Quote of the day

Posted by Iannucci | 4/17/2008 | 5 comments »
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"It felt like a washing machine went off in my room. It was like on a gentle spin cycle." - Darren Manning on the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that awakened a few folks in Japan at 4:19am this morning.


  1. John Edward // April 17, 2008 1:29 PM  

    I love his quotes... remember the one about blisters on his hands? hehe

  2. Zappatista // April 18, 2008 3:24 AM  

    Ya let me freaking tell ya...YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN JAPAN TO FEEL A FREAKING EARTHQUAKE! Unfortunately, I couldn't sleep this morning and the whole bed and nightstand started shaking, was it the dog? Nope, a 5.4 right here in Indiana! Actually it was in Illanoy, but..damn!

  3. John Edward // April 18, 2008 3:36 AM  

    I love our little 5.x's we have here in the Ozark Dome region about every 5-10 years... This one woke up the whole house, I was already up and at my desk working.

    Near as I can tell, this was the biggest one since 1968's 5.4. This morning's was a 5.4 as well and it shook my house pretty good.. First light I'll have to check my house for cracks (it's brick).

    OK, fun's over... go back to sleep now. Rest up for tonight's race on ESPN2

  4. John Edward // April 18, 2008 3:38 AM  

    p.s. I just heard from a friend in north Georgia who said he felt it too.

  5. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // April 19, 2008 7:11 PM  

    I slept through Friday morning's New Mardrid fault earthquake. Which sucks, because who knows when that'll happen again.