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Contributed by: [name withheld]
Contributed on: July 7, 2001

Which blackout(s) did you experience?

In your own words, tell the story of your experience in the blackout(s). Try to recall specific events and the people, places, and things involved; also include more general reactions, images adn last impressions?
i lived in greewich village in 1977 and found it interesting that the movie on 6 ave. was "the god of rain" as his weapon was most likely lightning and the long walk.

Why did the blackouts happen, in your opinion?
general reasons, general burnside, morrel and lee. also bored people from the knapp comm. and indian point. being abused forgotten and kali was happy camper.

What is your opinion regarding the general causes of power failures (blackouts)?
gremlins and secret society advocates.

Did either blackout seem significant or shocking at the time?
Both were significant

Why did you consider the blackout(s) to be significant or insignificant?
begining and end of a time period. also the antics of edward haskel and lumpy.

How did the blackout(s) affect you?
ate ice cream as it was melting and chased away a horny marine. aye olive oil

What happened to your perception of the blackout(s) when you heard the news about the full scope of the event(s)?

How would you compare the blackout(s) to "normal" power failures you have experienced at other times?
larger in the effects.

What affect, if any, did the blackout(s) have on your opinion of Consolidated Edison Company?
knowing the quality of personel they have? age and type of equipment? i think that electricity is lucky to get aye matey at all. the little sparky guy ....

If you experienced both the 1965 and 1977 blackouts, please compare them (describe the ways in which they were similar/different):
lots of horny marines and then they went gay and lesbo or had balance and bi, two on a cycle, dikes on bikes, blaks collards and rosey parks doing the shotgun up north.

Did the blackout(s) have any larger meaning in your mind?
Yes (please explain)

If yes, please explain:
candles ;candles in the wind ; candelsticks park; kerr o seen beaman; ken doll, bar_B branded on the left cheek with a hot one no tattoo or fantass see i land.on the fruity plane maroon mountain, bugs rabbit and yo sem it eee sam or was that mr. berkowits peering into your window or the hillside strangler from dc? a LARGE hint to go hydrogen powered or mabey amish.

Did the blackout(s) cause any profound crisis?
Yes (please explain)

If yes, please explain:
shopping was limited for a few proud as jars were in shorted out at midnight supply depots. the peanut guy and the planter guy were laughung the night away at some foolish yankees and the emigrants from cootn land

How did the blackout(s) affect your daily reliance on electricity?
Became less reliant

If other, please specify:
?????? it went on again and again again....

This is how the story goes: In November of 1965 the lights went out in New York and crime rates temporarily dropped; there were widespread reports of extraordinary cooperation and trust between strangers caught together in the power failure. In July of 1977, little more than a decade later, the lights went out again in New York. This time, a devastating wave of looting and arson broke out. Does this story ring true to you? Explain why or why not:
lots of future residents were being produced in coop style.

Cite as: Anonymous, Story #143, The Blackout History Project, 7 July 2001, <http://blackout.gmu.edu/details/143/>.
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