Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Day San Francisco Was Flaming...

And we thought Katrina sucked? No, Katrina threw like a girl.

One-hundred years ago this morning, an earthquake ranging in estimated magnitude from 7.5 to 8.25 rocked San Francisco while the city slept. At least 250,000 of the city's 400,000 residents became instantly homeless, as 80 percent of the city (nearly 500 blocks) was completely destroyed from the quake and subsequent fires. I'm not sure whether the city's Chinee population clung to rooftops, stranded, waving banners and waiting for help.

A true testament to the spirit of rebuilding and regrouping, the Bay Area still stands 100 years later, bigger and better than before. And considering I just booked a four-day trip out there for late May, I can only hope it stands until at least the 22nd of the month. I'd prefer not to have the ceiling fall on my head at a Phil & Friends show. Just a preference. This shit's awesome, brah, I feel like this place is caving in on my head. Oh, it is, you say? Heady, man.

I love this sign. SF Mayor Eugene Schmitz put out a "Shoot to Kill" order for anyone caught looting or committing other crimes. And in case you wanted to plead ignorance, think again: The dude capitalized the word "KILL." Bang bang, on the door, baby. Happy anniversary.

Slack Link of the Day: It's official, Tom Cruise will eat the placenta. Her placenta falls in his mouth...The angel opens her eeeeeyes.

Slack Video of the Day: The Rangers go for the division title tonight, in the Garden against Ottawa. A win, and the Patrick Atlantic Division is their's. Since the Rangers haven't been relevant in a decade, I'll root them on with this shot of Matteau's game winner, with an exuberant, jubilant Ace in the stands celebrating like no other time.

Slack Song of the Day: Walk Away from Phish's 6/29/00 set randomly came on the iPod, and I suddenly felt the urge to dig on some James Gang. Not many quality recordings exist freely on the Interweb, but I did find this Central Park show from 6/17/74. It's got all the big songs: Ride the Wind, Funk #49 and Walk Away, so enjoy this shitty James Gang recording...(Added bonus: Phish's Walk Away.)


At 11:35 AM, Blogger dhodge said...

4/18/1906 - the least gay day in San Francisco's history.

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Halley_Mountain said...

tom cruise is sick.

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Don Fiedler said...

If he really IS sick, then eating the placenta is a great idea given all of the nutrients it conveys to the unborn baby. Anti-oxidants and such. Plus, I head that Katie Holmes' vagina became extra-nutritious once Pacey blew his beans up her muff in "da' Creek."

It's weird isn't it? He could eat a placenta that falls out of her that he helped create. It's like hocking a loogie into a woman's armpit, waiting nine months, and then eating the tongue that grows out of that armpit as a result of your spittle. And in this case, it's an ultra-nutritious tongue at that.

Also, since the placenta feeds the baby, it would be kind of like Tom Cruise eating his baby's nanny.

At 11:59 AM, Anonymous JMoney said...

also on this day in history the greatest wrestler in history was "found" in the audience at a Nassau Coli Coliseum WWF match..the only man who could take down the Ultimate Warrior...EARTHQUAKE. http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/profiles/j/john-tenta.html

also the Scorpions were originally going to call the song Rock You Like an Earthquake until it was discovered that since there is no Q in German they could not pronounce it. thus rock history was born.

tom cruise is sick.

At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Rashid Muhammad said...

Hmmmm... I would say that it is the most gay day in SF history.

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Don Fiedler said...

4/20/1906 - the day in San Francisco's history when the most people got stoned and looked at a big crack in the ground and smoldering rubble and could only muster a mildly-exclamatory "Dude".

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Earthquake and Typhoon (the heel version of Tugboat) as the Natural Disasters was a terrible idea. Those guys were waaay too fat to be taken seriously. And I always hated Dino Bravo (who brought Tenta in), until The World's Strongest man was murdered in his Montreal apartment. Tough stuff.

Placenta: Tastes like chicken.

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Mr. Underhill said...

Dude thanks for the Rangers clip. I still get psyched when I see that shot.

And Don, nice beans-muff reference. I just watched the Christmas special again the other day. Brilliant.

At 2:33 PM, Blogger MDS said...

"the only man who could take down the Ultimate Warrior."

Other guys took down the Ultimate Warrior. Hulk Hogan had him pinned in Toronto, but the ref was unconscious. (Jack Tunney was sitting in the front row; I think Tunney should have climbed into the ring and counted, giving the title to Hogan, since it was always a mistake for WWF to try to make Warrior the No. 1 attraction.) Also, the Undertaker locked him in an airtight coffin.

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Kenny Alias said...

That earthquake should have been called the "San Fransico Cocksocka" and been sent back to chinks alley.

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...


At 4:55 PM, Blogger ahren said...

"it rainbow spirals round and round, it trembles and explodes..." (warfield roof falls on ace's head, killing him)

i'd take that death, as far as deaths go.

"if i had my way... i would tear this old building down" (warfield roof falls on ace's head, killing him)

that wouldn't be the worst either.


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