Divinyls, Science Fiction:
Bow Wow Wow. Do You Wanna Hold Me:
Tim Curry, I Do The Rock:
And another favorite from the same album, Charge It:
Strangely timeless, no?
A Close Look at the Irvingtonian
1 day ago
No coastal flooding is expected to be produced by the wave, according to the National Weather Service. However, some areas of the coast could experience dangerous currents and surges in harbors and bays. Coastal residents are advised to stay out of the water, off the beach, and away from harbors and marinas since wave heights and currents are difficult to predict.So even though the model above seems to imply little impact for the Oregon Coast, this might not be the best day to visit the beach.
Forecasters say a wave surge estimated between one foot and four feet high may occur.
The threat is expected to begin around 1 p.m. this afternoon along the central Oregon coast. Rises in sea levels could continue for several hours. The greatest rise may not occur until an hour or 90 minutes after the initial onset, the weather service says. Boaters in water deeper than 600 feet shouldn't be affected.
The following list gives estimated times of arrival for locations along the North American Pacific coast from a tsunami generated at the given source location. The list is ordered by arrival time starting with the earliest. Since tsunami speed is directly related to water depth, tsunami ETAs can be computed independent of tsunami amplitude. THE LISTING OF A TSUNAMI ARRIVAL TIME BELOW DOES NOT INDICATE A WAVE IS IMMINENT. The listed arrival time is the initial wave arrival. Tsunamis can be dangerous for many hours after arrival, and the initial wave is not necessarily the largest.I have to admit that I can't say exactly what that means, but I'll boil it down to a simple expression that's probably more or less accurate: Stay the hell away from the coast until tomorrow. Below are the two locations closest to my little burg; the whole list is at the link. Interesting to note that the arrival time is estimated to be earlier for Cascade Head than for Newport, 31 miles farther south.
Cascade Head, Oregon 1426 PST FEB 27 2226 UTC FEB 27Followup: I'm amazed at how quickly The Big Picture responds to events of this scale. 24 pictures "so far."
Newport, Oregon 1429 PST FEB 27 2229 UTC FEB 27
In the first Olympic Winter Games, in 1924, the Canadian hockey team won all five of their games and outscored their opponents 110 to 3.Via FactCheck.org.
The white supremacists who wandered into John Day from northern Idaho last week looking at downtown properties for a national headquarters for their hate group apparently expected to find like-minded racists in the remote eastern Oregon county. Instead, they discovered that Grant County is as repulsed by them as everyone else.Good for you, citizens of John Day and Grant County! I should have trusted my experience with you and known better.
On Monday, scores of Grant County residents marched through downtown John Day in opposition to the Aryan Nations. As The Oregonian's Dick Cockle reported, log truck drivers honked their horns in support of the marchers, who carried signs that read "Say No to Hate and Violence!" and "One Race: Human." On Friday, hundreds of people are expected to gather at town hall meetings in Canyon City to express their concerns and hear two Idaho attorneys who won a landmark judgment against the Aryan Nations in 2000.
Fear of balloons popping is a very common form of irritation and can be categorized as fear of loud noises: Ligyrophobia. The fear of balloons, by itself, is Globophobia.Chelsea says she doesn't know what caused the phobia. I have a couple of Tim Curry video clips backburnered that I want to post sometime, so he's been on my mind. I wonder if this phobia isn't his fault?
“I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can’t conceive. Just as a chimpanzee can’t understand quantum theory, it could be there as aspects of reality that are beyond the capacity of our brains.”Exactly. This is one reason among many that science shouldn't presume to reach "truth." It is fearsomely good at making predictions, and for practical purposes, that is a useful meaning for "truth." But as soon as one assumes that something is an absolute fact, the line is crossed between practicality and hubris. That's a dangerous line to cross.