Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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I so want to see Bubba Ho-Tep: Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Army of Darkness) as an elderly Elvis Presley who uses a walker and fights the undead, Ossie Davis as JFK (!), and a cowboy hat-wearing mummy who sucks souls. Directed by Don Coscarelli, who in 1979 directed the cult classic Phantasm, a superbly creepy horror film with a lot of original ideas (and then tried to milk the franchise with three sequels, which are said to be lousy). Hail to the King, baby!

As  if we didn't have enough to worry about...

Were you aware that there is a giant pool of magma beneath Yellowstone National Park? That erupts into a huge volcano about once every 600,000 years? And that its last eruption was 640,000 years ago? I.e., we're overdue. That the last time it erupted, the caldera was about 30 to 50 miles wide, and covered most of what is now Yellowstone? That it injected enough ash into the atmosphere to leave deposits inches thick as far east as Iowa and the Gulf of Mexico?

I was not aware of these things.

Ack. Ack, ack. And here I am, silly me, worrying about a rogue asteroid plunging into the earth. Hell, asteroids are cake, you can just knock them out of the way with a couple of nuke-tipped missiles, if you spot them soon enough. But I'm damned if I can think of anything that can be done about this volcano. 

It would not be nice to lose Yellowstone, but a blanket of ash, inches thick, over most of the US would be more than a minor annoyance. And the amount of ash left in the atmosphere would send global temperatures plummeting for several years. Remember the cold years we got after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption on the Philippines in 1991? Great sunsets, though.

The site linked above seems a little flaky, but the BBC covered the same story and seems to agree with the general outline.

Swiped from the Vodka Pundit

ki(maru), ki(meru)
meaning: decide, settle, collapse
先決 == senketsu == previous decision
決める == kimeru == to decide
Left radical is 'water', right is a character now only found in Chinese, meaning 'part' or 'fork'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a  'person' (人) with pack on their back' 'Person decides to carry water pack on back'.


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