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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Earthquake Drill! Now!

Posted by on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:18 AM

The largest coordinated regional earthquake drill ever is happening right now, 10/18 at 10:18 a.m., which is why at this very moment I am preparing for what would happen in the event a major earthquake were to hit the aging masonry building that houses The Stranger, by simulating being crushed to death under tons of rubble.

Ow.

 

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Will in Seattle 1
OMG! you're all going to die!

Remember, get on the Duck, Cover your latte mug, and Hold on to the latte for 30 seconds!

Don't drink it during the earthquake, it will spill all over and mess up your shirt or blouse.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 2
On the twelfth floor of a glass building built long before serious seismic regulations in Seattle, I am being lacerated by imaginary glass.

Ouch.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on October 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
P.S. Condolences to the families and loved ones of those who died trapped in the Deeply Borrowed Tunnel.

Sorry the power went, the vents failed, and the lack of air resulted in their deaths.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
@2 that's why you duck under your thick wooden desk. At least that's what I did. The UPS boxes banged me up a bit, but it could have been worse. Too bad the web server dropped offline.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 18, 2012 at 10:30 AM · Report this
biffp 5
wgaff?
Posted by biffp on October 18, 2012 at 10:37 AM · Report this
Zebes 6
I'm doing what I'd do in a large-scale disaster: checking blogs first and foremost, then making stupid internet comments about what's going on.
Posted by Zebes http://www.badrap.org/rescue/index.html on October 18, 2012 at 10:40 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 7
@6 - Don't forget to call 911 and the news stations to let them know there was an earthquake.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on October 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM · Report this
8
My emergency preparedness plan: Instant death would be a mercy.
Posted by LMcGuff http://holyoutlaw.livejournal.com/ on October 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 9
@2, what a great way to get quick and inexpensive plastic surgery if you happen to want any!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on October 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 10
@9 - Who needs blood anyway.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on October 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 11
Just think of all the jobs created - glaziers and our construction industry will be working gangbusters afterwards!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 18, 2012 at 11:09 AM · Report this
bedipped 12
Earthquakes, mirthcakes. We get tsunami warnings on the coast. Duck, cover, and hold your breath.
Posted by bedipped on October 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 13
@10, exactly! Vampires will just drink it anyway!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on October 18, 2012 at 11:17 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 14
@12 actually I think the Coastal Earthquake Drill goes like this:

Duck! No, Goose!

Cover for 30 seconds

Run up hill like mad, the way all the animals are going.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM · Report this
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I have a better idea: practice running as fast as you can out the damn door. Because if you die and I never get to read you again, I'm going to be PISSED. And I'm going to be pissed at YOU for not running fast enough out the damn door.
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on October 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM · Report this

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