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2012-05-30 07:16:35 PM
And just like Subby, that HL is terrible.
 
2012-05-30 07:19:38 PM
the magma pool beneath it erupted within as little as hundreds of years of forming

So, like climate change, it will end up being someone else's problem.
 
2012-05-30 07:41:22 PM
I can't wait. That will break the monotony.
 
2012-05-30 09:26:12 PM

Jamdug!: And just like Subby's mom, that HL is terrible in bed.

 
2012-05-30 10:10:41 PM
That's a tuff headline
 
2012-05-30 10:14:15 PM
I WANT the Yellowstone supervolcano to erupt.

It will be so awesome to witness the death of the US, assuming I survive to witness it; and if I don't, I won't care.
 
2012-05-30 10:17:05 PM
I'm gonna magma point quickly--anyone blowing smoke about supervolcanoes is just making a mountain out of a mole hill.
 
2012-05-30 10:20:21 PM
I thought by now there would be a lava terrible puns by now
 
2012-05-30 10:21:15 PM
When subby's mom spews out all of that pent up smegma, we're all gonna die.
 
2012-05-30 10:21:51 PM
Appropriate to this headline:
rlv.zcache.com
 
2012-05-30 10:34:51 PM

tortilla burger: I thought by now there would be a lava terrible puns by now


I don't Vulcan know any Vulcan volcano puns.
 
2012-05-30 10:39:05 PM

tortilla burger: I thought by now there would be a lava terrible puns by now


There have been some viscous ones, though...
 
2012-05-30 10:41:49 PM
volunteers attempting to get subby's dad to re-pucker

www.dirtytrees.com
 
2012-05-30 10:46:05 PM
So, we're farked.
 
2012-05-30 10:46:43 PM
Sometimes I like a headline that's cheap and easy, just like your mom.
 
2012-05-30 10:48:20 PM

Gyrfalcon: I WANT the Yellowstone supervolcano to erupt.

It will be so awesome to witness the death of the US, assuming I survive to witness it; and if I don't, I won't care.


You are in LA? You wouldn't survive it. You would suffocate to death under all of the falling ash. It would not be a fun death.
 
2012-05-30 10:52:10 PM
Subby, you are getting my mom confused with my sister again. She is number 4 prostitute in all of Kazakhstan. Very nice!!
 
2012-05-30 10:53:54 PM
Subby sounds just a tad jealous, like he hasn't been getting no lovin' from mom.
 
2012-05-30 10:55:49 PM

Handsome B. Wonderful: Sometimes I like a headline that's cheap and easy, just like your mom.


this
 
2012-05-30 10:57:06 PM
Here's some FARK-appropriate love for your mom.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-30 11:00:24 PM
Like subby's mom, this meme is old and tired.
 
2012-05-30 11:01:40 PM
Subby, you don't even know my mom...and neither do I!!!
 
2012-05-30 11:09:27 PM

Gyrfalcon: I WANT the Yellowstone supervolcano to erupt.

It will be so awesome to witness the death of the US, assuming I survive to witness it; and if I don't, I won't care.


No fear. We'll just used your oversized head to plug it.
 
2012-05-30 11:14:07 PM

T-Servo: Like subby's mom, this meme is old and tired.


Your mom has been around for a solid 25+ years, probably longer. It was in the first ghostbusters for cripes sake. it's not going away.


\Hmmm, I *should* rephrase that
 
2012-05-30 11:15:53 PM
Kind of unrelated, but I listen to the BBC all the time in my car via xm radio, and while I thoroughly enjoy the british perspective on things, I'm always surprised and almost irritated by how much they press the whole starving children in africa thing.
 
2012-05-30 11:17:55 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-05-30 11:27:38 PM
From Wiki.
Location
Main article: Taupo Volcano

Lake Taupo lies in a caldera created by a supervolcanic eruption which occurred approximately 26,500 years ago. According to geological records, the volcano has erupted 28 times in the last 27,000 years. It has ejected mostly rhyolitic lava, although Mount Tauhara formed from dacitic lava.

