June 13th, 2007


What The Hell...?

I don't know what's going on today. It's like there's something fucked up in the air. The news is going crazy. There's frickin' riots everywhere! I was watching MSNBC and Chris Matthews was screaming about something happening in Calcutta (a terrorist attack? something about multiple bodies on the street? I can't tell - let me know if you heard anything about this). He had his usual string of spit hanging off his lower lip. Then the channel went to static.

The local channels here in NYC all konked out too. New York 1 isn't even static, it's just a black screen. National news seems to still be on. I've got CNN going, and unfortunately the price I have to pay for wanting information is being forced to watch Wolf Blitzer in the Situation Room. (Can they have more screens in the background?)

He just said something about the Army and National Guard, something about martial law. I can't tell. It's too loud outside now. I can't see anyone from my window, but there's a thick plume of smoke coming from the projects a few blocks away.

The weird thing? I don't hear any sirens. Just voices. A lot of fucking voices. It doesn't sound like words, though. It's like howling or moaning. Kind of like that wind through the caves sound.

Over on ABC, they've got Charlie -- excuse me, Charles -- Gibson on. He usually only does the nightly news. He just said something about a viral outbreak. They're showing a picture of that guy with TB who took all those international flights last week, but the noise outside is so fucking loud I can't hear the TV, even with the volume turned all the way up.

Seriously, this is freaking me out.

Edited to add: Okay, some dipshit just threw a brick through my window. Luckily I'm on the second floor. I can hear people on the street below, trying to get the front door open. Fuckers. I called 911 and got a fucking busy signal. Can you believe that?

Okay, it just got quiet. Like eerie quiet. I can hear people on the steps. It's probably the cops. I got through to 911 a second ago. Gonna go open the door for them. Sit tight, folks. I'll be right back.