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  • #32832
    Brindisium
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    • Markshire PCs:

    No, REALLY, just now while I was playing NWN we had a genuine earthquake. Here, in sunny Manchester! The house was shaking. Even the cat (Casper) AND my teenage daughter!! woke up.

    While I was looking for the news report I found this: (apparently someone has already launched an appeal)

    00:57AM 27 FEB 2008, MANCHESTER STRUCK BY EARTHQUAKE

    Victims can be seen wandering aimlessly muttering : “Sorted”, ‘Top’ and ‘Arr Kid’

    The Earthquake decimated the area, causing approximately £30 worth of damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from the Balearics and Spanish Costas were damaged. Three areas of historic and scientifically significant litter were disturbed

    Many were woken well before their giro arrived.

    Thousands are confused and bewildered, trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting has happened in Manchester. One resident, Donna-Marie Dutton, a 17 year old mother-of-three said “It was such a shock, little Chantal-Leanne came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Megan-Storm slept through it. I was still shaking when I was watching Trisha this morning.”

    Apparently though, looting did carry on as normal.

    The British Red Cross have so far managed to ship 4000 crates of Sunny Delight to the area to help the stricken masses. Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings including benefit books and jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos.

    * HOW YOU CAN HELP

    This appeal is to raise clothing and food parcels for those unfortunate enough to be caught up in it.

    Clothing is most sought after.

    Items required include: –
    * Baseball caps
    * Fila Jackets
    * Heavy Twill Trousers (Male)
    * Shell Suits (Female)
    * Boots.

    Food parcels may be harder to put together but necessary all the same.

    Required foodstuffs include: –
    * Hollands Pies
    * Black Peas
    * Tripe and Onions
    * “Pigs Blood Pud”
    * Boddys Bitter

    £2 buys chips, scraps and blue pop for a family of four

    £10 can take a family to Salford for the day, where children can play on an unspoiled canal bank among the national collection of stinging nettles

    22p buys a biro for filling in a spurious compensation claim

    Please do not send tents for shelter, as the sight of “posh” housing is unfair on the population of neighbouring areas of Newton Heath and Moss side.

    Seriously, god forbid we ever have a major quake like you guys get. I nearly wet myself!

    #55509
    Ceorlas
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    • Markshire PCs:

    I felt it in west of Chester-le-Street (North Durham) as a /very/ mild trembling of my chair, actually seemed more like being giddy than shaken.

    As for the “appeal” .. LOL !! It had me curled up all the way through .. if anyone Stateside manages to understand even a tenth of the references they are doing well .. for Brind, me and any other Brit reading it .. absolutely hilarious – and totally true :))

    It’s been years since I had any Black Peas, now I absolutely /must/ have some 🙂

    #55510
    Brindisium
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    • Markshire PCs:

    WOW. Look at this Ceorlas : 5.2 – A “once every thirty years event”

    Wednesday, 27 February 2008

    A “significant” earthquake shook the UK in the early hours of this morning, causing damage to buildings.

    The tremor hit at around 1am and was measured at 5.2 on the Richter scale.

    #55511
    Remus
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    • Markshire PCs:

    lol, any yank that gets this deserves some respect. Brilliant.

    #55512
    BeyondThePale
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    • Markshire PCs:

    I, like, TOTALLY got it yo.

    #55513
    Monty
    Keymaster
    • Markshire PCs:

    As long as the Scots don’t ask for any of that Haggis stuff, we’ll be fine. And you wouldn’t like our caps as they all have Football teams on them. 😉 (and I don’t mean Soccer!)

    M3C

    #55514
    mule
    Moderator
    • Markshire PCs:

    lol that’s a great “appeal” heh

    #55515
    Lt. Tyler
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    • Markshire PCs:

    Man, I’m sorta jealous. When I was at Stanford for a couple years, there was only ever a 5.0 some distance away, and I slept through it.

    Now, clearly, I didn’t want to be around for the Big One, but I did want to feel a smaller one.

    I doubt there’s much chance of one happening here in Boston, although I did read about some academic types (damn skinny goose necked nerd learnin fellas) who predicted that Boston has a nonzero chance of an earthquake, and if we got one, our infrastructure is so unprepared for it the damage would be terrible.

    LT

    #55516
    Shanara
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    • Markshire PCs:

    An earthquake hit a large stretch of the East coast when I was in High School. We were watching the news when suddenly there was this strange booming noise, things started shaking and the newsman fell off his chair. He pulled himself up and looked around, “What the hell was that?!” Someone from the news room came running, “We’ve just been hit by an earthquake! It’s cracked the building, we have to get out!” Talk about live news.

    And well, I didn’t get the appeal. *grins*

    #55517
    Opinvu
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    • Markshire PCs:

    Well the Appeal was like it was here in Seattle when people went without power for…..two maybe three days. They were asking for handouts when none were needed. Asking for just good infashion luxuries rather than staples.

    Not even an earthquake but it was a winter windstomr took out so many powerlines millions were without power for the night or two at most. The radio station for local 24/7 news etc took up a Neighbor to Neighbor hotline relay gig. People calling in with I need a generator my father is dying cause the equipment has stopped.. and stuff like that. So, the majority turned into what you read above. I need:

    Designer Electric futon with down comferter.
    Solar powered A/C external heating unit.
    Fresh Sushi
    Nintendo Wii for the bored children.
    100 gallons of gas for car

    I drove 30min.s North and got gas, candles and batteries, there were no lines like there were at the power generator opened stores that were out of everything. I sold my excess and made $300 off batteries and candle sales. LOL 8) Crack heads were offering their children for batteries for a radio…

    #55518
    domf
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    • Markshire PCs:

    We have earthquakes all the time over lake erie…no one seems to care though…i suppose they wont until their house falls into the lake…

    also..i think there was one in Sharon, PA a couple years ago…i dont know how bad it was but we felt it here in Ohio…

    As for that appeal…it reminded me a bit of the british version of The Office.

    God save the Queen yo.

    #55519
    Osay
    Member
    • Markshire PCs:

    @Opinvu wrote:

    Well the Appeal was like it was here in Seattle when people went without power for…..two maybe three days. They were asking for handouts when none were needed. Asking for just good infashion luxuries rather than staples.

    Not even an earthquake but it was a winter windstomr took out so many powerlines millions were without power for the night or two at most. The radio station for local 24/7 news etc took up a Neighbor to Neighbor hotline relay gig. People calling in with I need a generator my father is dying cause the equipment has stopped.. and stuff like that. So, the majority turned into what you read above. I need:

    Designer Electric futon with down comferter.
    Solar powered A/C external heating unit.
    Fresh Sushi
    Nintendo Wii for the bored children.
    100 gallons of gas for car

    I drove 30min.s North and got gas, candles and batteries, there were no lines like there were at the power generator opened stores that were out of everything. I sold my excess and made $300 off batteries and candle sales. LOL 8) Crack heads were offering their children for batteries for a radio…

    We got hit with an ice storm last Jan. Most of the city was without power(except my work….figures) for at minimum of 4 days(I was out for 14 🙁 )….the things people did for propane, batteries and whatnot was nuts.

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