The initial event 26,500 years ago is the largest eruption and is known as the Oruanui eruption. It ejected an estimated 1170 cubic kilometres of material and caused several hundred square kilometres of surrounding land to collapse and form the caldera. The caldera later filled with water, eventually overflowing to cause a huge outwash flood.[3] It is possible that the Lake Taupo event contributed to starting the Last Glacial Maximum.[citation needed]

Several later eruptions occurred over the millennia before the most recent major eruption, which is traditionally dated as about 180 CE from Greenland ice-core records. Tree ring data from two studies suggests a later date of 232 CE ± 5[4]. Known as the Hatepe eruption, it is believed to have ejected 100 cubic kilometres of material, of which 30 cubic kilometres was ejected in the space of a few minutes. This was one of the most violent eruptions in the last 5000 years (alongside the Tianchi eruption of Baekdu at around 1000 and the 1815 eruption of Tambora), with a Volcanic Explosivity Index rating of 7; and there appears to be a correlation, to within a few years, of a year in which the sky was red over Rome and China. The eruption devastated much of the North Island and further expanded the lake. The area was uninhabited by humans at the time of the eruption, since New Zealand was not settled by the Māori until about 1280. Possible climatic effects of the eruption would have been concentrated on the southern hemisphere due to the southerly position of Lake Taupo.[5] Taupo's last known eruption occurred around 30 years later, with lava dome extrusion forming the Horomatangi Reefs, but that eruption was much smaller than the 180 CE eruption.

Underwater hydrothermal activity continues near the Horomatangi vent,[6] and nearby geothermal fields with associated hot springs are found north and south of the lake, for example at Rotokawa and Turangi. These springs are the site of occurrence of certain extremophile micro-organisms, that are capable of surviving in extremely hot environments.[7]

The volcano is currently considered to be dormant rather than extinct.


On the topic of super volcanos. Lake Taupo area is stunning and the tar pits nearby are amazing as well. Worth a visit if you're ever in New Zealand.

/1170 cubic kilometres of material- holy f*cking, f*ck! No, I mean seriously, 1170 cubic kilometers of rock turned to dust instantly, f*ck me running. The expletives are fully necessary.
//mother nature, at best, seems coldly indifferent to our presence....
///she sure has given us some beautiful places though....
 
2012-05-30 11:43:45 PM
orphan
 
2012-05-30 11:53:42 PM
Meh, a one megaton nuke will relieve that pressure faster then Preparation H
 
2012-05-30 11:54:35 PM
But mom swallows
 
2012-05-30 11:58:41 PM
...and she's hot.
 
2012-05-31 12:18:36 AM

Gyrfalcon: I WANT the Yellowstone supervolcano to erupt.

It will be so awesome to witness the death of the US, assuming I survive to witness it; and if I don't, I won't care.


www.futuregamez.net
I'm getting goosebumps people!
 
2012-05-31 12:42:21 AM
My mom's dead subby but I can see Mt. Rainier from my window so, whatevs.

'lahar you say?
 
2012-05-31 12:58:18 AM

AbbeySomeone: My mom's dead subby but I can see Mt. Rainier from my window so, whatevs.

'lahar you say?


I want a Lahar Taco Ma.
 
2012-05-31 01:06:24 AM
That's not what my dad says...
 
2012-05-31 01:21:05 AM
you know what? that's cool. We see plenty of evidence of the huge eruptions but to think that they can build and release that quickly is cool.

-geologist.
 
2012-05-31 01:40:04 AM
WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!

/try to prove me wrong
 
2012-05-31 01:40:57 AM

machoprogrammer: You are in LA? You wouldn't survive it. You would suffocate to death under all of the falling ash. It would not be a fun death.


