Archive for September, 2005
“Most folks haven’t even heard of a wire recorder….. much less ever seen a steel wire recorder. Before the development of oxide based magnetic tape, “glorified” steel piano wire was the dominant media of choice.”
I confess – I had never heard of wire recorders before… and learned way too much detail about them in the process.1 comment
They say if a black cat crosses your path, it’s bad luck, but this really drives the point home.4 comments
I’ve just renewed Scuffletown.org’s domain for another 2 years at $18.40. We’re now good through December 2007. I’d appreciate it if you’d throw a few dollars in the hat. Click the PayPal link on the main page to access the secure payment form. Thanks!
Thousands drowned in the murky brew that was soon contaminated by sewage and industrial waste. Thousands more who survived the flood later perished from dehydration and disease as they waited to be rescued. It took two months to pump the city dry, and by then the Big Easy was buried under a blanket of putrid sediment, a million people were homeless, and 50,000 were dead. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.
When did this calamity happen? It hasn’t—yet. But the doomsday scenario is not far-fetched.
Link to the portentous National Geographic article from last year.
MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann
Earlier, I was sent a link to this video, which was stored at PutFile.com, and later in the day, the video was banned. Luckily, my friend still had a copy of it in his cache file and sent it to me via YouSendIt.com. I’m presenting it here, with a download link. Since there’s a chance that we’ll be contacted to remove it, download it and spread it around, so this pertinent editorial can’t be silenced.
Also, the transcript is available here, in case you have trouble with WMV.7 comments