Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How About That Earthquake?

Everybody's got their story. I felt two waves, a smaller and then a bigger one, others said it was one continuous rolling movement for half a minute or so.

But here's what I want to know. Why did the cell phones stop working? My experience was that it simply went dead, immediately. Is that because everybody in the world tried to call somebody at the same time, or does the technology just cut off when it gets shaken?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what I'm hearing is that it was that everyone was caling everyone else to see if they felt it

August 23, 2011 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During 9/11 the same thing happened when everybody tried to call everybody to see if they;re alright, but this time it seemed like they just turned it off. Also it seemed to me that the internet didn't work on 9/11 but it was fine today.

August 23, 2011 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here you go: How The East Coast Earthquake Rattled Cell Service Across The Board

Sounds like BS to me, but this is what the phone companies are saying.

August 23, 2011 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember on 9/11 there was somebody on the Metro with a Blackberry and he was reading off news reports as we all went back to the suburbs, even though nobody's phones worked. This time, too: Earthquake Call Fail: BlackBerry Messenger Beats the Phone Carriers

August 23, 2011 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our cats were QUITE disturbed by the whole thing.

But besides that, I am hearing everyone is fine (right) so the whole thing was quite entertaining.

This was not my first earthquake because the one last year did wake me up, and I was in a minor one in CA before....

But it was my kids first earthquake and they were all quite impressed and excited.

Wish they were all that small....

August 23, 2011 10:57 PM  
Anonymous David S. Fishback said...

At the Department of Justice, our Blackberry's had some blackouts, but we were able to send and receive e-messages long before we were able to make and receive calls on our personal cellphones.

At National Place at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave on the top (8th Floor), the shaking probably lasted less than 30 seconds, but it was very intense. At first I thought there were workmen on the roof, but the shaking we felt was much stronger than anything that could have been caused by that. I could feel bits of the ceiling tiles coming down on my head. At that point, we moved everyone away from the windowed offices into the hallways, in case there was some sort of a bomb, but then it became pretty clear that it was an earthquake, and we evacuated the building.

August 23, 2011 11:04 PM  
Anonymous obama bombed said...

Breaking News: President Obama has just confirmed that the DC earthquake occurred on a rare and obscure fault-line, apparently known as "Bush's Fault"..

August 24, 2011 12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was no earthquake.

That was Chris Christie jumping into the race.

August 24, 2011 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember Christie picked up a lot of sympathy votes in the gov race when desperate Dems resorted to fat jokes

please, keep it up

after all, anyone who supports Obama has got to be pretty desperate at this point

August 24, 2011 9:12 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Bad anonymous can you let even one non-political post go by without engaging your obsession with Obama?

August 24, 2011 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny how his supporters would prefer that he not be mentioned anymore

remember summer 2008, when the liberals thought they had a change coming that they could believe in?

but say this for Obama:

he guy's on a roll

down into the swamp in the valley

where all loser ex-presidents wind up

he wanted America to be more Canada

and no one else wanted that

other than lunatics

August 24, 2011 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont get it, anon, who's supporters dont want them mentioned any more?

August 24, 2011 1:37 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I have to admit bad anonymous, you're consistently childish.

Jim, could we not have yet another thread hijacked by bad anonymous and his off topic obsession with politics?

August 24, 2011 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I dont get it, anon, who's supporters dont want them mentioned any more?"

Obama's supporters

they'd prefer to not talk about anymore

too depressing

"I have to admit bad anonymous, you're consistently childish."

sweet and innocent as a child

I agree

August 24, 2011 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

I love to hear about Obama. I will admit the "Bush's Fault" joke was very funny though. I've used it a couple of times today.

August 24, 2011 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert, you're my kinda scum

I was just trying to entertain the masses

August 24, 2011 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

back on topic, just for Priya:

"A New York rabbi claims gay marriage and the earthquake that shook the East Coast are directly connected.

In a video uploaded to YouTube, Levin says gay rights legislation, like the gay marriage law passed in New York, are responsible for earthquakes, like the one that struck Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

“The Talmud states, 'You have shaken your male member in a place where it doesn't belong. I too, will shake the Earth,'” Levin says.

He also notes that he does not dislike gay people.

"We don't hate homosexuals," he says. "I feel bad for homosexuals. It's a revolt against God and literally, there's hell to pay."

August 24, 2011 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Brute said...

Of course they are related, Anon. They go together like oil and water. Just like you and your "reality". I am sure a lot of people just mile and not at you, don´t they? Just keep doing what you are doing so that we pro equality groups keep winning because it´s obviously working for us!! :D

August 24, 2011 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If you don't mind, Robo and I were sharing a moment of common humor and you're ruining it for us

Can we all just get along here?

Here's some lyrics from a Holly Near song to enlighten you:

"America is a land of many colors

and we are singing

singing for our lives

we are a land of many people

and we are singing

singing for our lives

we are gay and straight together

and we are singing

singing for our lives

we are a peaceful, loving people

and we are singing

singing for our lives"

now, don't you feel a LITTLE silly, Brute?

and does anyone know any good Obama jokes?

August 24, 2011 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A New York rabbi claims gay marriage and the earthquake that shook the East Coast are directly connected."

Somebody should remind the Rabbi the earthquake was centered in Virginia.

If it was God's anger that caused Him to shake Viriginia's bedrock, He must be mad at the State of Viriginia's intolerance, which was demonstrated a few months ago when "Virginia Board Rejects Proposal That Would Have Allowed Gay Adoptions"

August 25, 2011 10:48 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Yes, I don't think even bad anonymous takes the Rabbi seriously.

August 25, 2011 12:12 PM  
Anonymous David S. Fishback said...

I will be interested to see whether God sends Hurricane Irene to Virgina Beach. If God does that, Pat Robertson's response likely will be that God is chastizing him for not working hard enough against gay people.

August 25, 2011 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sumter, South Carlina - Tea Party chair Sherry Lanford Smith has taken her Facebook page private after using it to joke about throwing Barack and Michelle Obama out of a helicopter.

On Aug. 11, Smith wrote the following:

“Obama looked at Michelle, chuckled and said, ‘You know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy.’ Michelle shrugged her shoulders and replied, ‘I could throw 10 $100 bills out of the window and make 10 people very happy.’

“Hearing their exchange, the pilot of the plane said to his co-pilot, ‘Such big shots back there. I could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people very happy.’

“If you’re one of the 256 million, PASS IT ON.”

The entry was pulled and the Facebook page privatized after Smith’s local newspaper, the Sumter Item, caught wind of the entry.

August 25, 2011 5:24 PM  

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