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Bob Gnarly
08-15-2003, 10:11 AM
So im onlinr talking to Eggplant when all of a sudden *woosh* lights and everything, out!

Turns out South East Canada is out, and Eastern america is out also, so i couldnt go to sleep because...well Looters :D when lights are out you can do anything:eek: so i waited all night in my living room with a game boy advance, a couple extra batteries, advance wars (frustrating game), a metal bat and some candels, everyone thought i was crazy till i heard kids yelling in the hallway of my apartment....so i was right:D:cool:

Anyways if you dont know what im talking about get your hand outta that bowl of chips, your ass of that chair and your eyes on a tv. :D

swphreak
08-15-2003, 10:23 AM
Just a baseball bat? tsk tsk. You need to get yourself a shot gun :p

I read about it in the newspaper this morning, and no doubt we'll end up discussing it in one of my classes.

STTCT
08-15-2003, 10:43 AM
I yes, I got an email about it from work. Were there really looters?? Crazy. What I wouldn't give to have the power go out....then I could go home!!! and jetski the day away!!


*I'm going to do that anyway today

Sam Fisher
08-15-2003, 12:29 PM
Yeah, I heard about that. It was only in NE part of the US right? Or so I thought.

Reclaimer
08-15-2003, 12:39 PM
Yep. Kansas almost got it but we didn't. Last time a thing like this happened it was because a switch over-loaded.They said it wouldn't happen again and look it did. Dumb People.:rolleyes:

Bob Gnarly
08-15-2003, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by Reclaimer
Kansas almost got it but we didn't.

Lol best Oxy Moron ever!

Reclaimer
08-15-2003, 12:53 PM
What?:confused:

Hellfire Jedi
08-15-2003, 01:05 PM
A lot of power outages, thats true. Where those kids looters? You should of taken out the knife and said "I took army training and can cut your arm off in just 2 cuts with my knife."

KBell
08-15-2003, 01:33 PM
Well, being in Chicago, the power only went out for, like, 2 seconds. but i LOST MY DAMN MADDEN SAVED GAME!!! ARG!!1 :mad:

ckcsaber
08-15-2003, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by KBell
Well, being in Chicago, the power only went out for, like, 2 seconds. but i LOST MY DAMN MADDEN SAVED GAME!!! ARG!!1 :mad:

LOL

A true gamer............

KBell
08-15-2003, 05:07 PM
I try to be :D


I always save after, like, an hour or 2 of gameplay.......i think i should save more.

Neverhoodian
08-15-2003, 06:20 PM
My neighborhood experienced a blackout for about 45 minutes. What's wierd is that we live in northern California. It makes one grateful of all the luxuries electricity gives us. I don't know HOW folks got by without it.

Elegy
08-15-2003, 06:44 PM
This would drive me mad if I lived over there. The power is still out in most areas, last I heard. Some guy at Mustangworld (mustang forums I visit) works at an electricity plant over here on the western side of the US and he commented that when they do get those plants up and running it takes up to 48 hours for them to generate up back to full capacity. So it's gonna be a bit before people get their power back. All I can say is it sucks to be them.

The Cheat
08-15-2003, 06:53 PM
yeah that power outage was pretty bad, i live down in maryland and we were fortunate not to get hit by that, wouldnt think there would be looters but if there were any here i would just get out my uzi

Hellfire Jedi
08-15-2003, 06:58 PM
Uhh....uzi's are illegal.
My dad came home yesterday and said, any power problems?
P.S. Cheat, I'd like to see your uzi, if you really have one, airsoft doesn't count. :D

The Cheat
08-15-2003, 07:06 PM
i got my digital camera out to take a pic for you hellfire, even emptied the clip

http://hostmysig.com/data/thecheat22/111895.php

Hellfire Jedi
08-15-2003, 07:16 PM
Cool, where do you live? Because in the US, those are illegal last I checked.. :(
Best/closest you could get here, is a airsoft.

