If it has to fall on some one, let it fall on a global warming denier
You guys remember that giant crane dangling hundreds of feet above 57th Street in Manhattan? It’s one of the more well-known images of the damages that Sandy has inflicted (maybe because it happened to a rich person’s $1.5 billion building in Mid Town).
Well, Reuters, (which describes itself as “Hard-edged reporting, insight and analysis”) now has a live cam on the crane, so we can all gather ‘round in morbid anticipation, secretly hoping to see it fall. City crews have been able to put safety nets in place, just in case, though I don’t know if I’d want to trust my life to a net.
As the city reels from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, many lives lost and more counting, maybe all of us New Yorkers can start placing bets on the fate of the crane. Many of us are more or less stuck in our own small areas (sometimes in unlivable conditions), so why not pass the time by betting with supplies and services? I for one will wager a loaf of bread and a box of waterproof matches that it plummets to its doom.
Edit: It appears they took the stupid thing down! We here at Dangerous Minds can’t prove it was our shaming that embarrassed Reuters, but I like to take credit for anything I can. Perhaps they thought better of it and decided to maybe report on the disaster that’s still happening?