Wow. I just stumbled on something that would make a sensational Saturday Night Live sketch. Or, maybe it is a Saturday Night Live sketch and just not labeled as such. What you’re about to see is something that Californians could certainly use — if they don’t mind the drawbacks. And the drawbacks are substantial.
Ain’t no way someone thought this was a good idea 😭 pic.twitter.com/ThO3KE8CQT
— non aesthetic things (@PicturesFoIder) February 7, 2024
And let me tell you something: buildings DO collapse in earthquakes. Hand to God. It’s a good thing that I moved out of the San Fernando Valley and was living in Mar Vista, when the Northridge quake hit, because I found out later from my insurance agent that the building next door to my place on Riverside Drive had collapsed during Northridge. I mean, collapsed, presumably like this building in the video collapsed.
The building next to where I used to live was some ticky tacky thing thrown together in the real estate boom of the early 60’s. The building I lived in had been built in 1939 and was used as housing for employees of Warner Brothers Studio. It was built a lot better. So it got jostled and shook to and fro, while the other building literally collapsed.
A number of buildings collapsed during Northridge. That’s got to be something to feel the floor go out from under you and watch the walls coming in. I don’t know if I would ever recover from that, psychologically. I tend to think that I would want to live in a ground floor, isolated place, forevermore.
California dreamin.’ More like California nightmare. Mark my words, this, or something like it, will show up on Jim Bakker’s show anytime now. This is perfect. And it goes without saying that you’ve got to have a slot for the AR-15, the bullets, and the Bible. You think I’m joking? Watch.