Elegy
08-15-2003, 07:40 PM
Meh, the lovely thing about the internet is you can find a picture of something anywhere. The only way to really prove it is to shove a piece of paper under it and write something to us.

But honestly, who cares if it's his or not? Besides, there's lots of things that are illegal and people still get their hands on them anyways. He very well could own one for all you know. My point? You can't prove nor disprove so it's pointless to argue over it. It's asinine anyhow.

But if that is yours, I wouldn't go showing it off on the internet. It's not as anonymous as you might think. There was this guy at a mustang forum I go to that posted up some story about how there's this dealership that had a whole bunch of 2003 Mustang Cobras this guy would drool at every day as he drove past. Sometimes the doors to some of the cars would be unlocked. He apparently knew this because he liked to go look at the cars, but only after the place closed because he didn't like the salesmen coming up and harassing and talking him in to buying one. He knew he couldn't afford one but it wouldn't take much convincing to pressure him into getting one anyways. Hell, I know I'd give my left nut for a 2003 Cobra. But anyways, he'd stop by sometimes after they closed and he'd oggle at the '03 Cobras. And he noticed sometimes they'd forget to lock the cars up. So apparently he'd sit in them. He especially liked the way the headrests on the seats looked compared to the ones on his Mustang. He went on to explain that he was all worked up and posting this story because he finally mustered up the balls to steal the headrests off of the seats, and swap them with the headrests from his mustang.

A few people on the board congratulated him, a few people called him an idiot for being a stupid theif and stealing headrests of all things, and still more people thought he was just lying. But then it turned out there was a guy that posted there who worked at that very dealership. It's not surprising really, on a board like that. I personally know about 5 people who post there that live in the same town as I do, and we usually plan meets at the drag strips, car shows, and whatnot. There's alot of people from alot of different areas that post there, and it's an interactive forum offline as well as online. But the moral of the story is that if you've done something illegal, own something illegal, or otherwise admit to something over the internet that you can get busted for, don't get surprised if you suddenly get caught. The internet isn't as anonymous as it might seem.

The Cheat
08-15-2003, 09:09 PM
oh yeah isnt the internet such a lovely thing, hehe, i was just joking around at first and then i decided to go along with it

KBell
08-15-2003, 09:12 PM
Besides, there's lots of things that are illegal and people still get their hands on them anyways


Yeah, like the hundreds of AK-47s lined up in my basement...... :p

BongoBob
08-15-2003, 09:18 PM
You(along with just about everyone else) wish:p
I saw te news in NY, and saw how many people depend on the subway syste. It's insane.

KBell
08-15-2003, 09:29 PM
Yeah.......i........wish....... :rolleyes:

BongoBob
08-15-2003, 09:33 PM
DON'T SHOOT ME!
I know of at least three people with ak-47s and a few that have uzis. I love uzis:D

ZBomber
08-16-2003, 12:01 AM
I heard about that. I pity New York... wait, what am I saying. Boo Yankees. :p

The Cheat
08-16-2003, 12:06 AM
your lucky you didnt get affected by it zbomber since it was such a large area in that portion of the country

Kurgan
08-16-2003, 01:01 AM
Glad people are getting back together and hope everything turned out okay.

I thought it was silly how Canada blames the US and the US blames Canada for the outtage. ; p

The biggest blackout in American history they say, even bigger than the one that happened in '65.

Somewhere, an Amish guy is laughing his *** off (sorry for the bad joke)!

XERXES
08-16-2003, 01:32 AM
I thought the news reporters were rather retarted. You can obviously see on TV a picture of jammed traffic, its daytime and people are walking the streets EVERYWHERE.

The reporter lady says something like this: "well as you can see it is still daytime, there happens to be people walking all over the roads, traffic is at a halt."

I am sitting here like...YOU GET PAID TO REPORT THE NEWS, NOT REPORT WHAT EVERYBODY CAN SEE FOR THEMSELVES!

in other words, she was reporting things that were useless and could be obviously see on the TV, or concluded from the time of day.

