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Offline Absinthe ToriTopic starter

Cyclone Yasi
« on: February 02, 2011, 09:15:20 AM »
Just found this picture on Twitter, I think this just shows how big the cyclone is...


Offline Wolfy

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 09:21:17 AM »
Sweet...which country do we get to send aid to this time? :D

Offline Sabby

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 11:37:32 PM »
I'm right there on the right coast, just above where Australia and that blue place meet.

Offline Water Lilly

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 11:57:38 PM »
omg....Yasi was so goddam big.  Biggest cyclone to make landfall in Australian history, I think!

Buggered if I know how no one was killed.....

Offline Endorphin

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 07:23:53 PM »
We're resilient over here!  XD

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Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 08:06:30 PM »
We're resilient over here!  XD

Why am I reminded of the line:  'That's not a knife...'?

Offline Endorphin

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 03:37:55 AM »
Probably 'cause the real life Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) was just as crazy and reckless as the Crocodile Dundee. Kinda gives Aussies an image they'd have trouble shakin' - even if they wanted to. ;)

Offline Sabby

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011, 03:45:05 AM »
Yeah... and he was killed by a flap of skin with a little pin.

Offline Endorphin

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 03:53:52 AM »
It was actually the post sting 'treatment' which killed him.

Those things are pretty mean though. They grow bigger than a man, twice as heavy and have a stinger that causes local trauma, pain, swelling, muscle cramps from the venom and bacterial infection. No doubt something that could take down Steve Irwin would have little trouble with less worthy specimens.

The people I know who've been hit by even a baby one don't seem all that keen on a second episode.

Offline Sabby

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 04:00:16 AM »
It was still very underwhelming >.< You'd think the Croc Hunter would have been killed by... I dunno, a Crocodile?

Offline Endorphin

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 04:04:49 AM »
Certainly would have been a lot more exciting. Poor bastard.

Offline Water Lilly

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2011, 02:04:46 AM »
There was one death, which I guess will be attributed to the cyclone. Although asphixiation during a cyclone seems to be a bit of an oxymoron...

Offline Vekseid

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2011, 04:17:04 AM »

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Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2011, 07:29:52 AM »
Even so, Yasi's cloud disk would have stretched from Maine to Florida.  By comparison, Hurricane Katrina fit inside the Gulf of Mexico.

Offline Water Lilly

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2011, 07:52:40 AM »
Yasi was massive...we're actually feeling some of the effects here in the west.  Only in the eastern parts of the west, but still....

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Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2011, 07:04:37 PM »
Doesn't surprise me. I mean how much of Australia's wildlife exists with the propensity to kill dozens of men at one time? The whole continent is out to kill people, so it only makes sense that the weather would give it a go too.

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Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2011, 07:20:01 PM »
Braioch, you have an altogether too gloomy view of us!

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Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2011, 07:41:51 PM »
It's true!

You guys and the Amazon!

Offline Endorphin

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2011, 07:48:17 PM »
It's true though. Australia does have way more than its fair share of potentially leathal wildlife. Kind of like the isolation of the Galapogos, but deadly.

The silver lining on the cyclone cloud is that all of our major population centres are much further South, which means that the impact is limited to the poor bastards who are living in those more remote places.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2011, 08:16:43 PM by Endorphin »

Offline Water Lilly

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2011, 07:54:28 PM »
I guess Australia is for real men, huh? ;)

Offline Endorphin

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2011, 08:19:34 PM »
I'm not about to argue with that.

Real cyclones, too, apparently.  :-(

Offline Water Lilly

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2011, 07:55:26 AM »
And real bush fires!

Offline Sabby

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2011, 09:54:23 PM »
Australia... the only country that can be underwater, on fire, and airborne, all at once, and yet we still blame video games for our ills :P

Offline Water Lilly

Re: Cyclone Yasi
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2011, 11:40:48 PM »
*laughs@sabby*