power-outage

I AM COINING A NEW TERM: WRITER’S BLIP. IT’S LIKE WRITER’S BLOCK,BUT INSTEAD OF A FULL POWER OUTAGE, IT’S JUST A SHORT FIZZLE IN THE ELECTRICITY, LIKE BEING UNABLE TO FIND EXACTLY THE RIGHT WORD OR PHRASE THAT YOU NEED. WRITER’S BLIP. 

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Please fire me. The power went out at work today, and my boss asked me if I could fix it. I thought he was joking—apparently he was serious. I’m a part-time secretary.  He’s a member of MENSA with a PhD.  

One time all the power in the school went out and all the other classes just hung out in the dark and goofed off. But come on, band practice is never canceled, no matter what. So of course we went outside, what else would we do? Not play? Ha, you make me laugh.

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As you may have heard, South Park, for the first time in the history of the show, missed an air date! The whole studio was shut down by a power outage. It was definitely a punch in the gut… sort of like running a marathon, seeing the finish line, but then getting hit by a truck right before you cross!

Everyone took it in stride, though. The storyboard department had fun sitting in the dark, joking around and trying to make it a fun situation. Here’s a few shots from the night. (Photos by Sarah Soh)