Satellite View of North America’s
August 2003 Power Outage

Lights Out, New York!

2003 Power Outage Satellite View

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Power is ego. - Red Auerbach

Canada and space are a natural fit. - Marc Garneau

We have confused power with greatness. - Stewart Udall

A TV licence is a licence to print money. - Roy Thomson

Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover! - Homer Simpson

The measure of a man is what he does with power. - Pittacus

Ah, TV respects me. It laughs with me, not at me! - Homer Simpson

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. - Unknown

It is the empty space which makes the room useful. - Lao-tzu

People who avoid their fears also avoid their power. - Timothy Roderick

My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on. - Joan Rivers

My husband said he needed more space. So I locked him outside. - Roseanne Barr

Amazing women don't have hot flashes. We have power surges. - Unknown

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion. - Joseph Addison

May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out. - JRR Tolkien

My children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced on television. - Erma Bombeck

Getting an award from TV is like being kissed by someone with bad breath. - Mason Williams

Television: a medium. So called because it's neither rare nor well done. - Ernie Kovacs

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. - Bertrand Russell

To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government. - Mark Twain

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. - Charles Dickens

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts. - Orson Welles

I wanted this to be a movie on TV so I could press the off button and make it all go away. - Michelle Rowen

Usually a Range Rover would be beaten away from the lights by a diesel powered wheelbarrow. - Jeremy Clarkson

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

President Ford tells us all to bite the bullet and Betsy Ford goes on TV and shoots off her mouth. - Archie Bunker

I chose the Egyptian dream: the dream to make a TV show, and then be called an infidel by the end. - Bassem Youssef

No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas. - Robert Kirby

There is no way you can get people to believe you on screen if they know who you really are through television. - Jack Nicholson

Understand why and how your audience uses technology and then start trying to align your communications efforts. - Brian Reich

Be ruthless about your calendar - stick to it, hell or high water but create space for unstructured time as well. - Arjun Arora

If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners. - Johnny Carson

We're all trying to keep up in this stupid race. But that won't be much fun when we're floating in space. - John Symeou

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable; for the happy impute all their success to prudence and merit. - Jonathan Swift

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. - John Glenn

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. - Maya Angelou

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age. - Bertrand Russell

The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV. - Kim Kardashian

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy. - Barack Obama

I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation. - Donald Trump

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