)

421 They talking about sucking on FOX? Where is Ansley Ehrhart?

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 12:44 PM (0GFWk)

422 I knew a girl named Sue Nomi.

Posted by: 48%er at February 27, 2010 12:44 PM (gxpfq)

423 402. Whoops, missed the part about the barracks, der.
Our fam was there in '60, also, on Ibis Drive...

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 12:44 PM (b0AML)

424 Do they need any consultants to help repair the ravages of the Tsunami in Hawaii?

Posted by: DogBert at February 27, 2010 12:45 PM (NLZLH)

425 The science wasn't that incorrect, Miss80's. They estimated a 6 foot wave, it was actually about 3, and the expected range was anywhere between 1.5 to 7.5 feet.

They were giving the warning out of an abundance of caution. Lessons learned from the great tsunami.

It isn't an exact science, but they were right in the fundamentals. Energy from the wave did in fact reach Hawaii. Better safe than sorry.

Remember the 1960 Chilean earthquake killed less people, including by tsunami, than this one did... yet it was many many times stronger.

Could all be a factor not just of the amount of energy released, but the geography of the ocean floor where the earthquake took place, and how much water was initially displaced by bulging rock from the tectonic plates.

Which scientists couldn't possibly do more than estimate, and their estimate is going to come down on the aggressive side, for safety reasons.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:45 PM (0fq7b)

426 364 I wonder if there is any looting going on in Hawaii Detroit? FIFY

Dude.

We looted everything that was worthwhile from that city well before the 1970's.

Posted by: Democratic Party of MI at February 27, 2010 12:45 PM (OKZrE)

427 @ 412 Physics is a mother fucker.

We own you, byatch!

Posted by: Physics at February 27, 2010 12:45 PM (iBzKc)

428 AP: An official at the Pacific tsunami warning center in Hawaii says, 'We dodged a bullet'

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:46 PM (qzcNU)

429 Shake it up, shake it down
Move it in, move it round, disco lady
Move it in, move it out, move it in round about, disco lady
Shake it up, shake it down
Move it in, move it around, disco lady
Posted by: wHite punk at February 27, 2010 05:42 PM (eA3tl)

Ya put your right foot in, ya pull your right out, ya put your right foot in and ya shake it all about.....

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 05:43 PM (0GFWk)







Shake it, shake it like a Polaroid picture, shake it, shake it like a Polaroid picture......


Heyyyyyyyy-a-ayyyy yaaaaaaaaa............heyyyyy yaaaaaaa....

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 12:46 PM (t72+4)

430 I didn't buy the "We are the World" remake for Haiti and now it looks like that was a good thing as they are probably going to do a new one for Hawaii.  It's just devastating to see those homeless people moved out of their beach camps for this devastating tsunami.

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2010 12:46 PM (cvmTR)

431

How much have we spent on the whole Tsunami Warning apperatus again?

Posted by: robtr at February 27, 2010 12:47 PM (fwSHf)

432 AP: An official at the Pacific tsunami warning center in Hawaii says, 'We dodged a bullet' Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 05:46 PM (qzcNU) We? We? I'm sitting here in NJ with 18 inches of global warning???

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 12:47 PM (0GFWk)

433 421 What is the nautical distance from Chile to the Hawaiian Islands?

Wave dampening effects over time, distance, and medium.  Physics is a mother fucker.

Good point. Wonder how high the waves would have been if Hawaii was closer to Chile.

Another tsunami wave soon.  

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:48 PM (sZ+lP)

434 Hold on to your dentures!

Posted by: Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-Fantasyland) at February 27, 2010 12:48 PM (j4xgZ)

435

The "Al Capone's vault" of tsunamis.

What is the nautical distance from Chile to the Hawain Islands?

About 6,500 miles.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 12:48 PM (7+pP9)

436 We? We? I'm sitting here in NJ with 18 inches of global warning???

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 05:47 PM (0GFWk)


piker

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 12:48 PM (erIg9)

437 You know what's amazing, though? Science has advanced to the point where there's plenty of time to evacuate people from harm's way. Even if the waves were less than expected, we knew they were coming.

Posted by: Benson at February 27, 2010 12:48 PM (qzcNU)

438 How much have we spent on the whole Tsunami Warning apperatus again?

This tsunami is really underwhelming.  I think it needs a stimulus.

Posted by: BHO at February 27, 2010 12:48 PM (y4B2y)

439 423 I knew a girl named Sue Nomi.

Posted by: 48%er at February 27, 2010 05:44 PM (gxpfq)

I knew a boy named Sue...

Posted by: Johnny Cash at February 27, 2010 12:48 PM (Vu6sl)

440 439. Nah. This tsunami was NOT too big to fail.

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 12:49 PM (b0AML)

441 "You know what's amazing, though? Science has advanced to the point where there's plenty of time to evacuate people from harm's way. Even if the waves were less than expected, we knew they were coming."

Most definitely.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:49 PM (0fq7b)

442 440 423 I knew a girl named Sue Nomi.

Posted by: 48%er at February 27, 2010 05:44 PM (gxpfq)


You don't own me, I'm not some kind of little toy!

Posted by: Klaus Nomi at February 27, 2010 12:50 PM (erIg9)

443 I 've seen bigger waves in Giant Stadium

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 12:50 PM (0GFWk)

444 Well now that Hawaii has been destroyed I am going back to watching the Olympics.

Posted by: robtr at February 27, 2010 12:50 PM (fwSHf)

445 OK ... there is only so much water in a big wave ... it starts at a point, doesn't the height get lower as the mass is spread out over a very large circle?

That seems simple... but it doesn't keep us all watching news all day.  Are AlGore type "scientists" in control, and real scientists are muzzled?

How can these genius scientists be so entirely wrong?  Are they assuming everyone was educated by union teachers?

All this did was create an excuse to party. 

Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 12:50 PM (x49/7)

446 Doged a bullet?  DOGED A BULLET????

We didn't dodge a bullet, you moronic asshole.  Nothing fucking happened!!!

Reality doesn't conform with theory and "we dodged a bullet." 

We sat and watched.  We didn't do anything.   Ass hat.

Posted by: Jack at February 27, 2010 12:50 PM (bvDV5)

447 426 Could all be a factor not just of the amount of energy released, but the geography of the ocean floor where the earthquake took place, and how much water was initially displaced by bulging rock from the tectonic plates.

How does all that work? [simple explanation] It's been 10+yrs since Earth Science class.
/

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:50 PM (sZ+lP)

448 @ 438 You know what's amazing, though? Science has advanced to the point where there's plenty of time to evacuate people from harm's way.

Recognize!

Posted by: Science at February 27, 2010 12:50 PM (iBzKc)

449

I'm being told by my producer that there is still a chance that Hawaii can be washed away at any moment by a 150foot surge, so please stay inside and keep your televisions tuned right here for all the latest information.

We'll be back right after this word from our sponsors. 

Posted by: Talking Head at February 27, 2010 12:50 PM (EW49d)

450 What is the nautical distance from Chile to the Hawaiian Islands?

Wave dampening effects over time, distance, and medium.  Physics is a mother fucker.

Good point. Wonder how high the waves would have been if Hawaii was closer to Chile.

Another tsunami wave soon.  

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 05:48 PM (sZ+lP)




It also depends on which direction and how much of angle the plate slipped in which the USGS and the PTWC has no way of garnering. They have no choice of issuing a warning since there is no way to tell.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 12:51 PM (t72+4)

451 You know, that library fine joke was much funnier the 1st time...

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:51 PM (sZ+lP)

452 Time for a new thread?

Anyone seen Al?

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2010 12:51 PM (2+9Yx)

453 Exactly, talking head.

Chuckle.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:51 PM (0fq7b)

454

 

Fidel Castro sends his best regards to Chile, and will supply a few dozen Cuban cigars for the relief effort.

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 12:51 PM (M5t+h)

455 I'm going to bring a class action suit chargeing the Tsunami Warning Center with fraud on behalf of all the viewers who were led to believe they were going to see some really cool shit happening.

Posted by: Zombie Johnnie Cochran at February 27, 2010 12:52 PM (Vu6sl)

456 The seismic level of the earthquake does not equate to the amount of damage from a tsunami.

It is how much of the ocean's water is displayed during the earthquake  and can not be measured with today's technology.

Posted by: NortonPete at February 27, 2010 12:52 PM (fVuwW)

457

"AP: An official at the Pacific tsunami warning center in Hawaii says, 'We dodged a bullet' "

And if we don't act now, all civilization could be lost next time.  Higher atmospheric concentrations of CO2 have been absorbed by our oceans.  This in turn has led to an acidification that has not only defurred the polar bears, made the walrus leave their Pier in SF, caused untold feet of snow to fall around the world, but worse, much worse ......

It's given the tectonic plates jock itch.  They were just scratching.

Posted by: The Greenies next Frontier at February 27, 2010 12:52 PM (ucq49)

458 This tsunami is really underwhelming.  I think it needs a stimulus.

Posted by: BHO at February 27, 2010 05:48 PM (y4B2y)

I know just the thing for that.  But don't cancel the shuttle program.

Posted by: Jerry Fletcher at February 27, 2010 12:52 PM (Xsi7M)

459 444 I 've seen bigger waves in Giant Stadium

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 05:50 PM (0GFWk)

Bwahahahahaha!! funny shit right there!

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 12:53 PM (68tQb)

460 "It also depends on which direction and how much of angle the plate slipped in which the USGS and the PTWC has no way of garnering. They have no choice of issuing a warning since there is no way to tell."

Quite.

I thought this would be minor because the odds favoured that more than major... and I don't fault the authorities for being cautious. It was the right call.

An 8.8 Richter earthquake off the coast of South America isn't exactly small.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:53 PM (0fq7b)

461 Gearing up for a humanitarian aid mission to Hawaii to help those affected by this tsunami.  Who's with me??

Posted by: Picky at February 27, 2010 12:54 PM (etMKZ)

462 This was the prediction for this morning.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 05:43 PM (sZ+lP)

That pic only shows the time frame for the progression of the tsunami across the Pacific, not the predicted wave height.  So many factors work into the formation of a tsunami, including the shape of the coastal seafloor, interference effects of the wave energy, and such, that exact prediction of wave heights and times is impossible.  Past tsunami warnings in Hawaii were followed by waves of just a few inches, so the surges of a couple of meters at Hilo are pretty dramatic by comparison.

