April 22, 2009

"Earthquake Warning Has Oregon on Its Toes."

Headline.

I didn't even know Earthquake Warning had toes. But that's got to hurt. Oregon is heavy.

52 comments:

Peter V. Bella said...

Will the government take a page out of the Italian Government play book, and shut the warning down? Can't have panic can we?

Terry said...

Oh great. Just what I wanted to read as I pack to head over to the Oregon Coast this morning! Now I guess I need to be on my toes.

garage mahal said...

Don't believe it! Can't trust any scientists. They may have an agenda.

Skipper50 said...

Actually, it's Oregon that's on its toes...which, too, must hurt.

Jennifer said...

Maybe someone should have warned Earthquake Warning. Steel Toe Boot Warning, way to sleep on the job.

Lem said...

Una ‘Oreja’ can be translated from Spanish as a tip. ‘Orejon’ is a big tip.
So the warning might be a call to tip toe around the earthquake?

That warning has the making of an earthquake tort.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Context, garage, context. Are you ok lately?

I hate Earthquakes. All my life I have feared them, and then I land within (relatively) striking distance of the New Madrid fault. Irony thy name is Kansas City.

I want to know how Californians feel about Oregon's toes? Should it get a pedi?

Original Mike said...

But that's got to hurt. Oregon is heavy..

Not for an earthquake. It will just tolerate Oregon for a millenium or two, then just shrug it off without so much as a by your leave.

PatCA said...

Since it's Oregon, I wonder if they will remind everybody to consider euthanasia once the quake hits.

Bissage said...

Did anybody hear about those new corduroy pillow cases?

They’re making headlines all over town.

MadisonMan said...

Bissage, that's terrible. I like it,

I think a forecast for a Earthquake in the next 50 years isn't very useful. Rather like saying Madison will have a 2-foot blizzard in the next 50 years.

garage mahal said...

EKC
Yes, feeling well! But I see no reason to believe the same scientists who gave us the myth religion of global warming, now, that they are saying a giant volcano might explode.

Randy said...

The Obama Administration should order the immediate evacuation of the population to somewhere safe until the danger has passed. I recommend North Dakota.

ElcubanitoKC said...

garage mahal said...
EKC
Yes, feeling well! But I see no reason to believe the same scientists who gave us the myth religion of global warming, now, that they are saying a giant volcano might explode.

10:09 AM
Are they the same scientists?

garage mahal said...

Well, they all presumably went to the same colleges and stuff. And got indoctrinated there.

ElcubanitoKC said...

garage mahal said...
Well, they all presumably went to the same colleges and stuff. And got indoctrinated there.

10:15 AM
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And exactly what is your point?

I know plenty of people who claim to love science, yet they want humanity to live in a "simpler way", an by that, they are denying every scientific and technological development achieved. And let's talk about those who deny the very theory of evolution, by promoting and implementing "conservation" programs that sometimes go against the ecosystems' balance. And what about those who deny that Earth has had long periods of climate fluctuations naturally, millions of years before man appeared, against the methodically, scientifically and very well documented paleontological evidence?

What about the ones that deny the Sun's activity fluctuations as a determining factor on Earth's climate?


Do you want to talk about that?

Let's do it.

garage mahal said...

If scientists said there was a huge meteor headed our way and something drastic was needed to be done about it, would you trust for advice....scientists or Rush Limbaugh. I'd have to go with Limbaugh because it all might be a huge ruse to try to get us to alter our lifestyle and take our freedoms away.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Have you ever heard me quote any of those talking heads as a reference? Now, let's talk about what I propose above.

Paul Zrimsek said...

I hear the salmon are biting off the Oregon coast. That should make the state a bit lighter.

Meade said...

Back in '67, for almost a week, I had Georgia on my mind. It was the summer of love.

And you don't even want to know where I had Maryland, that slutty little sex kitten.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Meade said...
Back in '67, for almost a week, I had Georgia on my mind. It was the summer of love.

And you don't even want to know where I had Maryland, that slutty little sex kitten.

