October 29, 2012
Imagine you buy a new house. Then a hurricane comes, so you evacuate. You learn that your brand new house is totally underwater. What's the first thing you do? Call a sports talk radio show, obviously.
When tons of people are posting photos of an event to Twitter and Instagram, it makes sense that the press would request to use some of those photos. It's a little funny to see, and also to see how confusing the ownership of the photos gets.
"You have 50 percent of the American population now believes that they are entitled to a government handout," said Archer.
An image of a made-in-China hat is everywhere today, but it's not official swag.
In a nutshell.
In a harrowing rescue 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina, the Coast Guard airlifted 14 people to safety.
Part of the model's appeal: "It's been saying Obama's going to win." Silver finds the attachment a bit unnerving.
These are live images of the storm taken from the BuzzFeed datacenter at the Datagram facility in downtown Manhattan within the evacuation zone! The feed will update with a new photograph every minute. Follow along to see how the storm is progressing. (Images courtesy of Datagram.)
The ship was off the coast of Florida when the storm struck. For hours it was tossed violently enough to send furniture flying and shatter glass.
All the disturbing, empty vistas of the apocalypse, without all those pesky zombies. As East Coast cities shut down, journalists captured the lack of bustling humanity.
How to access Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, and search when all you can do is text. Some last-minute digital storm prep.
Hurricanes make grocery shopping impossible. Here's what you can cook without putting on pants.
The partially collapsed crane is currently swinging from a building on W. 57th Street.
They might not be on or anywhere near the East Coast, but they've got this.
Hurricane Sandy is here. How many everlasting Crisco candles have you got on hand?
Carcinogens vs. gentrification.
At a speech in late October at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial, West berates a Democratic tracker sent to record him. It sounds as though she started crying at the end of the video.
Don't share these images from storms past, or storms that never existed.
An ugly California contest.Latest pro-Sherman mailer uses liberal icon backers of Berman as part of attack.
At a rally outside Cleveland, the candidate softened his tone and said now is "a time when we need to come together" Cancels campaign events for Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy is stealing the spotlight. But Mother Nature has been exceptionally volatile this week.
Print isn't dead! At least for these 13 people.
A local New Jersey man helped corral the deer to safety. A rogue wave most likely caught the animal unaware, knocking it off the rocky ledge.
Esther, 1961. Plus, the fascinatingly low-tech way we tracked storms before we had eyes in orbit.
Obama and Romney can't control this narrative. A better chance to see what the candidates are really like.
I don't the TSA is going to allow this.
Everyone seems very concerned with the status of the Apple store locations in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Enough with the iBags jokes, people.
Whether you're stuck inside during the hurricane with nothing to do but drink (and "work from home"), or just happen to have a whole bunch of empty bottles, you can make these easy projects even if the power goes out.
Ryan's image changes again. "He worked across the aisle."
Fair warning: They have nothing to do with actual hurricanes.
Brussels + Honey + Sriracha. Done.
Obama fails to beat the storm in Florida. Only one rally in last four days, as Michelle and Joe Biden stay on the stump.
Nothing gets people cooking like imminent doom. What's your #sandysnack?
Everything from "Dark and Stormy popsicles" to "straight outta the bottle."