Watched THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN. God, that is an outstandingly weird film. Kind of erotic, almost, in a very bizarre way. The Chinese warlord is played by a strapping Scandinavian matinee idol all painted up like Ming the Merciless, and there's all manner of marcel waves, astounding frocks and weird, weird, weirdness.
As for the earthquake and all, Jesus Christ, what can you say? I'm getting worried about the San Francisco Big One, the rate disasters seem to be happening. Of course, New York has some choice fault lines, too. (Yes, I am a bloody morbid creature...)