On Thursday, November 13, the Caltech community, along with millions of other Southern Californians in homes, schools, businesses, government offices, and public places, will participate in the Great Southern California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. At 10 a.m., everyone is encouraged to drop, cover, and hold on for 120 seconds in simulation of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault. Throughout the day, Caltech will conduct emergency preparedness drills on campus.
I think disaster preparedness makes sense. That's why I think we should coordinate this earthquake drill with an Obama Presidency disaster drill. At 10A.M. tomorrow, everyone should pull their pockets from their pants and leave them hanging empty and inside-out for all to see. Hoover flags will officially be renamed "Obama flags".
Then "Stop, drop, and drool." Hey, we might as well be ready for what's coming.