Katrina Threads September 6, 2005 10:33 AM   Subscribe

I thought it'd be useful to have a big descriptive list of all the Metafilter threads related to Katrina. So here it is. If it's not best placed here, or you're not interested, very sorry!

(More inside)
posted by paperpete to MetaFilter-Related at 10:33 AM (33 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Metafilter Hurricane Katrina-based threads, from earliest to latest, so far:

1 Metafilter: Katrina targets New Orleans

2 Let the Bush bashing begin

3 Black people loot, white people borrow

4 Time-lapse videos of hurricanes from space

5 The great Mississippi Flood of 1927

6 Did god create Hurricane Katrina? Conspiracy theories

7 Songs inspired by New Orleans

8 Into the eye of Katrina

9 Metafilter: National Data Buoy Center

10 Something Awful - still online from New Orleans

11 You knew it was going to happen. God sent hurricane to prevent Southern Decadence

12 Aerial survey of Katrina damage from NOAA

13 Drowning New Orleans - article warned

14 Educators offer classrooms to many displaced students

15 Gas prices updated

16 You can do everything for other countries but nothing for your own [black] [poor] people

17 Altruistic gentleman offers lechery to displaced NOLA hotties

18 Live local coverage of Hurricane Katrina

19 OMG WTF - Bush Administration's lack of response

20 Louisiana national guard radio

21 Photos from Katrina's wake

22 The business of rebuilding - Halliburton et al

23 "It doesn't make sense to me" - Hastert

24 Gas shortage rumour?

25 Photographers respond to New Orleans racial bias photos

26 FEMA and Operation Blessing

27 Tulane Uni's Emergency Info in advance

28 Metafilter: Poppy Z Brite affected by Katrina

29 Ray Nagin lays it down

30 Who will Bush blame this time? - FEMA Director Mike Brown fired from prior job at Arabian Horse Association

31 Surviving New Orleans musicians

32 When socialites get displaced

33 Convoy on the go, finally

34 What if Hurricane Ivan had not missed New Orleans

35 Learning from Europe - Venice of the Gulf?

36 Cultural institutions in Katrina's path

37 Reality versus DC

38 Zoomable satellite shot of New Orleans

39 Mr Bill and New Orleans

40 Kanye West gets twitchy on Red Cross benefit

41 Privatising FEMA for New Orleans?

42 American Family Association - New Orleans now abortion free, mardi gras free, sodomite free, etc.

43 More conspiracy, weather modification ops

44 NO officials never put plans in place to evacuate poorest of poor

45 The Bush Disconnect - this part of the world

46 Music to our ears...

47 The Louisiana Superdome

48 Hurricane exploitation - the quotes

49 Hurricane Katrina, BBC stylee

50 Houston opens more relief space

51 The Matrix shatters before the eyes of the nation - Rivera

52 National Geographic, again

53 Flood myths

54 Red Cross ordered to stay out of New Orleans, feds delay paperwork, etc. etc.

55 Do you know what it means to lose New Orleans?

56 No, really, it's the Mayor's fault - Dept of Homeland Security

57 Little Somalia?

58 Google Maps & Katrina

59 three cruise liners chartered as temp homes

60 Americans support via eBay

61 The real story behind Katrina - Aaronovitch, poverty, etc

62 Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, destination for 2000 refugees

63 The Control of Nature, revisited

64 Why some people stayed behind in New Orleans - lack of money

65 Broussard and FEMA fall out

66 Hell on earth - rapes, murders and suicides in Superdome

67 LA National Guard wants equipment back from Iraq

68 Mike Parker, former head of Army Engineers, sacked because disagreed with Bush on funding cuts


70 Katrina seen from the Left

71 Bush approval ratings after Katrina

72 oh so NOW the UN is useful..."

73 Alex is OK

74 Paypal does Somethingawful to the Red Cross

75 New Orleans: A Geopolitical Prize

76 The Two Americas

77 Walking out of New Orleans - blogger writes about experience

78 Levee fixed, but lessons learned?

79 Love Canal-type toxic landfill submerged in New Orleans

80 Barbara Bush insults Katrina survivors

posted by paperpete at 10:36 AM on September 6, 2005

Oh god.

