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Spartak
16-09-2003, 07:37:06
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0309/isabel2_terra.jpgWhere will Hurricane Isabel go? One of the stronger storm systems of modern times appears headed for one the more populated seaboards on planet Earth -- the east coast of the USA. Hurricane Isabel, pictured yesteday as it passed east of the Bahamas, has flirted with category 5 status, the most powerful hurricane category. Hurricanes are huge swirling storms with cloud systems typically larger than a state. Tropical cyclones, called hurricanes in Earth's Western Hemisphere and typhoons in the Eastern Hemisphere, get their immense energy from warm evaporated ocean water. As this water vapor cools and condenses, it heats the air, lowers pressure and hence causes cooler air to come swooshing in. Winds can reach over 250 kilometers per hour and become very dangerous. Much remains unknown about cyclones, including how they are formed and the exact path they will take.
APOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html)

:bounce:

Greg W
16-09-2003, 07:50:49
Personally I like this view from Everest (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap030831.html) courtesy of APOD.

King_Ghidra
16-09-2003, 08:02:00
wow.

now that is one view worth the climb.

Venom
16-09-2003, 12:06:31
Except for all the, you know, possibility of dying.

This hurricane is afraid of me. I can feel it.

Venom
16-09-2003, 15:33:23
WAAAAAA The hurricane is not afraid of me, it's heading this way.

King_Ghidra
16-09-2003, 15:37:33
:lol:

Lurker
16-09-2003, 15:39:54
Why is life so complicated?

On the one hand, there's the possibility of Venom dying. On the other hand, this is likely to screw up my golfing plans for Friday. So should I root fer or agin the storm?

Venom
16-09-2003, 15:46:17
At least it's ruining your weekend, even if I die.

Lurker
16-09-2003, 15:53:55
If you die, the weekend won't be ruined. It's just that it could have been better.

Venom
16-09-2003, 15:59:25
Oh it'll ruin your weekend.

The Mad Monk
16-09-2003, 16:09:11
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics/AT13/refresh/AL1303W5+GIF/081203W5.gif

THE DEATH STAR HAS CLEARED THE PLANET...THE DEATH STAR HAS CLEARED THE PLANET...

Lurker
16-09-2003, 16:11:09
I doubt it, unless your fat ass gets sucked up into the hurricane like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and comes crashing down on my car just after I pull into the parking lot at the strip club. That would indeed ruin my weekend.

Drekkus
16-09-2003, 16:16:02
Go sit on the roof and wave your fist at the storm. It will let you live and after that you will catch plenty of shrimp!

Venom
16-09-2003, 16:17:29
Not a bad idea there Drekkus.

Spartak
16-09-2003, 16:28:06
:rolleyes:

Venom
16-09-2003, 16:32:18
HA HA! The hurrican fears me again! Down to a category 2. Barely even worth mentioning anymore.

Lurker
16-09-2003, 16:33:34
Originally posted by Venom
Not a bad idea there Drekkus.

MY God, man, do you hear yourself?

Darkstar
16-09-2003, 16:35:29
If Venom is sitting on his roof, it is a lot less likely to blow away.

Of course, if he were to actually *sit* on his roof, it would probably come crashing down to the ground. Most roofs are not built to take that kind of serious loading...

protein
16-09-2003, 16:36:13
I wish Taz would come back.

Spartak
16-09-2003, 16:36:57
Own goal. Why?

Venom
16-09-2003, 16:50:40
Because you're no damn fun.

MDA
16-09-2003, 16:51:25
Isabel is proof that God loves us and wants Venom to be homeless.

The Mad Monk
17-09-2003, 20:16:06
Heads up -- you've got incoming!

http://weather.noaa.gov/radar/images/DS.p37cr/SI.kmhx/latest.gif

Koshko
17-09-2003, 20:27:40
You need a little + on it that says Vemon's Shack.

Venom
18-09-2003, 12:21:32
This storm blows.

King_Ghidra
18-09-2003, 12:23:59
Please, for us ignorant europeans, describe the terrifying conditions.

Venom
18-09-2003, 12:27:38
There's some rain and some wind. And a lot of bad drivers and people skipping out on work because they're pussies.

King_Ghidra
18-09-2003, 12:32:13
that sounds like here

Venom
18-09-2003, 12:39:19
Hurricanes can bring us all closer together.

King_Ghidra
18-09-2003, 12:45:23
maybe the hurricane will whisk you up into the sky and drop you in england

MDA
18-09-2003, 12:50:41
Originally posted by Venom
There's some rain and some wind. And a lot of bad drivers and people skipping out on work because they're pussies.

