April 18, 1906: An earthquake causes a catastrophic fire that decimates San Francisco. Over 3,000 lost their lives. Countless more lost their homes and livelihoods.
May 6, 1937: The Hindenburg goes down in a fiery blaze. 36 passengers perished.
January 21, 2006: An explosion rocks the Sago Mine in rural West Virginia, trapping 13 miners. Only 1 survived.
Sadly, we must add yet another harrowing tragedy to this list...
January 27, 2007: Armed and Famous, CBS' answer to the question "What happens when you combine the grittiness of COPS and moral complexity of Hill Street Blues with the writing team from Pacific Blue?" is cancelled after only four episodes. Four of the most brilliant, revered, and scrumptulescent episodes in the history of television. Five celebrities (and I don't throw around that term loosely), including former WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus, are now out of work.
Stay strong, dear reader...those feelings of bewilderment, animosity, anguish, and emptiness will subside with time. In the interim, clips from Thunder in Paradise are only a click here and here away.
Starting to feel better? You're welcome.