Meanwhile the coast of Chile has experienced devastation and the South Pacific Marquesas islands have experienced damage.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:54 PM (GU29T)

463

"Fidel Castro sends his best regards to Chile, and will supply a few dozen Cuban cigars for the relief effort. "

Ambassador Bill Clinton is expected to deliver same.

Posted by: Monica Lewinsky reporting at February 27, 2010 12:55 PM (ucq49)

464 We lost steve??? Steve?

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2010 12:55 PM (0GFWk)

465 "Gearing up for a humanitarian aid mission to Hawaii to help those affected by this tsunami.  Who's with me??"

Which clubs should we  hit  help first?

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:55 PM (0fq7b)

466  
FIVE O'CLOCK!  Or near enough, time for a beer.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 12:55 PM (SJvR5)

467 I inherited this broken Tsunami from the prior administration.

Posted by: BHO at February 27, 2010 12:55 PM (YZISw)

468 Tsunami? More like Bore-nami!

Posted by: Really Clever Blog Commenter at February 27, 2010 12:56 PM (5I0Yr)

469
FIVE O'CLOCK!  Or near enough, time for a beer.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 05:55 PM (SJvR5)





Its Saturday. Its 5 O' Clock all day long.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 12:56 PM (t72+4)

470 Gearing up for a humanitarian aid mission to Hawaii to help those affected by this tsunami.  Who's with me??

Posted by: Picky at February 27, 2010 05:54 PM (etMKZ)

One of the lesser-known but truly frightening dangers to tropical islands in the aftermath of natural disasters is an excess buildup of rum.  Anyone willing to brave the burning sun, abrasive sand and corrosive salt water to go and dispose of that biohazard is doing the Lord's work.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:56 PM (GU29T)

471 451 It also depends on which direction and how much of angle the plate slipped in which the USGS and the PTWC has no way of garnering. They have no choice of issuing a warning since there is no way to tell.

When they have time to review, can't they make an educated guess? This would also be the Nazca Plate shoved up against the South American one, right?

/Liberal arts BA here, sorry.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 12:56 PM (sZ+lP)

472 A whole lotta nothing for Hawaii. Chile however needs our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Dirk Diggler at February 27, 2010 12:57 PM (prrw7)

473

"Fidel Castro sends his best regards to Chile, and will supply a few dozen Cuban cigars for the relief effort. "

Ambassador Bill Clinton is expected to deliver same.

Posted by: Monica Lewinsky reporting at February 27, 2010 05:55 PM (ucq49)

He's on his way to Caracas to recruit former Miss Venezuelas to serve as humidors.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 12:58 PM (GU29T)

474 "When they have time to review, can't they make an educated guess? This would also be the Nazca Plate shoved up against the South American one, right?"

They made an educated guess, then added a bit to be on the safe side.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 12:58 PM (0fq7b)

475
Slow-news-day-nami?

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 12:58 PM (SJvR5)

476 How long was the beach closed? What number do I text to send money for Hawaii relief?

Posted by: USA at February 27, 2010 12:59 PM (YZISw)

477 Fauxnami!

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 12:59 PM (erIg9)

478 Hilo Bay still humping itself.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 12:59 PM (YX6i/)

479 Pseu-nami.

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 12:59 PM (b0AML)

480 Ace needs to send a delegation to Hawaii ASAP. That kind of humanitarian mission could turn Hawaii red.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 01:00 PM (0FiCa)

481
Is Hawaii a blue state?  Will FEMA be passing out $2000 debit cards like they did for Katrina democrat voters victims?

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:00 PM (SJvR5)

482 OT, Marie Osmond's 18-year-old (adopted) son committed suicide last night by jumping off his apartment building in downtown LA. 

Posted by: Algore, Esteemed Nobelist at February 27, 2010 01:01 PM (9Wv2j)

483 424 402. Whoops, missed the part about the barracks, der.
Our fam was there in '60, also, on Ibis Drive...

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:44 PM (b0AML)


Was that you at the Officer's Club pool?  Seriously, if you haven't been back since the 60s, some parts of MacDill are stuck in time while others are totally different.  A lot of the quarters are the same.




Posted by: SantaRosaStan at February 27, 2010 01:01 PM (JrRME)

484 stupid sock

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:01 PM (9Wv2j)

485 TsuNOTi

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 27, 2010 01:01 PM (5I0Yr)

486
Quite.


I thought this would be minor because the odds favoured that more than major... and I don't fault the authorities for being cautious. It was the right call.

An 8.8 Richter earthquake off the coast of South America isn't exactly small.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:53 PM (0fq7b)






In the Indonesian quake a few years ago it was determined afterwards through study  that the plate slipped in a north by northwest direction and a high degree of angle, pretty much setting up a perfect scenario for devastation in the Indian Ocean. I'd be willing to bet that the plate in this case slipped in a more west by southwest direction and not as sharp of an angle as the 1960 event that caused the tsunami that swept Hawaii.


Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 01:01 PM (t72+4)

487 @ 476 Slow-news-day-nami?

Hoping For Big-Ass Waves And Destruction For Ratings' Sake-nami

Posted by: Cable News Shows at February 27, 2010 01:01 PM (iBzKc)

488
Tsunevermindi.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:02 PM (SJvR5)

489 483 OT, Marie Osmond's 18-year-old (adopted) son committed suicide last night by jumping off his apartment building in downtown LA. 

Posted by: Algore, Esteemed Nobelist at February 27, 2010 06:01 PM (9Wv2j)


permanent solution to temporary problems.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 27, 2010 01:02 PM (erIg9)

490 Missed the big one again.

Posted by: Break Point Bodhi at February 27, 2010 01:02 PM (ucq49)

491 463 

Past tsunami warnings in Hawaii were followed by waves of just a few inches, so the surges of a couple of meters at Hilo are pretty dramatic by comparison.

Didn't know that.


Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 01:02 PM (sZ+lP)

492 Pseudonami?  Been done?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:02 PM (1fanL)

493 484. We took a little drive over a couple of years back. House on Ibis was still there, with kids playing in the yard.
We pulled up and my sister stopped the car and shouted, "We used to live here! When we were your age!"

Kid was seriously freaked out. Slowly backed inside of the house.
We LOL'd.

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 01:03 PM (b0AML)

494

Ainsely was a sorority girl at South Carolina.

Hold on, I'm imagining the pillow fights.

Posted by: 48%er at February 27, 2010 01:03 PM (gxpfq)

495 TsuNAHmi?

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 01:04 PM (iBzKc)

496 OT, Marie Osmond's 18-year-old (adopted) son committed suicide last night by jumping off his apartment building in downtown LA. 

Posted by: Algore, Esteemed Nobelist at February 27, 2010 06:01 PM (9Wv2j)


http://i46.tinypic.com/1zd7mdt.jpg

Posted by: Alex Jones at February 27, 2010 01:04 PM (gAmQ1)

497 TsuYAWNi

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:04 PM (EW49d)

498 Breaking News: Government officials in Hawaii acknowledge they made a huge mistake in their warning to the public regarding the Tsunami.  People evacuted to higher ground as requested, but thousands upon thousands of people are suffering from severe sunburn because the government failed to warn them to apply sunscreen before going Tsunami watching. If you are suffering from a sunburn, please call this number: 1-800-SUN-BURN

Posted by: Typical Amber Lamps Lawyer at February 27, 2010 01:05 PM (Vu6sl)

499 "Marie Osmond's 18-year-old (adopted) son committed suicide last night by jumping off his apartment building in downtown LA."

Most decisions have advantages and disadvantages. Certainly, I think he should have stayed and seen how it worked out, and I respect his right to do what he ultimately wished with his own life.

I respect him for not physically harming others on the way out, as some people do.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:05 PM (0fq7b)

500 OT, Marie Osmond's 18-year-old (adopted) son committed suicide last night by jumping off his apartment building in downtown LA. 

Posted by: Algore, Esteemed Nobelist at February 27, 2010 06:01 PM (9Wv2j)

Must have seen the news about Walter Koenig's son and figured all the cool celebrity kids are doing it.  What a waste.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 01:05 PM (GU29T)

501 It also depends on which direction and how much of angle the plate slipped in which the USGS and the PTWC has no way of garnering. They have no choice of issuing a warning since there is no way to tell.

When they have time to review, can't they make an educated guess? This would also be the Nazca Plate shoved up against the South American one, right?

/Liberal arts BA here, sorry.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 05:56 PM (sZ+lP)





Its kind of like standing in a pool and having someone fan water towards you while their hands are submerged. You feel it sharper when standing directly in front of them, but you can still feel it at sharply decreased levels even when standing to the side of them. Thats kind of how it works.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 01:05 PM (t72+4)

502

"...that the plate slipped in a north by northwest direction and a high degree of angle,..."

But where does the angle of the dangle come in?  Or the fudge factor?

Posted by: I know where that's going at February 27, 2010 01:05 PM (ucq49)

503

 

If it were not for those evil mean bastards Dick Cheney and Carl Rove who hate Latin people, this terrible human tragedy wouldn't have happened.  Cheney deserves another heart attack, and Rove should be forced to hump Nancy Pelosi. 

Posted by: Senator Hairy Reed at February 27, 2010 01:05 PM (M5t+h)

504 WattsUpWithThat has a post on this with a map from the Tsunami Warning Centre indicating that Hawaii should miss the worst of it.  Looks like they were correct.

Clicky

Posted by: Russtovich at February 27, 2010 01:06 PM (ZXGQD)

505 I've experienced waves of nausea that were worse than that.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:06 PM (EW49d)

506 FOX is now discussing pony tail length ... I say let the elderly train Shamu ... deny cancer treatment, but allow Shamu training ... simple solution for the failing elderly.

This DOES relate to the quake ... it is all about false science ... AGW=ratings ... False tsunami =ratings.  Shamu was making a fashion statement ... free Willy.

I'm sure there is a distracting BS message in there somewhere ...

Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 01:06 PM (x49/7)

507 Hawaii 57 had an episode on a fake tsunami.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at February 27, 2010 01:06 PM (0FiCa)

508 @ 501 Must have seen the news about Walter Koenig's son and figured all the cool celebrity kids are doing it.  What a waste.

Either that or he was creeped-out by all those damn dolls . . .

