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Date: 03/11/11 01:01 PM

58 Responses to Inside A Tokyo Grocery Store During The Quake

  1. Profile photo of yzarc_jr
    yzarc_jr Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    Link: Inside A Tokyo Grocery Store During The Quake - I would have been in the adult diaper section, changing out of my soiled underpants and into a fresh pair of nappies.
  2. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    Clean up aisles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    But, seriously what the drat is happening to the world?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    What I don`t get about all this, is...

    ...when something like this starts, who`s first instinct is it to grab your phone and start recording? I`d be saving my ass thank you very much.
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    davisboy Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Screw the merchandise, I would have been out the door before the first bottle could hit the floor.

    I`m a little surprised at how calm everyone seems to be. I guess they are used to it.
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    Monosandalos Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    F*ck the quake... save the groceries!
  6. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    Screw saving the groceries. Duck and cover!
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    Toider Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    nice work saving the booze
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    dynamites111 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    I like how all of them are more concerned with the products on the shelves then their own safety. True professionals LOL.
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    Hoofer Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    "Clean-up on aisle...every aisle..."
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Not the Beer & Wine section!
    NOT THE BEER & WINE!!!!!

    oooooooo the humanity.!!!!!!!!
  11. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    I don`t understand why they did not run into the street where there is nothing that can collapse on you. That`s what I would do, run out from anything that is structurally above me.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    The WINE! For the love of God protect the WINE!
  13. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    Wait...why do they all have masks on?
  14. Profile photo of ledouxrt
    ledouxrt Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    Do you know how hard it`s going to be to clean up all that rice?!
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    Moltenroks Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    That. Is. Adorable. But seriously people gtfo the building before you die.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    @SlothOfDoom--Fear of Germs and air polution
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    SouthpawSlew Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    They didnt get out cause that really wasnt that bad of shaking. That is somewhere around 350 miles away from the epicenter. That kind of shaking doesnt look like it would take down a building.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    there comes a point at which you must simply say "fcuk it" and run
  19. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    I`ve seen a bunch of videos where it appears everyone in Japan knows to grab the nearest big thing to hold on to when the ground starts shaking. How does that protect them in any way?
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    random white guy going about his shopping lol..
  21. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    They`re protecting the merch. They were hanging on to all the products with glass containers
  22. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    I like japan. They are handling that quake pretty well.
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    joanielspeak Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    That is exactly what I was thinking.
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    Trypno Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    Holy cow would you look how shiny their floors are! er...were
  25. Profile photo of mrpuddle
    mrpuddle Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    The quake there did`nt seem so bad..the water is the part you crap your pants.
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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    at least it wasn`t Godzilla...ok, i know, i`m a jerk and comment was unnecessary...but still...
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    SteveHolt Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    "cleanup: aisle 1 through 15"
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    First it came for the Haitians, and we did nothing. The it came for New Zealand, and still we did nothing. Now it`s after our tentacle-rape-porn! For gawd sakes, if not now? WHEN?!
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    What`s with the facemasks? That kind doesn`t stop germs and pollution, it doesn`t even stop dust.
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    MikeBigHawk Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    why do i need my coffee now? LOL
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    this must not have been close to the epicenter, this wasn`t bad compared to Sendai and throughout central japan, these people were really lucky!
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    I am honestly amazed at the composure of the Japanese. Even under duress they behave like civilized human beings. Despite your crazy game shows and deranged fetishes, I salute your decorum.

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    Yes they are so cold in that situation, but you must also think they are used to earthquakes,in Japan they are so frequents that all population is trained for that. Certainly this last event go over every prevision but japanese people have shown us great civilisation. Most of people have start to take cover just after several eartquake seconds and in neat way. The real disaster is not the eartquake,in fact we don`t have notices about numerous building destroyed, real damage is the Tsunami. Major part of damages are done by the water cause we don`t have a way yet to stop that kind of force of nature allready. Japanese have show to the world the best anti eartquake building knowledge.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm
    GParadox Going in to streeets is not the safest way cause buildings,or pieces of buildings( a window for example) can collapse on you anyway. A square would be better. The architraves like the door arch are the preferables spot where to stay during an eartquake. But this heve best efficency only if buildings are builded like in Japan.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    The epicenter was just 130 KM away from the nearst part pf Japan territory, is really close for sn earthquake with such strenght. If today we don`t have a lot of dead peaople is just because japanese have create the best antiearthquake structures. The real killer in this targedy is the Tsunami not the eartquake.
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    ilfg Male 18-29
    336 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm
    wine shelf accident? why does this look familiar?
  37. Profile photo of walkrunfly
    walkrunfly Male 18-29
    117 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    QUICK! SAVE THE TENTACLE PORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  38. Profile photo of Komarov
    Komarov Male 18-29
    56 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 12:18 am
    And this was in Tokyo - not as close to the epicenter as other cities, where the magnitude was 8.3-8.9

