Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by G-FETT, Jul 1, 2007.
Those were...unspeakably awesome!
@The Shadow Emperor I have to ask about the Scalia avatar - are you a fan or is it ironic?
It's an inside joke. And no, being a far-left liberal I'm not a fan of the guy by any means.
Okay, I kind of assumed something like that from his facial expression, but having the same political views as you I didn't want to just assume. That is a pretty funny picture.
I just read that they changed Korriban, this upsets me greatly.
If you're referring to any TCW bonus content/"The Lost Missions" spoilers PLEASE do not elaborate in this thread!
So, apparently this happened:
4.4 magnitude earthquake in South Carolina
My only reaction was to mumble "Who farted?" and blame the cats for the vase that fell over on my foyer table.
I thought I was afraid of earthquakes. Maybe not.
@EHT , did you feel this?
Reminds me of the Earthquake that happened to Cuba that could supposedly be felt here. I didn't feel a damn thing.
We had one in Illinois a few years back - I slept through it.
The one time there was an earthquake where I live I literally thought it was a nuclear bomb. I ran outside and waited to see an explosion coming on the horizon.
Well... if it had been a volcano.
Yup, we felt it all the way over here in Atlanta, but it was extremely mild here. If you'd been walking or moving you probably wouldn't have even noticed here. I still don't like earthquakes at all though... I experienced enough "real" ones when I lived in Japan.
I live in Washington, where there's a faultline off the coast. I also lived in LA for a while. I've never felt an earthquake though. I must have slept through all of them.
The house shook a bit, I thought it was utility workers cutting down a large tree prior to turning on the news.
I'm about a mile away from a large fault line. We felt earthquakes every couple of weeks a few years back. Hadn't felt any in a while up until tonight though.
We had an earthquake drill at the zoo about 2 months ago. First drill I had been a part of, and apparently the first drill of its kind where the curator got on the radio, declared an emergency, made some comment like "most of you are probably aware that Idaho has been hit by a massive earthquake. Code Red (meaning highest priority emergency with potential for human harm). Check your areas for structural damage." He then tells one of the keepers to grab the shotgun and load it (in case a dangerous animal escaped).
There was definitely that couple minutes of confusion like "huh?.... I didn't feel anything...." One of the keepers would jokingly say the drill gave her PTSD, since she was actually horrified of the idea that a Tiger got out and was the last one to kind of catch on that it was a drill.
Apparently, most "drills" wouldn't even be proper drills, more like having meetings and discussing what would be done in the case of different emergencies. So a drill like this caught most of the staff off guard. Though someone asked what would happen in the case of a volcano (Yellowstone), and the comforting answer was stick your head between your legs and kiss your butt goodbye, because if that goes, everyone in the region is probably going to die.
I think the only natural disaster that scares the hell out of me at this point is the tornado. I had nightmares about those as a kid (thanks Wizard of Oz, I have several reasons to hate you).
I've never lived near a volcano but from what I've heard, there's usually plenty of warning before they blow.
When I lived near the coast, an incoming hurricane was an excuse to skip school, put a wet suit on and go surfing because it's the one time the Atlantic Ocean's waves are as good as those in the Pacific. Not me, I don't surf, but I knew several people who did this.
So I know
@Seerow posted new spoiler rules for the BC in the spoiler allowed BC thread - but I'm afraid to go in there today to find out if I can go in there today....can someone relay them back here or something? or in the BC NSA thread?
The short of it- the only unmarked spoilers will be in the designated thread for the German release. Spoilers in the BC thread must be blocked out, while no spoilers whatsoever are allowed in the no spoiler thread.
But basically, it'll require some self-control on everyone's parts to not be tempted to highlight spoilers if they wish to remain spoiler free.
Tsunami's and floods are what scared the hell out of me. We've got family in Oklahoma and it's not uncommon to see people driving down the road, see a tornado, confirm it's not heading towards them (yet), and go about their business like nothing is happening. Many people I talk to in Oklahoma are terrified of hurricanes, despite having several days notice to evacuate. I guess it all depends on what you're used to.
So what's the general consensus on whether there'll actually be a live-action TV show? I must confess to being horribly out of the loop (and since I find TCW to be simply awful, who can blame me?).
You work at a zoo and their method of putting down escaped animals is with a shotgun? That's a little disturbing.
I think the general consensus is "not likely." But I personally could see something going direct to Netflix later or if it's tame enough, to ABC.
So I'm in the market for new running shoes. I wonder how well these would work.
Yeah that's kinda what I figured.
Oh well, if there's any actual news on that front, I'm sure it'll be up on Wookieepedia's main page.
Ahhh!!! all of these threads filling up with spoiler tags....I don't know how much longer I can hold out!!
I was more disturbed that in the situation that someone falls into an animal pen, like a kid falls in with the lions (can't actually happen in our zoo, they would have to climb a very tall barrier), that if the animal doesn't show signs of aggression, they would tranquilize the cat. Mind you this all takes time. It's not like tranquilizers are handy. If a kid falls in, he might be waiting there, traumatized, with nothing separating him from two large cats that could kill him in seconds, while staff runs to where the tranquilizers are stored, get to the exhibit, shoot the cat, and then wait for it to take effect, which could easily take 10-15 minutes. Leaving some kid at the animal's mercy while the zoo takes its time to do whatever possible to refrain from killing the animal.
That seems more disturbing to me than getting that kid out ASAP.
As for escaped animals, they could easily get out of the zoo once out of their enclosures (and have, though none that posed any danger to humans - usually birds). In the event that a lion or tiger gets out, the shotgun is not something that is used unless it HAS to be. As a city zoo, the police monitor radio traffic, and if it were ever reported that something dangerous got out, the police would automatically respond to the alert, the staff would try to get all guests either out of the zoo or into buildings, and shooting the animal would be a last resort. Darting the animal with a tranquilizer would always be the first resort, so long as the animal doesn't appear to pose any immediate danger to guests.
The only two animals I've known to get out of the zoo entirely were a flamingo and an African ground hornbill. Though it's more common for animals to get out of enclosures but not out of the zoo. Though fortunately this was never really an issue when the zoo was opened, and is more an issue in the winter when we're closed and move animals to and from exhibits. And nothing dangerous has gotten out, the utmost care and redundant security measures are taken with something like a lion over something like a flamingo (we keep their wings trimmed so they can't fly, but sometimes they grow back enough to generate enough lift to hop the fence).