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(Abc.net.au)   Mount Fuji may be about to become Mount Kablooey   (abc.net.au ) divider line
    More: Scary, Mount Fuji, earthquakes, atmospheric pressure, magma chamber, tectonic plates, Earth Science, square centimetre, democratic convention  
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2012-09-06 09:13:52 AM  
Don't worry, it's Mothra.
 
2012-09-06 09:16:21 AM  
Jeez, the Japanese just can't catch a break nowadays.
 
2012-09-06 09:28:29 AM  
Poor, poor Japanese.
 
2012-09-06 11:13:25 AM  
Wanda Jackson unimpressed.
 
2012-09-06 11:17:30 AM  

gopher321: Jeez, the Japanese just can't catch a break nowadays.


They worship the wrong God.
 
2012-09-06 11:17:46 AM  
Sometimes I think about Tokyo and I think "Man, who the hell would live that near to a volcano?" then I shrug and enjoy the view of Mt. Rainier on my commute home.
 
2012-09-06 11:18:37 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Don't worry, it's Mothra.


Wrong, everyone knows Godzilla will raise himself from the volcano and punish the hentai!
 
2012-09-06 11:22:15 AM  
Poor Mr. Fuji
 
2012-09-06 11:25:42 AM  

Calmamity: Sometimes I think about Tokyo and I think "Man, who the hell would live that near to a volcano?" then I shrug and enjoy the view of Mt. Rainier on my commute home.


I read this in the voice of Jack Handey.
 
2012-09-06 11:26:34 AM  
Hamster Huey and the Fuji Kablooey?
 
2012-09-06 11:27:44 AM  
I and two friends will be climbing Fuji san next year.
Looks like it might be an explosive trip.
/YEEEAAAHHHH
 
2012-09-06 11:27:46 AM  
Earthquake hits, Fuji erupts, towns catches on fire, tsunami puts out the flames!
Easy peasy!
 
2012-09-06 11:27:59 AM  
i50.tinypic.com

Looks like a small Japanese boob. Coincidence?
 
2012-09-06 11:30:43 AM  
Which giant monster are we dealing with this time? Mothra isn't usually underground when not in egg form... and that is often on an island someplace. I'm thinking Gaos. That way Gamera will be on the way soon.
 
2012-09-06 11:31:43 AM  
Too bad. It's one of the most picturesque and iconic mountains in the world.
 
2012-09-06 11:32:20 AM  

Wellon Dowd: gopher321: Jeez, the Japanese just can't catch a break nowadays.

They worship the wrong God.


Don't they worship their ancestors? Questions of divinity aside, I'm pretty sure that there is more proof that their ancestors existed than there is that God ever existed.
 
2012-09-06 11:36:46 AM  
Someone at Google's gone through with an answer to "How would you move Mount Fuji?"

IIRC, Fuji means mountain. So you're calling something mount mount. So WHAT are you calling mountain?

I'd need to see a full requirements document before I shaped the solution to how to move that mountain, but I should ask you first: Can we just lie about moving it? Maybe just change the coordinates on the maps.

I need 300 mega haulers and one really hard night of work and we can make that disappear.

If we paint it purple and place a bumper sticker on it no one will remember it's there.

First I would conduct a 10 year environmental impact study and feasibility study. By then I'll have enough "experience" to go get a better job thanks to all the training you put into me.
 
2012-09-06 11:40:14 AM  

Pinner: Earthquake hits, Fuji erupts, towns catches on fire, tsunami puts out the flames!
Easy peasy!


Japanesey?
 
2012-09-06 11:48:57 AM  
wildcardjack "IIRC, Fuji means mountain. So you're calling something mount mount. So WHAT are you calling mountain?"

Actually Yama means mountain. Fuji is more complicated.
From Wikipedia
"The current kanji for Mount Fuji, 富 and 士, mean "wealth" or "abundant" and "a man with a certain status" respectively. However, these characters are[10] ateji, meaning that the characters were selected because their pronunciations match the syllables of the name but do not carry a meaning related to the mountain.
The origin of the name Fuji is unclear. A text of the 10th century Tale of the Bamboo Cutter says that the name came from "immortal" (不死 fushi, fuji?) and also from the image of abundant (富 fu?) soldiers (士 shi, ji?)[11] ascending the slopes of the mountain.[12] An early folk etymology claims that Fuji came from 不二 (not + two), meaning without equal or nonpareil. Another claims that it came from 不尽 (not + to exhaust), meaning neverending."
 
2012-09-06 11:54:05 AM  
And in the distance, tail lights came and went.
Sometimes as eyes of Vulcan sorcery.
 
