Re: Well, That Was Surprising.

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Glad you are not injured. Good time to remind everyone to update their emergency preparedness plans for natural and man made disasters.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:07 PM
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How was the enormity?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:08 PM
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Glad you are not injured. Good time to remind everyone to update their emergency preparedness plans for natural and man made disasters.

Ditto.

On that note, I bought 6 bottles of wine and a case of water.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:09 PM
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That is indeed good news, I've been watching the coverage (NBC is now showing the crater from a helicopter) and hoping no one I knew was near by, though with 15 reported injuries it seems unlikely.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:12 PM
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Ever since Guiliani left, the City just hasnt been safe.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:21 PM
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I heard Giuliani wanted to build a terrorism response center on that steam pipe.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:27 PM
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3: No, no, no. It's 6 bottles of water and a case of wine.


Posted by: froz gobo | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:38 PM
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Hoping no one I knew was near by, though with 15 reported injuries it seems unlikely.

Yes, all my friends tend to cluster in enormous groups too. You couldn't get one of them without getting a couple hundred of them.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:40 PM
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I mis-typed. I meant that with only 15 reported injuries it was exceedingly unlikely that I would personally know any of those people.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:43 PM
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It is a funny feeling; heard a loud noise, looked out of my office, and saw everyone else on the floor filing quietly into the exit stairwell. It seemed like an overreaction, but I figured who wants their last thoughts to be 'How was I to know they were right?'

In retrospect, overreaction.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:45 PM
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8: Now I'm having second thoughts about attending Emerson's book release party.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:46 PM
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Damn, LB, glad you're okay. That had to be spooky.


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 6:53 PM
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In retrospect, overreaction.

You guys intern anyone?


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:07 PM
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We waterboarded a couple of paralegals. Your point?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:09 PM
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Wow. Rough. But I totally misinterpreted the first word of the linked's headline initially.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:09 PM
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Robots in disguise indeed.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:11 PM
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14: I wouldn't sweat leaving the building as an "overreaction" too much.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:23 PM
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Hmm. Looking at it, my comments read a little bitchy, but they aren't meant to be.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:29 PM
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I figured who wants their last thoughts to be 'How was I to know they were right?'

This is the true theme of Herzog's Grizzly Man.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:29 PM
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They do?!? Geez, how do I come off?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:30 PM
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Overreaction, underreaction, who cares? The point is that nowadays everyone has an excuse to leave work early. Yay terrorists!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:32 PM
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They don't at all, and really if they did come off bitchy it'd be perfectly appropriate.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:33 PM
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Transformer explosion rattles Manhattan

Optimus! Nooooooooooo!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:34 PM
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Was 21 bitchy? Please tell me if I'm beginning to slip.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:35 PM
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Nah. It was spot on B.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:40 PM
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How's the training going, tweedle?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:55 PM
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One dead (cardiac arrest) two critical, and twenty total according to the NYTimes just now. Seriously, why would leaving the building be an over-reaction? Big explosions can mean fires later. We have mandatory office evacuation drills out here at least once a year and they're taken relatively seriously.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 7:59 PM
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Which is not to say that you aren't a little bitch, Optimbot Prime.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 8:05 PM
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Hey ogged. Training is going ok. I had some hip issues, but I appear to be over them. Now, if only work would cooperate.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 8:33 PM
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Gotcha. No long runs yet, I see. Damn lazy triathletes.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 8:44 PM
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No long runs because I'm not worried about it, and because of the hip deal. But I'm thinking a 20K in 3 weeks, so...

Also, that doesn't show swimming, but I'm doing that from time to time... I'm up to a mile, and again, not worried. Plan on doing a lot of it during the winter. And by it, I mean swimming, and not sex. Much to my chagrin.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 8:49 PM
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Swimmers have a lot of sex. I'm told.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 8:51 PM
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With dolphins.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 8:54 PM
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Having sex with a dolphin requires a lot of trust, but even the nicest dolphins have trouble figuring out that you can't hold your breath for ten minutes.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 9:00 PM
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Yeah, this would totally be the wrong time to reveal that I used to be a swimmer...


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 9:01 PM
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Your divorce would have been less wrenching if you had lived with the dolphin first.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 9:06 PM
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"Do dolphins know where our sex organs are right away or do they need to learn?"


Posted by: Michael Vanderwheel, B.A. | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 9:07 PM
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He doesn't mentioned the dolphin age of consent but seemed to lay off the very young dolphin. I imagine that the age of consent varies from state to state.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 9:13 PM
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even the nicest dolphins have trouble figuring out that you can't hold your breath for ten minutes.

You could if you practiced *tantric* dolphin sex.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 9:22 PM
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Static apnea: competitive sport, or cover story for zoophiles?


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 9:57 PM
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Option 3: Dumbassery.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 9:59 PM
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41 was sufficiently bitchy, but way below the cleverness level we're accustomed to from you.


Posted by: Hamilton Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 10:19 PM
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Sorry, I had clicked over from trying to explain to my SG commenters why it's not "just as discriminatory" to vote for a woman b/c she's a woman, and I was in witless mode.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 10:26 PM
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Big


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 10:33 PM
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WRONG THREAD, JOHN

Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 07-18-07 10:34 PM
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So has Malkin or Debbie Schlussel blamed the Islamofascists yet? I'd check myself, but I value my sanity.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 07-19-07 3:03 AM
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ogged, since you like swimming porn, I'll link a website sent by a former teammate:

www.melanievalerio.com

She is sponsored by Cheap Trick. Very cool.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 07-19-07 3:05 AM
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The jackbooted octopus is oppressing me.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-19-07 5:31 AM
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Soon it will sing its swan-song, John.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 07-19-07 5:44 AM
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This seems appropriate.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 07-19-07 6:10 AM
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This seems appropriate.

Now I understand what BitchPhd meant when she asked whether I liked going down.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 07-19-07 6:21 AM
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