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20 Nov 2012 02:27 PM   |   13968 clicks   |   Komo
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Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.

20 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
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tnpir     
Go on....

(ziiiiiiiiiip....)

20 Nov 2012 02:02 PM
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vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

20 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
I just realized that The Goonies was a metaphor for masturbation. A group of adolescent boys going on a search for One-Eyed Willie's hidden treasure.

20 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.

20 Nov 2012 02:31 PM
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buttery_shame_cave     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just realized that The Goonies was a metaphor for masturbation. A group of adolescent boys going on a search for One-Eyed Willie's hidden treasure.


so what do the fratellis represent?

i mean, we can kinda figure out what the two chicks that tag along represent...

and what about sloth? what's HIS symbolism in this interpetation of the story?

20 Nov 2012 02:32 PM
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Walker    [TotalFark]  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just realized that The Goonies was a metaphor for masturbation. A group of adolescent boys going on a search for One-Eyed Willie's hidden treasure.


Plus there was a lot of handling of that statue's penis when it fell off.

20 Nov 2012 02:32 PM
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jack21221     

ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.


I don't get it either. Before clicking the link, I wondered if they were talking about a hurricane this late in the season (one eye = hurricane eye?) Also, it turns out that if we had two more named storms, the second would have been named William. THEN this headline would have made more sense. As it stands, I don't get it.

20 Nov 2012 02:34 PM
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just realized that The Goonies was a metaphor for masturbation. A group of adolescent boys going on a search for One-Eyed Willie's hidden treasure.


So, what you're saying is, the Fratellis are a metaphor for parents trying to prevent their children masturbating?

20 Nov 2012 02:36 PM
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khitsicker     

jack21221: ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.

I don't get it either. Before clicking the link, I wondered if they were talking about a hurricane this late in the season (one eye = hurricane eye?) Also, it turns out that if we had two more named storms, the second would have been named William. THEN this headline would have made more sense. As it stands, I don't get it.


the goonies took place in astoria.

20 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
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louiedog     
I hate when they greenlight articles that are behind a truffle shuffle wall. I don't have a webcam on this computer.

20 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
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scotchcrotch     
"You idiot, that's my mom's favorite part!"

"Wouldn't be here if it wasn't!

20 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

khitsicker: jack21221: ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.

I don't get it either. Before clicking the link, I wondered if they were talking about a hurricane this late in the season (one eye = hurricane eye?) Also, it turns out that if we had two more named storms, the second would have been named William. THEN this headline would have made more sense. As it stands, I don't get it.

the goonies took place in astoria.


Huh...I.Did.Not.Know.That.

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20 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
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humanshrapnel     
First thing I thought of:

2.bp.blogspot.com

20 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
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Alphakronik     
Storm passed, sunny skies again in Beaverton.

Had been raining pretty hard (even by Oregon standards) the past couple of days, so we had about an inch of water in the street gutters.

20 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
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joaquin closet     
I slept under that bridge once.

Across the river, there's a landmark (Lewis and Clark got stuck in bad weather there) called Dismal Nitch. The sign gets stolen every so often.

/csb

20 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
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MrSteve007     

Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.


Yep, if it happened on the other coast, we'd get 24/7 news coverage for a week.

Police cars on fire:
media.komonews.com

Semi's flipping over left and right:
media.komonews.com

media.komonews.com

Landslides, taking down homes and covering railroad tracks:
media.komonews.com

Urban flooding:
media.komonews.com

Interestingly, we nearly doubled our *all-time* record for rain in one day. Doubled. But here in the Pacific NW, this kind of weather is called "November."

20 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
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JackieRabbit     

Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.


Some would call them total devastation, Superstorm, storm of the century, etc.

20 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
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LordSunder     
Galloping Gertie.



/Get off my lawn.

20 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
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Burke Turkey     
So long Astoria.

20 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
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CygnusDarius     
They're gonna need some sort of hidden treasure to get the fundings to help the town.

20 Nov 2012 03:06 PM
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buttery_shame_cave     

JackieRabbit: Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.

Some would call them total devastation, Superstorm, storm of the century, etc.


whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.

/umbrellas are useless cause when it's really going, the wind is up too, and you're gonna lose the umbrella one way or another.
//you can always spot a new transplant from out of state in the first weeks of november from their attempts at using umbrellas.

20 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
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Kevin72     
Because God has a sense of humor (or is it irony), it was a 101 mph wind that knocked over the semi on Highway 101.

20 Nov 2012 03:08 PM
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MrSteve007     
I was down in Astoria just last week, visiting Goonies landmarks for the weekend. It's a nice city to visit and photograph.

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20 Nov 2012 03:12 PM
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cyks     
...and here, I thought it was going to be another necrophilia article.

20 Nov 2012 03:12 PM
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pute kisses like a man     

MrSteve007: Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.

Yep, if it happened on the other coast, we'd get 24/7 news coverage for a week.

