February 13, 2003

Hysteria?

This headline: Hysteria runs riot

My question: Hysteria? Where? I haven't seen any hysteria yet, but I don't live in a major city. Closest would be San Jose, which is about an hour from here, San Francisco is two hours. Anyone else seeing hysteria in their towns and cities?

Posted by Ithildin at February 13, 2003 7:52 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

I haven't. But then, I don't get out much. But I was in class yesterday, and all was calm on my campus. Right now all I hear are birds singing outside. It's a nice sunny day. I might go for a walk.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 13, 2003 10:53 AM

I live in San Antonio, TX and all I saw last night (from the inside of a bar after work, of course) was a bunch of people having fun and drinking. Of course, this is Texas and most people already own duct tape.

Posted by: mist at February 13, 2003 3:11 PM

Mist, I love San Antonio! Want to visit again some day. I'm in a warehouse full of duct tape, so it's a pretty common site for me as well.

Andrea, glad it's all calm where you are.

Posted by: Ith at February 13, 2003 3:42 PM

Heh. Talk about a headline in search of a story... My favorite quote from the article is the college prof. who says:. "But if unsubstantiated warnings go out, people don't pay attention after a while."

After a while? The closest thing to hysteria here in Portland is rush hour traffic as everyone jams the highways on the way home to sit on the couch and eat Doritos while "American Idol" is on.

Oh, and I love San Antonio, too. Lived there in the early '80s up near Trinity college. Wonderful city.

Posted by: John Battle at February 13, 2003 9:54 PM

Well, a friend who is a supplier for Home Depot up here in the Leftist Occupied Territories (Conn.) reported that HDs statewide were running out of plastic sheets and duct tape.

Posted by: mat at February 14, 2003 5:57 AM

Hey, you gotta get your weekly supplement of Simon! [g]

Posted by: Ith at February 14, 2003 8:26 AM

To back up mat in CT, up in Northern Virginia (I'm in Richmond) it's nuts.

I think you'll find the panic is mostly centered around New York and Washington. You'll also find that the media is mostly centered around New York and Washington.

Posted by: Josh at February 16, 2003 5:38 AM