Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Great Blackout of 2011!

Where are these guys when you need them??
Shortly after five today, all the power went out.  This greatly perturbed me as I was surfing the internets looking at video of ijits to pass away the few minutes before it was quitting time.

I soon found out that it was country wide.  Whispers around the water cooler included North Korean and Chinese hackers, while cooler heads had already read the news that several power plants had been shut down for maintenance and the remainder had been overwhelmed by high demand due to abnormally high temperatures.

Still, the hacking conspiracy stuck with me.  I've noticed a marked increase in air force maneuvers the last month or so, so this made me a little edgy.  One of the joys of living on the peninsula is that you just never know when the crazies up north will decide to go completely batshit and do something incredibly stoopid.

When I got home the power was still off.  I opened a box of candles and set a bunch out.  I checked my phones and saw that the 3G was not working either.

As I realized that this would be evening without porn, my thoughts became more dark: how soon would society disintegrate if the power did not come back on?  Should I immediately go and start looting the convenience and grocery stores nearby?

Just as I was about to start organizing my riot and looting gear, the lights came back on.  I shook it off, blew out the candles and grabbed a beer as now there would obviously be an unending supply in the foreseeable future.

Still, always good to keep several dozen batteries, gas canisters, candles, and canned goods about.  And cigarettes.  Lots and lots of cigarettes.

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