That wasn't very well-formatted. I did put paragraph tags in, honest! :o(

*seethes with rage and embarrassment*
posted by paperpete at 10:38 AM on September 6, 2005

Wow, so eerie to read #1 again. Thanks!
posted by Pollomacho at 10:50 AM on September 6, 2005

Somehow you missed
1A Live Local Coverage of Hurricane Katrina
posted by yhbc at 10:57 AM on September 6, 2005

Holy crap that's a lot of threads. If only there was some way for this list to be accessed without paperpete having to bang his head against the interweb.

(People, tag your damn posts!)
posted by Plutor at 10:59 AM on September 6, 2005

yhbc, I think that thread came a lot later - although it's arguably the most gripping of the lot. In that macabre way. :o/
posted by paperpete at 11:04 AM on September 6, 2005

Holy crap.
posted by delmoi at 11:36 AM on September 6, 2005

Only 80? Come on people, lets get serious.
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:39 AM on September 6, 2005

Tags are great, except that some people still don't get them.
posted by sohcahtoa at 11:49 AM on September 6, 2005

Plus all of the meta-threads on coverage of the coverage, donations for MeFi members, "when is it going to be over" pleas, and more.
posted by fionab at 12:13 PM on September 6, 2005

Tags are great, except that some people still don't get them.

posted by Kwantsar at 12:15 PM on September 6, 2005

Tags are great, except that some people still don't get them.

The tag counter thingy is broken, too.
posted by grateful at 12:16 PM on September 6, 2005

Nice work, paperpete! +1
posted by mischief at 1:08 PM on September 6, 2005

Nicely done, but you forgot How many Katrina victims still forgotten?
posted by homunculus at 1:11 PM on September 6, 2005

Holy crap.


Only 80? Come on people, lets get serious.

Double yes, though it looks like about 83 and climbing.
posted by fixedgear at 2:26 PM on September 6, 2005

Only 80? Come on people, lets get serious.

Yep. Schaivo: 104 posts. Persons dead: 1.
posted by Miko at 2:50 PM on September 6, 2005

...though my definition was a little generous. It's true tags aren't everyone's forte.
posted by Miko at 2:56 PM on September 6, 2005

Gosh, does anyone stop to think about the people who were comatose and not brain damaged, who were killed when the power to their hospital failed? If only the republicans had known about that, the aid would've arrived instantly!
posted by mullingitover at 3:18 PM on September 6, 2005

posted by cortex at 3:20 PM on September 6, 2005

Sorry for the omissions. Can anyone wipe up my crap for me and put a few linebreaks in there? It looks like an unreadable lump, stupid boy that I am. :o/
posted by paperpete at 4:11 PM on September 6, 2005

Wow. 80. I've got my work cut out for me.

(just kidding)
posted by ParisParamus at 4:16 PM on September 6, 2005

hahahahahahhahaha parisparamus made a funny!!!!1!
posted by Hat Maui at 5:43 PM on September 6, 2005

Links 14 and 15 are the same.
posted by geoff. at 7:19 PM on September 6, 2005

Good job -- thanks for this.
posted by dreamsign at 8:03 PM on September 6, 2005

That's just the Blue -- y'all forgot the Green. (Note: there are others there, but I've got a bug up my butt about that one.)
posted by davy at 9:40 PM on September 6, 2005

Added to the wiki, not including the most recent.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:00 AM on September 7, 2005

Is there a good rule of thumb for when a thread is dead to the world? A friend of mine wrote a really interesting blog post about his first hand experiences in the Hurricane Pam simulation that was supposed to bring Louisiana a new preparedness plan, but I can't figure out which of the 80 threads to link it in. Some of the FEMA related threads seem most likely, but if they're dead, there's not a lot of point.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:51 PM on September 7, 2005

jacquilynne, find some more links on the Pam simulation and go for a front-pager. Sounds interesting and nothing I've read on the topic thud far.
posted by mwhybark at 9:02 PM on September 7, 2005

I'd just like to point out that (while the conversation immediately WENT that direction, and the information for the post was found while RESEARCHING the history of New Orlean's levy system) post No. 5 in your list "The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927" is NOT about Katrina. Certainly there may be parallels and lessons (learned and unlearned), but it was specifically designed to be a non-Katrina post.
posted by spock at 6:20 AM on September 9, 2005

spock, sorry about that. However, the reason I included the thread was that I was trying to include anything which balanced out, in terms of FPP and discussion and links etc., to add to informative / noteworthy MeFi Katrina stuff.
posted by paperpete at 10:23 AM on September 9, 2005

Everyone should read
this story
about evacuees from Hurricane Rita.
posted by etaoin at 10:50 AM on September 29, 2005

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