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Older and wiser today, I still attend film festivals but find milder ways to blow off steam.
Furthermore, flying doesn't blow off tough lice--unless a bird wears nail polish.
That's the material that will blow off when we have those gale-force winds.
See, a guy who spends his working life running a chain of 1,460-plus fast-food outlets needs to blow off a little steam on the weekends, and polite, low-key backyard recreation of the suburban variety just isn't going to cut it.
After watching the wind blow off shingles, he saw the chimney flue lying on the ground.
As one possible explanation, he suggests hydrocarbons seeping upward along cracks in the seafloor might have collected under some impermeable barrier until pressure forced the buoyant gas to blow off its cover.