Where were you four years ago ? Our asses here in the Midwest of the USA were sitting in the dark with no water, no fuel for vehicles, no ATMs, and no air conditioning. Complete power grid failure.

These papers were produced on laptops with dying batteries – check out the jaggy font on the newspaper header !

3 Responses to August 14th 2003

  • What i want to know is how they ran printing presses with no power?!

  • I lived in Lake Orion at that time, right off of Clarkston Rd, and we never lost power, but most everyone else around us did. A speedway gas station right at the cornor got looted and it was so bad because of people coming up from the city’s with no power , the national guard showed up and took care of the looting. I only had a 1/2 tank of gas so I just stayed where I was living and waited the rest of it out. That was a crazy time for the state

  • well, i can definitely tell you where i was during the ENTIRE blackout…

    i was deep in the wilds of Ontonagon County (da Yoopee, eh!), on a 2-week solo backpacking trip. i was about 5 miles from the nearest human, and 30 miles from the nearest electric outlet. i was totally oblivious to the whole fucking thing, hehehehe!

    it was hilarious when i got back home, cause my parents were like “HOLY SHIT, GOD DAMMIT, etc” cussing about the fact that they had to boil water for a week, and i’m like, “What?”

    then they told me what had happened–and were obviously disgruntled that i was so oblivious to it, and in such a good mood hahaha…

    i had to laugh though, since everybody was bitching about having to rough it for a week, when i myself was out there in the woods doing it FOR FUN, filtering all of my water from lakes and streams, eating dehydrated food, and sleeping on the ground with no tent. it really makes you take a hard look at modern man.

    this is a story that i will remember forever, and tell to my grandkids.