Police cars on fire:
[media.komonews.com image 660x413]

Semi's flipping over left and right:
[media.komonews.com image 660x369]

[media.komonews.com image 660x371]

Landslides, taking down homes and covering railroad tracks:
[media.komonews.com image 660x495]

Urban flooding:
[media.komonews.com image 660x391]

Interestingly, we nearly doubled our *all-time* record for rain in one day. Doubled. But here in the Pacific NW, this kind of weather is called "November."


if it happened on the other coast, we'd be looking at something more than highways in the country, a bridge, and a small suburb. 

/ bad weather sucks wherever it strikes... suffering nature isn't a competition

20 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
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FTDA     
As a person that spent a good deal of his formative years living along the banks of the Columbia River this isn't news. On the bridge between Biggs Junction and Maryhill there are grave markers attached to it for the spots where semis were blown clear off the damn thing.

20 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
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buttery_shame_cave     

pute kisses like a man: MrSteve007: Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.

Yep, if it happened on the other coast, we'd get 24/7 news coverage for a week.

Police cars on fire:
[media.komonews.com image 660x413]

Semi's flipping over left and right:
[media.komonews.com image 660x369]

[media.komonews.com image 660x371]

Landslides, taking down homes and covering railroad tracks:
[media.komonews.com image 660x495]

Urban flooding:
[media.komonews.com image 660x391]

Interestingly, we nearly doubled our *all-time* record for rain in one day. Doubled. But here in the Pacific NW, this kind of weather is called "November."

if it happened on the other coast, we'd be looking at something more than highways in the country, a bridge, and a small suburb. 

/ bad weather sucks wherever it strikes... suffering nature isn't a competition


it might not be a competition to weather it(haha, i made a pun), but it IS a point of pride to not get all fecking hysterical about it.

20 Nov 2012 03:14 PM
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Seacop     
Winds just kicked up again in Astoria, heavy rain throughout the night, time for round two....

20 Nov 2012 03:17 PM
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HKWolf     
Mother Nature = Jerk Alert

20 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
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cyks     

buttery_shame_cave:
it might not be a competition to weather it(haha, i made a pun), but it IS a point of pride to not get all fecking hysterical about it.


Right... nearly 10 million lost power, a million of who went nearly 3 weeks before it was restored (some are STILL without), and it destroyed not just part of one small town, but a large portion of nearly 100 miles of coastal cities.

It's kind of hard to compare that to a small town of under 10,000.

20 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
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Mikeyworld     
It wasn't that much of a storm, really and I've been thru several of the classics (Columbus day, Independence Day, Etc). Ya gotta realize that the bridge is across the mouth of the Columbia, right at the ocean, so it's getting unadulterated wind. A couple of miles in, it was just 60mph. Agreed, it was a lot of rain...Bremerton got 5 inches in just 12 hours. My ancestral home got flooded again. Downtown Port Orchard got its storm drain fail for this decade. but the storm didn't give us that 3 days without power that a memorial storm needs to be considered major.

/just a good blow
//and a chin wipe

20 Nov 2012 03:33 PM
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JackieRabbit     

buttery_shame_cave: JackieRabbit: Generation_D: Standard Northwest storm. I guess you guys would call that a hurricane where you live.

Some would call them total devastation, Superstorm, storm of the century, etc.

whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.

/umbrellas are useless cause when it's really going, the wind is up too, and you're gonna lose the umbrella one way or another.
//you can always spot a new transplant from out of state in the first weeks of november from their attempts at using umbrellas.


This is why god invented macintoshes..... We often get winter rain from PNW storms here in the Southeast, so it's easy to understand the power they pack when they hit the west coast.

20 Nov 2012 03:37 PM
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Drunken_Polar_Bear    [TotalFark]  
Biggest difference between a storm like this and a hurricane is time. With a major windstorm, you get wind at 60mph with gusts of 90 to 100 mph lasting a few hours. With a hurricane, you get constant, straightline winds of 90 to 100 mph lasting three days. Same with blizzards, which is why NOAA has decided to start naming major blizzards as well.

20 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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ficklefkrfark     

ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.


Dude, you just posted the most off the wall, zany and WTF inducing photo on another thread, leading me to believe that you have in fact seen the ends of the inter webs...and a goonies reference stumps you?
/ no way, you're f ing with us

20 Nov 2012 03:46 PM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

ficklefkrfark: ChipNASA: One-Eyed Willie?

/I don't get it.

Dude, you just posted the most off the wall, zany and WTF inducing photo on another thread, leading me to believe that you have in fact seen the ends of the inter webs...and a goonies reference stumps you?
/ no way, you're f ing with us


(wink)
You get jokes.
-12/10?
/I got a few bites.

20 Nov 2012 03:54 PM
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FormlessOne     

Mikeyworld: It wasn't that much of a storm, really and I've been thru several of the classics (Columbus day, Independence Day, Etc). Ya gotta realize that the bridge is across the mouth of the Columbia, right at the ocean, so it's getting unadulterated wind. A couple of miles in, it was just 60mph. Agreed, it was a lot of rain...Bremerton got 5 inches in just 12 hours. My ancestral home got flooded again. Downtown Port Orchard got its storm drain fail for this decade. but the storm didn't give us that 3 days without power that a memorial storm needs to be considered major.

