Northeast Blackout 2003

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by George Lawrence, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. morris

    morris Guest

    "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@nospam.com> wrote in message news:<PKw0b.2803$vL3.2468@news.cpqcorp.net>...
    > "morris" <onedropper@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:c153605b.0308191325.2e29dd46@posting.google.com...
    > > "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message

    > news:<Ycu0b.53608$2x.20775@rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att.net>...
    > > >
    > > > When we'd do practice landings at Camp Lejeune, NC. After the final

    > landing,
    > > > rather than coming back aboard ship for a ride back to the base, the

    > Marines
    > > > would walk back from the landing site. ... carrying all their gear ....

    > 36
    > > > miles .... in combat boots.

    > >
    > > oooh..... tough guy..you and tim o'brian. next time do it in heels
    > > like the secrataries did. maybe i'll be impressed.

    >
    > Why in the heck were they wearing high heels?
    >

    to stomp on all the rats in the subway tunnels ( you see, they knew
    there'd be a power outage and they'd get stuck...oh forget it....)
  2. morris

    morris Guest

    nothing of it. I ride my bike every day and I'm an old geezer!
    > And an "eighth hour" is probably exactly how much "true" work
    > some of those people are putting in.
    >

    Goddamn, what is your fucking problem?
  3. "morris" <onedropper@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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    > nothing of it. I ride my bike every day and I'm an old geezer!
    > > And an "eighth hour" is probably exactly how much "true" work
    > > some of those people are putting in.
    > >

    > Goddamn, what is your fucking problem?


    Come on, Mo... You know they're just jealous. :) Especially grumpy old
    Ben, who NEVER wastes an opportunity to rag New York(ers). I'll leave you
    with a quote from my friend Berk, who was visiting from the Netherlands two
    weeks ago: "Well, New York City really is the center of the world. It really
    is."

    CM
  4. Glenn Dowdy

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    "morris" <onedropper@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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    > "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@nospam.com> wrote in message

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    > >
    > > Why in the heck were they wearing high heels?
    > >

    > to stomp on all the rats in the subway tunnels ( you see, they knew
    > there'd be a power outage and they'd get stuck...oh forget it....)


    Oh, come on. I know New Yorkers are tough, but so are NY rats. I thought you
    needed ordnance to deal with those suckers.

    Glenn D.
  5. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Chris Milillo" <drums@bestweb.net> wrote in message
    news:bhukdr$4gp$1@bob.news.rcn.net...

    > Come on, Mo... You know they're just jealous. :) Especially grumpy

    old
    > Ben, who NEVER wastes an opportunity to rag New York(ers). I'll leave you
    > with a quote from my friend Berk, who was visiting from the Netherlands

    two
    > weeks ago: "Well, New York City really is the center of the world. It

    really
    > is."
    >

    Close, but not quite. West Point is the center of the world; just ask any
    graduate.

    Glenn D.
  6. ramalane

    ramalane Guest

    "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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    :
    : "Chris Milillo" <drums@bestweb.net> wrote in message
    : news:bhukdr$4gp$1@bob.news.rcn.net...
    :
    : > Come on, Mo... You know they're just jealous. :) Especially grumpy
    : old
    : > Ben, who NEVER wastes an opportunity to rag New York(ers). I'll leave
    you
    : > with a quote from my friend Berk, who was visiting from the Netherlands
    : two
    : > weeks ago: "Well, New York City really is the center of the world. It
    : really
    : > is."
    : >
    : Close, but not quite. West Point is the center of the world; just ask any
    : graduate.

    Charleston, South Carolina, is the center of the world "where the Ashley and
    Cooper rivers meet to form the Atlantic Ocean." And on a funny note, the
    year that The Citadel beat Army in football, the Charleston Post and Courier
    ran a quote from the commandant (Gen. Mark Clark) as a banner:

    "THE GREATEST WIN SINCE OUR BOYS FIRED ON FORT SUMTER!"

    :eek:)

    /ramalane

    --
    In my beloved state of South Carolina
    sending or accepting a challenge to duel
    is a misdemeanor, as is carrying or deliver-
    ing that challenge to another party...
    "Hell, I've got $300! Let's throw down!" -Ramalane
  7. Dan Radin <danradin@snet.net> wrote:
    > From what I saw, there was no looting, no violence.
    > The city pulled together in a calm, organized fashion, and I'm proud of New
    > Yorkers for their strength and stability. If you're not, then so be it.


