1965 Revisited - "Bob", Northeastern Blackouts, Mars and Saucer Men !!!

From: "Ready Kilowatt" <bugzappnyu@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 14, 2003 5:53 PM

Looks like another $1.98 relay
on the Mohawk-Niagra Interconnection
went and took a shit as "Bob" flew by in
his Interplanetary Space TARDIS....???

I hear that even Stang in Cleveland is out of
juice as I type this. Anyone her old enough
remember the "Ready Kilowatt" Song ??

I was 6 when the 65 Blackout
hit, and my memory was having
fun playing flashlight-tag in the
streets of Philadelphia with my
friends - and about 8 months or
so later Mom gave me a baby sister!
Mini-Baby Boom Blackout

Our friend, Ready Kilowatt
is here: http://www.elliottsamazing.com/sci.html

HEY! I',m hoping it lasts into late night.
Mars is easily visible at 4:00 position leading
the moon in the Southern Sky right now.
Look 4:00 (SE) about eight moon-diameters
anytime after 1:00 AM and there is the God of War
in all it's red glory - hope the lights are still off
should be SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!



The Great Northeast Blackout of November 9, 1965 began at
5:16 p.m., near the end of an otherwise typical work day.
The event started at the Ontario - New York border, near
Niagara Falls. A single transmission line from the Niagara
generating station tripped (opened). Within 2.5 seconds, five
other transmission lines became overloaded and tripped,
isolating 1,800 MW of generation at Niagara Station.
After their isolation, the generators became unstable and
tripped off-line. The northeast power system became unstable
and separated into isolated power systems (islands) within 4 seconds.
Outages and islanding occurred throughout New York, Ontario,
most of New England, and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Most islands went black within 5 minutes, due to imbalances
between generation and load (generator overspeed/underspeed
tripping). The massive blackout left 30 million people without
electricity for as long as 13 hours.


Eight states - Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont - lost power in this power
failure. Although a faulty automatic relay device at a plant near Niagara Falls
is blamed, there is evidence that UFOs can cause power failures in the
national electricity grid systems, although this may only be a side effect
rather than an intentional act. In December of the same year, the grid
systems failed in New Mexico and Texas following UFO sightings in those areas.

The largest wave of UFO sightings occurred in 1965. From coast to
coast strange low flying objects were reported almost nightly by
people of all ages and walks of life. These sketches compiled by
a NICAP researcher represent a small sample of hundreds of
investigated cases in which truly unknown objects were judged to
have been involved. As the year progressed the number of
reports rose dramatically. On the night of August 2 thousands of
people in 4 midwestern states witnessed spectacular aerial displays
by large formations of UFOs. That same night a multicolored disc
was photographed in Tulsa Oklahoma while several persons
watched it perform low altitude maneuvers. This picture was
extensively analyzed, pronounced authentic, and later
published by Life magazine and many newspapers.



From: Artemia Salina <y2k@sheayright.com>

It would seem that Ready Kilowatt was born in Cleveland.
I was watching an old fillum from back in the 40' over at
the Prelinger Archives about the Cleveland Electric Co.
and on the side of a service truck was ole Ready himself.
The film didn't have any songs in it.


From: "NeuroManson" <dogegoops@comcast.net>
Newsgroups: alt.slack
Date: Thu, Aug 14, 2003 8:26 PM
Message-ID: <AMV_a.147155$YN5.96516@sccrnsc01>

"Ready Kilowatt" <bugzappnyu@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> I was 6 when the 65 Blackout
> hit, and my memory was having
> fun playing flashlight-tag in the
> streets of Philadelphia with my
> friends - and about 8 months or
> so later Mom gave me a baby sister!
> Mini-Baby Boom Blackout

That's right Timmy, you were born because there wasn't anything on TV.


From: "Fart lighter" <methaneburn3@yahoo.com>



From: "Kevin Cunningham" <smskjc@mindspring.com>
Newsgroups: alt.slack

Ready Kilowatt, I'm old enough to have seen him in his glory days. Years
ago I was given the assignment, this is during my unfortunate college
experience, of finding various retired actors, one of them was Ready (or
Redi as he prefered).

He's living last I heard out side of Alburque, NM. Still has an agent
although his last bit was a brief aperance in a Daffy Duck cartoon. While
he talked with the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" people nothing happened.

"It's hard to get a gig" he said as he sipped some vodka. He does have a
drinking problem, but thats to be expected. At one time he was no. 1,
numero uno, but now? Just another geezer. At least he has some money. As
he says though "Those power company guys will screw you over!"

Rev. Dr. Junior Mints
Anti-Pope of Atlanta


From: zosodada@aol.com (Zosodada)

<< [Redi Kilowatt is] living. . . out side of Alburque, NM. >>

Yeah, he moved out west with his longtime
companion, Mr. Zip, who was retired early due to
mental disability.

He still mourns his old friend "Speedy"
Alka-Seltzer who O.D.'d on a deadly mix
of amphetamines and asprin back in the '70's.

He's considering re-sparking his career by hosting
a 30-minute paid TV advertisemet endorsing
"Dr. Dickslo's Dumbass Deterrent" (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.),
and hopes to co-star in Quentin Tarrantino's remake of
"The Dirty Dozen" (which may also feature Mr. Clean,
The White Tornado, the Campbell Soup kids; Snap,
Crackle and Pop; Smokey the Bear, Uncle Ben, Aunt
Jemima and the Esso Tiger).

-- Reggis Patoff

Attn.: SubPenis Hecklers
Yah, uh, kik 'um inna nutz. Haw! Haw!

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