:lol: My wife's work (Rockville, MD) is closed today and probably tomorrow!

Venom
18-09-2003, 12:55:09
I can't believe all the northern states who have closed shit down. I'm right here and work is still open. By the time the storm gets to you guys it will barely even be a strong thunder storm.

KG: I'm not sure England can withstand the impact of me landing.

King_Ghidra
18-09-2003, 12:58:09
we'll use funko as a human shield

Venom
18-09-2003, 13:01:12
And here's a weather update from our man in the field Venom. Venom, how're things looking out there....

Well, Venom, it looks like the wind is increasing. I think a cow just flew by. Also, the rain has decreased. Back to you Venom.

Thanks for that breathtaking weather update Venom, we'll be back to you later.

Drekkus
18-09-2003, 13:13:43
If Venom survives he can join the big newsnetworks with ease.

Lurker
18-09-2003, 13:22:48
Came across to me like some crazy fool talking to himself.

Venom
18-09-2003, 13:23:59
SPOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!

Lurker
18-09-2003, 13:32:35
Let's not get personal.

Drekkus
18-09-2003, 13:41:46
What ever happened to Olivia Newton John?

Venom
18-09-2003, 13:46:19
Let's get physical, physical. Come on and get physical, physical.

Lurker
18-09-2003, 13:46:48
It took me a good ten minutes to figure out where the hell that came from. It's "physical", not "personal". Idiot.

MDA
18-09-2003, 14:51:51
Xanadu!

KrazyHorse
18-09-2003, 15:19:43
God, people are pussies about weather here.

Venom
18-09-2003, 15:27:48
Good news is the office is closing in 30 minutes. The bad news is, it's going to be pretty difficult to drive home.

Lurker
18-09-2003, 15:37:08
Get ready for some hog shit.

Venom
18-09-2003, 15:53:28
Been there during the last hurricane.

King_Ghidra
18-09-2003, 16:06:00
try walking instead

Spartak
18-09-2003, 16:12:18
Bah! I was going to say that.

Koshko
18-09-2003, 18:48:54
It looks like at last check Vemon still has power.

Koshko
18-09-2003, 18:51:51
On a side note, there was a freaking idiot running with a bike down the coast in the hurricane.

Venom
18-09-2003, 19:26:32
I have power still, but there are some areas around me that do not. Like my friend about a mile away. He lost power about an hour ago.

Lurker
18-09-2003, 20:13:57
Has the worst passed by you by now?

Venom
18-09-2003, 21:10:23
No. The siding is starting to peel off my house. It's very noisy smacking on the side of my house. And it makes me very angry.

Spartak
19-09-2003, 06:54:00
Venom has a friend?????????????????

Bob
19-09-2003, 06:56:42
Aye, but's just a very small bucko

Drekkus
19-09-2003, 08:50:58
Originally posted by Venom
No. The siding is starting to peel off my house. It's very noisy smacking on the side of my house. And it makes me very angry. I saw that on TV! Didn't know it was your house.

maroule
19-09-2003, 08:55:45
there are 8 dead reported apparently
while I find this saddening (really), there is still a slight chance Venom might among them *cross fingers*

Spartak
19-09-2003, 08:58:42
Yeah, like there is any chance of that.

maroule
19-09-2003, 08:59:12
naa, that doesn't look like me, I can't even wish somebody dead for laughs, I have bad conscience

Spartak
19-09-2003, 09:02:07
Bah! Cowardly cheese-eating surrender monkey!

maroule
19-09-2003, 09:07:11
but maybe he could endure intolerable pain? that wouldn't affed my conscience

maroule
19-09-2003, 09:12:45
the d is an apt and economical replacement for ct

Bob
19-09-2003, 09:15:11
Hehehe, I saw "the Coneheads" two days ago. The idea that the weird behavior and appearance is satisfactory explained by "we're from France" makes me laugh.

Venom
19-09-2003, 12:28:22
I feel no pain.

Funkodrom
19-09-2003, 12:30:12
Originally posted by maroule
but maybe he could endure intolerable pain? that wouldn't affed my conscience

Surely, by definition, no-one can endure intolerable pain.

maroule
19-09-2003, 12:35:28
I guess you could try to wear a blonde wig, and spend a night with a drunk K_G to explore the concept

Funkodrom
19-09-2003, 12:38:16
But... it's not Wednesday so it's not my turn.

Venom
19-09-2003, 12:48:53
Besides maroule, it's only 13 dead Americans. Surely you can't care about them.

