Speaking of Northland’s NewsCenter …

I am taking this moment to shamelessly plug two stories from last week. Both Renee Passal and myself profiled the Superior-based Genesis Attachments.

The company supplied the gigantic steel shears used to cut the bleeding Deepwater Horizon oil pipe last Thursday.

Fun Fact*

For me, doing this story brought out the unavoidable side of my imagination that creates terrifying, ocean-dwelling robots armed with savage instruments of war.  (Not that they truly exist, but if they did, we humans could outfit them with some crazy shit).

Admittedly, Passal with WDIO had the story first.  And I’m not saying that my version is better.  However, think of it this way:

Could you resist a story about gigantic, robot-controlled, underwater cutting tools?

-MS

5 Comments

wildgoose

about 11 years ago

I'm looking for more great underwater stories from Scuba Matt this summer.

scbMatt

about 11 years ago

Aww... I suck at blogging.  Thanks for the link Paul.  I was trying to embed the html video.  Guess it didn't work

Rae

about 11 years ago

If you click on the website and want to know what shear was used: Click on XP Mobile Shears; Specs; and look up GXP 2500.  It's the one that weighs 24 tons.

Jenny

about 11 years ago

That sub is really cool, great stories!

As for " terrifying, ocean-dwelling robots armed with savage instruments of war" not existing, I guess I'm going to have to be the one to tell you about the hundreds of submarines armed with nuclear warheads all over the ocean...

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