Monday, September 12, 2005

Oops! My bad!

The power's out all over LA and people are freaking out. The latest on the news is that some jackass in the LA DWP cut the wrong line. As in, they cut the wrong line and power disappeared all over this major metropolis. For example, I work in Korea Town, my husband's in Burbank--our power went out at the same time. His actually stayed out for quite awhile, whereas ours flickered back on almost immediately.

(What do you say when you're the one who cuts that line? "Oops! My bad!" Yeah, I don't think so.)

No one's really buying the "cut the wrong line" story, either. Many think that there is something more sinister afoot (see bottom of article). I think these people, newscasters included, are simply on edge the day after the 9/11 anniversary and just one week after Katrina. Or maybe they just don't want to believe that someone could be so stupid or otherwise incapacited as to make this kind of mistake. Or maybe, just maybe, they're just trying to make a more sensational story out of it than it actually is.

Personally, I think it's a heist. I think someone of the George Clooney/Mark Whalberg persuasion either has someone on the inside at the DWP to take out a generator, or they've hired a hacker to cut power for a second. (If you see a Seth Green-type dude dancing around a laptop in LA, arrest that man!) Laugh if you will, but when artifacts at the Tut exhibit or $10 million in gold boullion goes missing, don't say I didn't warn you.

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