Hello internet it is the Friday show and what I want to talk about to today is the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan this morning. Now the earthquake alone did a ton of damage by itself. And the resulting aftershocks that were as strong as 7.0 did that damage too. But the reason there is such a crisis in Japan right now is the resulting tsunami from the earthquake some sources saying 13 foot waves some sources saying 30 foot waves. These waves rush to the shore of Japan, resulting in this sort of damage. And it’s hard to even describe what’s happening in this video. Those things that are on fire that looks small are boats! You even see driving and fleeing the city that’s about to be wiped out by the tsunami and there’s tons of raw TV footage flying around on the web right now many people Japan waiting to be rescued. Reports are coming in that there are hundreds bodies being washed up on shore. A specific story about a ship with a hundred people that was just swept away. And probably the most terrifying things is that a nuclear facility in Japan, has been unable to cool down because of the earthquake. There was a rumor earlier that there was a leak in the nuclear facility but that turned out to not be true. But what has actually happened is 28,000 people have been evacuated because the nuclear facility has been unable to cool down The quake triggered a power failure and then the back up generators didn’t work which means that right now the nuclear facility can not get the water in there to cool it down. Japanese officals saying that they are on a heightened alert and they’ve evacuated everyone in a nearby area. But the story doesn’t just end with Japan. The tsunami is travelling at 500 miles an hour across the ocean, which is kind of terrifying if you think of a 6 foot to 15 foot wave moving at the speed of a jetliner. And warnings even some evacutions have been made for Hawaii and western United States. I’m making this video as a the first waves are hitting Hawaii and they don’t seen that big. Hopefully they stay that way, though it could change in the next two hours Oregon and a few other places in the United States are beginning to evacuate people in small areas, specifically lower evelation areas. And when you see something of this magnitude there’s not really not much to say. This morning there was a hashtag pray for Japan and that’s what everyone kept saying pray for Japan, keep Japan in your thoughts and that’s true. And also hoping that the worst is over and of course if you do want to help disaster relief in any way you can, the Red Cross specifically taking donations as of now to go directly to this. So if you can give, I say do give. If you can’t give please just raise awareness for it, though I’m sure many people are going to know about this. You know, I can’t help but think the only reason I knew about this, this morning and the only reason I woke up this morning was my Mom called me because she didn’t know I was out here in Austin Texas for SXSW SXSW She thought I was still at my place in Venice and she called me crying and she just wanted make sure I was was safe and she didn’t believe me at first because she thought I was just lying to make her feel better that I was still actually there but that I didn’t want her to know and I thought “Wow! it’s these terrible things that that make people cherish what they have um it’s these terrible things that make people um I don’t know, human.” And… it mad me sad think this morning in whatever language, um… where ever in the world, some people made that call and no one answered. And that’s what sticks in my mind when I think of this and uh I don’t know I hope it sticks like that in your mind as well. um There’s no giveaway or anything today because I feel like that would be in bad taste and uh I don’t know people in Japan and everyone affected, you are in my thoughts and uh uh I yeah I I hope for the uh the best where ever you are.