Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It Never Rains in Southern California

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Is great weather, hundreds of beaches, hard bodies, tanned skin, A-list celebrities, ridiculously entertaining nightlife, and immediate access to everything else the entertainment capital of the world has to offer worth risking you life and all that you've acquired over the years?

If you haven't heard by now, then you've just crawled from under a rock. California is burning and its burning in a hurry for a couple of days now. 321,000 people (that's nearly the entire of Minneapolis) and 1,300 mixed income, but mostly high-priced, ultra upscale homes where destroyed.

Californians deal with a lot - drought, mudslides, earthquakes, forest fires...OJ. I couldn't do it. Eventually you have to ask yourself if the good is really worth the potential train wreck.

People called me crazy for moving back to Baltimore. You can tell my critics this: I may not have the weather or the celebrities, but I have a NFL team and Pazo, my version of LA's ultra-hip The Abbey, and I don't have to deal with forest fires. The occasional house fire started by base heads who mishandle a hot spoon, maybe, but no forest fires.

Sike.

My only experience with forest fire is (and I'm sure at least one other poster from the Northeast will remember this) in 2002 when a forest in Quebec was burning and I smelled it in the air for days 700 miles away. I saw some brush in the middle of the highway burning in Phoenix once, too.

These pics are crazy.







7 comments:

Forge said...

I was watching this, on the last day of my vacation. It really bothers me. I gotta say, it reminds me of the last days, baby boy. Scary.

One Man’s Opinion said...

I just pray for all of the people and the Firefighters.

The Captain said...

Jump in the river...

Mr. Jones said...

What are you talk about?

Darius T. Williams said...

This is pretty scary...

yet another black guy said...

and it happens EVERY EFFING YEAR!

Bygbaby said...

Funny title! I guess Tony Toni Toné lied.

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