Funkodrom
19-09-2003, 12:53:14
Originally posted by maroule
naa, that doesn't look like me, I can't even wish somebody dead for laughs, I have bad conscience

Venom
19-09-2003, 13:27:38
He can't wish them dead, but he can certainly not care or laugh at them.

maroule
19-09-2003, 13:32:12
I mainly laugh at you, to be so freaking stupid

King_Ghidra
19-09-2003, 14:11:16
I expect these two are are part of the 13 dead:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39347000/jpg/_39347452_messagesap.jpg

Venom
19-09-2003, 14:33:54
You must find the painted plywood sign that says "Isabel, your driving us crazy."

And yes, that's an exact quote.

Venom
19-09-2003, 14:35:34
Originally posted by maroule
I mainly laugh at you, to be so freaking stupid

It's ok to admit such things. I was actively cheering for the French heatwave.

Funkodrom
19-09-2003, 14:36:36
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
I expect these two are are part of the 13 dead:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39347000/jpg/_39347452_messagesap.jpg

He missed the T...

:nervous:

Venom
19-09-2003, 14:41:09
Oh you're imagination is going to be so mad at you.

maroule
19-09-2003, 14:44:01
Originally posted by Venom
It's ok to admit such things. I was actively cheering for the French heatwave.


what you do and think is your own reponsibility
just don't project or extrapolate too much on what other people think

Funkodrom
19-09-2003, 14:47:06
Originally posted by Venom
Oh you're imagination is going to be so mad at you.

1. Why do I think these things?
2. What makes me think it's a good idea to say it out loud/post it.

:confused:

Lurker
19-09-2003, 14:56:34
Hey, if it makes you feel any better :lol: , I thought the same thing.

Funkodrom
19-09-2003, 15:00:04
I think like Lurker but I've got less self control.

If anyone wants me I'll be in the corner slicing my stomach open so that I can hang myself with my own entrails.

Funkodrom
19-09-2003, 15:09:03
Yes Venom, I'll video it and get someone to send you a copy.

Venom
19-09-2003, 15:11:36
SWEET!

Funkodrom
19-09-2003, 15:13:06
DUDE!

Venom
19-09-2003, 15:14:40
SWEET!

Funkodrom
19-09-2003, 15:16:41
NO! FUCK YOU!!!

Venom
19-09-2003, 15:20:59
:lol:

Here I'll imitate Nav now.
:nervous:

Darkstar
19-09-2003, 18:12:42
It's good to see you are doing alright. That means more years of us being able to make fun of you!

Have you been out to look at the damage to your place, V?

Venom
19-09-2003, 18:20:54
Oh yeah, I'll be attempting to fix it tonight or tomorrow. Anyone know how to replace siding on a house?

Lurker
19-09-2003, 19:57:29
Fucking rich snobs with siding and shit. I hate 'em all.

Rekrul
19-09-2003, 20:18:12
Originally posted by Venom
Oh yeah, I'll be attempting to fix it tonight or tomorrow. Anyone know how to replace siding on a house?

Use lots of FB nails

Spartak
19-09-2003, 20:33:44
FB?

Rekrul
19-09-2003, 20:37:50
Fucking big!

Oerdin
19-09-2003, 20:50:45
Originally posted by Venom
I have power still

DAMN!

MDA
19-09-2003, 21:55:46
Originally posted by Venom
Oh yeah, I'll be attempting to fix it tonight or tomorrow. Anyone know how to replace siding on a house?

T1-11. It won't blow off so easily. On the plus side for the rest of us, the untreated kind burns nicely.

That said, I would recommend a really, really big nail gun, whether you need it or not.

Venom
20-09-2003, 04:02:49
My little shack may get knocked down by big nails.

The Mad Monk
20-09-2003, 04:12:49
An off-duty NYC detective died in the storm.

He was body surfing at the time.

Venom
20-09-2003, 12:47:54
I guess he didn't detect the rip tide.

The Mad Monk
20-09-2003, 13:02:58
Wrong direction -- he was was killed when he was "smashed against the rocks".

The Mad Monk
20-09-2003, 13:04:23
Is it too late for him to enter the 2003 Darwin Awards competition?

Spartak
21-09-2003, 20:13:04
Dunno - had anyone been stupid enough to procreate with him first?

protein
01-03-2005, 12:38:43
:shoot:

The Mad Monk
02-03-2005, 03:35:47
...ah, memories...

Japher
02-03-2005, 03:45:30
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh mamories

The Mad Monk
02-03-2005, 04:28:49
Ah! Eagles!