10:47 AM
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I hope it was in Annapolis because Baltimore is a shit hole, literally.

garage mahal said...

Do you want to talk about that?I haven't actually encountered any of those groups of people you mentioned. Are they scientists?

ElcubanitoKC said...

garage mahal said...
Do you want to talk about that?I haven't actually encountered any of those groups of people you mentioned. Are they scientists?

10:57 AM
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They call themselves "progressive", not conscious of the oxymoron.

garage mahal said...

Hmmm.

Pogo said...

"Earthquake Warning Has Oregon on Its Toes ."

I think Oregon's sexual proclivities should remain private.

dbp said...

garage mahal said...If scientists said there was a huge meteor headed our way and something drastic was needed to be done about it, would you trust for advice.

Well, if they recommended recycling or the burning of virgins as the best course of action I wouldn't trust them. Just as I don't trust scientists who recommend exactly the same course of action now with global warming as they did back when the fear was global cooling.

The absorption spectrum of CO2 almost completely overlaps with that of water and where it doesn't, the absorption is 100% already. Just as protestants decided that they could read the bible for themselves, the scientifically literate can read and interpret data for ourselves.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Cubano don't mind garage. He's not been the same since the very junior senator from Illinois kicked his girl's ass last year and has her baking cookies in the Foggy Bottom kitchen.

Actually garage those scientists are predicting a big ass asteroid coming within 18K miles in about 20years and I think the plan of action is something along the lines of...SAVE YOURSELVES!!! Thus, it seems Algore will need to ramp up his end of the world rehtoric a bit sooner so as to keep pace.

And it's not global warming, its climate change so please do keep up garage. See they changed the term when scientists have shown that the planet's been cooling the last decade. Oh and don't forget, the Mayans have predicted the apoclaypse in 2012 and those noble savages were right on the money up to the time they ceased to exist.

So don't worry garage, we have a few end of the world events to get through before Manhatten is submerged from melting ice caps.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Garage is probably too young to remember that 'scientists' back in the 1970s recommended covering the North Pole with ash to absorb more heat from the sun to forestall the coming ice age.

Mom said...

What's really worrying is that the quake forecast covers the next 50 years. That is a seriously long time for an entire state to remain on its toes. What if Oregon's toes give out from exhaustion and it falls down? That will really shake folks up!

garage mahal said...

See they changed the term when scientists have shown that the planet's been cooling the last decade.That can't be true. The 11 warmest years on record occurred in the past 13 years.

cardeblu said...

I just want to make sure all of you are pronouncing the state's name correctly while you are reading the article.

Oregon is "origun," not "origone."
That is all...

Pogo said...

Ah, Oregon.
The birthplace of paper folding.

dbp said...

"The 11 warmest years on record occurred in the past 13 years."

That is not what NOA says: Of the 20 hottest years between 1880 and 2005, 11 were between 1882 and 1949 and 9 were between 1981 and 2003.

Below are the 11 hottest years on record. Note that 7 of them are longer ago than 13 years.

1995 0.88
2001 0.88
1906 0.91
1948 0.96
1999 0.97
1921 0.99
2003 1.11
1944 1.18
1914 1.23
1932 1.41
2002 1.47

rhhardin said...

Move to Yellowstone to be safe.

It's supposed to blow up and take out most of the US.

john said...

Anita was shuffling cards, 11:37 p.m., when the lantern above her began to swing, crockery fell from cabinets, and water leaped out of a basin. Jack tried to catch the swinging lantern ... "Trees were toppling over. The solid earth was like a glop of jelly,"... In the moonlight, she saw soil moving like ocean waves, and for all her professed terror she was collected enough to notice that the waves were not propagating well and were cracking at their crests.

The 1983 Yellowstone earthquake (John McPhee "In Suspect Terrain").

Chip Ahoy said...

I did see those corduroy pillow cases Bissage mentioned. Sheets too, certainly left an impression on me.

john said...

