Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Wilson Bridge Detonation Was Bullshit

It wasn't a glorious crumble and collapse like you see on the tv news sometimes, and it sure wasn't worth the wait. There was no glorious rumble, no shaking of the earth, and certainly no gigantic splash that comes from a million tons of concrete hitting the water.

We stood on the overpass in the hot humid night, surrounded by witty, effervescent rednecks singing na na na na na na na hey hey goodbye like they wrote it, all to see a series of orange firecrackers go off and a giant puff of dirt.

Anyone says they've got a good photo of this has the keys to Wonder Woman's invisible jet because there were no planes in the sky tonight either.

This, though -- this is some SERIOUS destruction: 16 buildings being felled simultaneously with 1,500 pounds of explosives. Apologies for the Fox news ...

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At 10:01 AM, Blogger Sweet said...

Yeah when I heard they were putting a 500 foot perimeter around it I figured, why bother?

At 10:03 AM, Blogger E :) said...

Damn! I can't believe they missed the opportunity for a legitimate spectacular explosion. How disappointing.

At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Drew said...

Weak. Glad I didn't bother going to see it. I know what'll make you feel better, the Shellac show on Thursday! It looks like I may have an extra ticket if you or someone else needs one, because a friend has bailed on me for the show.

At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We suffered through the viewing from the Washington St construction site too. Were you near the asshat in the helmet? He would not shut up. However, the sparkling lights, the loud kaboomboomboomboom, and the general glee over seeing big change happen real fast made a sticky monday night awesome!

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was near the asshat in the helmet. I think the funniest thing he said was "kill whitey" followed by "fuck the league of nations. fuck the 14 points!"


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