Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Which of these is not like the other?

A) Sealab 2020
B) The lost city of Atlantis
C) The Titanic wreckage
D) New Orleans

The correct answer is, somehow, D.

A, B, and C are all underwater. But 2 years ago this would have been a confusing question, as the city of New Orleans was finally hit (nay, raped) by a hurricane severe enough to make everyone who was in line when brains were passed out realize it was incredibly dumb to build a city under sea level on the gulf coast. I mean, it's literally underwater - like Eindhoven with a death wish.

Regardless of your feelings on the horrible mismanagement of the situation or your faith-based reason for why it happened (a guy outside a UDF in Dayton once told me it was God punishing the gays...uhh, right), the Superdome re-opening was a huge deal. Around this time last year it was transmogrified from a shitty domed homeless shelter into a shitty domed football stadium, and Michael Vick took some time off from dog fighting to make the trip with the Falcons.

It was the first possession of the game on Monday Night Football when this happened:

If you're any kind of sports fan and understand the implications of that game, there's no way this doesn't still give you chills to this day. That roar sounded loud coming out of my shitty old TV...I can't even imagine what it sounded like as part of the crowd. I don't think that pro football will ever be able to emulate or replicate the pure passion of college football crowds, but this is definitely as close as it gets.

Also Princess Diana died 10 years ago around this time. I didn't really care then and I can't see why I'd care now. She wasn't even hot.

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