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 01:06 PM (iBzKc)

509 502 Its kind of like standing in a pool and having someone fan water towards you while their hands are submerged. You feel it sharper when standing directly in front of them, but you can still feel it at sharply decreased levels even when standing to the side of them. Thats kind of how it works.

Makes sense. Thanks, Blazer.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 01:07 PM (sZ+lP)

510

I respect him for not physically harming others on the way out, as some people do.

Only through blind luck.  Certainly not something he planned and certainly not something he should be respected for.

 

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:07 PM (EW49d)

511 Further, suicide takes physical courage. And while I don't think that's the best use of that courage, I acknowledge his capability in same and will give credit where credit is due.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:08 PM (0fq7b)

512 Still trying to figure out why the Johnson heiress offed herself.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:08 PM (1fanL)

513

Either that or he was creeped-out by all those damn dolls . . .

Could be some serious Freudian issues with Moms that hot and that old.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:08 PM (SJvR5)

514 PJTV has a  vid up from ZOE on Rangle done in the spirit of the bud Mr. so and so series. scroll down on the right. http://tinyurl.com/ye3df6p

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 01:08 PM (68tQb)

515 Do some people work on being tedious and stupid? 

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:09 PM (9Wv2j)

516 I see your point, wiserbud. At least he didn't intentionally harm others, but point made, and conceded.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:09 PM (0fq7b)

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 01:09 PM (b0AML)

518


I respect him for not physically harming others on the way out, as some people do.

Only through blind luck.  Certainly not something he planned and certainly not something he should be respected for.

 

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:07 PM (EW49d)





I agree, he could have landed on someone.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 01:09 PM (t72+4)

519 Further, suicide takes physical courage.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 06:08 PM (0fq7b)

BANNED, Bill Maher!

Posted by: The BanHammer of STFU at February 27, 2010 01:09 PM (1fanL)

520

"If you are suffering from a sunburn, please call this number"

100s of thousands of others, were spared.  Thanks to the quick actions of local Dim mayors, the Dim governor, and The One.

Buses, National Guard, and FEMA were all left unactivated.

Posted by: Andromeda "Katrina" Strain at February 27, 2010 01:09 PM (ucq49)

521 506 I've experienced waves of nausea that were worse than that.

Glad it wasn't worse. My family was in H-town during Hurricane Ike, & we were able to watch the waves that initially hit Galveston. That was scary.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 01:10 PM (sZ+lP)

522 Still trying to figure out why the Johnson heiress offed herself.

I think they've decided that she died because she didn't bother to take care of herself (diabetes).  It wasn't an actual suicide, they're calling it "accidental."

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:11 PM (9Wv2j)

523 bill, this was no example of false science.

The oceanographers did a reasonably good job of predicting this tsunami and, fortunately, when it arrived, which it did, it was at a lower level than their maximum predictions.

It would still have fucked up a lot of people's day had they been swimming near the beach, especially if they weren't strong swimmers.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:11 PM (0fq7b)

524 They "still haven't gotten the 'all clear' they are still not letting people travel"

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 01:11 PM (p302b)

525 I think they've decided that she died because she didn't bother to take care of herself (diabetes).  It wasn't an actual suicide, they're calling it "accidental."

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 06:11 PM (9Wv2j)

Hm.  Can't decide if that's better or worse.  From a "how stupid do you have to be to fuck up one of the best situations in the whole wide world?" point of view.

Posted by: The BanHammer of STFU at February 27, 2010 01:12 PM (1fanL)

526

 

I was at an annual corporate meeting in the 80's in LA, and had the opportunity to meet Marie Osmond who was speaking about her doll collection business. 

Also at the meeting was Farah Fawcett representing a product I don't recall. Farah arrived first, and was the center of attention for the hundred or so in attendance. 

When Marie arrived, all the attention was diverted to her, and she was like a sparkling gem.  Absolutely fabulous personality and kind to one and all.  Farah left the meeting before it began, and the only reason must have been the Marie Osmond show.  Boys and girls, it was a great show! 

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 01:12 PM (M5t+h)

527

"BANNED, Bill Maher!"

Nope.  Guess again

Posted by: Painless Potter at February 27, 2010 01:12 PM (ucq49)

528

Further, suicide takes physical courage.

Suicide is for cowards.  True courage is facing up to your problems and working to overcome them.  Suicide is the easy way out and causes immense pain and long-term emotional harm to those left behind.

I can only hope you are saying these things to be controversial.  Because if you truly believe what you've said, you are are a bigger douchebag than I ever gave you credit for on your earlier visits.

 

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:13 PM (EW49d)

529 Yeah, I knew another girl who died that way, just blew off the diabetic thing and ended up dead at a young age.  She was kinda fucked in the head, just like the Johnson girl.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:13 PM (9Wv2j)

530 Further, suicide takes physical courage. And while I don't think that's the best use of that courage, I acknowledge his capability in same and will give credit where credit is due.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 06:08 PM (0fq7b)

Really?  Running into a burning building to pull out a civilian requires physical courage.  Going into the line of enemy fire requires physical courage.  Planning your own end by a means that is (or that at least you assume to be) instantaneous and painless doesn't seem to me to require physical courage.

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 01:13 PM (GU29T)

531

I was at an annual corporate meeting in the 80's in LA, and had the opportunity to meet Marie Osmond who was speaking about her doll collection business. 

Also at the meeting was Farah Fawcett representing a product I don't recall. Farah arrived first, and was the center of attention for the hundred or so in attendance. 

When Marie arrived, all the attention was diverted to her, and she was like a sparkling gem.  Absolutely fabulous personality and kind to one and all.  Farah left the meeting before it began, and the only reason must have been the Marie Osmond show.  Boys and girls, it was a great show! 

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 06:12 PM (M5t+h)

I hope to jebus you're a chick.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:14 PM (1fanL)

532
I wish the Vanderbilt and Hilton spawn would show some 'courage' and start offing themselves.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:14 PM (SJvR5)

533 @ 527 When Marie arrived, all the attention was diverted to her, and she was like a sparkling gem.  Absolutely fabulous personality and kind to one and all.

And from what I understand, all of them Osmond kin are on the conservative side of the political spectrum, so good on her.

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 01:15 PM (iBzKc)

534 Bill Maher was right when he acknowledged that suicide-homicide bombers have physical courage (and committment).

This is obvious.

They may be despicable scum, but that doesn't mean they didn't have those qualities. Likewise the Waffen-SS had some fanatical murderous bastards in it who still fought bravely, and died doing so.

Many good warriors acknowledge their enemies' courage so as not to underestimate them. So as to be better able to confront and kill them.

To devalue their courage as a propaganda measure is one thing, but don't believe it's actually true.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:15 PM (0fq7b)

535

Sleeping with Chewy every night takes courage

Posted by: Barack "Limp Dick" Obama at February 27, 2010 01:15 PM (Vu6sl)

536

Suicide is for cowards. 

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:13 PM (EW49d)

Ahem.

Posted by: Crazy People at February 27, 2010 01:15 PM (1fanL)

537
I've experienced waves of nausea that were worse than that.

Glad it wasn't worse. My family was in H-town during Hurricane Ike, & we were able to watch the waves that initially hit Galveston. That was scary.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 06:10 PM (sZ+lP)




Mother nature is nothing to laugh at. its easy to be snarky in retrospect over much ado about nothing but the guys over at the USGS and the PTWC made the right call. You simply have no way of knowing.

I live about 80 miles from the coast and Hurricane Isabel was nothing to laugh at, although we did right up until most of the windows in the front of my house shattered, half the shingles left my roof and my neighbors roof who lived across the street from me was sitting in my front yard the next morning and we went a week without power.

In this case its always better to be safe than sorry.


Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 01:16 PM (t72+4)

538

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 06:12 PM (M5t+h)

Sparkeling Gem yeah? I like that.

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 01:16 PM (68tQb)

539 "Really?  Running into a burning building to pull out a civilian requires physical courage.  Going into the line of enemy fire requires physical courage.  Planning your own end by a means that is (or that at least you assume to be) instantaneous and painless doesn't seem to me to require physical courage."

But it does nonetheless. Death is something we instinctively avoid, and overcoming that instinct is physical courage.

The other examples you give are, obviously, far more noble and useful examples of courage.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:16 PM (0fq7b)

540
Dammit, I knew The Stupid would be unleashed when Ace did the mass un-banning.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:17 PM (SJvR5)

541 Now that Hawaii is safe, please remember that we've had some heavy rains in Los Angeles today and be as generous as you can.  George Clooney will be headlining a benefit in the next few days.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:17 PM (9Wv2j)

542

An 8.8 Richter earthquake off the coast of South America isn't exactly small.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:53 PM (0fq7b)

When its hypocenter is 22 miles deep it ain't exactly large, brain surgeon.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 01:17 PM (7+pP9)

543
Remember ELVIS in BLUE HAWaII?

Posted by: bonerwing plover at February 27, 2010 01:17 PM (7/lTI)

544 sparkling*

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 01:17 PM (68tQb)

545

"...she was like a sparkling gem...."

Pics please.

Posted by: Vajazzingly at February 27, 2010 01:18 PM (ucq49)

546

 

What's the problem, Jack Lord of Hawaii 50 is on the job.

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 01:18 PM (M5t+h)

547 When its hypocenter is 22 miles deep it ain't exactly large, brain surgeon.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 06:17 PM (7+pP9)

Epicenter, rocket scientist?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:19 PM (1fanL)

548
Did you know...?

Did you know Angela Lansbury played Elvis' mom in Blue Hawaii? She was 36 yo at the time.

Elvis was 26 yo.

Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 01:19 PM (7/lTI)

549


Suicide is for cowards.  True courage is facing up to your problems and working to overcome them.  Suicide is the easy way out and causes immense pain and long-term emotional harm to those left behind.

I can only hope you are saying these things to be controversial.  Because if you truly believe what you've said, you are are a bigger douchebag than I ever gave you credit for on your earlier visits.

 

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:13 PM (EW49d)







Amen brother, well said.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 01:19 PM (t72+4)

550
Instead of Sirens this is what they played to warn the people of the incoming tsunami.

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:20 PM (SJvR5)

551

Mother nature is nothing to laugh at. its easy to be snarky in retrospect over much ado about nothing but the guys over at the USGS and the PTWC made the right call.

