September 18, 2003

I wonder why

By now, we've all seen the hurricane coverage, and I got to wondering about those two red and black flags they keep using as the background graphic. Read all about it here.

I love international standards. But if it were "Ted's Universe", the flag symbol for Hurricane would the the 'T' and 'F' flags.

Tango Foxtrot.

Update: The news has just reported a possible Coast Guard rescue attempt in the Outer Banks. Apparently, three people in a car are stranded on an island ordered evacuated a couple of days ago. Instead of a rescue, why not let nature winnow the herd by a few idiots.

Also, despite Metro announcing that they would suspend service at 11am this morning (which prompted the Federal Government to close for the day), there are still oblivious fools who didn't get the word. One old man stranded downtown smiled at the camera and said he'd walk home after work. "About an hour," he said. In a hurricane. Is it mean to think that it'd be fun to attach a GPS tracker to him and watch his hike on screen? I wonder which direction he lives in, the wind could shorten his trip to 20 minutes.

Posted by Ted at September 18, 2003 12:09 PM
Category: Munuvian Daily Tattler

I could not agree with you more. The way some people think they can outdo nature amazes me. Don't they watch the news? The Weather Channel? Discovery Channel? Sigh--no wonder the cops in Virginia Beach told the people who were staying to write their names on their arms in permanent marker so they could be identified if they were injured or killed. Sounds harsh at first...but then you think about how irritated the authorities must be when idiots like this insist they can "weather the storm". Bah!

Posted by: serenity at September 18, 2003 02:51 PM

I read an article about the rescue crews (man, it's hard to type) who go after idiots such as that. The refer to rescues of idiots as, "Interfering with natural selection."

Posted by: Victor at September 18, 2003 03:24 PM
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