The shirt on TeeFury today is about Japan, and was scheduled long before the earthquake and tsunami that caused so much damage last week. It's intended to be a play on Twitter's fail whale - the title of the shirt is Swell Well - but it has an inadvertent amount of meaning.
I've seen video like this numerous times today, and I still find it fascinating. (At this writing, about 2.4 million people have watched this Associated Press clip alone.)
Earlier this evening, I was talking with Martha about it, about how surreal the images were. I've never seen anything like it, except in the movies, and the image that came to mind first (trite as it sounds) was that it seemed like a special effect from a Harry Potter movie, of blackness sweeping over England.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.