Re: It's True

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It really is true.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 9:51 PM
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Author shows up as Becks in RSS. Which is funny if intended, and funnier if not.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 9:51 PM
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Hush now.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 9:52 PM
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And thus Unfogged descends to the level of 7th graders discovering Wikipedia?


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 9:53 PM
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I feel like this post must be related to this, somehow.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 9:54 PM
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Well played, Tweety.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 9:54 PM
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We could just keep linking that comment in the first 10 comments of every post from here on out.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 9:55 PM
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7: will do.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 9:56 PM
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It's the new fruit basket. "Hey, baby, welcome to the party!"


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 9:57 PM
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Don't you worry about getting lucky.


Posted by: Anne Knish | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 10:28 PM
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This is a terrific post. You said exactly what I was thinking but phrased it much more elegantly and graciously than I ever could. Thank you so much for writing it!


Posted by: Sprezzatura | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 10:34 PM
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There is no Bob.


Posted by: God | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 10:37 PM
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OT: How's the PNW contingent faring?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 11:11 PM
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13: Drying out; thanks for asking. It wasn't so bad here, just a long weekend of house-shaking gusts and loads of rain. I-5 is still under water around Chehalis, and a lot of other places are also flooded out. The second storm was huge. Also, this is sad.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 11:34 PM
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Our Magic Flooding Foundation has actually had worst weekends. I think the ground being fairly dry helped that not go totally pear-shaped for my household. My GF out in North Bend says she got, like, 10 inches of snow; I was killingly jealous.


Posted by: Nbarnes | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 11:45 PM
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14: Also, this is sad.

It certainly is at sad at one level, however it is somewhat gratifying that this tree got to experience this fate rather than one at the hands of man. (And am not sure how a spruce reacts to "snapping" there may well be hundreds of years left, given what is surely an extensive root system and assuming we leave it alone.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 11:45 PM
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Bob is right: Becks is so awesome and I've studied with her so I should know.


Posted by: Mary Rosh | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 11:49 PM
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16 seconded. Trees do that every so often. The tree, if left unmolested, will do wonders for its successors as it decays. It'll create a nice little ecosystem for a few years, which will then die and create space and nutrients for more sitka spruce.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 12- 4-07 11:52 PM
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The tree is toast, JP, but the forestry department is going to let it lie as a nurse tree.

Where are you, Nbarnes?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:02 AM
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14, 15: Glad to hear it. My folks are in the Chehalis River valley downstream a ways from Centralia/Chehalis. They're on high ground and doing fine, but it sounds like a hell of a storm.

We've been having moderately strong southwesterlies the last couple of days that are supposed to rise to gale force overnight. Hopefully this system will mellow out before it gets to you.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:10 AM
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That storm will probably hit here in a couple days and dump a bunch of snow. My kids will be thrilled.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:10 AM
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I-5 is still under water around Chehalis

My brother, who works for WS-DOT, was telling me a while ago that this would happen. That area with all those new big-box stores is one huge floodplain.

Apparently the detour is a seven-hour drive.


Posted by: Michael Vanderwheel, B.A. | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:12 AM
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Same area flooded in 1996 IIRC, but this one is worse.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:14 AM
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Hopefully this system will mellow out before it gets to you.

On the plus side, the Pineapple Express bumped us up about 20 degrees.

Apparently the detour is a seven-hour drive.

Holy shit.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:17 AM
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Seattle Times or PI--I forget which--said that now they're routing detour traffic across Snoqualmie Pass and all the way over to the Tri-Cities because there's some sort of road problem somewhere south of Yakima, too.

That warmth you're enjoying threatens to mess up our plans to play in the snow week after next, but we're hoping that the snow level will drop to where the moisture's a plus.



Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:20 AM
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On the plus side, the Pineapple Express bumped us up about 20 degrees.

Yes, seven atop the left crow's ear. And we are very tall!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:21 AM
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Not to be gauche, but to what exactly does the OP refer?


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:24 AM
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25: That's insane. It's like having to drive from Boston to NY via Buffalo. AFAIK, I-5 isn't supposed to reopen until late Thursday.

Sifu is also insane.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 12:25 AM
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Good a place as any to unload my latest Unfogged dream.

I had been exiled to a parallel timeline, where things were partly the same and partly very different (for example, pirates still existed). One of the first things I checked was Unfogged. The things I noticed from just the front page, in order:

1) All the posts were different (naturally).
2) All the contributors on the left sidebar were different.
3) Although the design was mostly the same, there were a few colorful eyecatchy bits sprinkled about. The overall tastefulness was not destroyed, but someone else had definitely put their mark on the site.
4) At the bottom, in a little yellow box... "Copyright (c) The Washington Post."


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 5:47 AM
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I guess I killed the thread?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 10:03 AM
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Murderer.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 11:10 AM
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re: 31

That has to be said in the appropriate Andy Serkis voice.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 11:12 AM
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Pirates still exist.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 2:36 PM
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OT: How's the PNW contingent faring?

Not bad. No flooding problems, and my friends and family had worse wind damage last year (knock on wood).


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 12- 5-07 2:41 PM
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