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September 13, 2008

Living Through Gustav

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Matt Mullenix writes a vivid account of making it through Hurricane Gustav. Great passage:

Our neighborhood ... seemed pulsed in a blender. Minced foliage made a seamless green drift that blurred the borders between homes and the line between lawn and street.

Bonus: Steve Bodio links to a video of a sure-footed but creepy new robot.

I wonder what robots would make of a hurricane ...

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at September 13, 2008




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The robot looks like it was birthed by Cronenberg and Lynch: the look from the former and the sound from the latter.

Posted by: Bryan on September 13, 2008 7:29 PM



That robot is creepy. Is it the result of an "uncanny valley" for dogs (or quadrupeds generally)?

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on September 14, 2008 5:53 AM



I once heard it described as sounding like and feeling like being in a giant tumble dryer.

Posted by: Luke Lea on September 14, 2008 10:42 PM



my grandparents live in Florida it makes me so nervous everytime i hear that a disaster is coming i couldnt imagine living out there

Posted by: TeXanaville on September 26, 2008 6:04 PM






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