I don't think I would have made that joke if it turned out worse than it did.  But it was a bit of a bust, in a good way, so why not joke about it now?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:20 PM (EW49d)

552 Did you know Angela Lansbury played Elvis' mom in Blue Hawaii? She was 36 yo at the time.

Elvis was 26 yo.


She was hittable back in the Early Mesozoic.  But for me, she'll always be the cunt in The Manchurian Candidate.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:21 PM (1fanL)

553 And, for the great pontificator in our midst, the Richter scale has not been used since the 70s.  When you start putting people some knowledge, it would help if you actually had some first.  Just sayin'

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:21 PM (9Wv2j)

554

544

I'm a Viva Las Vegas guy . Elvis movies when they were released were awesome. He truely was an idol plus he stocked his movies with awesome babes.

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 01:21 PM (68tQb)

555

Epicenter, rocket scientist?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 06:19 PM (1fanL)


Nope. Hypocenter. That's where it really happens.

Posted by: jcjimi at February 27, 2010 01:21 PM (XSikc)

556 I believe it is better to work through one's problems. I believe it will require more instances of courage over a lifetime to deal with a multitude of situations -- and in the end, the individual still must face death, likely at a time not of their choosing.

But the young man is dead. I see no need to criticize him today, nor call him a coward. I will respect his small, last, accomplishments, including overcoming a fear I once knew personally all to well and, for better or worse, could not overcome.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:22 PM (0fq7b)

557 Though Bedknobs and Broomsticks was good.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:22 PM (1fanL)

558 *At about his age.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:22 PM (0fq7b)

559
She was hittable back in the Early Mesozoic.

So Morgenholz should remember her well, then.




i keed, i keed

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:22 PM (SJvR5)

560

 

If all else fails in Hawaii, just call Don Ho to sing "Suck 'Um Up."

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 01:22 PM (M5t+h)

561 Elvis's westerns were awesome.  He was major eye-candy in those early days.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:22 PM (9Wv2j)

562 @ 553 . . . for me, she'll always be the cunt in The Manchurian Candidate.

For me, that snoopy bitch in Murder, She Wrote.

Wasn't she also in The Court Jester with Danny Kaye?

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 01:23 PM (iBzKc)

563 Hypocenter.  Epicenter.  Thing is - it didn't hit me.

Posted by: G-Spot at February 27, 2010 01:23 PM (ucq49)

564

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 06:21 PM (1fanL)

Hey you know Jagger wrote Angie for Landsbury! true story /s

she did have a nice set waayyy back  in the day.

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 01:23 PM (68tQb)

565 556

Epicenter, rocket scientist?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 06:19 PM (1fanL)


Nope. Hypocenter. That's where it really happens.

Posted by: jcjimi at February 27, 2010 06:21 PM (XSikc)

Sorry guys. The "G" spot is where it all happens.

Posted by: Famous Moron Sexologist at February 27, 2010 01:24 PM (Vu6sl)

566
A few years later, Elvis made CLAMBAKE with Shelly Fabares.

Anyone remember Shelly Fabares from COACH?

Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 01:24 PM (m8h4o)

567

"Why isn't the President doing more to prevent this?"

 The President claimed that his election would result in the rise of the oceans halting.

EPIC FAIL!!!1!!1ELEVENTY!

Posted by: Dirk Diggler at February 27, 2010 01:24 PM (prrw7)

568 "And, for the great pontificator in our midst, the Richter scale has not been used since the 70s."

If by, "it's not been used since the 70s," you mean, "It's been used widely including today, and reported through thousands of different media channels, as relayed to them by scientists, today," then sure, I agree.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:24 PM (0fq7b)

569 Hey guys, congratulate me, I'm off to Hawaii to help with the relief effort.

Posted by: Do Gooder at February 27, 2010 01:24 PM (gxpfq)

570 And, for the great pontificator in our midst, the Richter scale has not been used since the 70s.  When you start putting people some knowledge, it would help if you actually had some first.  Just sayin'

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 06:21 PM (9Wv2j)

Really.  What do they use?  This is interesting.  The tables.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:25 PM (1fanL)

571

including overcoming a fear I once knew personally all to well and, for better or worse, could not overcome.

It's not a lack of courage that causes someone to decide not to off themselves.   It's an inate survival instinct...or, maybe, it's just a lack of utter selfishness that one needs to think only of themselves & not the ones they leave behind.


 

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 01:25 PM (IKebC)

572
I'm off to Hawaii to help with the relief effort.

Hopefully Sean Penn and his sinking bass boat full of photographers will be there soon.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:26 PM (SJvR5)

573

 

Hey guys, congratulate me, I'm off to Hawaii to help with the relief effort.

Posted by: Do Gooder Barney Fag at February 27, 2010 06:24 PM (gxpfq)

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 01:26 PM (M5t+h)

574
For me, that snoopy bitch in Murder, She Wrote.

I gotta agree. Nobody likes a snoop. Except for Father Dowling; he was cool.

Father Dowling was Mr Cunningham on HAPPY DAYS. He's still alive, btw. Unlike, Jeff Goldblum, who just died in the Chile earthquake.

Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 01:26 PM (7/lTI)

575

Death is something we instinctively avoid, and overcoming that instinct is physical courage.

True courage is facing up to your problems and asking for help.  Cowards are those who don't or won't because they are afraid of what others might think of them.

The act of causing physical harm to oneself is not courageous, if it is done to avoid the even more difficult task of admitting that you are weak and turning to another for help.  Suicide is a selfish, immature and cowardly act, no matter how you want to try and spin it.

But why am I even bothering?  You seem totally commited to exposing yourself as a douchebag, so why should I get in your way?

Have at it, douche.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:27 PM (EW49d)

576 @ 567 A few years later, Elvis made CLAMBAKE with Shelly Fabares.

Yup, and Viva Las Vegas had Ann-Margaret. RrrrrOWRrrrrr.

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 01:27 PM (iBzKc)

577 For all intents and purposes they did "dodge a bullet" so far.  But I really think that these scientists don't know what to expect really and when to expect it.  What would make a tsunami of giant magnitude triggered on one side of the world and not the other, with comparable conditions.  I think this entire scenario will yield a boatload of data and people will learn much more.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 01:27 PM (p302b)

578

It's not a lack of courage that causes someone to decide not to off themselves.   It's an inate survival instinct...or, maybe, it's just a lack of utter selfishness that one needs to think only of themselves & not the ones they leave behind.

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 06:25 PM (IKebC)

Gah.  What about the crazy people?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:28 PM (1fanL)

579
Unlike, Jeff Goldblum, who just died in the Chile earthquake.

They always go in threes - Al Haig, Mindy Cohn, and now Goldblum.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:28 PM (SJvR5)

580 What if someone threw a sunami and no one came?  How about it over-hyping media talking heads?

Posted by: havedash at February 27, 2010 01:29 PM (nzIWk)

581

True courage is facing up to your problems and asking for help.  Cowards are those who don't or won't because they are afraid of what others might think of them.

The act of causing physical harm to oneself is not courageous, if it is done to avoid the even more difficult task of admitting that you are weak and turning to another for help.  Suicide is a selfish, immature and cowardly act, no matter how you want to try and spin it.

But why am I even bothering?  You seem totally commited to exposing yourself as a douchebag, so why should I get in your way?

Have at it, douche.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:27 PM (EW49d)

WHAT ABOUT THE CRAZY PEOPLE?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:29 PM (1fanL)

582 Hey Dudes, let's hang 10.

Posted by: Hawaiian Dirk Diggler at February 27, 2010 01:29 PM (Vu6sl)

583
When I was growing up, Elvis was a punchline to a lot of jokes. But as a kid, I watched his movies on Saturday and Sunday afternoons on channel 56.

Elvis was a cool mofo back in the '50's and '60's.

Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 01:29 PM (7/lTI)

584 Elvis and Ann Margaret  Viva Las Vegas http://tinyurl.com/y8go6wm

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 01:30 PM (68tQb)

585 "True courage is facing up to your problems and asking for help."

Their are various types of courage.

The reality is we each own our (one and only lives, their being no afterlife and no one or thing to judge us other than ourselves, and our societies) lives and it is up to us what to do about it.

Even Socrates took poison when he could instead have taken banishment.

I agree with you that your solution is a better one. It is ultimately the one I chose for myself when I was his age.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:30 PM (0fq7b)

586 WHAT ABOUT THE CRAZY PEOPLE?

People?  Is that some sort of cable viewer?

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at February 27, 2010 01:31 PM (8zQxF)

587 Fubar...I guess that depends on the amount of crazy.   Are they crazy-crazy?

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 01:31 PM (IKebC)

588

Epicenter, rocket scientist?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 06:19 PM (1fanL)

Epicenter is Lat & Long.

Hypocenter:

The point within the Earth that is the center of an earthquake. The initial point of rupture during an earthquake.

(
geology) (US) alternative spelling of hypocentre. The correct term for the focus of an earthquake, directly under the epicenter
_________________

Yood cooda looked it up, Einstein.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 01:32 PM (7+pP9)

589 580
Unlike, Jeff Goldblum, who just died in the Chile earthquake.

They always go in threes - Al Haig, Mindy Cohn, and now Goldblum.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 06:28 PM (SJvR5)

Jeff Goldblum is not dead.  He's been flying around the kitchen table and just landed on my hamburger.

Posted by: conscious and looking for my fly swatter at February 27, 2010 01:32 PM (Vu6sl)

590

 

Viva Las Vegas had Ann-Margaret. RrrrrOWRrrrrr.

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 06:27 PM (iBzKc)

Ask any Vietnam veteran who served during the 66-67 time frame about the Bob Hope show with Ann Margaret and her red dress.

She has stated the question she is asked about most frequently concerning her entire career is the red dress she wore on the USO tour.  Vavooooooom!

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 01:32 PM (M5t+h)

591 Anybody ever read Lucifer's Hammer, where the guy surfs the 500 ft. tsunami? For some reason I was reminded of that.

Posted by: 48%er at February 27, 2010 01:32 PM (gxpfq)

592
I always had a huge crush on Ann Margaret.

Saw her boobies in Carnal Knowledge, the movie with...

Art frikkin' Garfunkel?

a.k.a. 'the other one' when referring to Paul Simon

Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 01:32 PM (m8h4o)

593 @ 584 Elvis was a cool mofo back in the '50's and '60's.

