Mike Schur: In fact, I don’t want to say what it is, but there’s a tiny easter egg very deeply buried in the finale that I hope someone finds someday, that gives you a clue about what happens to Jean-Ralphio.
I found the Jean-Ralphio easter egg!! He starts his own champagne line, as you can see in the above image.
Just shy of 13 months after Super-Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the eastern and central Philippines, another monster storm is moving into the battered region. With 150 mph sustained winds, gusts estimated at 190 mph, Super-Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) is nearing the eastern Philippine Islands, lashing Tacloban and Cebu with her outer bands. This is the same area which took the brunt of the damage from last year’s storm, much of the region is still fighting to recover, thousands live in makeshift shelters and have been evacuated ahead of Hagupit’s landfall. The situation is dire and potentially catastrophic, a super typhoon would take a large toll on even the most developed and sound areas, but the region it will hit is far from that.
Please consider making a donation to the Philippine Red Cross as they prepare to respond to this disaster.
To my friends in the Philippines, please stay safe and pay very close attention. Do not wait to evacuate and do not decide to brave this out alone. The world is watching, hoping for the best, and ready to help. Magiging okey ka rin!
Super-typhoon Vongfong is bearing down on Japan. And one of the best views of the nature’s terrifying beauty comes from 205 miles above the Earth.
On Thursday, astronaut Reid Wiseman got a good look at Vongfong from aboard the International Space Station. Wiseman, who has gained viral popularity for his striking space photography, then tweeted this incredible shot of the typhoon:
Typhoon Hagupit, AKA Ruby, has officially made landfall in the east Philippines near Dolores. At last check, the massive storm was just under Super Typhoon status and was the same strength as a Category 4 hurricane. Winds of 115-160 mph are being reported but unfortunately, up to the moment information is hard to find since there is very little coverage of the disaster unfolding. Wind and rain have been blasting into the Philippine Islands for a few days now, causing property damage, landslides, flooding, tsunami-like storm surge, and more. No injuries or deaths are reported but that is very likely to change in the coming hours as the islands are enveloped by the storm.
On it’s current track, it will strike the capital of Manila with 85 mph sustained winds and heavy rain on Monday afternoon and evening.
At least 500,000 people have been evacuated, many of whom live in the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan just 13 months ago. Thousands of people still live in make shift housing making this situation even more dire. I will continue to monitor the situation and update when I can.
PHILIPPINES, Manila : A boy plays next to a seawall in a shanty town at the port area in Manila on December 7, 2014 ahead of the arrival of typhoon hagupit. Shanties at the bay of Manila will be affected as typhoon hagupit will pass near Manila. Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines on December 7, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS
As Hagupit continues to make its way across the Philippines, the Japan Meteorological Agency has downgraded the once Super Typhoon into a Tropical Storm. With sustained winds of 75 MPH, the storm has weakened dramatically in the last 2 days, but not before leaving a trail of destruction along the eastern portion of the nation. At least 3 people are confirmed dead and 650,000 remain in shelters severe flooding continues to plague the area. In Catbalogan, 16.91” of rain have fallen, causing significant flooding. Homes and other structures were demolished by the Category 4 strength winds along the east, removing roofs and toppling buildings like toys. The area which took the brunt of the impact was already in shambles from Super Typhoon Haiyan last year, so many of the residents lived in tents or shacks, but now, all of that is gone. Power has also been knocked out to many areas and trees, landslides, and flooding shut down roads all over, cutting off some communities entirely. While the Philippines seemed to have been spared the cataclysmic storm we were predicting, it does appear as if they have once again been dealt a heart-breaking blow.
Despite the destruction, I personally know the strength of the Filipino people, I know their resilience and courage and once again, it is on display for the world to see. Please keep those affected by this disaster in your heart as they once again pick up the pieces and rebuild. In the words of Anderson Cooper; “Mabuhay Philippines. Maraming salamat for showing us all how to live.”