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#341741 - 03/11/11 03:34 PM California Tsunami
BobKay Offline
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Of course I hope that it's insignificant, no one gets injured, and any property losses are small.

However....

I would tune in to watch the Sky Eye 'copter coverage of the evacuations of Malibu and Newport Beach.

Filthy rich Democrats running for their lives. Just 90 minutes south, stinkin' rich Republicans running for their lives.

10 minutes after all are evacuated, the skycam zooms down on the streets and sidewalks.

It reveals, in both locales, a beach of lost Breitlings glinting in the light, a Fiestaware sampling of inscribed rubber credo bracelets, broken Prada heels of every imaginable color, size and texture, and, about every 75,' a confused Shitzu trying to escape from a Gucci bag.
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#341746 - 03/11/11 03:56 PM Re: California Tsunami [Re: BobKay]
medic8r Offline
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Now that's funny raht thar.
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#341750 - 03/11/11 04:45 PM Re: California Tsunami [Re: medic8r]
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Newport Coast is fine thanks. Next time I'm at the Pavilions parking lot, or Crystal Cove, and I'll snap a phone pic and take you to the car show.

Prediction?

You will see a gaggle of Bentley Continentals, coupes, sedans and a convertible, Maserati sedans, a boring assortment of AMG S6.3s, 550s, A8s, new big Jag sedans, a battalion of Escalades, none of them swirling with buses, boats, houses or flotsam.
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#341753 - 03/11/11 04:59 PM Re: California Tsunami [Re: 2x6spds]
BobKay Offline
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2 x 6: I'm familiar with the area and all of it's vagaries. First hand-knowledge makes trashing something much more insightful and pointedly mean.
I rely heavily on familiarity when choosing victims.
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#341755 - 03/11/11 05:06 PM Re: California Tsunami [Re: BobKay]
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RE: California Tsunamis and Lemmings. Or Sherman's March to the Sea.

I used to spend a lot of time in the Marina del Rey/Santa Monica area.

During one of my stays, there was the possibility of a pending tsunami. After the public warnings were all over the TV and radio, it became impossible to move anywhere in the vicinity.

There was no pedestrian or vehicular exodus away from the beach at all. All the people and cars were trying to get TO Venice Beach to watch the tsunami "come in." All the sun-baked brains in SoCal were there, and then some. See what being 3 hours behind "real time" does to people?
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#341756 - 03/11/11 05:07 PM Re: California Tsunami [Re: BobKay]
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On the subject, Breitlings? Older guys with PPs, young mortgage brokers barely holding on to their Newport Coast homes are putting regular gas into their leased Bentleys, and wearing upscale imitation Rolexes, the classier among them, imitation Omegas. Bumper crop of Malteses may be on the way.

On a serious note, prayers and best wishes for the people of Japan ... what a horror.
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#341757 - 03/11/11 05:17 PM Re: California Tsunami [Re: 2x6spds]
BobKay Offline
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Indeed. And so few years since their last natural horror.

Seriously, I wanted to say Maltese, but I was afraid not everyone would know that breed.

And sadly, one man in CA has been swept away.
If we learn that he went to the shore to "watch" the tsunami, then I'll rescind the "sadly."
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#341764 - 03/11/11 05:52 PM Re: California Tsunami [Re: BobKay]
tomtuttle Offline
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Nice work, Bob. grin
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#341774 - 03/11/11 06:27 PM Re: California Tsunami [Re: tomtuttle]
BobKay Offline
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Nice work, Bob. grin


I go through all these mind-numbingly verbose novellas to get a laugh. You make me laugh with three words.
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#341778 - 03/11/11 06:56 PM Re: California Tsunami [Re: BobKay]
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Lazy is the soul of brevity. Or something like that.
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