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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

We’re All Gonna Die!

posted by on October 17 at 11:41 AM

It’s Windstorm ‘07!

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Laugh now Savage, but we'll see who's laughing after we all get blown.

Posted by Brian | October 17, 2007 11:47 AM

What #1 said.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 11:48 AM

Hope you're stocked up on canned food, water, batteries, and sweaters. It's going to be a rough November.

Posted by Greg | October 17, 2007 11:51 AM

Shouldn't it be "fewer leaves" rather than "less leaves"? Whatever. Good luck, Seattle!

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 17, 2007 11:53 AM

@1 - Not me, I blue myself.

Posted by Tobias F. | October 17, 2007 11:56 AM

I was just thinking about how excited I am for Windstorm '07. Bring on the positive ions!

Posted by kid icarus | October 17, 2007 12:03 PM

silly as it may be any wind at all totally messes with the trolley buses that metro runs - we'll see if they bother to plan ahead this time so they don't strand tons and tons of people like they did last time (on many days' notice)

metro - we'll get you there... eventually.

Posted by kinkos | October 17, 2007 12:07 PM

Oh, I do enjoy Scott Sistek's weather commentary. This is the funnest weather column I've read and I'm really disappointed nothing like it exists in the city I've moved to.

(But yeah, "less leaves" is grating)

Posted by thomas | October 17, 2007 12:11 PM

@8: "less leaves" is GREATing!

Posted by Katelyn | October 17, 2007 12:13 PM


I have a six pack and home baked cookies for you in honor of that reference.

Posted by Dr fünke's 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution groupie | October 17, 2007 12:14 PM

i remember the last wind storm -- people freaked out. that gas station at pike and broadway had a line half way down the block. i took pictures with my cell because i couldn't believe it was actually happening.

Posted by infrequent | October 17, 2007 12:15 PM

Who else can auto-fellatio? I can....
But this will be FUN to watch if it actually happens. (Note, the really big/bad storms are usually never predicted correctly. Since they say it will be bad Thursday it probably will not be that bad.)

Think about all the "blizzards" that are supposed to kill us all every winter.

Posted by Just Me | October 17, 2007 12:19 PM

If you die in a Blizzard, you deserve to die.

Posted by niggas im serious | October 17, 2007 12:20 PM

maybe this will finally knock out 520 so we cant just build a new one and get it over with.

Posted by Cale | October 17, 2007 12:22 PM

After living in Texas, seeing Seattlites freak out over windy days and rain/snow makes me LOL.

Posted by Gomez | October 17, 2007 12:25 PM

apparently, it makes us LOL...

Posted by infrequent | October 17, 2007 12:27 PM

@4, @8, and @9, "less" leaves is perfectly fine unless you're married to your Strunk and White style guide. And that's so 20th century. Wilbur's dad was a grammar nazi. Bring on the storm!

Posted by QuimbyMcF | October 17, 2007 12:32 PM

Good thing the tree in front of my house already fell over in the last wind storm.

Posted by JC | October 17, 2007 12:47 PM

@15 I lived near Santa Ana in Southern CA for many years and I lived ten years in Mazatlan through two tail end hurricanes. Those were some real winds! : )
I bet my winds were bigger than your winds LOL Actually I have no idea what the winds are like in Texas.

Posted by mj | October 17, 2007 12:48 PM

So does this means I should start stock piling toilet paper for armageddon?

Posted by Leila-gul | October 17, 2007 12:49 PM

This is God's warning to the Watchmen!

Posted by Heather | October 17, 2007 12:50 PM

Not again. Last windstorm blew a branch up 100 feet to my upstairs deck and flooded it for three days while I was gone.

Maybe Florida could take the windstorm for us?

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 17, 2007 12:52 PM

King 5 has issued a "parka alert" to all their reporters. This is serious. I wonder what they'll name it.

Posted by monkey | October 17, 2007 12:52 PM

God is mad that Seattle fused mass transit with road building on prop whatever-number-it-is. Take heed.

Posted by Matt from Denver | October 17, 2007 12:56 PM

hahaha...that headline cracked me up! seriously lol! I do love the news in the northwest, because the only thing they can talk about is the weather if it is going to snow .0002 inches the weather will take over the entire news channel and I LOVE THAT! I also love that we still have news stories about farm animals on tv won't find that in NYC!!!

Posted by Kristin Bell | October 17, 2007 1:08 PM

Huh, this is the second time this week I've seen that "Banana Splits" reference...

Posted by COMTE | October 17, 2007 1:11 PM

The true indication of whether it is a storm of note is has CNN created a graphic and is Wolf Bloviator every other minute updates.

Posted by Brad | October 17, 2007 1:24 PM

I thought the link was going to be about obesity.

Posted by CG | October 17, 2007 1:28 PM

We are all going to die, but not because of weather. Because Bush just threatened Putin with World War III over Iran. Yup.

