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Bloggers Are Morons

March 29th, 2005 - Tuesday

Blogging has fried our brains. Instead of evacuating after the tremor, we, bloggers staying in high rise apartments, sit here and blog about it, oblivious to the risk should the building topple over or collapse. I, for one, was furiously typing away as the floor swayed under me instead of making plans to leave my apartment. Should I laugh or cry at this stupidity that has befallen me?



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32 Responses to “Bloggers Are Morons”

  1. auyongtc says:

    Actually with us all staying in apartments… evacuation via the lift is definitely a no-no… and by stairs during the tremor is also a risk, isn’t it? Best to stay put, steer clear of tall objects that may fall over, or crouch under tables/doorway.

    At least, the safe place in my room is actually in front of the PC, so I mah blog about it lor :p

  2. Jinny says:

    Aww, we tend to… take things for granted. Don’t do that again ya?

    I blogged after I came back into my condo, 20 floors up.

    Structural integrity can collapse too, you know :D

  3. lilian says:

    Peter!!! I felt it soooo bad this time. My knees were all weak when I carried my toddler down ‘cos the staircase were swaying. Please get your stuff ready for just in case. I hope you have all the plans ready. I am not sending my kids to school tomorrow, not sure what to expect. Just pray, pray, pray.

  4. Silencers says:

    I’m laughing yet at the same time I’m worried about you, Peter. Do take extra precaution and I pray for yours and other penangites’ safety.

  5. Peter says:

    Auyongtc,
    Evacuation should proceed immediately after the tremor stops.

    Jinny,
    The exercise is good for you. :o)

    Lilian,
    This definitely is worse than the previous.

    Silencers,
    Thank you for your concern.

  6. chasyss says:

    haha. you’re right it’s an odd situation. take care though!

  7. Peter says:

    Chasyss,
    Thanks. You take care too.

  8. twinsmom says:

    My goodness Peter, you cracking me up and make me worry in the same time, you even got the sense of humour to crack a joke like this when the building shaking, oh my goodness…can’t help but LOL…

  9. eKLim says:

    Peter, take care…
    Hope nothing goes bad :(

  10. Peter says:

    Twinsmom,
    :o)

    eKLim,
    I am safe. Thank you.

  11. sweetspirit says:

    Interesting post, in oz well newcastle children are told if a earthquake occurrs, under the desk they must go.Also it’s considered to go into the smallest room like toilet bathroom ,as theyre suppose to be stronger.Anyways earthquakes happen so quickly one could go outside and a building still come down on ya.Anyways glad ya okz n tcz

  12. Peter says:

    Sweetspirit,
    Thanks for your concern.

  13. Shan says:

    Peter don’t be too hard on yourself. Am glad you’re alright tho.
    Would you mind if I linked you to my site?

  14. Peter says:

    Shan,
    I am fine and well. Thank you. You are most welcomed to link me.

  15. bob says:

    Bloggers should get a life. Put down your cellphones, turn off your computers and ACTUALLY interact with REAL people. DUH!

  16. Peter says:

    Bob,
    We are filling the gaps where the mainstream media has failed to cover. We bring you first hand news even before journalists know what is happening. And yes, I have a life in the real world too.

  17. imfuct says:

    I agree with Bob, all bloggers are are sad wannabe reporters that will never have a real job in journalism. This format called blogging makes them happy, at least until the played out format takes it’s final nosedive, and the participants return to their former lives.

  18. N.C. says:

    There are real people on the other end of the cellphones and computers, aren’t there? Next you’ll be telling us that this “mail” fad will never catch on.

  19. Peter says:

    imfuct,
    I wonder why you are reading blogs. Get a life man.

    NC,
    You got that right. Some people just speak out of the other end.

  20. ks says:

    Yes, evacuate only after the earthquake or tremor stops. And like you said, don’t evacuate and hang around the perimeter of tall apartment/office blocks. Doesn’t make a difference if the building collapses, does it?

  21. Peter says:

    Ks,
    They rushed down only to linger at the driveway. No, it does not make any difference. It was as if they had stayed in their own apartments.

  22. imfuct says:

    N.C.,
    This “blog” was posted as a link called Bloggers Are Morons, on MSNBC.com’s webpage. Kind of strange to see a blog that calls bloggers morons, don’t you think? Now can you see why I chose to read it? I didn’t find out until after reading into it that it was a blog about bloggers, it’s sad, really. Thanks for the reply anyway.

  23. JustMe1383 says:

    I feel that anyone who judges another without prior knowledge of that person is an ass…especially when free speech and the right to do freakin anything seems to be at issue in ‘our’ ‘democracy’ in the USA. I love this country…but, I so detest people with a right wing, duct-tape your mouth shut kind of judgement…in which a ‘blogger’ makes degrading judgemental remarks about people in this country who NEED to stand up and speak…
    Peace…

  24. Peter says:

    JustMe1383,
    Jumping to conclusion before fully understanding the gist of the content is putting a foot in one’s mouth. All said, this entry was done in jest. It is a pity some could not see it that way.

  25. taste says:

    justme1383, you need to get either one of these:

    1) a life – because people with a life have better things to do than flame a person for his blog article

    2) a sense of humor – even my dog who doesn’t understand english found the capacity in itself to wag its tail and pant inexorably as though it were suppressing a hearty laugh… that or it was constipating from the week old lunch I gave it earlier

    3) laid – yes. stiff people definitely need this.

    Good day to you.

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