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April 13, 2019

STRUMPDATE FROM LA

Last night I was on the Bill Maher show, which was entertaining. Today at 4:30 I’ll be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, unless there’s an earthquake, in which case I am apparently supposed to “roll,” whatever that means. But assuming I’m not “rolling,” I hope to see you there.

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'Roll,' just think of the song Proud Mary and think of the referenced 'river' not being there. I am only trying to help with your preparedness assuming you have never experienced an earthquake first hand. You will feel an 'odd' roll of the planet then in utter terror immediately when this occurs you beging muttering the words to someone...anyone, "make it stop."

I lived in an earthquake prone area when I was a kid and I found jumping up and down makes it a little less scary. For me anyway.
I saw your interview with Bill Maher and I think he really liked your hair. I'm also pretty sure he doesn't like Joe Biden or his hair. I'm still waiting for him to discuss your book.

I would like to reassure the blog there is nothing to be worried about in spite of the fact there have been two earthquakes in the Los Angeles this week. Reminder. There are no warnings of the terror you are about to experience like say say a pithy CAT 5 hurricane.

On the coast near L.A., "roll" may also mean "row." Poorly mapped offshore faults could trigger a tsunami. In L.A. itself, in a severe quake the San Gabriel mountains will linky disintegrate en masse, so stay out of the debris flows unless you want rock with your roll.

LA has only existed as a significant city for about 100 years. It's built in a really bad place if you consider geology, water supply, etc. When The Big One hits, it will become LA-Ex, and may not be worth rebuilding. Sell your books there while it still exists.

I never want to feel the Earth... move... under my feet.

I experienced the SO CA Landers earhquake firsthand in 1992. I was inside my house with the front door open. Looking out the door I could see my house's open door frame 'sway' Feet from side to side. The stone tile roof moving about sounded like a train. The chandelier swung wildly. I waited for the house to collapse, but it did not. Being in close proximity to the epicenter of a 7.4 like this is something you would not forget.

Many CA quakes are the milder 'roll' type. Some are the 'jerk' 'rumble' 'jolt' and seem to last the proverbial forever.

Landers quake revisited.

I lived in the midwest for the first 31 years of my life and experienced on minor earthquake. I have now experienced dozens of earthquakes each one just as scary as the last in it's own way.

More recent.

It's too late, for me.

Dave is on the "Correct Coast" for a change. Will the West Coast edition of the Hunt be held soon?

Please?

(I've only been asking for this since ~1995)

I would like to reassure the blog there is nothing to be worried about in spite of the fact there have been two earthquakes in the Los Angeles this week. Reminder. There are no warnings of the terror you are about to experience like say say a pithy CAT 5 hurricane.


Bill Maher always comes across as someone who is trying way too hard to be funny...and isn't. Dave, on the other hand, comes across as someone who is being himself...and is naturally funny.

I second PB's request for a West Coast Hunt. Pretty please?

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