Posted by Gabriel | October 17, 2007 1:28 PM

Kids tend to go ca-razy when it's windy...batten down the hatches!

Posted by dre | October 17, 2007 1:50 PM

And I have to agree with the Texas remark.

Hadn't thought about that. Guess God is coming down to support the Sierra Club position on RTID/ST2 ... but think of all the poor Red Bushies who will lose their brollies! It might even push over some of their top-heavy SUVs.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 17, 2007 2:00 PM

I'm glad everyone is LOLing about windstorms. They are so funny! Especially the fact that last time there was a big one, 15 people died and hundreds were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning and well over a million were without power for days. HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Could someone explain to me why this ISN'T a big story?

Posted by lorax | October 17, 2007 3:15 PM

Where do all the birds go?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | October 17, 2007 3:25 PM


Posted by Prince of Happiness | October 17, 2007 4:09 PM

19. The winds in Texas weren't bad... in normal weather. But if there was a storm, ohhhhhhhh man. Heavy rain, heavy winds, explosive thunder, and of course the threat of tornadoes. You just hoped your power stayed on.

In Texas, I learned after a couple storms that if you saw storm clouds on the horizon, you got inside ASAP and stayed there until morning.

Posted by Gomez | October 17, 2007 4:31 PM

32. Because it's not our fault people are stupid and don't know how to handle adverse weather?

Posted by Gomez | October 17, 2007 4:43 PM

36. Yes, like the Vietnamese family in Burien that was too stupid to read the English-language warnings against monoxide poisoning--so stupid! Or the hundreds of power lines stupid enough to fall down--so stupid! Or the millions of Puget Sound-area residents too stupid not to live in central city Seattle or Tacoma, the only parts of the region not brutally impacted by the power outages and freezing temperatures during last year's windstorm--so stupid!

Don't we know that the way to deal with adverse weather is either to move to Capitol Hill or to shiver under piles of blankets for a week? Nah, we're stupid enough to think that 60 mph winds are a big deal.

Posted by lorax | October 17, 2007 5:00 PM

Anybody else remember December 20's Seattle Times headline? It became necessary after eight people were dead from monoxide poisoning. Also dead: a man in McCleary who was too stupid to know that a tree was going to fall onto his house and kill him. Har har har!

Posted by lorax | October 17, 2007 5:10 PM

for 37 & 38:
while it was bad those things happened, people were also freaking out about power being out for a few hours, disruptions in their commute, cell phone weirdness, and a generator shortage at the hardware stores...and the media was on hand to let them lament, and whine about such trivialities....

makes one wonder how well the posh suburbanites in this area would do in an event of say, this magnitude:

Posted by hipsterlite | October 17, 2007 6:04 PM

39. As you may not know, the posh suburbanites of Burien, White Center and Tukwila (I hope you understand the irony of that statement) were not without power for a few hours, they were without power for many days, and up in the foothills and across the Sound many people were without power for weeks. And as I recall, people weren't so much "freaking out about their commute" or their "cell phone weirdness" (perhaps these were the only impacts on Capitol Hill-dwellers) as the fact that they were fucking cold and without power. Damn the media for letting them lament! Don't they know that posh suburbanites don't deserve heating? Obviously a massive earthquake would be worse, as would a tsunami or an alien invasion, but that doesn't obscure the fact that many posters here don't seem to realize: many people died as a result of that windstorm and millions of people shivered their asses off. But who cares about that.

Posted by lorax | October 17, 2007 7:21 PM

as I recall, much of the coverage was about eastsiders and, who was it that got their power back first??(talk about irony)...

hey I was all for getting the lifesaving information to those, and in their language, who needed it...

there was a slow response to those who needed help most.. but if you want to blame the people on cap hill, fine by me. your delusions...

Posted by hipsterlite | October 17, 2007 7:50 PM

Regardless of who the coverage was about, millions of people all over the area were suffering. And I don't blame Cap Hill people for the slow response, I blame them for their short memories and their callous disregard for what a goddamn awful situation it was.

Posted by lorax | October 17, 2007 9:46 PM

you know lorax, our concerns are probably about the same; that is for the people, and the help they might need...

things happened, some not so good, but still it was mostly a minor event all-n-all, lets not get all apoplectic and sanctimonious about it. just saying.

Posted by hipsterlite | October 18, 2007 2:51 AM

Oh, THAT windstorm...the one that blew over big trees and stuff. Yah, this lady that goes to church with my mom was pregnant with twins when that happened and she happened to be standing in the twins' new bedroom when some huge ass trees blew down and fell onto her house everywhere EXCEPT for on the room she was standing in! Amazing. She had the twins with no problems later. I don't know, it could be a different storm though. Damage is bad and people getting killed is no good, but a wind storm people...try living on the coast some time and then talk to us about wind.

Posted by Kristin Bell | October 18, 2007 5:28 AM

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