Yeah, I agree. Before he went into the Army. When he got out and became Mr. Las Vegas he turned into self-parody.

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 01:32 PM (iBzKc)

594
Damn Ann Margret was the definition of a Brick House.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:32 PM (SJvR5)

595
Yood cooda looked it up, Einstein.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 06:32 PM (7+pP9)

Figured I'd rely on the knowledge of Morons.  Are you calling me a Joooo?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:33 PM (1fanL)

596 I know what happened.  You all misunderstood.  It wasn't the water wave we were warning about.  It was those Japanese, cut paper, and fold thingies.

Posted by: Bill Nye at February 27, 2010 01:33 PM (ucq49)

597

WHAT ABOUT THE CRAZY PEOPLE?

THEY'RE FUCKING CRAZY!!!!!

 

Whaddya want from me here?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:33 PM (EW49d)

598
omg! omg! omg! speaking of boobies...

Guess who's showing her nice boobies again this week?

Lucy Lawless. She looks great for an old Xena. In fact, she really hasn't aged much in the last 15 years.

Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 01:34 PM (m8h4o)

599 Yeah, I agree. Before he went into the Army. When he got out and became Mr. Las Vegas he turned into self-parody.

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 06:32 PM (iBzKc)

I'd like to see you get as fucked up as I did and not do stupid shit.

Posted by: Elvis at February 27, 2010 01:34 PM (1fanL)

600 @ 593 I always had a huge crush on Ann Margaret. Saw her boobies in Carnal Knowledge...

Okay, now I know what's going on my "Movies To Rent" list.

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 01:35 PM (iBzKc)

601 598

WHAT ABOUT THE CRAZY PEOPLE?

THEY'RE FUCKING CRAZY!!!!!

 

Whaddya want from me here?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:33 PM (EW49d)

But the question is, are they crazy-crazy?

Posted by: conscious and looking for my fly swatter at February 27, 2010 01:35 PM (Vu6sl)

602

Whaddya want from me here?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:33 PM (EW49d)

Seems a bit harsh to attribute all these evil characteristics to a poor crazy person, is all.

Posted by: Elvis at February 27, 2010 01:35 PM (1fanL)

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:36 PM (9Wv2j)

604

Their are various types of courage.

I'm sure that's going to be a very comforting thought for the parents of these two kids (Osmond and Keonig) as they live the rest of their lives wondering what they could have done differently to help their children and perhaps save their lives.

"Well, at least they offed themselves courageously."

You are truly the most selfish, self-centered douchebag I think I have ever read.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:38 PM (EW49d)

605 Now they use the Moment Magnitude Scale.  From Wiki:

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 06:36 PM (9Wv2j)

Boom-shaka-laka!

Posted by: Stuart Scott at February 27, 2010 01:38 PM (1fanL)

606

freakin Bob Hope had all the babes

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 01:39 PM (68tQb)

607 I agree with you that your solution is a better one. It is ultimately the one I chose for myself when I was his age.

Never too late to reconsider.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:40 PM (9Wv2j)

608 @ 606 Boom-shaka-laka!

I think that's actually a Sly Stone Funk Magnitude measurement....

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 01:40 PM (iBzKc)

609

 

If the tusnami does strike Hawaii, the globalbalonyist can celebrate that the polar bears will be safer and the evil hunters won't be killing any baby seals.  That is environmental wacko justice at its best. 

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 01:40 PM (M5t+h)

610

"Moment Magnitude Scale"

Factors in, among others, alcohol consumed, time of day, number of days since last laid, .....

Posted by: Moron's Hit Scale at February 27, 2010 01:41 PM (ucq49)

611


Mother nature is nothing to laugh at. its easy to be snarky in retrospect over much ado about nothing but the guys over at the USGS and the PTWC made the right call.

I don't think I would have made that joke if it turned out worse than it did.  But it was a bit of a bust, in a good way, so why not joke about it now?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:20 PM (EW49d)





Oh, its fine to laugh at it now, by all means I encourage it, i was just simply saying lets cut the guys issuing the warnings a break and not disparage them.

There is simply no way of knowing what will transpire.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 01:41 PM (t72+4)

612

freakin Bob Hope had all the babes

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 06:39 PM (68tQb)

Bob Hope?  Bob Fucking Hope?!  Bob Hope was a tool.

Posted by: Ol' Blue Eyes at February 27, 2010 01:41 PM (1fanL)

613

You could almost see the slumped shoulders and dejection on the Fox News talking heads when a tsunami expert clued them in that there would be no 500-MPH 50- foot wave crashing against the Hawaiian shore.

(almost, because they were off-camera)

 

Posted by: effinayright at February 27, 2010 01:41 PM (U/ul8)

614

Seems a bit harsh to attribute all these evil characteristics to a poor crazy person, is all.

Never said "evil."  And sure, some people are simply crazy.  I don't think that was the case with either Osmond or Keonig. 

But, regardless, I find it reprehensible to call their actions "courageous."

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:41 PM (EW49d)

615

But, regardless, I find it reprehensible to call their actions "courageous."

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:41 PM (EW49d)

Yeah, not courageous.

Posted by: Ol' Blue Eyes at February 27, 2010 01:42 PM (1fanL)

616

They are working on a new scale for grading the size of the earthquake.  It's called the Bra Size Scale (BSS).  The scale will be as follows:

A = small earthquake

B = medium earthquake

C = good sized earthquake

D = awesome earthquake

DD = earthquake of epic proportion

Posted by: conscious and evaluating earthquakes at February 27, 2010 01:43 PM (Vu6sl)

617 Lucifer's Hammer is a great book.  I remember that part well.

Posted by: grognard at February 27, 2010 01:43 PM (mKB5r)

618 I agree with Sinatra.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:43 PM (1fanL)

619 Christoph .. or anyone ... it seems there was a certain mass of water lifted ... as that is displaced in waves, there is only so much mass ... the further away you go, the lesser the wave.  The mass is the same, but it is dispersed over a much larger circumference.

I am no expert, it just seems rather obvious that the claims were hype ... and what I stated as obvious actually was right.  Where is the promised tsunami in Hawaii?   It was media tease ... they cried wolf.

This is much like the AGW BS .. facts be damned ... we have a narrative that sells.  There are probably hundreds of scientists saying what I am, only more clearly.  But those guys don't push the preferred narrative.  Let'a hype  a major Sue Nami.

Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 01:43 PM (x49/7)

620 This is Marie's son who was bad on drugs a few yrs back and had to go to rehab. Supposedly, he was doing better, having graduated with a 3.9. The news I heard said he was at the Tropicana w/ Marie when he took his dive. Huh.

Posted by: di butler, kinky denture sharer at February 27, 2010 01:43 PM (S3xX1)

621

"Their are various types of courage."

Like mine.  Taking on the evil Boooosh.

It's how I ended my broadcasts.

Courage.

Posted by: Dan Rather at February 27, 2010 01:44 PM (ucq49)

622
Kirk Douglas is one of the last, if not the last, 'greats' from Hollywood to still be with us.

It'll be sad to see him go. But he's 93 and will probably die this weekend.

Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 01:44 PM (7/lTI)

623

OK, Peaches:  I'll bite: if the Richter scale is obsolete, what do scientists use now?

 

Posted by: effinayright at February 27, 2010 01:44 PM (U/ul8)

624 Are we there yet?

Posted by: Spurious George at February 27, 2010 01:44 PM (x1dJB)

625 Yay!  Tsunami Warning canceled!!!!  Hawaii survived.  North Shore in April saved.  Beer & food hardest hit.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 01:44 PM (YX6i/)

626 The child's parents will go on and they will have for the most part decent lives. They're not directly responsible and their grief will fade although not end.

The boy, he's lost everything, he's dead.

Yes, this was his own choice. Yes, I'd have preferred he had made a different one. Yes, I can relate with him to a superlative degree.

No, I will not insult him and allege he is a coward today. I'll respect what little I know about him.

I'm sure he had many finer qualities. It's unfortunate he saw his life as so tragic he ended.

But he did. And that is where at least a major portion of my sympathy and empathy lies.

I find it regrettable his family members will go through pain as a result of his decision, which was fully his to make. He owned his life. He had no obligation to live for another.

But I can understand the awful feelings he must have felt. I know there is light on the other side, and enormous joy. He didn't know that. I understand that.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:44 PM (0fq7b)

627

 

DD = earthquake of epic proportion

Posted by: conscious and evaluating earthquakes at February 27, 2010 06:43 PM (Vu6sl)

Also known as a Carol Doda of Tenderloin go-go fame circa 1967!

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 01:45 PM (M5t+h)

628

They are working on a new scale for grading the size of the earthquake.  It's called the Bra Size Scale (BSS). 

So, Chile got hit with a Christina Hendricks quake?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:45 PM (EW49d)

629 @ 623 Kirk Douglas is one of the last, if not the last, 'greats' from Hollywood to still be with us.

I am Spartacus, motherfucker!

Posted by: Not-Dead-Yet Kirk Douglas at February 27, 2010 01:46 PM (iBzKc)

630 The AP breathlessly reports:  A tsunami triggered by the Chilean earthquake sent a surge of water ashore in Hawaii, California and islands in the South Pacific on Saturday as the waves continued onto Alaska and parts of Asia.

What feed were they looking at?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:47 PM (9Wv2j)

631

OK, Peaches:  I'll bite: if the Richter scale is obsolete, what do scientists use now?

Posted by: effinayright at February 27, 2010 06:44 PM (U/ul

See above.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:47 PM (1fanL)

632 I disagree the claims were hype, bill.

I was early on here stating I didn't expect it to be much of anything and I was right.

That was based, however, on probability, not on any superior knowledge of this situation.

The fact is, you still had decent size swells hit Hawaii, and effects in California too. This convinces me the correct decision was made by issuing the warning.

After all, these scientists can't get it exactly every time, and had it been double what it actually was, it could have been quite damaging.

Further, Hawaii has a lot of swimmers and people in the water with various small devices, some of whom aren't necessarily the best of swimmers. Not to warn them to get out of the water during an event of even this magnitude would have been irresponsible.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:47 PM (0fq7b)

633 629

They are working on a new scale for grading the size of the earthquake.  It's called the Bra Size Scale (BSS). 

So, Chile got hit with a Christina Hendricks quake?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:45 PM (EW49d)

Based on that picture I would say YES!

