Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Happy Anniversary Of The 2003 Blackout, Which Now Seems Kind Of Lame When You Compare It To The Blackout We Just Had Last Year

It's the tenth anniversary of the New York City Blackout of 2003! What were you doing that night? I mean, I'm sure you've already bored everyone you've met subsequently to death with your recollections, and, in a much larger sense, no one cares, but if you're bound and determined to share, go crazy in the comments. Hell, toss in your 9/11 memories while you're down there! It makes no difference! It's just another one of those things where people nod politely and pretend to listen so they can wait until you're done and launch into their own stories. But go on!

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deepomega (#1,720)

Probably hanging out, watching teevee, being pretty happy that not EVERYONE lives in New York.

BadUncle (#153)

@deepomega Yeah, I was pretty much drinking a beer in my hot tub in San Diego, not smelling urine.

Mr. B (#10,093)

I was far enough out in Jersey that my lights only flickered for 30 seconds and then stayed on, so ha.

I do suddenly remember reading this thing, though:

the best moment of the night happened on a street in the lower east side where an impromptu block party had started. people were drinking beer and hanging out and a police car showed up. and everyone looked around disappointedly, as they expected the block party to be broken up. and the police car turned on it's flashing lights and then one of the policemen started singing 'new york, new york' over the intercom and everyone started cheering and dancing.

… which … I guess I was a regular reader of Moby's blog ten years ago? Jesus. What can I say, it was another time.

brent_cox (#40)

Oddly enough, the weather today is not so much like ten years ago, but very much like 9/11.

NinetyNine (#98)

Does this mean it's safe to say rude things about 9/11 again?

I remember that my cellphone was useless and that I did not get laid.

Live-Aid didn't just bring the country together, like Hands Across America would the next year, it brought the _world_ together. As John Hinckley Jr. had four years before.

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