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That massive earthquake in Japan

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard by now of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that’s fucking shit up hardcore in Japan. I know for many of you jackals when you think Japan you think Roxy so this is just a post to let you know she’s okay. Here’s part of a blog from her facebook on the subject:

So I was on my way to work at about 2:30 and decided to go to the supermarket to grab some kamaboko fish sausages for a snack.

I walk to the register and see a register woman collapsed on the floor, and another staff lady is holding her, crying out, “She collapsed!  She collapsed!”  I’m trying to think of what to do, when I notice a strange sensation.  People are starting to halt their normal motions, and I start feelnig a little nauseous!  I see people looking around, and then stuff on shelves starts moving…

It hits us all that it’s an earth quake!  And I don’t want to be in the basement of a 8 story building when it hits, that’s for sure, especially to feel it standing up?  Usually if you’re sitting down you notice it.

I put my fish sausage down somewhere and make my way towards the exit with a few other people.

Then the place freaking starts ROCKING.  People start BOOKING it for the door.  Come on, grandma, ditch the cart!  Like 5 grandmas were like blocking the doors with their carts…

We make it outside and even standing on the pavement, we can feel it.  I look up and see antenae waving back and forth wildly, and I SEE THE FREAKING 7 STORY BUILDING SWAYING compared to the one next to it!!

It was so scary!  The building was moving!  People were pouring out of all the nearby buildings.

Eventually, I went to my office and saw my co-workers with students standing outside.  Turns out that we cancelled classes for the rest of the day.  Well, only two kids showed up and we sent them home.  There were aftershocks, and it was really scary.

  • Reverend Clint

    largest earthquake ive been through was a 7.2… scary shit. We are getting waves right now.

  • G Funk

    Glad to hear she’s OK and that the tsunami didn’t hit her area

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    Where are you located on the Pacific Coast, Clint? (Not being creepy this time, just curious due to the current events / world gearing up to end next year)

    I have buddies in BC right now that are on Tsunami advisories, and I hear Hawaii is bracing for a sure fire hit

  • Reverend Clint

    I live in Humboldt County which is just south of Oregon

  • Take It Easy

    the buildings are designed to sway to resist earthquakes lol women are dumb

  • frickshun

    I sway when I sing Kumbaya.

  • glassjawsh

    the one positive about living in indiana is that outside of a tornado every 25 years God doesn’t care about this place enough to smite us with his wrath

  • agentsmith

    @ Take It Easy Like Sunday Morning:

    No shit, but that doesn’t make it any less scary to see up close.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Glad to hear every thing is okay with Roxy, been watching footage on CNN


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  • mamoru

    Worst part about the entire thing is that not only did Sustain postpone it’s totally AWESOME “Shootor’s legacy 2″ card, but the fucking earthquake had the gall to damage the korakuen hall. That’s just not on.

  • CAP

    ^Scary ass footage. 8.9 is the largest I can recall. DAMN.

  • Letibleu

    Glad everything is fine with Roxy and friends. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about tens of thousands missing (or more). There are 4 trains with hundreds of people on each one MISSING. Entire freaking trains, washed out to the ocean. Nuclear plants having to deal with cracks and their cooling systems shutting down.

  • iamphoenix

    that was fucking horrible shit…japan couldn’t even get a 9.0.

  • Roxy

    Yeah, I’m okay….Korakuen hall was damaged? The top of Tokyo Tower was bent.


    That’s like the statue of Liberty dropping her torch.  I am crushed. lol


    and those trains…and everyone in the north. omg.


    I was talking to my mom on Skype and I felt shakeyshakeyshakey…. my rickety old TV stand squeeked a bit.  Then my mom goes “ooh!” because we’re watching TV and someone on the new said, “Just in, a big aftershock!”  That’s probably what I felt. Surreal!!

  • Letibleu

    Roxy, there is a big possibility that the Fukushima nuclear plant will have a catastrophic failure in reactors 1/6 and 3/6 at any time now. If you can make it there in time for the meltdown and get close enough you might develop super powers or grow 2 more arms. It could strongly benefit your career.

    On a more sober note, this is really terrible. It will get worse in the following weeks as the humanitarian crisis begins to develop (lack of food, water, shelter, sanitation, potential radiation fallout). My family has friends in that region and my parents, my brother my sister and I are all watching this unfold on TV and on the net religiously. They live right next to Minamisanriku which is a village that the last news update we got said that there were over 12,000 people missing in that region. I am so focused on these developements that even though I was on the net all day I didn’t hear about the Zuffa/Strikeforce buyout for half the day.

    On somewhat better note, I am sure someone who is fluent in English and Japanese such as yourself could be very valuable up there to help coordinate foreign help with the local and governmental Japanese authorities. $$$$$$$$$$$