Correction - That was the 1959 Yellowstone earthquake. The book was published in 1983.

JSF said...

George Carlin said it best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbFD4NC60EA

montana urban legend said...

Those who don't count themselves among the rhetorically ignorant understand this as an example of synecdoche.

A part of something is used as a substitute for referring to the whole, or vice versa. In this case, the term "Oregon" is used to refer to the people of Oregon.

A famous example would include the phrase, "All hands on deck".

There are many others, but I'm sure the chronically sarcastic anti-intellectuals are just too cool to care.

I was wondering, after 38 comments, how long it would take until someone pointed this out. But as with a dog chasing its own tail, or a moth courting a bright flame, there was only so much time that could pass and mindless fun that could be had before the eventual pity of strangers would no longer go unnoticed.

traditionalguy said...

Oregon is a pussy state afraid of its earthquake shadow, like they are special for what has not happened to them yet. And their Momma raises wheat and hops. Why Washington could save them all and not stress over it. The only value to Oregon is to hold California and Washington together.

john said...

montana urban legend: "Continually defining the fine line between brilliance and gibberish"

You got that right; found the line, crossed it back there.

The Other Jeremy said...

garage said, "If scientists said there was a huge meteor headed our way and something drastic was needed to be done about it"Science deals in what has happened, what is happening and possibly what may happen. If they're saying what "should" be done, they're not scientists - they're policy advocates.

montana urban legend said...

So what the hell's your point, john? That you don't even know where the line is? I invite you to clarify what you meant to say in a coherent way, if you don't mind. Cryptic statements are for corpses.

montana urban legend said...

If you can stand to.

montana urban legend said...

I'm sure nearly everything is gibberish to the aphasic mind, or the deaf ear.

john said...

MUL - the quote is yours. The lack of coherency is you at 6:06.

"If I can stand to"? Lighten up;
Montana's too close to the epicenter to always have your undies in a bunch. Keep 'em loose so you can run outside when you need to.

john said...

the aphasic mind,

I'll look that up too.

montana urban legend said...

Again, I am not responsible for someone else's aphasia. I can diagram the sentences for you if grammar is as unfamiliar to you as are the rhetorical devices of language. (Or perhaps it just irks you when someone points them out). And I'm not offended and can certainly take a joke. Just wanted to know what you meant.

BTW, I don't live anywhere near Montana. Beautiful place, though.

Do undies include boxers?

john said...

Well, it is an earthquake thread.

And yes, especially boxers.

montana urban legend said...

It's been decades since I've worn anything but boxers, but I honestly don't remember ever having them bunched up (while I was wearing them).

Feel sorry for people who got wedgies.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Did some people around here invest their humor on GM stock??

Michael McNeil said...

I'm a Montana native, and as a child almost died in (my first magnitude 7.x earthquake) the 1959 Yellowstone quake.

My parents had rented a small camping trailer and we set off (from Great Falls; I was just shy of 10) to holiday that weekend in Yellowstone Park, intending to spend the first evening at a campground along the Madison River (one of the three forks of the Missouri) a bit west of the park in Montana.

Unfortunately (as we thought at the time, but not for long), our Nash Rambler car turned out to be underpowered for towing even that relatively tiny trailer; as a result the engine overheated, and we were forced to spend the night still a hundred miles away from the park at (the) Three Forks (of the Missouri).

That night (among other significant events), split by the earthquake, half a mountain fell away and 80 million tons of rock came crashing down on the campground at which we'd intended to stay the night, entombing twenty or so campers whose cars hadn't overheated on the way there, as well as damming the river, afterwards forming the body of water known as Quake Lake west of West Yellowstone that one can visit today.

Even 100 miles away at Three Forks the quake was still quite perceptible — though I slept through it — but when it arrived a little before midnight my folks awoke and thought a bear was shaking the trailer!

Afterwards we proceeded into Yellowstone Park and got to see all the broken highways along with geysers that, previously gushing from time to time, now ceased (along with others formerly quiescent that started up), while yet others altered their habits.