/just a good blow
//and a chin wipe


Basically - lots of rain, some good gusts, but there have been more spectacular storms in recent memory. This one was just wet, and few folks in the United States do "wet weather" quite like the Pacific Northwest. I mean, hell, we still have rainforests here.

20 Nov 2012 03:57 PM
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jack21221     
I suppose I'm the only person alive who hasn't seen goonies.

20 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
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ficklefkrfark     

jack21221: I suppose I'm the only person alive who hasn't seen goonies.


Sir, if you haven't seen goonies you just may not be alive.

20 Nov 2012 04:29 PM
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toraque    [TotalFark]  

buttery_shame_cave: whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.


As nice as that sounds, my experience has been that whenever it rains, PNW residents get in their cars, panic, and throw their brains out the windows.

20 Nov 2012 04:32 PM
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Mikeyworld     

FormlessOne: Mikeyworld: It wasn't that much of a storm, really

/just a good blow
//and a chin wipe

Basically - lots of rain, some good gusts, but there have been more spectacular storms in recent memory. This one was just wet, and few folks in the United States do "wet weather" quite like the Pacific Northwest. I mean, hell, we still have rainforests here.


You've been added to my favorites under "wet siders" in a nice shade of gray.

I'm out on the coast nowadays, just south of the rain forests. This storm just blew over the top of us without doing anything. It had to climb up a little to get vicious. We just had another squall blow thru, so Seatlle's gonna feel it in about an hour (their weather mostly comes over Ocean shores. can call my Ma and give her an hour's heads-up)

20 Nov 2012 04:35 PM
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Generation_D    [TotalFark]  

toraque: buttery_shame_cave: whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.

As nice as that sounds, my experience has been that whenever it rains, PNW residents get in their cars, panic, and throw their brains out the windows.


Just Seattle. And even then, just the ones scurrying back to suburbia by 3 pm on a workday.

once they're gone, there really isnt that big a deal in the middle of town. If power stays on. So far so good.

Out yonder is where the trees attack more frequently. And the ever popular sliding mansions down view front property.

20 Nov 2012 04:39 PM
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Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
I just got back from QFC on Capitol Hill and can report that ALCOHOL SUPPLIES ARE HOLDING STEADY. Remain Calm people. Beer, Wine and hard liquor are all in plentiful supply to make it through not only the deluge but also the long holiday weekend.

/// Supplies.

20 Nov 2012 04:40 PM
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germ78     
So, can this storm come through and drop some rain on us here in the midwest? It's only been like 3 weeks since our last significant rainfall, which was only like half an inch.

20 Nov 2012 04:41 PM
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mjohnson71     

MrSteve007: I was down in Astoria just last week, visiting Goonies landmarks for the weekend. It's a nice city to visit and photograph.

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Holy crap! You went to Astoria and actually saw blue sky and the sun? Wow: lucky dude.

/Nice pictures

20 Nov 2012 04:42 PM
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one_eyed_willie     
Sorry I'm late...

/not new here

20 Nov 2012 04:42 PM
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ringersol     
buttery_shame_cave: "what do the fratellis represent ... and what about sloth?"

The Fratellis are, clearly, the Catholic Church: trying to shame and scare the kids away from not only adventure, but adult-hood in general, in being so dismissive of their autonomy.
Not to mention the undercurrent implications of their capturing, torturing and enslaving children for their own purposes. Shades of sexual abuse there. Think on that when you re-watch the scene of Anne Ramsey forcing Corey Feldman to spit those jewels into her hand.

Sloth is a cautionary tale about "use it or lose it".
If you don't use it, you're basically consigning yourself to a lifetime chained up in a basement, taking orders from others.
But if you *use it* you not only have your dignity and autonomy, but you can be goddammed *Superman*.

20 Nov 2012 04:50 PM
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Perducci     
Has anyone thought to rescue that kid climbing the high voltage transmission tower where he went to place his "lasers"?

/This thread needs more non-Goonies movie references.
//Also: Watch out for booty traps

20 Nov 2012 04:53 PM
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Jument     

toraque: buttery_shame_cave: whereas we PNW dwellers in coastal oregon and washington go 'eh' and zip up our coats a little better.

As nice as that sounds, my experience has been that whenever it rains, PNW residents get in their cars, panic, and throw their brains out the windows.


It is astounding that people in Seattle seem to freak out when it rains because, seriously, it rains all the farking time here. But OTOH the average person is a complete idiot and a jerk to boot, so meh, whatever.

20 Nov 2012 04:59 PM
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

Alphakronik: Storm passed, sunny skies again in Beaverton.

Had been raining pretty hard (even by Oregon standards) the past couple of days, so we had about an inch of water in the street gutters.


It's really bad in certain spots in downtown Eugene. Water extending from the curb to a few feet into the street and it's ankle deep too. Part of the problem is that the storm drains covers are getting clogged up with leaves faster than they can be removed.

And coastal areas are even worse. There's some fairly bad flooding on Highway 101 between Seaside and Cannon Beach.

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20 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
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