Weather Alert! The Earth has left it's orbit.

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  1. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    This appeared on the NOAA web site this morning. Here's the text in case it gets removed:

    NON PRECIPITATION STATEMENT

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY-PLEASANT HILL MO
    1055 AM CST WED DEC 17 2003


    ...TEST...TEST...TEST...

    .UNUSUALLY HOT WEATHER HAS ENTERED THE REGION FOR DECEMBER...AS THE
    EARTH HAS LEFT ITS ORBIT AND IS HURLING TOWARD THE SUN.

    MOZ012-021-172251-
    ANDREW MO-CLINTON MO-
    1055 AM CST WED DEC 17 2003

    ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO LATE
    TONIGHT...

    UNUSUALLY HOT WEATHER WILL OCCUR FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS
    AS THE EARTH DRAWS EVER NEARER TO THE SUN. THEREFORE...AN EXCESSIVE
    HEAT WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED.

    STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER
    DETAILS OR UPDATES.

    $$
    HEINLEIN
     
  2. JustinCleveland

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    AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH [​IMG]

    That's funny stuff, great way to test and still have some fun!
     
  3. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Can't be any less accurate than any other weather forecast these days.
     
  4. ThomasC

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    Hee hee, that's great!
     
  5. Kyle McKnight

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    Did you take a screen cap?
     
  6. Keith Mickunas

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    Well the text is cut & paste, but what the heck, here's a screen cap:
    [​IMG]
    I would have shown more of the page, but the file size got a good bit bigger when there was more color.
     
  7. Kyle McKnight

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    Pic not working. Just wanted to see it since it's been edited.
     
  8. Todd K

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    Bizarre, I had a similar dream the other night -- some alien force had thrown the earth out of its orbit, causing our moon to hurtle into the sun. The aliens responsible managed to knock out the entire population of the Earth, save for myself, who managed to sneak into their headquarters. I thwarted them, and was able to revive a few people, who helped me destroy their machinery. The first thing that concerned me was, "What are we going to do without a moon?" I looked up into the sky and noticed that we had somehow acquired a smaller, more distant moon that we picked up somewhere along the way. "That'll have to do," I thought to myself. Another thought that occurred to me during the dream was "gee, this would make a great movie."

    Yes, my subconscious is a frightening place sometimes.
     
  9. Travis Hedger

    Travis Hedger Supporting Actor

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    Heh, but do you dream in Dolby Digital, DTS, or SDDS? [​IMG]
     
  10. Peter Kline

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    This explains why I couldn't find the bathroom during the night![​IMG]
     
  11. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    Hmm, the image ain't there you say? Must be a dns problem. I'm having my sysadmin look into it. This is on my home server so obviously I see it. I'll change it to the IP address momentarily.

    Update:
    My sysadmin can reach it from his cellphone, so all should be well. But I know on a friend's computer I couldn't connect, so there may be some strange issue. I'll switch to the IP.

    Further update:
    Can anybody see it now? Something about my firewall prevents me from seeing stuff on my website when using the IP.
     
  12. Tim Hoover

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    Keith - pic is working fine...at least for me [​IMG]
     
  13. JustinCleveland

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    Mono, with a black-and-white, cropped 1:33 to 1 AR from a 4:1 OAR...

    It's quite a nightmare... [​IMG]
     
  14. Casey Trowbridg

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    I dream in HD and with full surround sound capability.

    On another note, that dream may be the best dream I've ever heard of seriously.
     
  15. Todd K

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    The dream is pretty tame by my standards.

    I'll often have dreams where I can't tell if I'm in real life or a movie.

    The weird planet thing is also one of my many recurring dreams/nightmares. I'll look up at night and see huge planets in the sky, often related to alien invasions.
     
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    Todd,

    Something is missing from that nightmare you had....you need to repopulate Earth with a female. [​IMG]
     

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