August 29th, 2005

2001 (HAL 9000 eye)

Best quote of the storm...

I've been following the Katrina coverage all day. Most of it is pretty grim, but this quote was sort of blackly amusing:
Artist Matt Rinard, who owns a business in the French Quarter, holed up on the fifth floor of a Canal Street hotel and watched the storm roll in.…"It's blustery. You can see the speed of it now, it's unbelievable," he said. "The power went out about an hour and a half ago and so now I'm just watching the occasional dumbass walking down Canal Street."

Reuters