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600 million without power in India

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Falldog, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...ithout-power/2012/07/30/gJQA7j1LMX_story.html
     
  2. Don the Radio Guy

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    Isn't the normal number around 590 million anyway?
     
  3. Creasy Bear

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    Far more tragically... the battery died in my garage door opener remote control.
     
  4. Psychopath

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    You think that place stinks with air conditioning? Imagine how bad it is today. Comedian Russel Peters mentioned that when he got off the plane in India he got hit with a wave of BO, It has to be 20 times worse without air.
     
  5. d0uche_n0zzle

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    How did you manage such an awful inconvenience?
     
  6. DrewDown

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    I'm so sorry to hear this THP. Thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers.
     
  7. the Streif

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    ***UPDATE***

    Mentor, Ohio checking in here. We don't seem to be affected by this too much. Everything and everyone seems to be okay so far. It is a little warm today so I have had to turn my AC down a degree or two. I'll keep you folks posted as to our conditions here throughout the day.

    We will be having a prayer vigil for brother THP and his family. It sounds like it's been a rough go of things there. Might even be setting up a charitable donation fund to help him purchase new batteries!

    We can't have a fellow brother sitting in his minivan just pushing that opener button and having nothing happen. That unopen garage door is all that separates a man from his alcohol and sanity.
     
  8. Owenay

    Owenay Those who fail to learn from history are doomed...

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    I happened to have a bag of about 200 AAA's and 100 AA's fall into my lap recently so if you need a few just say the word. We 'baggers have got to look out for one another in these trying times.
     
  9. Falldog

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    If we just had laws mandating battery redundancy this wouldn't have happened!
     
  10. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    India power outage, Day 1. I'm at work. Despite the central AC I have a small fan to blow cool air on me. The filtered water in my bottle is running low. I may be forced to go downstairs and get more. I'll keep you updated.

    Stay strong, brothers.
     
  11. DrewDown

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    Get the fuck out of here. He probably needs a 9 volt! Where the fuck is he going to get something like that? This is an emergency situation, not some fucking Christmas morning bullshit, pal.
     
  12. MayrMeninoCrash

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    You think you have it bad? They ran out of Irish Creme coffee creamers at work today. I was forced to use Hazelnut......HAZELNUT!!!!! Oh the humanity. I need a hug.
     
  13. Owenay

    Owenay Those who fail to learn from history are doomed...

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    <HUGZ> We may disagree on a great many things, but NO man should EVER have to suffer such an atrocity. I'm here for ya my friend, I'm here for ya.
     
  14. Begbie

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    It's been 15 minutes...has anyone heard from BIV??? Shit.
     
  15. d0uche_n0zzle

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    BIV is probably waddling his way back from that dangerous walk down stairs.
     
  16. DrewDown

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    What if he broke a sweat? WHAT THEN!?
     
  17. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Pray for the BIV.
     
  18. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!



     
  19. Hudson

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    How the fuck is this possible? Customer service at sirius picked up in less than two minutes. She spoke and understood english......ahhh! the apocalypse is upon us!!
     
  20. BIV

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    Not to worry, water bottle is full, though my key is slightly bend and I had to wiggle it a bit to get back in the door.

    There has been one casualty. My Nut Roll was squished in my backpack. Still edible, but will doubtlessly be inconvenient.
     
  21. Falldog

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    Do we need to organize an air drop of new Nut Rolls or you can hold out until the National Guard makes it by foot?
     
  22. DrewDown

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    I just had an eyelash get caught in my eye. No worries, though. I was able to blink a few times and get it out. What will happen next?
     
  23. Creasy Bear

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    Puncher's Power Crisis 2012

    ***UPDATE!***

    Oh man... the fucking battery in this thing is some sort of funky 12V A23 bullshit. Of course it can't be a standard AA or AAA. Ugh! FUCK MY LIFE!

    I can still open the door from my sweet ass minivan, because it has the Homelink(tm) gizmo, but I need the remote to open the door when I go out and ride my bike. I came back from riding my bike this morning, pushed the button, and the fucking thing wouldn't open. I had to walk all the way over to the front door, ring the doorbell, and then wait like a whole two minutes for my kid to open the door.

    This is just the worst thing ever to happen to anyone ever.

    Where the fuck am I going to find this fucking A23 battery? Do I order it on amazon and then wait two days like some kind of retarded asshole, or do I drive all the way to the goddamned Radio Shack and wait in line behind some horrible old bag of shit buying a Jitterbug cell phone? And you just know the pile of human waste cashier is going to ask me for my address. Here's my address... 3642 Noneofyourbeeswax Lane, Mister Nosey.

    Everything has gone to shit.

    I'll provide further updates as the crisis unfold.
     
  24. stevethrower

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    If I leave now I can get a 9v to him in 16.5 hours... hope he can survive that long.
     
  25. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Dammit now I have to turn around and pull that A23 battery out of my camera...

    Oh are you on North Noneofyourbeeswax Lane or South Noneofyourbeeswax Lane?
     

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