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    Ken Burns documentary about how terrible Oklahoma is

    It's called "The Dust Bowl", it's a two episode series that airs tonight and tomorrow. Looking forward to watching it, love Ken Burns documentaries.

    http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/upcoming/

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    Thanks for the reminder. Looking forward to it.

    Read a book a few years ago called "the worst hard time" that did a great job detailing the magnitude of the dust bowl. Really mind blowing stuff.

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    Anyone who says man isn't affecting climate change should watch the $#@! out of this. It already happened, and it nearly killed the Joads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisApplewhite View Post
    Anyone who says man isn't affecting climate change should watch the $#@! out of this. It already happened, and it nearly killed the Joads.
    I thought that was Yahweh with the locusts and $#@!. Could be wrong though,or you could be a simple $#@!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foosters Galore View Post
    Read a book a few years ago called "the worst hard time" that did a great job detailing the magnitude of the dust bowl. Really mind blowing stuff.
    Was going to post the same thing. Great read.

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    They're replaying it again right now.

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    Thanks for the heads up. Great doc and got it recording on the dvr.

    This reminds me of my recent trip to the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. They had oral histories from Dutch families he helped during WWI. They had a guy talking about how they would use sawdust in their rolls and made them black. The happiest day of his childhood was when he got white flour bread they called "Hoover Rolls." Basically what I'm saying, is sometimes are $#@!tier places than Oklahoma.

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    We just had a mini dust storm shut down an I-35 stretch near the Kansas state line. 30-car accident.

    Dust Bowl seems unfathomably horrendous. Shrapnel, twigs, fecal matter, and red dirt swirling at 60 mph, clogging your nostrils and mouths, bathing your entire house.

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    My grandmother is one of the interviewees for this documentary. Pauline Durrett Robertson. She only had a couple of spots in the first episode, but will be more prominent in the second. She had a stroke a few months after the interviews and has lost the majority of her speaking ability, so it's really cool for me to be able to see her on here as I remember her. Love Ken Burns and everything he does. Apparently (I didn't get to meet him personally), he's one of the more down to earth, super cool people ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff Tannen View Post
    My grandmother is one of the interviewees for this documentary. Pauline Durrett Robertson. She only had a couple of spots in the first episode, but will be more prominent in the second. She had a stroke a few months after the interviews and has lost the majority of her speaking ability, so it's really cool for me to be able to see her on here as I remember her. Love Ken Burns and everything he does. Apparently (I didn't get to meet him personally), he's one of the more down to earth, super cool people ever.
    Very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff Tannen View Post
    My grandmother is one of the interviewees for this documentary. Pauline Durrett Robertson. She only had a couple of spots in the first episode, but will be more prominent in the second. She had a stroke a few months after the interviews and has lost the majority of her speaking ability, so it's really cool for me to be able to see her on here as I remember her. Love Ken Burns and everything he does. Apparently (I didn't get to meet him personally), he's one of the more down to earth, super cool people ever.
    Here you go



    Pauline Durrett Robertson has been a city girl her entire life, and in just one city: Amarillo, Texas. She was born there in 1922, the middle daughter of three girls. When Pauline was quite young, her mother suffered a nervous breakdown and was institutionalized. Five years later, her father lost his insurance business. Pauline was 10 at the time. "He was doing odd jobs whatever he could find," she remembers. "He hoed yards, took jobs on road crews; he applied for jury duty." The loss of their mother and their father's lack of income, combined with his ongoing bouts with illness, left the girls feeling that they were pretty much on their own. "My older sister took charge of things," Pauline says. "She was always giving my younger sister and me jobs to do. We didn't always like that."

    In the midst of difficult circumstances, Pauline thrived academically. She was her high school class salutatorian and graduated summa $#@! laude from Amarillo College. She worked as an accountant before tackling her biggest job: raising ten children over a period of thirty-four years. When the youngest went off to school, Pauline started Camp Friendship: a summer program for under-privileged children of all ethnicities.

    Pauline suffered a debilitating stroke in late 2010 but since then has amazed doctors with her progress, her strength, and her passion for life. She spends her days with family and with gratitude for a life well lived in her beloved Texas panhandle.

    http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl...ett-robertson/


    All the best to your grandmother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foosters Galore View Post
    Thanks for the reminder. Looking forward to it.

    Read a book a few years ago called "the worst hard time" that did a great job detailing the magnitude of the dust bowl. Really mind blowing stuff.
    Fantastic book.

    Bummed I missed the first part. Will DVR the 2nd

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    Very cool, Biff. KBs does an amazing job on these; as said above, those Dust Bowlers were some tough mofos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mini-baller View Post
    Fantastic book.

