joy magnetism: I do not think Mandatory means what you think it means

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

I do not think Mandatory means what you think it means

Magnet #204 - Rodeo Houston

So. Wow. That happened.

It's superscary to think how many people they evacuated, how many people stayed behind, and how many people they're having to search and rescue for.

I worry about this term Mandatory Evacuation, and why it's not enforceable. I suppose you can't make people leave their homes, but at what point do the fun and games of a hurricane party become too damn dangerous? How do you just ignore the words certain death?

I'm also unclear as to why there were so many damn media people being buffeted by the winds. I understand that we all have this need to actually see what's going on, and we need those people reporting, but man, at some point, just go inside.

My favorite quote was some TWC anchor last night who was pointing out how many people - media and hurricane partiers - were outside in the weather, just hanging out. And he says, as the wind and rain was flying sideways already, "some people just have no respect for the power of Mother Nature." What. The. Hell.

Anyway, just wanted to finish this rather ranty magnetpost by sending out good thoughts for those in Ike's path.

Oh. And a couple of words about the magnet: Enrique Iglesias. Boys in chaps with horses and bulls. Yeah, everybody wins.
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The Geek said...

Vizzini: "He didn't fall?! INCONCEIVABLE!!"

Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

You'd think the warning "deadly hurricane" would make people take it seriously, especially less than five years after Katrina.

And thanks for the heads up on the cute behind-the-scenes Bones-in-England bit!

julie said...

hey... was it jim cantore?? i heart him on TWC. :) anyway... the hurricanes are even making news here. i can't believe people stayed...

G said...

Duh alert: I'll admit. Though I'm a rabid watcher of weather, I couldn't figure out what this magnet had to do with Hurricane Ike. You distracted me with the thought of Enrique Iglesias in chaps. Ride 'em, cowboy.

joy said...

You're welcome about the Bones, GG. Anything to promote David Boreanaz. Heh.

I dunno who the TWC guy was, he was kinda cute, but I couldn't see past his disdain for the hurricane partiers.

And, yeah, wasn't a concert I thought I'd ever be at, but he was pretty hot. Although, I bought one of those glowsticks, and wasn't able to make it work until the concert was almost over.