Darth Eggplant
08-16-2003, 02:24 AM
yes I had 4 messenger windows up, one of which was King Pin and then meep! nothing. they are installing Rogers cable so at first I thought the idiot workmen cut the power, but I soon found out that was not the case. power for returned at 3:50am and it stayed on so far (fingers crossed) I was suppose to work today, but every job site we went to had no power so I got a day off. and I tried not to use power, so i read a book and sort of hacked around. *anyhow sorry for cutting you off like that King Pin, as it turned out it was not me*

now on the news I am hearing americans say nothing but "oh the power outage was caused by the Canadians. sheesh they are never going to let up. Canada has SARS, Canada has MAD COW, Canada has WEST NILE (they have west nile worse than we do), Canada supports terrorists, Canada would not go to war with us.

[wow how quick they forget our support on sept 11th]

anyhow I did get to see some real stars last night.

XERXES
08-16-2003, 03:59 AM
and Canada doosent have a stoopid drinking rule that nobody under 21 is allowed to drink legally. Tom Green came out of Canada as well =P

wait im not from Canada! Blast it! Blasted Canadians!!

ZBomber
08-16-2003, 04:14 AM
Originally posted by The Cheat
your lucky you didnt get affected by it zbomber since it was such a large area in that portion of the country

Yeh. It happened to the city where I go to school. ;)

Its back now. :)

Elegy
08-16-2003, 06:10 AM
BLAME CANADA!

...Oh come one, somebody had to say it sooner or later. :p

Bob Gnarly
08-16-2003, 12:47 PM
oooo Old Catch Phrases, Where being attacked by catch phrases!:¬:

Canadian Girls Rock.:p

ZBomber
08-16-2003, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by [RAA]-=K1ngPin=-
oooo Old Catch Phrases, Where being attacked by catch phrases!:¬:

Canadian Girls Rock.:p

Not the ones that are stronger than most men, and are hairy..... o_O

Maybe thats another country? Maybe its USA? :p

Arreat
08-16-2003, 04:23 PM
Holy sh!t, I went to see american wedding with some friends of mine and all of a sudden teh lights went out! I never got to see the ending but oh well they handed free tickets. :D I wish we had blackouts more often. I got to stay at at the park till 2 watching people party! There we some nice chicks without tops on and yes I did get to see some nice pairs of twins since there was lights in our nearby community centre. :D There was also a hellot of ricers around burning their tires. So ya, thats how I spent my time.

coupes.
08-16-2003, 05:12 PM
who would have though that blackouts make tops fly!?

I think everyone made a big deal out of this situation, at one point there were like 10 channels on cable talking about it, kinda stupid if you ask me, there was not even anything to talk about really...

Elegy
08-16-2003, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Arreat
Holy sh!t, I went to see american wedding with some friends of mine and all of a sudden teh lights went out!
Oooh! Oooh! I need to see that today! I can't believe I forgot about that! I actually managed to get this whole weekend off somehow, too. I think I'll be hitting up the theaters this weekend. I still need to see American Wedding, T3, and I still haven't seen the Matrix Reloaded after this long even though some people say it's a bit of a letdown.

ZBomber
08-16-2003, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by .:CoupeS:.
who would have though that blackouts make tops fly!?

I think everyone made a big deal out of this situation, at one point there were like 10 channels on cable talking about it, kinda stupid if you ask me, there was not even anything to talk about really...

Yeh, it was stupid. ALl they said was "There has been a blackout. This is not the cause of terroism" Like we didn't know that. :p

Arreat
08-16-2003, 05:53 PM
Terrorist attack LMAO, My ass. I was watching TV all that was happening was a bunch of wusses saying its so horrible it reminds me of the sept 11 attack. For crying out loud, its a f*cking blackout, get over it!

coupes.
08-16-2003, 07:21 PM
It didn't even last 2 days...

a couple years back there was this huge ice storm and the power was out for like 2 weeks in winter some places up to a month. I was lucky I only missed power for like 2 days. But now THAT was a blackout!