    Now this is more like it! I NEVER said that I wasn't proud of
    New Yorkers pulling together, getting each other out of stuck
    elevators and subways in a friendly, organized and most
    *un-New Yorker* (hard evidence being found in previous outages)
    fashion. Yep. That was great!

    However, to hype a simple power outage into a huge imaginary
    "disaster" and "crisis" and get all bleary-eyed over it to
    me means your imaginary world is one that I'll never be
    living in.

    Benj
    (start singing: Two different worlds...la la la!)
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  8. Dan Radin

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    <bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net> wrote in message
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    > Dan Radin <danradin@snet.net> wrote:
    > > From what I saw, there was no looting, no violence.
    > > The city pulled together in a calm, organized fashion, and I'm proud of

    New
    > > Yorkers for their strength and stability. If you're not, then so be it.

    >
    > Now this is more like it! I NEVER said that I wasn't proud of
    > New Yorkers pulling together, getting each other out of stuck
    > elevators and subways in a friendly, organized and most
    > *un-New Yorker* (hard evidence being found in previous outages)
    > fashion. Yep. That was great!
    >
    > However, to hype a simple power outage into a huge imaginary
    > "disaster" and "crisis" and get all bleary-eyed over it to
    > me means your imaginary world is one that I'll never be
    > living in.


    Hey, I never said anything about disaster, tragedy, crisis, etc. Just the
    facts, ma'am.
  9. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    <bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net> wrote in message
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    > Dan Radin <danradin@snet.net> wrote:
    > > From what I saw, there was no looting, no violence.
    > > The city pulled together in a calm, organized fashion, and I'm proud of

    New
    > > Yorkers for their strength and stability. If you're not, then so be it.

    >
    > Now this is more like it! I NEVER said that I wasn't proud of
    > New Yorkers pulling together, getting each other out of stuck
    > elevators and subways in a friendly, organized and most
    > *un-New Yorker* (hard evidence being found in previous outages)
    > fashion. Yep. That was great!
    >

    You mean they acted like normal decent human beings? Damn, they musta been
    in shock or somthing.

    Glenn D., taking the piss.
  10. <bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net> wrote in message
    news:bhupjs$oe7$1@tribune.oar.net...
    > Dan Radin <danradin@snet.net> wrote:
    > > From what I saw, there was no looting, no violence.
    > > The city pulled together in a calm, organized fashion, and I'm proud of

    New
    > > Yorkers for their strength and stability. If you're not, then so be it.

    >
    > Now this is more like it! I NEVER said that I wasn't proud of
    > New Yorkers pulling together, getting each other out of stuck
    > elevators and subways in a friendly, organized and most
    > *un-New Yorker* (hard evidence being found in previous outages)
    > fashion. Yep. That was great!
    >
    > However, to hype a simple power outage into a huge imaginary
    > "disaster" and "crisis" and get all bleary-eyed over it to
    > me means your imaginary world is one that I'll never be
    > living in.
    >
    > Benj
    > (start singing: Two different worlds...la la la!)
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    Sure are driving this point hard, aren't ya Benj?
  11. Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Chris Milillo" <drums@bestweb.net> wrote in message
    > news:bhukdr$4gp$1@bob.news.rcn.net...
    >
    > > Come on, Mo... You know they're just jealous. :) Especially grumpy

    > old
    > > Ben, who NEVER wastes an opportunity to rag New York(ers). I'll leave

    you
    > > with a quote from my friend Berk, who was visiting from the Netherlands

    > two
    > > weeks ago: "Well, New York City really is the center of the world. It

    > really
    > > is."
    > >

    > Close, but not quite. West Point is the center of the world; just ask any
    > graduate.
    >
    > Glenn D.


    Actually, I'm closer to West Point than I am to NYC. Did you attend, Glenn?

    CM
  12. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Chris Milillo" <drums@bestweb.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > Actually, I'm closer to West Point than I am to NYC. Did you attend,

    Glenn?
    >

    Well you can knock me down, step on my face
    slander my name all over the place
    Do anything that you wanna do
    But don't call me a Ring Knocker.

    Actually, I applied, but the background check revealed an immediate
    disqualifier.

    My parents were married.

    Thanks, I'll be here all week. Try the veal.

    Glenn D.
  13. Steve Gardner <stevegardnermyclothing@cox.net> wrote:

    >> Benj
    >> (start singing: Two different worlds...la la la!)


    > Sure are driving this point hard, aren't ya Benj?


    Hey, I was ready to shut up a long time ago until Dan
    started getting on me for insensitivity! :)

    Benj
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