Posted by: conscious and evaluating earthquakes at February 27, 2010 01:47 PM (Vu6sl)

634

Yood cooda looked it up, Einstein.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 06:32 PM (7+pP9)

Figured I'd rely on the knowledge of Morons.  Are you calling me a Joooo?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 06:33 PM (1fanL)

Why did you survive the collapse of WTC towers I and II?

Where were you when Building 7 collapsed?

You've incriminated yourself pretty badly.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 01:47 PM (7+pP9)

635 Michael Douglas's son was just sent to prison for drug dealing.  I heard he faced up to 10 yrs. What a  freaking loser.

Posted by: di butler, kinky denture sharer at February 27, 2010 01:47 PM (S3xX1)

636

Cool, my boobs are an earthquake of epic proportion!

 

I’m glad that there was no damage in Hawaii and mother nature made the media her bitch.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 27, 2010 01:48 PM (RZ8pf)

637
I am Spartacus, motherfucker! Iyeeemm Sphartaiuddvcyucbbbbllll, moituritrrifef firuhfker!


Posted by: This is Kirk Douglas at February 27, 2010 01:48 PM (7/lTI)

638 OK, Peaches:  I'll bite: if the Richter scale is obsolete, what do scientists use now?

Posted a link at 604

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:49 PM (9Wv2j)

639 Why did you survive the collapse of WTC towers I and II?

Where were you when Building 7 collapsed?

You've incriminated yourself pretty badly.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 06:47 PM (7+pP9)

And I meticulously balance my checkbook.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:49 PM (1fanL)

640
Michael Douglas' younger brother was always in the shit, too. He wasn't a bad actor, either.

Posted by: This is Kirk Douglas at February 27, 2010 01:49 PM (m8h4o)

641
Posted by: Not-Dead-Yet Kirk Douglas at February 27, 2010 06:46 PM (iBzKc)

Stay the fuck away from Jeff Goldblum, Kirk.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 01:50 PM (SJvR5)

642

After all, these scientists can't get it exactly every time, and had it been double what it actually was, it could have been quite damaging.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 06:47 PM (0fq7b)

That's what the Global Climate Change deniers always say.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 01:50 PM (7+pP9)

643 Anybody watching curling?  It's bad enough these guys curl, do they also have to wear nerd pants?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 01:51 PM (1fanL)

644 "But, regardless, I find it reprehensible to call their actions "courageous."

I find it far more reprehensible to call his actions cowardly.

I don't even think we're the only species that commits suicide. At least some whales seem to.

It's just part of nature and, like other death, it is unfortunate. And, yes, sad.

He was 18 after all.

I simply don't believe suicide is immoral. I believe it is often the wrong choice.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:51 PM (0fq7b)

645 637

Cool, my boobs are an earthquake of epic proportion!

 

I’m glad that there was no damage in Hawaii and mother nature made the media her bitch.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 27, 2010 06:48 PM (RZ8pf)

PGIS, based on the pictures I've seen, your boobs are hereby graded as being of epic proportion.  BUNK!

Posted by: conscious and evaluating earthquakes at February 27, 2010 01:51 PM (Vu6sl)

646 "It's not over until the fat lady sings, but it's a good sign so far," Mr. Hanson said. But, they'll have to put out a new warning if the fat lady falls in.

Posted by: Fizz at February 27, 2010 01:51 PM (GsJRO)

647

Michael Douglas's son was just sent to prison for drug dealing.  I heard he faced up to 10 yrs. What a  freaking loser.

Coward.  He shoulda offed himself.  That's what really courageous people do. 

And not to worry, his family would have gotten over it.  Hell, they probably would have forgotten all about him in a year or so and moved on with their lives, none the worse for wear.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 01:51 PM (EW49d)

648

After all, these scientists can't get it exactly every time, and had it been double what it actually was, it could have been quite damaging.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 06:47 PM (0fq7b)

That's what the Global Warming proponents always say.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 01:52 PM (7+pP9)

649

Internet bridge troll... Bahahhahah!

http://tiny.cc/b9v75

Posted by: Steph at February 27, 2010 01:52 PM (IKebC)

650 We were watching the girl-curl at the bar yesterday and some of 'em were way hot.  I don't remember what kind of pants they wore, but the Canuck girls were all gingers.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 01:52 PM (9Wv2j)

651 "That's what the Global Climate Change deniers always say."

You are a dumbass. How many people died in the great Indian Ocean tsunami, recently?

Not a fucking projection or a computer model, but families wiped off the planet?

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:52 PM (0fq7b)

652


So, Chile got hit with a Christina Hendricks quake?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:45 PM (EW49d)




My god, I'd like to get hit with that. However, PGIS will do for the time being.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 01:53 PM (t72+4)

653

"Cool, my boobs are an earthquake of epic proportion!"

Link.  To pics.  You've been here long enough to know

Posted by: AoSHQ Rules Enforcer at February 27, 2010 01:54 PM (ucq49)

654 538 The nausea thing wasn't me--I was responding to another poster.

Absolutely agree that the USGS & the governor of HI made the best possible decisions based on the data they had received. At least we know the system worked. 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 01:55 PM (sZ+lP)

655 Cameron  Douglas is using his father's fame as his  excuse  for heroin.   Hope the judge doesn't buy that lame shit.

Posted by: di butler, kinky denture sharer at February 27, 2010 01:56 PM (S3xX1)

656 Mr. Hanson said that while the tsunami threat was not entirely over, the fact that no large surges have hit so far means more destructive ones are less likely.

Dammit!!

Posted by: Cable News Shows at February 27, 2010 01:56 PM (iBzKc)

657 "Coward.  He shoulda offed himself.  That's what really courageous people do."

I'm not saying he should have killed himself, but ironically, you are probably right. He probably IS a less physically courageous sort.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 01:57 PM (0fq7b)

658 Sometimes you Canadians can be so... Canadian.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 01:58 PM (YX6i/)

659

Rum, if you're lurking...

Posted by: conscious and aware of the number count at February 27, 2010 02:00 PM (Vu6sl)

660
Sometimes you Canadians Canuckistanians can be so... Canadian Canuckistanian.
Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 06:58 PM (YX6i/



FIFY

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 02:01 PM (t72+4)

661

 

With the tsunami warning lifted for Hawaii, the liberal concern trolls will be forced to move onto another subject.  May I suggest Obummer's serial lying?

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 02:02 PM (M5t+h)

662 The science regarding "666" is settled.

Posted by: Satan at February 27, 2010 02:02 PM (Vu6sl)

663 rum doesn't lurk.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 02:03 PM (1fanL)

664 623 Kirk Douglas is one of the last, if not the last, 'greats' from Hollywood to still be with us.

Olivia de Havilland, James Garner, Sir Richard Attenborough, David McCallum, Peter O'Toole & some others are still with us. [That makes 3 Great Escape cast members, FYI.]

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 02:03 PM (sZ+lP)

665 YEA

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 02:03 PM (t72+4)

666 Now!

Posted by: Conscious and ready for a drink at February 27, 2010 02:04 PM (Vu6sl)

667 Those are a great assortment, Miss'80s, I do agree.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 02:04 PM (0fq7b)

668 Fuck!  I'd missed it before.  Bill Hanson.  Related to James Hanson of Global Warming NASA fame?

Posted by: Too many vodkas at February 27, 2010 02:05 PM (ucq49)

669 "He acted as a coward and is now eternally a coward."

He is not eternally anything. He is no more.

That's what the whole mortality thing is about.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 02:05 PM (0fq7b)

670 Rum must be out shopping for stompy boots or baking cookies.

Posted by: Conscious and ready for a drink at February 27, 2010 02:05 PM (Vu6sl)

671 Olivia de Havilland, James Garner, Sir Richard Attenborough, David McCallum, Peter O'Toole & some others are still with us.

I'd hit Olivia de Havilland.  70 years ago.  Like Sherman hit Atlanta.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 02:05 PM (1fanL)

672 Bob Hope used to date J.Edgar in drag and I'm theone who had the scarey sized package. Where do you think I got ba ba ba boo from.

Posted by: Bing the schlong Crosby at February 27, 2010 02:05 PM (68tQb)

673
David McCallum? Wasn't he the blond guy on Man From U.N.C.L.E.?


Posted by: This is Kirk Douglas at February 27, 2010 02:06 PM (7/lTI)

674

"That's what the Global Climate Change deniers always say."

You are a dumbass. How many people died in the great Indian Ocean tsunami, recently?

Not a fucking projection or a computer model, but families wiped off the planet?

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 06:52 PM (0fq7b)

No. I also said:

After all, these scientists can't get it exactly every time, and had it been double what it actually was, it could have been quite damaging.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 06:47 PM (0fq7b)

That's what the Global Warming proponents always say.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 06:52 PM (7+pP9)

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 02:06 PM (7+pP9)

675 675 David McCallum? Wasn't he the blond guy on Man From U.N.C.L.E.?

Ja. In Great Escape, he's Eric Ashley-Pitt, the man who gets shot on the RR tracks. He's also Ducky on NCIS.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 27, 2010 02:09 PM (sZ+lP)

676 Billboard on I-75 by Lake City: http://tinypic.com/r/6en9mb/6

Posted by: conscious and drinking at February 27, 2010 02:10 PM (Vu6sl)

677 I was sitting in the food court of the huge Mall of Ga when my daughter's ex boyfriend, (they'd been broken up a few days and he was trying to get her back), jumped from the 3rd floor and landed about 15 ft from me. He was 16. It took a long time for her to get over it. Me too, actually. If that's courage, I want no part of it

Posted by: di butler, kinky denture sharer at February 27, 2010 02:10 PM (S3xX1)

678

"Sometimes you Canadians Canuckistanians can be so... Canadian Canuckistanian."

All the work.  All the years.  You still don't have it right!  It's:

Caknuclehead

Posted by: Jerry Mahoney at February 27, 2010 02:11 PM (ucq49)

679 Billboard on I-75 by Lake City: http://tinypic.com/r/6en9mb/6

Posted by: conscious and drinking at February 27, 2010 07:10 PM (Vu6sl)

Lake City?  Quite a tsunami going on in that photo.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 02:13 PM (YX6i/)

680 That is an unfortunate, heart-wrenching story -- to a degree, for you -- to a degree, for your daughter -- and for him as well.