    Bummed I missed the first part. Will DVR the 2nd
    First part is running Tues night (late Wed am) I think.

    Saw Pt. 1. pretty good.

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    I watched it last night and thought it was very good.

    The part about the government buying and then shooting all the livestock was interesting to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phdhorn View Post
    First part is running Tues night (late Wed am) I think.

    Saw Pt. 1. pretty good.
    Thank u.

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    Just started this, good so far. It's already made me think about the idea of a "Sooner" in a different light. Sooners weren't just cheaters and land thieves, they were cheaters and land thieves who within a generation created one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in world history. Wow, interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foosters Galore View Post
    Thanks for the reminder. Looking forward to it.

    Read a book a few years ago called "the worst hard time" that did a great job detailing the magnitude of the dust bowl. Really mind blowing stuff.
    Very good book. Both my grandparents were dry land, dust bowl cotton farming share croppers in Hall County, Texas.

    Heard absolutely amazing stories of Sunday meals consisting of fried potato peels only, tiny dust dunes in the cracks of the house and sun up to sun down hard work just to live.

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    I just set to record both,but which one is first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celery Man View Post
    Just started this, good so far. It's already made me think about the idea of a "Sooner" in a different light. Sooners weren't just cheaters and land thieves, they were cheaters and land thieves who within a generation created one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in world history. Wow, interesting.
    I blame a lot of the easterners/land speculators, and the Great Depression more than the Okies/Kansans/Texans/Coloradans living in the dust bowl area around that time. The Sooners showed up 40+ years before the Dust Bowl happened, and any Sooners and their offspring still around those areas would have experienced the last drought or would have at least seen the effects of it.

    A lot of the people who suffered the worst were immigrants (out-of-state or out-of-country) who came after the Land Runs.

    Those people didn't have a single $#@!ing clue that they were moving into an area where droughts would/could be that bad. Combine that with the Great Depression and falling wheat prices which encouraged them to plow up even more land at a time where they thought droughts were a temporary thing, and it was the perfect $#@!storm.

    They were some tough sons-of-bitches though, the ones that stuck it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex27 View Post
    I just set to record both,but which one is first?
    The California episode is the second one.

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    Those people didn't have a single $#@!ing clue that they were moving into an area where droughts would/could be that bad.
    They weren't/couldn't be that bad before everyone got there. Unsustainable land management made a bad situation worse. They ripped everything out that nature put there to keep the soil in place and got surprised when it all blew away. Not to mention the annual rainfall even before the settlers wasn't enough to sustain the amount of people there.

    It wasn't horticulture's finest moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celery Man View Post
    Just started this, good so far. It's already made me think about the idea of a "Sooner" in a different light. Sooners weren't just cheaters and land thieves, they were cheaters and land thieves who within a generation created one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in world history. Wow, interesting.
    I hope the show gave you a little better grasp on the actual location of the dust bowl

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    Just jokes, man. Obviously this was a $#@!ing terrible catastrophe that effected all states and populations in the area. Just, Oklahoma sucks the most.

    Seriously though, can't imagine living through that. $#@!ing terrible. Obviously the human element is the worst part but the jackrabbit clubbing parties and the emaciated cattle are making this difficult to watch.

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    I missed this thread but, by chance, caught the 1st episode of this last night. I'm a huge fan of both John Steineck and Woody Guthrie, so I couldn't miss clicking for a show on PBS called "Dust Bowl" when I was flipping through last night. Didn't even realize it was a Ken Burns series. Episode 1 was fantastic, looking forward to watching #2 in a few.

    Best wishes to your Grandmother Biff Tannen, tough bird to make it through all that until now. Thank her for doing the interviews. We are fortunate that an oral history like hers can be passed on and saved these days thanks to documentaries like these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foosters Galore View Post
    Thanks for the reminder. Looking forward to it.

    Read a book a few years ago called "the worst hard time" that did a great job detailing the magnitude of the dust bowl. Really mind blowing stuff.
    That is a great, great book. I watched the documentary and its great too. The way we deal with adversity is an amazing study. Stay, go, suffer, die, give up, persevere, change, commit, isolate, organize, and the list goes on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celery Man View Post
    Just started this, good so far. It's already made me think about the idea of a "Sooner" in a different light. Sooners weren't just cheaters and land thieves, they were cheaters and land thieves who within a generation created one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in world history. Wow, interesting.
    I joke too, but this actually makes me feel bad for the $#@!ers
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    Yeah, but they're not our mascot, and it was mostly the panhandle Texans who don't really count. [/joking around]

    I feel I've gone overboard with making fun of Oklahoma in regards to this documentary. Sorry. Obviously a terrible thing and a terrible time in this part of the country. So far seems to be a good documentary, as would be expected from Burns. Just saw your grandmother, Biff, sorry to hear she's no longer well, but she seems like a character.

