Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Talk About Your Anticlimax

Not that I was hoping for any major damage as a result of the earthquakes off the coast of Japan, but the whole way into work this moring, NPR kept giving fluttering accounts of scientists tracking its possible effects. NPR on-air reporters were checking in with members of the Japanese government, asking about evacuation plans. This story dovetailed nicely after a story about engineers building a test house on quake tables to simulate the effects of earthquakes on the types of housing that currently exists in California. Their next test will be in Japan.

After all was said and done, the tsunamis ended up being a series of sixteen inch waves pummeling the coast. Thanks, NPR for gearing up like pros. And thanks, God, for deciding against punishing Japan today. After all, they've all been saved right?

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm... Good point. With everything ELSE going on in the world, did NPR need THAT much coverage? On the other hand, when you're reporting re: stuff on the other side of the planet, mistakes and overassumptions can be made.

    I think the WORLD has had enuff water hit it's shores in the last 2 years or so, 'tween tsunamis and hurry-kanes, that I too think it's lovely that folken escaped unscathed.

    Meanwhile, that last sentence... Y'all might be able to wring a God Talk outta' that...

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  2. I think that last sentence says it all. I don't need to elaborate, do I?

    It's kind of a zen god talk.

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