    Here`s hoping the most people possible make it through all this. Good luck, Japan...if I could be there to help, I would.
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    wnderfulbabs Female 18-29
    16 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 1:04 am
    This makes me hate japanese people for two reasons: that stupid frickin` mask some of them wear over their mouths and trying to save corporate merchandise during an emergency rather than seeking safety. Dumbasses.
  40. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 1:13 am
    To wnderfulbabs: You hate them because of the masks and because of their loyalty to the company? You are a big hater indeed. I wondered about the masks when I went to Japan. I thought they had a fear of germs and didn`t want to catch other people`s diseases. It turns out that the people wearing the masks are the ones with the cold or flu and didn`t want the germs to spread to other people. How considerate is that?
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    agl126 Male 18-29
    51 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 1:23 am
    that stupid frickin` mask some of them wear over their mouths


    Cartunze is right, the Japanese are trying not to spread disease. It`s actual an act of consideration.
  42. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2011 at 1:39 am
    I personally would be running outside. Staying inside a building during an earthquake does not seem like a good idea.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 3:00 am
    Damn that MF`er went on for 40 seconds. The energy released must have been several A bombs. To think they built nuke planets near the ocean and in Eq country. Nice call Japan now your going to have your Chernobyl. Future sushi will have to be screened as well.

    Yet we are all worried about global warming. I doubt the population is going to make it through the radioactive and rare metals poisoning era alone.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    March 12, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Such hate out of the mouth. You need to take the `wunderful` out of your name and put `hateful`. Your racism is showing.

    BTW moron where the freak are they gonna go? Outside in a city full of tall buildings raining concrete down. After all they were getting pounded at one time by 20 6.0 magnitude Eq`s in one hour alone. After getting slammed by so many you just become numb and ride it out.

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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2011 at 7:19 am
    "... and trying to save corporate merchandise during an emergency rather than seeking safety. Dumbasses."

    Japan has earthquakes quite often. There is nothing to immediately tell you how powerful the earthquake is going to be. Besides that, they are the ones that have to clean all that merchandise up after it falls.

    Anyhow, Japanese people are short so they have short shelves.
  46. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Just to answer some of the comments here. I have been in Tokyo for almost 10 years and I can tell you there are a lot of quakes. This quake felt just like all the other quakes that we shrug off as a minor annoyance. But the problem is it didn`t stop after a 10 seconds like all the others, it just kept getting worse and worse. Most people were prepared for a small shake, but honestly by the time you realize it`s not stopping you couldn`t even walk without falling down. Really there is not much you can do but get into some immediate cover and ride it out. So I didn`t see the reactions on the video as unusual.
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    lpycb42 Female 18-29
    84 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 9:50 am
    I`m guessing most of you (especially those living in Eastern US) have no idea what an earthquake feels like. Sometimes it`s best to stay indoors under strong columns. Japan is a country that is prepared for earthquakes (most buildings specially in the cities, are built to resist quakes). Coming from a quake prone country, in certain cases they do recommend you stay inside and take cover under columns. Also, with a quake as strong as that one, it`s pretty hard to walk.
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    shalantas Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2011 at 11:23 am
    Best way to describe an earthquake is like trying to walk when a bus is moving, or when your on a cruise the waves are really heavy. Almost feels as if you yourself are dizzy and cant walk straight. IT`s a very awkward feeling, I hate earthquakes. Stupid california.
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    Damn, and to think you`d have to deal with after shocks for quite a while after that...
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    mdg Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    Almost completely off topic, but I was surprised to see that the grocery store and set-up looked identical to any ginormous chain store here in the states. I`m not sure what I expected.
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    Cindrum Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Hey! Not too much stock was lost considering it was an earthquake.. I heard them going straight to work at the tills shortly after the quake stopped lol! Some how i think they will bounce back :P
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    March 12, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    So, grocery store employees routinely wear surgical masks?
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    ViiZedek Female 18-29
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    March 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    scaaaary! ;-;
  54. Profile photo of Frankii
    Frankii Female 18-29
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    March 14, 2011 at 7:05 am
    I don`t understand earthquakes really, I get the theory behind them but my brain just doesn`t like to think about it sensibly.
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    sssfdg Male 18-29
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    March 14, 2011 at 9:55 am
    i love how the employees are desparatly trying to save the merchandise instead of getting the fark out of the building.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    yet they tried to hold up the stock, dedication!
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    PwndaXpress Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    Clean Up on Isle.... I`m on lunch be back later..

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