Oh he would not. He would probably freeze to death in the "2 years of winter" that follows or die in a car crash because we all know Californians don't know how to drive in snow.
 
2012-05-31 01:41:31 AM
I feel like anytime we encounter an RE: END OF MANKIND article, it basically goes as follows;

Event X is terrible and will certainly kill you.
Event X will occur approximately Y nbr of years.
It has been Y nbr of years since the last Event X.

I mean, we're talking about monumental infectious illness, supervolcanos, earthquake-triggered tusnamis, climate change, or space debris.

So, apparently, we're certainly going to die.
 
2012-05-31 02:47:31 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: you know what? that's cool. We see plenty of evidence of the huge eruptions but to think that they can build and release that quickly is cool.

-geologist.


I'm curious as to whether this process can happen in places without known past volcanic activity. Basically, is anywhere really safe or would we be able to detect the build-up before it happened?
 
2012-05-31 02:56:22 AM

machoprogrammer: Gyrfalcon: I WANT the Yellowstone supervolcano to erupt.

It will be so awesome to witness the death of the US, assuming I survive to witness it; and if I don't, I won't care.

You are in LA? You wouldn't survive it. You would suffocate to death under all of the falling ash. It would not be a fun death.


You're either confused about where LA is or where Yellowstone is.
 
2012-05-31 03:15:09 AM
Meh. I think this whole danger is blown out of proportion.
 
2012-05-31 03:24:03 AM

Krieghund: You're either confused about where LA is or where Yellowstone is.


You seem to be confused about the power of what's waiting under Yellowstone.
 
2012-05-31 05:00:41 AM

swahnhennessy: Krieghund: You're either confused about where LA is or where Yellowstone is.

You seem to be confused about the power of what's waiting under Yellowstone.


No I think LA should be safe from Yellowstone.
pubs.usgs.gov
/Just saying
//Granted the ensuing chaos would be a nightmare.
 
2012-05-31 05:50:05 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: you know what? that's cool. We see plenty of evidence of the huge eruptions but to think that they can build and release that quickly is cool.

-geologist.


So does that mean the sky really isn't falling today?
 
2012-05-31 06:19:10 AM
FARK would be so much better if it didn't pander to the adolescent male "humor" from 1982 (see extremely lame headline). Guess it says something about who's running the place.

ashes to ashes
funk to funky
we know Major Tom's a junkie
strung out on heaven's high
seeking an
all
time
low
 
2012-05-31 06:21:59 AM
Yes, I changed the lyric from "hitting an all time low" to "seeking an all time low" because just when I think the lowest low's been hit, I see that it's not. Go lower, young farker!
 
2012-05-31 09:00:00 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: swahnhennessy: Krieghund: You're either confused about where LA is or where Yellowstone is.

You seem to be confused about the power of what's waiting under Yellowstone.

No I think LA should be safe from Yellowstone.
[pubs.usgs.gov image 580x377]
/Just saying
//Granted the ensuing chaos would be a nightmare.


It would be borderline... LA is pretty close, but either way, the whole US is most likely farked when that goes off.
 
zez
2012-05-31 09:03:31 AM
What little is known about the formation of these supervolcanoes is largely based on the study of crystals of a material called zircon

home.gwi.net

/approves
 
2012-05-31 09:14:35 AM

machoprogrammer: tinfoil-hat maggie: swahnhennessy: Krieghund: You're either confused about where LA is or where Yellowstone is.

You seem to be confused about the power of what's waiting under Yellowstone.

No I think LA should be safe from Yellowstone.
[pubs.usgs.gov image 580x377]
/Just saying
//Granted the ensuing chaos would be a nightmare.

It would be borderline... LA is pretty close, but either way, the whole US is most likely farked when that goes off.


Oh yea no more bread basket, no more travel between the coast. Air travel shut down and well try driving through 6 foot of ash. The truth is though that theirs lots of these things out there and any one of them no mater how far away can fark us up.
 
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