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"Don't you remember me? During the blackout we slept on the same sidewalk."
Tags:new york blackout, blackout, blackouts, homeless, homelessness, homeless person, homeless people, beggar, beggars, begging, beg, begs, remember, forget, forgets, social leveller, social levellers, wealth inequality, inequality, but for the grace of god, businessman, businessmen, walking by, walking past
"We blew a fuse."
Tags:science, experiment, experiments, scientist, scientists, mad, evil, crazy, monster, monsters, creature, creatures, literature, book, books, novel, novels, frankenstein, the modern prometheus, mary shelley, dead, corpse, corpses, dead body, dead bodies, zombie, zombies, assistant, assistants, electricity, power, electric, electronic, electronics, blew a fuse, blow a fuse, fuse, fuses, off, no power, blackout, blackouts, problem, problems, technology, modern life
'Put that light out!'
"Of course, you'll have to be on the qui vive during the blackouts."
Tags:dress shopping, dress shop, dress shops, dress store, dress stores, shopping, fitting room, fitting rooms, changing room, changing rooms, trying on dresses, vintage dress, vintage dresses, vintage clothing, ballgown, vintage ballgown, ballgowns, vintage ballgowns, qui vive, on the alert, blackouts, blackout, wartime, world war ii, world war two, wwii, ww2, vintage, 1940s
The Penguins of Las Vegas
"Is it dark in here or is it just California?"
Tags:california, blackout, blackouts, powercut, powercuts, power cut, power cuts, power-cut, power-cuts, power supply, power supplies, dark, darkness, california blackout, californian blackout, darkness, power outage, power outages, power shut-off, power shut-offs, power shut off, power shut offs, wildfire, wildfires
"Curse Con Edison! Another brownout!"
Tags:energy company, energy companies, energy firm, energy firms, brownout, brownouts, blackout, blackouts, black out, black outs, black-out, black-outs, electricity, electric supply, lighthouse, lighthouses, bulb, bulbs, light beam, light beams, lighthouse keeper, lighthouse keepers, power supply, power supplies
"I don't know how I find my way home, ....especially when I'm drunk."
"I don't know what the big deal is. I've been having rolling blackouts for years."
'How long have you been having these blackouts?'
'Geeze. When the power's out there's nothing to play with around here.'
Man sitting at desk with burned out light bulb in thought balloon over his head; the sign on the door reads "California Energy Commission".
Tags:office, offices, office life, business, businessman, businessmen, electricity, energy, power, electric power, electrical power, blackout, blackouts, lightbulb, lightbulbs, light bulb, light bulbs, light bulb moment, lightbulb moment, thought bubble, thought bubbles, thought balloon, thought balloons, thinking, thought, thoughts, idea, ideas, california, califonia energy commission, commission, commissions, executive, executives, manager, managers, problem, problems, depletion, modern life, burnt out, burned out, off, turned off, dark, no idea, no ideas, out of ideas, energy problems, politics, government, governments, government official, government officials, bureaucracy
Candle company meeting - 'The good news is we make record sales every time there's a blackout.'
'Oh, those are just for show. We don't have electricity.'
Post-Super Bowl XLVII Equipment Updates.
'I see you've heard the news.'
"You know, I've often wondered where the fuse box is myself."
Tags:apartment, apartments, flat, flats, house, houses, home, homes, lights out, load shedding, electricity, power outage, power outages, power shortage, power shortages, blackouts, blackout, power disruptions, power disruption, electrical failure, electrical failures, electrician, electricians, fuse box, fuse boxes, circuit box, circuit boxes, fuse panel, fuse panels, unaware, clueless, baffled, baffling, baffle, confused, confusion, confuses, wondered, wonder, wondering, wonders, first world problem, first world problems
'So it's not just me, then?'
"We keep Frank around, because if there's a power failure he's the only one who can do anything."
Tags:computer dependency, computer addiction, over-dependence on technology, technology dependency, slide rule, slide rules, abacus, power failure, power outage, blackout, blackouts, power cut, brownout, off-grid, off the grid, self-sufficient, maths skill, maths skills, math skill, math skills, mathematical skill, mathematical skills, accountant, accountants, accountancy
During the miner's strike, in the early 70's, everyone suffered from this complaint.
"Warning! Consumption of alcohol whilst using your phone increases the size of the send button by 90%."
Tags:drunk text, drunk texts, drunk texting, ex, exes, ex-girlfriend, ex-girlfriends, drunk, drunks, drunken night, drunken nights, send button, send buttons, bad decision, bad decisions, decision making, impaired, impairment, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, cell phone, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, phone, phones, drunken decision, drunken decisions, blackout, blackouts, blacked out, regret, regrets, mistake, mistakes
'I'm not sure what happened...someone asked me, 'what's your normal route?' then BAM! I blacked out...'
'Dear, it's better to light a candle than curse the nation's crumbling electrical grid.'
'Hello? Electric company?'