He is, as I mentioned above, dead, and is presumably still not over it, or put another way, completely over everything.

It was probably just as well he killed himself, di butler, than act on his passions and obsession another way.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 02:14 PM (0fq7b)

681 jumped from the 3rd floor and landed about 15 ft from me. He was 16. It took a long time for her to get over it. Me too, actually. If that's courage, I want no part of it

Posted by: di butler, kinky denture sharer at February 27, 2010 07:10 PM (S3xX1)

That's seriously fucked up.  Trying to imagine a teenage girl coping with that.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 02:14 PM (1fanL)

682

Here's a great picture of one of the larger waves to hit Hawaii today:

http://tinypic.com/r/oh5j52/6

Posted by: conscious and drinking at February 27, 2010 02:15 PM (Vu6sl)

683

"Caknuclehead"

Just a tiny error. Knucklehead.

Posted by: Jerry Mahoney IPCC reviewer at February 27, 2010 02:15 PM (ucq49)

684

 

It's now being reported there was damage in Hawaii, and most unfortunately, water invaded the municipal building and destroyed all personal records including birth and death certificates. 

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 02:17 PM (M5t+h)

685 Ha! Funny, Fish.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 02:19 PM (0fq7b)

686

"...and destroyed all personal records including birth and death certificates. "

Amen

Posted by: 4 more yrs! 4 more yrs! at February 27, 2010 02:21 PM (ucq49)

Posted by: conscious and drinking heavily at February 27, 2010 02:24 PM (Vu6sl)

688 That's funny, because he KNEW he got caught!

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 02:26 PM (0fq7b)

689 I find it far more reprehensible to call his actions cowardly.

I realize you must have gotten a hell of a deal on pedantry pills but it doesn't mean you have to keep taking them.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at February 27, 2010 02:29 PM (SHKl9)

690 My daughter got married a year later. I know this is what headed her that way. Between the abusive dad and this, she just wanted permanence and her own life. She's doing well, now. Married 4 yrs, 2 kids, college, job, and just bought her own house at age 21. Tough little chick.

Posted by: di butler, kinky denture sharer at February 27, 2010 02:34 PM (S3xX1)

691 Sure, di, and that's good on her.

She is tough, an achiever, was able to get through things.

The point being that suicide, while generally crappy, is usually tougher on the person doing it than on others.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 02:37 PM (0fq7b)

692

 

Well, if we can't have a tsunami how about a little Surfin' USA?

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 02:37 PM (M5t+h)

693

 

One more time, Surfin USA.

Posted by: Fish at February 27, 2010 02:39 PM (M5t+h)

694 Christoph's back?

adios AoSHQ

Posted by: JavaJoe at February 27, 2010 02:45 PM (e9JZd)

695

696 Christoph's back?

adios AoSHQ

Posted by: JavaJoe at February 27, 2010 07:45 PM (e9JZd)

Don't fret -- he'll be banned again toot-sweet.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 03:01 PM (7+pP9)

696

The point being that suicide, while generally crappy, is usually tougher on the person doing it than on others.

So, according to you, the suicide victim's pain is horrible, proving that they are some sort of courageous soul for inflicting this harm upon themselves, yet you off-handedly dismiss the family's pain and suffering, which will last the rest of their lives.  To inflict pain and suffering on others because you are too weak or cowardly to face your demons is courageous?

How fucking dare you call the momentary pain suffered by the suicide victim tougher than the lasting pain they are causing to others.  You are truly an arrogant, insufferable piece of shit.

Tell you what, Christoph, why not put your little theory to the test.  Show us all just how courageous you are and we'll see how quickly we forget you and get on with our lives after you're gone.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 03:04 PM (EW49d)

697 "So, according to you, the suicide victim's pain is horrible, proving that they are some sort of courageous soul for inflicting this harm upon themselves, yet you off-handedly dismiss the family's pain and suffering, which will last the rest of their lives.  To inflict pain and suffering on others because you are too weak or cowardly to face your demons is courageous?"

According to me, people own their lives. They are free.

It is up to them whether to live them or not.

Further, I don't dismiss others' pain. It's real. But living so that other people don't feel certain emotions simply isn't a person's duty -- not a child's in any case. It might be different if it was a parent with a minor child.

There are different types of courage, and, yes, facing death is one of those types. Why this is remotely controversial to a thinking person, I don't know.

Want to know my story?

At 17 and 18, I was suicidal. Have the scars to prove it. Have the memories. But -- due to fear -- I was never able to quite pull it off.

So I had to go about learning how to be happy instead, and quite handily succeeded.

But I didn't not kill myself due to overwhelming courage overtaking me. It was quite the opposite.

Whether you are smart enough to grasp this fact or not.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 03:15 PM (0fq7b)

698 Who's Your Daddy, Tsunami? Can we just call Tsunamies "Tidal Waves" again? I mean, I'm not freaking Japanese, ya know? And I don't care if trendy types think they are cool saying "tsunami."

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 27, 2010 03:17 PM (9IHmo)

699 Prediction 14 foot surge. Actual 6-12 inch surge.

These are the fools telling me I need to like like a caveman because the earth is warming?

Posted by: Dave@ at February 27, 2010 03:18 PM (IwKSD)

700

678

Is that Lake City FL? I drove  through Lake Mary FL after the tornado in 07 and saw signs that read FEMA stay away! Oh yeah central and north FL take their country very seriously.

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 03:21 PM (68tQb)

701 @701: all I want to know is, how is this tidal wave Bush's fault?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 27, 2010 03:22 PM (9IHmo)

702 Since we can't watch all of navycopjoe's shit watch out to sea, what else can we make fun of him for?

Seriously, I'm glad it was all for nada.  Not as glad as Joe's cats, but glad nonetheless.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 03:23 PM (9mNkw)

703 Or "wash" out, for you sober people.  I hate sober people.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 03:25 PM (9mNkw)

704 706: sober? What strange language is this you speak???

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 27, 2010 03:27 PM (9IHmo)

705
Whether you are smart enough to grasp this fact or not.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 08:15 PM (0fq7b)


Do you post on Hot Air as "Dark Star" ??

Posted by: desperately Curious at February 27, 2010 03:30 PM (JrRME)

706

Gee, tell the handy man out at the farm that suicide is tougher on the person doing it than their survivors -- guy's brother just did the deed four days ago (and the poor guy just lost his mother to cancer in the past six months and his dad about 2 years back).  Tough old Navy dude, but he looks like somebody beat his heart with a crowbar.

It's always tougher on the survivors because once you're dead, you're dead -- but the living have to remember your death from here on out.

There's nothing courageous about putting other people through that -- I understand the impulse that causes a person to think about it, but it isn't courageous (I do make a difference between suicide and a person, after a long life, deciding that it's their time to go, and refusing to be recessitated and the like).

Posted by: unknown jane at February 27, 2010 03:30 PM (5/yRG)

707

I know I'm beating a dead horse here, and I'll have about as much luck convincing Christoph of anything as Obama has of getting a second term, but...

Christoph, do you know anyone who has committed suicide?  I don't mean a tragic, tortured, noble soul like yourself who considered it, but some someone who has actually done it?  I do.  And I have seen the devastation that they leave behind.  The shattered lives, the divorces, the children who live their entire lives wondering what was so wrong inside their loved one's life that they felt they had no other option other than to kill themself.  And wondering if maybe that same impulse lies within them. 

People die because of disease, accident or old age, but there is something about suicide that is impossible to completely understand.  And this makes the loss hit harder and the pain last longer, sometimes for the rest of the survivors' lives.

You stated earlier that it is their life to do with what they wish.  That may be make for an interesting discussion among those who like to think they inhabit the lofty, intellectual realm that is so far above the rest of us.  But we all live in the real world.  And in this real world, people do care about others and people do mourn the loss of loved ones.  And losing their loved ones by suicide makes that pain and suffering far worse than through other cause, because they also realize the obvious internal struggle the suicide victim surely suffered prior to the act.  And they ask themselves, "what could I have done?"  or "what did I do?"  Or any of a million other questions, that can never be answered.

I know that, in your mind, you think that all of this "emotion" is a meaningless.  How sad for you.  But it is reality.  And this is why people get so worked up when someone like you tries to redefine a selfish and cowardly act like suicide as "courageous," simply because the vicitim inflicts physical pain upon themselves.  Trust me, whatever physical pain that person sufferes is miniscule compared to the true pain and anguish that person leaves in their wake.

Earlier, you defined "courage" as someone who places their own life in mortal danger in service to others.  How can you honestly compare that to someone who places their own life in mortal danger in order to inflict harm on another?

I'm done.  sorry for the length. 

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 03:36 PM (EW49d)

708

702

Yep sly fox leader http://tinyurl.com/ydoqhvt

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 03:37 PM (68tQb)

709

Whether you are smart enough to grasp this fact or not.

Fuck you, you douchebag piece of shit.  You and I disagree and now it's about intelligence?  You really are a fucked up little waste product, aren't you?

You want to try and convince others that you are so noble because you have had suicidal thoughts, go ahead, but I'm not impressed.  In fact, I'm almost wishing that you were as "courageous" as you could have been.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 03:39 PM (EW49d)

710 709  good point(s)

Posted by: unknown jane at February 27, 2010 03:43 PM (5/yRG)

711 thnx, uj.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 03:48 PM (EW49d)

712 Hanson ? Isn't he the same guy that said the climate is changing ? and now Hawaii only gets a little 6' wave ?? this proves that the scientists are all wrong about evolution too

Posted by: O'Shea at February 27, 2010 03:54 PM (mhD2v)

713

Posted by: unknown jane

Wait, do I know you?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 03:57 PM (EW49d)

714

Okay, I see over 700+ comments and I can't read `em all  so, I'm just going to say, and I really don't want to sound like a shit-heel, but I was hoping for a little bit of a tsunami.  I mean, I'd been following this since the Chile quake news broke around 3-3:30 a.m. (ET) last night and then my phone started ringing around 7 a.m. (ET) with people wanting to know about my folks in Hawaii after the news of the tsunami warning was official.

 

I didn't want, like, a "Deep Impact" wave, but something maybe one or two or three times bigger than the rogue waves from last month's "The Eddie" Big Wave surf competition.

 

Watching something natural like a tsunami in realtime on live TV feed would be fascinating. But it's good too that it petered-out before hitting the islands and causing damage ... sigh.

