“And Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us
This pier lights our carnival life forever
Oh, love me tonight, for I may never see you again
Hey, Sandy girl
My, my, baby” ~ Bruce Springsteen, 4th of July Asbury Park
Bruce Springsteen wrote that in the ’70s, when he used to be good and long before he turned into a disgusting liberal troll.
Well as all of you know Sandy hit New York City yesterday.
Up until a year and a half ago I used to live on East 21st in Manhattan. If I still lived there I would have been in the flood/blackout zone. Part of me still wishes I lived there so I could have taken some pictures.
But now I live in upper Manhattan and between me and the flood zone lay nine miles of urban inner city (and without a car and no subways for the foreseeable future I had no way of getting down there.)
As for where I live in Washington Heights we had of course strong wind gusts and torrential rains. But I still have power. Other than all the downed tree branches it’s pretty much normal here.
This poor guy’s white van was crushed like a tin can.
Now that I think of it, a suspicious white van? All that was missing was a sign that said “Free candy kids! Come into my van I won’t hurt you!” and it might have been King Shamus’ van.
Of course the Capitalists were out, trafficking in human misery.
And finally I thought our SCOAMF was supposed to lower sea levels? (103)