Towleroad Guide to the Tube #807

MACHO MAN: One-man Village People discos up halftime at the UConn Florida State game.

SWORD'S EYE VIEW: Don't get dizzy.

GAY SANTAS: A follow-up interview with the Jim Glaub and Dylan Parker.

LOMA PRIETA: Newly-released documentation of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake which interests me mostly because I was there. But some of you were probably there too.

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  1. Ninong says

    I lived in San Francisco during the Loma Prieta earthquake. Fortunately I lived in a brand new high-rise condo building that was less than three years old, so we suffered almost no damage at all. Of course, we did lose our electricity for two days, meaning we had to walk down 10 floors and back up again whenever we wanted to leave the condo.

    I used to hate it that all the TV news programs insisted on replaying the damn thing every October, just in case we missed it the first time. They did the same thing with the Oakland hills fire that happened October 1991. I guess it didn’t dawn on them that we weren’t interested in re-living it.

    It’s only lately that I can bear to watch any of the news coverage of either one of those disasters.

  2. says

    I was at work, 10 miles from the epicenter. We ran outside, and the parking lot was rolling like the ocean. I rode home on my bike, past downed power lines and broken water mains. I thought I’d be electrocuted.
    Then every day for a month, there were strong after shocks. It was a nightmare.

  3. Paul says

    For several reasons it seems odd that it’s a “CHP Production,” but it’s captivating regardless.

    It always baffles me when people say they could never live somewhere prone to earthquakes, as though there are many places on Earth not prone to natural disasters. And those few such areas that do exist are usually quite dull or ugly. Tradeoffs are often worth it! And nature is completely—and increasingly—unpredictable. Dozens of quakes happen every week all over the world.

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