Posted by: Drillanwr at February 27, 2010 04:02 PM (GkYyh)

715 Yes, I know someone who committed suicide.

When she died, I mourned, and mostly celebrated, her life. I would have preferred she hadn't, but she had her reasons.

And wiserbud, you are a moron. I'm not a "poor tortured soul", certainly not anymore.

Here you are, the great anti-suicide crusader encouraging me to kill myself because you don't like me.

News flash: I bet you the boy who killed himself had a person or two who didn't like him too. Should he have taken their advice?

You're inconsistent, and your position is both popular and immoral.

Further, for all the boys faults, I won't add to them by calling him a coward or accusing him of being a terrible person because he didn't live in what he perceived to be agony for decades so other people could feel better.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 04:05 PM (0fq7b)

716 And further, I never, ever said having had suicidal thoughts during my teenage years made me noble.

It does, however, make it easier to understand and relate.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 04:06 PM (0fq7b)

717 FoxNews had those "Obama offers help" (yeah, right, like the Lightworker ever lifted a finger for an honest day's labor in his privileged, anointed Life) and "Obama offers condolences", blah-blah-blah. Sorry (not really), but with all of those "Obama urges single moms to go back to college" and "Obama urges refinance" (with all them butt-ugly photos of the most repulsive humans to ever have walked upright...), Obama's name is beginning to take on that of the USA's Most Over-Hyped Sales Critter. RIP, Billy Mays, Obama is gunning for your spot as the Most Annoying Shill for Cheap-@$$ S#it Ever. Might as well, Obam-bo ain't worth a fart in a hurricane as a leader goes, he might as well sell Pocket Fisherman and Hair-In-A-Can at 2 AM. ("Do you know Me? I was the President of the OOOH-nited-Staytes and I am here to tell you about the Miracle Sandwich Smasher Toaster Oven... Take it from Me, you will want one of these babies to warm up your Government-issued cheese-food and sawdust-bread sammiches...")

Posted by: Two Axe Handles Wide at February 27, 2010 04:07 PM (Z8PCv)

718 wiserbud,

Further, and this is key, you didn't understand my point at all. You ranted and raved that I said it was about intelligence, yet didn't get the point.

Proving your low intelligence.

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 04:11 PM (0fq7b)

719

 Why anyone responds to AoSHQs nihilistic, psuedo intellectual attention whore is beyond me.

 I do always love how "you know who" brags on his girlfriends and sexual conquests. Yeah right. This guy couldn't get laid in a morgue. 

Posted by: Dirk Diggler at February 27, 2010 04:14 PM (prrw7)

720

so lets see if I get this.

suicide = courage

jihadis = heros ?

 

Posted by: sonnyspats at February 27, 2010 04:18 PM (68tQb)

721 @699

You have the scars? That statement proves you're an attention whore little girl.

You know who doesn't have scars? Boner Stabone. That fucking dude did the job. So even in trying death Christoph, you are, much like Julio from McDonalds, a massive failure.

Become an hero, prove you're hardcore. Do it today.

Posted by: Dave@ at February 27, 2010 04:24 PM (IwKSD)

722 UPDATE: Tsunami Warning Lifted For Hawaii, They Seem To Have Escaped Serious DamageDamn it.

Posted by: Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize Winner at February 27, 2010 04:35 PM (p9p2j)

723 Two Axe handles.  I pronounced Opie the Black Billy Mays.  You can use my stuff, but I get royalties.

Posted by: gus at February 27, 2010 04:56 PM (MaqIC)

724

Here you are, the great anti-suicide crusader encouraging me to kill myself because you don't like me.

So, I guess if I'm anti-suicide and you are arguing with me, that makes you pro-suicide.  Then do it already, hero!

I like how you slyly slip away form your original point, that being how courageous those who commit suicide are.  Now it's about who is for or against suicide overall.  That's a completely different argument, scumbag.  Try to keep up, would ya?

You're inconsistent,

Actually, no.  I am arguing against your attempt to define suicide as a "courageous" act.  I disagree with and have given you my reasons why.  You want to use the fact that you once attempted suicide, like some pathetic emo fag, to elevate your idiotic postion, assuming it gives you some kind of higher standing based on your experience.  I was simply suggesting that if you so strongly believe that people who commit suicide are so courageous, do it.  Be a man!  Show us your courage.  I promise to briefly mourn your death, as you so caringly did your friend. 

and your position is both popular and immoral.

The fact that you, of all people trot out the "morality" argument is hilarious.  Your opinion regarding what is moral or immoral is worthless in the extreme.  According to you, there is no moral or immoral.  Your life is yours to do with as you wish, with no regard for anyone else.  And yet, you want to attempt to use it as a cudgel against me?  It is to laugh.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 05:11 PM (EW49d)

725

Further, and this is key, you didn't understand my point at all. You ranted and raved that I said it was about intelligence, yet didn't get the point.

Let's scroll back a bit here, shall we?

Whether you are smart enough to grasp this fact or not.

How typical of a smug little douchebag like yourself.  I totally understand your argument.  However, I disagree with you.  And you cannot handle that, so you fall back to the tired and shallow "yer stoopid" attack.  And then you double-down with "I wasn't calling you stoopid, but you are." gambit.

Ya know, douchebag, I take back what I said earlier.  I bet you know quite a few people who have offed themselves.  I imagine that anyone who has had to spend more than a few minutes in your presence would easily choose death over the possibility of having to experience another encounter with you

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 05:20 PM (EW49d)

726 My last comment totally accomplished my new, revised objective!

Posted by: Christoph at February 27, 2010 05:36 PM (0fq7b)

727

Whoa, a 15 ft. Tsunami in Hawaii???

Give me a greak.

Even a warning about a 15 ft. surge  is a hyped up, alarmist absurdity by irresponsible jounalists. On any given day, there are waves up to 75 ft. high off of Waikiki and Maui, routinely..

Posted by: Whoa, dudes, get out your surfboards at February 27, 2010 05:40 PM (ITzbJ)

728

My last comment totally accomplished my new, revised objective!

If your objective was to solidify your reputation as the biggest douchebag in Canada, then yes, I must say I agree with you wholeheartedly.


Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 05:44 PM (EW49d)

729

Give me a greak.

 

Whoops, that was supposed to be, give me a break ..., you know, as in get a grip?

While typing one-handed and eating a cheeseburger today, I dripped mayo, catsup and hamburger grease on my keyboad, causing my computer to say, "Yech", and to misspell my words to get even with me, the vindictive and spiteful little fuck that it is.

(Wisebud, you can relate to that, right?)

Posted by: Whoa, dudes, get out your surfboards at February 27, 2010 06:08 PM (ITzbJ)

730 /

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 06:14 PM (kIzRl)

731

(Wisebud, you can relate to that, right?)

and isn't that what's important?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:24 PM (EW49d)

732 You missed Christoph's point, and you missed my point. So far, you're 0 for 2 tonight. If you were on the Richter Scale, you would be flat-lining.

Posted by: Whoa, dudes, get out your surfboards at February 27, 2010 06:46 PM (ITzbJ)

733

So far, you're 0 for 2 tonight.

Yoo sayiin' I kant spell?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 06:48 PM (EW49d)

734

and isn't that what's important?

 

No, what is important is that you should recognize that when you engage in nasty ad hominem attacks while you're discussing issues with someone, you're conceding, in effect, that you just lost the argument.

Granted, Christoph can be exasperating. But by engaging in ad hominen attacks to vent your frustration when you can't come up with a rational and valid argument, you look as goofy as he does. Comprende?

Posted by: Whoa, dudes, get out your surfboards at February 27, 2010 07:04 PM (ITzbJ)

735

what is important .....

Gosh, thanks, Obi-wan. I did not realize how important this was!!

I do so care about not looking goofy in the eyes of someone as wondrous and wise as you when engaging someone on a blog. 

Verily, I stand in awe of thy amazing wisdom and will strive to abide by the lesson thou hast shared with me here today.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 07:23 PM (EW49d)

736 Manny says that it is okay to misspell words, and to accidentally omit letters and words from sentences in comments that you post on websites, as long as people can understand what you're saying.  Manny is a hot-tempered, volatile, Latino loony. But there is certain logic to his rationales sometimes. Although I suspect that he said  that, because whenever he goes ballistic, ranting and raving out of control, and calling his critics "beeetches", his sentences read like they were written in a special code that only retarded dyslexics with Attention Deficit Disorder can comprehend.

Posted by: Whoa, dudes, get out your surfboards at February 27, 2010 07:33 PM (ITzbJ)

737

old.  you used that one already.

What else ya got, Mr. Peabody?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2010 07:46 PM (EW49d)

738

At least I use my own material. Unlike some people who post here, I don't steal material from trolls, recycle it repeatedly and try to give the impression that it's my own. 

But wait. It isn't trolls. plural. It's troll, singular. I'm the only troll who posts original, insightful, clever, new and droll comments here that all of the dimwits plagarize.

BTW, you just hit the trifecta. You're now 0 for 3.

Posted by: Mr. Peabody at February 27, 2010 08:03 PM (ITzbJ)

739

When archeologists and paleoentologists dig up the remnants of our culture 2,000 years from now, I hope that they unearth recipes for the McDonald's Big Mac and their French Fries. It would be a shame if those culinary masterpieces were lost to posterity.

Honey mustard on Chicken McNuggets. Who knew? All of the way back to the Pilgrims, cranberry sauce was the condiment of choice.

Posted by: Often imitated, Never duplicated at February 27, 2010 08:27 PM (ITzbJ)

740 I used to have a mummified and petrified McDonald's Big Mac around here somewhere. When I stumble over it one of these days, perhaps I'll put it in a time capsule to screw up the minds of inquisitive archeologists who discover it few thousand years from now.

Posted by: Often imitated, Never duplicated at February 27, 2010 08:39 PM (ITzbJ)

741

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746

You're going to have to use conversion software to take the content from the DVD and turn it into a file type that can be imported into iTunes. That's how you then add the video to your iPad.

Source: I own an iPad and that's what I have to do.

Posted by: dvd to ipad at December 12, 2010 04:41 AM (e+UT0)

747 I know there is no DVD rom and no USB slot and you can only sync by iTunes. So how do I watch DVD movies on an iPad? Is there an app that allows you to stream DVD via WiFi from your laptop to your iPad?

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