Friday, June 25th, 2010
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Flagstaff Burns Beautifully


Here's a timelapse video of wildfires in the mountains around Flagstaff, Arizona, which has had a very hot, bad week this past week. With apologies for taking any joy from the suffering of a faraway city, it's amazing and beautiful to watch. And with apologies to anyone who is ever seen in my company, I will now admit that I really like the embarrassingly bombastic and melodramatic ballads of the Christian/goth/metal band Evanescence. (That's their big hit "My Immortal" playing over the video.) Why is a mystery even to myself. Except that they had already nailed the "my-emotional-life-is-so-important-to-the-world" teen-reversion fantasy magic that the Twilight franchise has been taking to the bank way back in 2003. So, credit where credit's due, I guess.

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mathnet (#27)

Tori Amos is a pain in the ass.

A.R. Chrisman (#2,964)

Dear Dave, why are you so sorry all the time?

Dave Bry (#422)

Guilty conscience.

LolCait (#460)

The coolest thing is watching the stars moving. Our planet moves guys. In space.

The stars in Arizona are amazing.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Bueno. Let's throw some carnitas on this parilla, because I just spent 72 hours wandering the desert and I'm hungry.

wb (#2,214)

This could easily be confused with a time-lapse video of the Argentine campo, but each spot a large chunk of cow being grilled.

wb (#2,214)

Not to be insensitive, of course–because this fire really does suck.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

Mmm…La Parrilla.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

wb: bad arizona/immigrant jokes aside, yes. it sucks, indeed.

pete: have you eaten at Kraus' new joint, Esquina, yet?! Parilla who???

KarenUhOh (#19)

This just makes me sad. That's beautiful country up there.

Deliberately set, they say. Well, there's forest land I'll never see again, beyond saplings.

"Land of Many Uses," indeed.

Baboleen (#1,430)

Reminds me of some Maxfield Parrish paintings – but sad.

Ribs (#2,690)

"Flagstaff in flames as townsfolk protest Evanescence being used over video of forest fires"

HighRestraint (#5,069)

Wow, that's a pretty bold musical confession, especially in this crowd. I have such a good time here, what with all the witty repartee, but I'm keeping my mouth shut on the subject of music as the contents of my ipod would probably get me kicked out of here. I'm having a vague flashback of Tommy Smothers saying something about "ridicule and persecution." I avoid that.

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