Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crack Up

Cracks Discovered In Washington Monument

Best line of the day comes from Andy Bremmeyer of Wasington State University:

"Apparently, there is a well known fault line, running right through the middle of DC, called Bush's Fault".



sue said...

Cube - Talk about our infrastructure problem.

This is right at the heart of the whole thing.

Jan said...

All that fuss over a little movement of the earth. What wusses people are when they live in the northeast.

Now maybe they won't tell us how awful it would be to live in California.

cube said...

Sue: It's an 125 year old obelisk and this is the first earthquake in that area since WWII. No one could've predicted the ground moving underneath it. It's got a crack, but it will be fixed.

I do feel sorry for the tourists who travelled to DC to visit it.

Like the time I went to the Statue of Liberty and her arm was closed off to visitors because it was being repaired. Still, looking out of her head was still an amazing experience.

cube said...

Jan: Here in Florida, we often have a week of warning that a hurricane is on the way. We can prepare to hunker down or get out of the way.

Earthquakes just happen willy nilly with no warning and that's even scarier to me. I can't scoff at the fear of any people who suffer earthquakes whether they be frequent occurrances as in the west coast or very rare as in the east coast.

Carole King's song not withstanding, having the earth move under your feet must be a frightening experience.

sue said...

Cube - I hope they fix it before it falls apart and kills someone.

Even George Washington surely wouldn't want that.

Trekkie4Ever said...

I got this from Z's blog. Sorry about the language.

Breaking from Jay Carney: "We apologize for the disturbance, the president's ego collapsed under the weight of all his bullshit.

Z said...

"Carole King's song not withstanding, having the earth move under your feet must be a frightening experience."


Granny Annie said...

crack up is right

Hilton Head Dumpster Rental said...

This story has been widely reported and is somehow a metaphor for the general condition in Washington. Maybe the earthquake exacerbaed and existing crack but the monument is over 125 years old and should be expected to develop cracks

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