Hurricane Gloria, that is!
The awful weather we're experiencing from the remnants of Storm Ida reminded me that this is a video project I've been meaning to get around to for months now.
(This ain't politics, but there is some footage of former Gov. Bill O'Neill and a much younger Sen. Dodd)
It's my video of the legendary 1985 storm bearing down upon and hitting Milford and the Connecticut coastline. I posted two versions of the video; one with clips from local and national news both before and after my prehistoric VHS camcorder footage, and the other, shorter one which is only my footage. In case any news organization decides that their 24-year old footage is too precious to allow it on Youtube and they delete the longer video.
But you really should watch the longer one, because it has a lot of 80s Americana in it, including the Life cereal commercial with Mikey ("He won't eat it, he hates everything!")
So here's both videos. The first has the complete footage with the news, and the second is only my stuff. In both I carefully edited out all the shots that included me with my truly dreadful haircut and an awful 1980s-style pornstar mustache. (don't worry, I've still got plenty of tape in the vault; eventually you'll see footage of me rockin' my hip Burt Reynolds 'stache!)
1985, I was obviously destined to become a video blogger. I just had to wait for them to invent the Internet. And Windows. And high-speed access. But eventually...
And yes, even after all these years, I still don't have enough sense to come in out of the rain!
My footage only: