The Dark Ages

Can you believe, last night my campus had a power outage? Its ironic considering that this university focuses on engineering discipline and yet power outages happens. They didn't even have the decency to give us a heads up on the power outage.

I was really annoyed when it happened last night, shortly after midnight. I was watching Ugly Betty and poof, there goes the power. I can imagine how frustrated other people were if they were doing some simulation work with their computer.

The thing I'm most concerned was the condition of my computer. Stupid power outages have been known to fried computer parts and alike. Thank goodness its working fine. Though the WIFI network is gone. Have to wait till tomorrow to complain to the IT department.

When the power outage happened, I could hear the students from the whole hostel compound were screaming, shouting and wailing away. Then they started burning fireworks and the sky lit up like it was Independence Day. I was enjoying the show from my vintage point.

Reminded me of the ancient China times when the solar eclipse happened. They would hit drums, make loud noises and burn fireworks to scare off the devil who ate the Sun.

Turn off the electricity and see the savagery of mankind.

-Live Long & Prosper

10 comments:

adrien said...

"Turn off the electricity and see the savagery of mankind."

that's just so true. reminds me of tuition classes, really.

i'm pretty impressed on how the students actually HAVE fireworks there. handy.

conan_cat said...

lol, never knew it works that way XD i mean the screaming and wailing. my condo occasionally have power offs, and yeah it sucked alright, people will scream and wail for a while, dogs will bark, and then eventually things will calm down.

never seen fireworks when power out tho XD ur uni must be a real happening one hehe

-C said...

Terry Pratchett has the same opinion. He postulates that if you remove electricity humanity will degrade to savagery very very fast due to our incredible reliance on freezing etc. I tend to agree with him, but at the same time a power outage is hardly an equivalent situation.

On the other hand: Queer Ranter is making deep observations about the human condition? ZOMG. Time for fifteen posts about penises to compensate.

Queer Ranter said...

Adrien: Well they somehow always have fireworks stocked up...

Conan: Happening? Not really. Maybe they think that burning fireworks would bring back the power. :P

C: That was deep observation!? *gasp
To think that I was merely bitching about it.

Janvier said...

Come on, at least the power was out when you weren't doing work. Seeing how there's no electricity...it's gonna be dark and you're gonna get all hot and sweaty, might as well go do something productive right?

Queer Ranter said...

Janvier: You mean sex? With who?

Jason said...

He said "productive", so what do you think?

Queer Ranter said...

Jason: Eeeeeks. :P

Janvier said...

We meant nice cold shower, and sleep before you get hot and sweaty again. :P

Queer Ranter said...

Janvier: Is that so? Don't believe. There's a hidden skanky agenda in there somewhere. :P