So I'm in NY this week.

I had a miserable day today.

I have an ingrown whisker that i wanted to tweeze.

I stop in the Duane Reade at 42nd and Lexington, a few blocks from my hotel.

I can't find the tweezers.

I go to the front to ask someone if they have any, and we hear a loud rumbling.

I walk outside.

The manhole on Lex right in front of my face literally flies up and hits the building on the right (south?) of the street. Steam and water and smoke and rocks are flying EVERYWHERE.

I'm STILL shaking.

I got video and crap, sent it to Drew and Mike at Fark.com (since Fark reports things like this). Fark was literally the first place with video of the event.



I think B is first chronologically, then e, then it's a crapshoot which comes after which. I just whipped out my laptop and cellular modem and started uploading as fast as I could. On one of them, you can hear me talking about things, but for the most part, I tried to just get video and keep quiet so you can hear the insane noise going on everywhere.

The thread: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=2941659

(I'm PattonX on fark, btw)

Um... I dunno what else to say.

I'll write a story about it I guess, but I'm not sure I can add anything more than what I've got in this post and the videos.


Update (11:38 PM):

I uploaded the videos to YouTube, and actually put them in a sort of chronological order:


The fifth one had some sort of error. It's ok, it was boring.