The third of three threads inspired by the massive San Diego Power Outage. When I was a kid the power going out was fun and exciting. It'd be out for a couple hours and we'd play a family game of Yahtzee by candlelight and then they'd have it back on again. But I imagine it going out everywhere in a 30-mile radius would be a different sort of thing, and that there is the real possibility of some bad behavior in large crowded areas - riots, looting, crimes, etc. FOCUS: When have you ever been witness to a mob, where the rules of civil society had broken down and temporarily did not apply. Did you join in, or did you sense that some bad shit was going down and hightail it out?