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    I also found some odd solace studying the dust bowl in the Texas drought during the financial crisis a few yrs ago...

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    The rabbits and grasshoppers are as unreal as the dust storms themselves

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    20 yrs of the aquifer left... Gonna get interesting folks...

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    just finished it on DVR. Once again, Burns delivers. Probably going to watch it again with my parents over the Thanksgiving weekend in Austin. The environmental warnings from the survivors at the end was unexpected and appreciated. It's easy to hear about environmental issues today and gloss over them, but when you see it in the flesh from the older generation and hear their lamentations about how we need to change (because they have seen it already), hopefully it gives people pause. Thanks everyone for the kind words. Wish I had gotten to meet some of the others that were interviewed as well. What an interesting, tragic, humbling, and yet uplifting experience for them in the end. Seeing that we could come back from such a devastating circumstance and strive for something better and succeed (for the moment) is pretty cool.

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    What tropheus said. We might truly be looking at an American Sahara in the next 30-50 years. We are such $#@!ing short-sighted idiots.

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    Haven't had a chance to watch this yet, but if you want to read another excellent history book on the Dust Bowl, I would recommend Don Worster's Dust Bowl. He is one of the greatest historians of the last half-century and basically helped invent the field of environmental history. The first half of his book is excellent and examines all of the macro factors that contributed to the Dust Bowl.

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    The rabbit hunt was wild. Some of those things were the size of a dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigglerontheHoof View Post
    What tropheus said. We might truly be looking at an American Sahara in the next 30-50 years. We are such $#@!ing short-sighted idiots.
    but damned if our subdivisions and their imported lawns don't look green in the meantime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigglerontheHoof View Post
    What tropheus said. We might truly be looking at an American Sahara in the next 30-50 years. We are such $#@!ing short-sighted idiots.
    $#@! that noise, we gotta keep using groundwater for fracking and paper millls and chemical plants instead of surface water/rivers.

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    It's funny when a liberal filmmaker inadvertently debunks man-made climate change.

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    I must have missed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougO View Post
    It's funny when a liberal filmmaker inadvertently debunks man-made climate change.
    Holy$#@! you're $#@!ing retarded. Get back in the cloak room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougO View Post
    It's funny when a liberal filmmaker inadvertently debunks man-made climate change.
    Agree, stay in Cloak Room where everyone is familiar with your dumb assedness.

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    One lady was talking about the 'medicine' they were given as kids to try to stop the coughing. "Sugar with a drop or two of kerosene"

    That is a tough group of folks. Loved the clip of Mrs. Robertson above. Very cool story. Hope she is doing better these days, but cool that you have this to see how she truly was. Texas women rock.

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    The dust bowl would have overwhelmed me. I would have done whatever it took to get out. My husband and dad would probably do whatever it took to stay. There is a certain kind of prickly hard to eradicate types and I am not among them but I admire them.

    Who else here is from that part of the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mini-baller View Post
    The dust bowl would have overwhelmed me. I would have done whatever it took to get out. My husband and dad would probably do whatever it took to stay. There is a certain kind of prickly hard to eradicate types and I am not among them but I admire them.

    Who else here is from that part of the world?
    My wife would be a stayer I'd be a leaver. We'd probably divorce or die arguing in a dust storm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff Tannen View Post
    My grandmother is one of the interviewees for this documentary. Pauline Durrett Robertson. She only had a couple of spots in the first episode, but will be more prominent in the second. She had a stroke a few months after the interviews and has lost the majority of her speaking ability, so it's really cool for me to be able to see her on here as I remember her. Love Ken Burns and everything he does. Apparently (I didn't get to meet him personally), he's one of the more down to earth, super cool people ever.
    I think that this actually does qualify as a "csb".

    Loved the series btw.

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    I'm watching part II whenever my other half gets back. Better yet we will probably rewatch the whole thing today.

    For those that missed it, take a look. It's an important movie especially for those of us who still live on the south plains.

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    Damnit. I recorded Part 1, but didn't get to record Part II. Does anyone have a copy or torrent of this??

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    FYI there was also a one hour behind the scenes/interview with Ken tied to this. Showed really late one night.

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    all my grandparents lived south of Amarillo and farmed all through the dust bowl time...they never said much about it to me........some of the really old people around here have told me 2011 was like the dust bowl years as far as the wind and drought and the heat ....I can't imagine the winds we had here in 2011 with dust like they had ...it would be unbearable

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