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NYC PSA
#1
Okay. NYC is running the sequel to "Duck and Cover". They tell you, "Don't ask how or why, just listen."







The video is short, and I really don't see it providing any truly worthwhile information, so I can only think the purpose of this commercial is to cover their derrieres.  We won't able able to say that they didn't warn us.

Of course if New York does get hit with "the big one", the most beneficial 3 tip information they can present to the public is, "Get on you knees." "Say a prayer" and "Kiss your behind goodbye."

So what are really trying to tell us?
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(07-14-2022, 03:57 AM)NightskyeB4Dawn Wrote: Okay. NYC is running the sequel to "Duck and Cover". They tell you, "Don't ask how or why, just listen."







The video is short, and I really don't see it providing any truly worthwhile information, so I can only think the purpose of this commercial is to cover their derrieres.  We won't able able to say that they didn't warn us.

Of course if New York does get hit with "the big one", the most beneficial 3 tip information they can present to the public is, "Get on you knees." "Say a prayer" and "Kiss your behind goodbye."

So what are really trying to tell us?

What they really are trying to tell you is that ; "We're from the govt and we are here to help!"
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#3
I figured it was meant to scare stupid people(city folk, new yorkers of course) into getting more "involved"(aka standing by while we send billions) in the ukraine "war".

If there was a real russian nuclear threat, washington would be ground zero.

This is just to scare and play the idiots into more support for fleecing america.
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#4
So, no passing out iodine pills ? 

They forgot to mention an important thing, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.
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#5
It's pretty much the same advice they gave back in the day - if you're in the open, hit a ditch, then after the shockwave passes, then get inside and decontaminate. Stay in the basement until help comes. Just standard crap, nothing about how you gonna live for the next two weeks until the radiation levels fall enough to venture outdoors and get away from ground zero and the fallout there.

I doubt they're trying to tell us anything other than "Russia, Russia, RUSSIA! Be scared of Russia, and send more money to Ukrainian dictators to keep the Russians from nuking New York!"

Russia is an NPC. Italy has a higher GDP and more ability to take the US on than Russia does. This is just more propaganda to "support Ukraine, because, RUSS!A!" New Yorkers eat that shit up, because they believe New York is the center of the known universe and if anything happened to it, spacetime would collapse into a singularity.

The rest of us know better.

I wouldn't care, and probably wouldn't even notice, if Russia or anyone else erased New York City from the Earth. It wouldn't matter, because there is no intelligent life on New York. There aren't even any interesting endangered species there. No one outside New York would miss it.

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(07-14-2022, 08:37 AM)Ninurta Wrote: New Yorkers eat that shit up, because they believe New York is the center of the known universe and if anything happened to it, spacetime would collapse into a singularity.

The rest of us know better.

I wouldn't care, and probably wouldn't even notice, if Russia or anyone else erased New York City from the Earth. It wouldn't matter, because there is no intelligent life on New York. There aren't even any interesting endangered species there. No one outside New York would miss it.

Sounded like a rant ... and had me laffing.

Then I thought about the twin towers falling.  I remember thinking back then that an eye-for-an-eye wasn't what I was interested in.  I wanted an entire culture to disappear from the face of the Earth over that.



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(07-14-2022, 11:50 AM)Snarl Wrote: Sounded like a rant ... and had me laffing.

Then I thought about the twin towers falling.  I remember thinking back then that an eye-for-an-eye wasn't what I was interested in.  I wanted an entire culture to disappear from the face of the Earth over that.




They do like sequels.

It worked like a charm with 911.

I think you may be more than a little right about this.
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(07-14-2022, 03:57 AM)NightskyeB4Dawn Wrote: Okay. NYC is running the sequel to "Duck and Cover". They tell you, "Don't ask how or why, just listen."







The video is short, and I really don't see it providing any truly worthwhile information, so I can only think the purpose of this commercial is to cover their derrieres.  We won't able able to say that they didn't warn us.

Of course if New York does get hit with "the big one", the most beneficial 3 tip information they can present to the public is, "Get on you knees." "Say a prayer" and "Kiss your behind goodbye."

So what are really trying to tell us?
Very bizarre PSA. WTF? I wonder at the timing of this. Do they know something the rest of us riff raff don't? I'm just paranoid enough to wonder what may be coming down the pike. I just find the whole thing weird. And what she says at the end - "You got this". Just wow. I'd almost think it's satire if it weren't NYC putting it out. 

Do they really think anything would be working at all after a nuclear blast? It would literally destroy buildings. You aren't safe anywhere if you're at ground zero. As if the electrical grid and running water would work, yeah right. They say to tune in to whatever. It would all be gone! If the electrical grid is kaput, there sure as hell ain't gonna be any wifi. Yeah, if you're right at the blast, you're as good as dead. If the blast didn't kill you right away, within hours or days, the fallout would. 

Here are my three steps:

1.) If you have any booze/weed/your drug of choice intact after the blast, drink, smoke, snort it all up, may as well feel good before dying of radiation poisoning. 
2.) While doing the above, try and reminisce about past things that made you happy. 
3.) Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye, because you'll be dead in a short time.
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(07-14-2022, 08:35 PM)ChiefD Wrote: Very bizarre PSA. WTF? I wonder at the timing of this. Do they know something the rest of us riff raff don't? I'm just paranoid enough to wonder what may be coming down the pike. I just find the whole thing weird. And what she says at the end - "You got this". Just wow. I'd almost think it's satire if it weren't NYC putting it out. 

Do they really think anything would be working at all after a nuclear blast? It would literally destroy buildings. You aren't safe anywhere if you're at ground zero. As if the electrical grid and running water would work, yeah right. They say to tune in to whatever. It would all be gone! If the electrical grid is kaput, there sure as hell ain't gonna be any wifi. Yeah, if you're right at the blast, you're as good as dead. If the blast didn't kill you right away, within hours or days, the fallout would. 

Here are my three steps:

1.) If you have any booze/weed/your drug of choice intact after the blast, drink, smoke, snort it all up, may as well feel good before dying of radiation poisoning. 
2.) While doing the above, try and reminisce about past things that made you happy. 
3.) Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye, because you'll be dead in a short time.

Well, @Ninurta, @Snarl, you and me, all seem to agree on at least #3.

And then there is this.



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(07-14-2022, 08:35 PM)ChiefD Wrote: Very bizarre PSA. WTF? I wonder at the timing of this. Do they know something the rest of us riff raff don't? I'm just paranoid enough to wonder what may be coming down the pike. I just find the whole thing weird. And what she says at the end - "You got this". Just wow. I'd almost think it's satire if it weren't NYC putting it out. 

Do they really think anything would be working at all after a nuclear blast? It would literally destroy buildings. You aren't safe anywhere if you're at ground zero. As if the electrical grid and running water would work, yeah right. They say to tune in to whatever. It would all be gone! If the electrical grid is kaput, there sure as hell ain't gonna be any wifi. Yeah, if you're right at the blast, you're as good as dead. If the blast didn't kill you right away, within hours or days, the fallout would. 

Here are my three steps:

1.) If you have any booze/weed/your drug of choice intact after the blast, drink, smoke, snort it all up, may as well feel good before dying of radiation poisoning. 
2.) While doing the above, try and reminisce about past things that made you happy. 
3.) Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye, because you'll be dead in a short time.

I took it to mean a "dirty bomb" when I first saw it - a dirty bomb where blast effects are only secondary, contamination is the primary goal. I didn't make the "Russia gonna kill us all" connection until other folks started making it. I doubt Russia would nuke NY, because Putin knows that Moscow and St. Petersburg among others would get instantly erased from my planet, and he can't afford to piss off his own people that bad.

Funny think about nukes - they have a variety of effects, and blast damage is not the worst of those. The buildings directly under Ground Zero at Hiroshima were all left standing, just eerily silent. There was no firestorm at Nagasaki.

If a bomb is detonated at the optimal height to create the most damage, there is little or no fallout produced, because it is too far above the ground. The fireball has to touch the ground and vaporize dirt, buildings, people, pets, and trees in order to produce the ash that carries fallout.

although fallout patterns are subject to the whims of the wind, prevailing winds blow eastward, and most of the fallout from New York would be deposited in the ocean. Fallout to humans on the ground would be negligible or absent.

Fallout from nuclear bombs dies pretty quickly, and it would most likely be relatively safe to re-emerge from shelter after about two weeks, even in most "fallout zones".

Some fallout particles are longer lived than others, like strontium-90. That could make dairy products from cattle in fallout zones iffy for a few decades.

You can make a home-made radiation meter from a mayonnaise jar and two strips of tinfoil.

There are just an awful lot of variables to account for, and every blast is different. There is no certainty of death or even of fallout sickness.

Living in the aftermath would be worse for most people, especially city-denizens, than dying in the blast.

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Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king.

Said Aristippus, ‘If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.’ Said Diogenes, ‘Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king.’


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(07-14-2022, 10:33 PM)NightskyeB4Dawn Wrote: Well, @Ninurta, @Snarl, you and me, all seem to agree on at least #3.

No, nuclear detonations are extremely survivable, with the main factor being enough luck not to be at ground zero, or downwind of it. The question one must ask themselves is - do they want to survive it?

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Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king.

Said Aristippus, ‘If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.’ Said Diogenes, ‘Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king.’


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