2012-09-06 11:54:58 AM  

Calmamity: then I shrug and enjoy the view of Mt. Rainier on my commute home.


It hasn't erupted for over 100 years. Perfectly safe.

My house will have a great view of the lahar as it sweeps through the Duwamish valley.
 
2012-09-06 11:58:35 AM  

Cythraul: Pinner: Earthquake hits, Fuji erupts, towns catches on fire, tsunami puts out the flames!
Easy peasy!

Japanesey?


Man if I was a super villain with a couple of nukes I would so do that. Dig a tunnel into Mt. Fuji and detonate the nuke so that it pops the cork on that bad boy, then detonate one off the coast so a tsunami rolls in for extra devastation fun.

Then A again if I was a super villain with some nukes I would have nuked the Olympics, because that would have vaulted me instantaneously into the worlds most evil spot. BWhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
 
2012-09-06 12:05:37 PM  
When the next eruption happens, it could be another Hoei, or it could be a repeat of what happened the last time one Fuji-like volcano exploded:
www.pixtus.com 

/Mt. St. Helens used to be known as the "Fuji-san of America"
//emphasis on used to be
 
2012-09-06 12:09:05 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Then A again if I was a super villain with some nukes I would have nuked the Olympics, because that would have vaulted me instantaneously into the worlds most evil spot. BWhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


The problem with nuking the Olympics is that Americans would only be interested in your evil every four years.

If you want to be considered evil day to day I'd recommend nuking a NASCAR event. One hit on the Daytona 500 and you could wipe out a quarter million people AND get the ire of people who still have a grudge about the civil war.

/I really should go into evil consulting.
 
2012-09-06 12:20:21 PM  

wildcardjack: Slaves2Darkness: Then A again if I was a super villain with some nukes I would have nuked the Olympics, because that would have vaulted me instantaneously into the worlds most evil spot. BWhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

The problem with nuking the Olympics is that Americans would only be interested in your evil every four years.

If you want to be considered evil day to day I'd recommend nuking a NASCAR event. One hit on the Daytona 500 and you could wipe out a quarter million people AND get the ire of people who still have a grudge about the civil war.

/I really should go into evil consulting.


Or civil engineering with a focus on glass parking lots.
 
2012-09-06 12:20:54 PM  
That volcano isn't the only Fuji looming over Tokyo:

www.ultraman.com.br
 
2012-09-06 12:29:17 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Hamster Huey and the Fuji Kablooey?


I was coming in here to make a Hamster Huey joke, too. Can't ever hear the word "kablooey" without thinking of Huey.
 
2012-09-06 01:07:18 PM  
That zit's gonna pop.
 
2012-09-06 01:16:17 PM  
It's just Ryumyo, running a little late.
 
2012-09-06 01:22:21 PM  

Wellon Dowd: gopher321: Jeez, the Japanese just can't catch a break nowadays.

They worship the wrong God.


newspaper.li

I go to my water bowl for five minutes and everyone goes all panicky.
 
2012-09-06 01:40:13 PM  

Pinner: Earthquake hits, Fuji erupts, towns catches on fire, tsunami puts out the flames!
Easy peasy!


That's the worst haiku I've ever read.
 
2012-09-06 01:52:08 PM  

gglibertine: Pinner: Earthquake hits, Fuji erupts, towns catches on fire, tsunami puts out the flames!
Easy peasy!

That's the worst haiku I've ever read.


gglibertine: Pinner: Earthquake hits, Fuji erupts, towns catches on fire, tsunami puts out the flames!
Easy peasy!

That's the worst haiku I've ever read.


Wow! That was unintentionally incorrect.
 
2012-09-06 02:34:24 PM  

Paris1127: When the next eruption happens, it could be another Hoei, or it could be a repeat of what happened the last time one Fuji-like volcano exploded:

www.pixtus.com


I used to harvest Purple Mountain Flowers until I took an arrow to the knee.
 
2012-09-06 04:35:29 PM  
Akira Kurosawa is having red dreams in the afterlife.
 
2012-09-06 06:52:11 PM  
Oh man, if Fuji goes up that's going to be a biatchin' eruption. Too bad for the Japanese though.
 
2012-09-06 08:07:58 PM  

Surool: Which giant monster are we dealing with this time? Mothra isn't usually underground when not in egg form... and that is often on an island someplace. I'm thinking Gaos. That way Gamera will be on the way soon.

 

upload.wikimedia.org

ROR, it's Mothra.
 
2012-09-06 08:15:05 PM  
Couldn't they just talk to the owner of the mountain?

i526.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-06 09:10:44 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Surool: Which giant monster are we dealing with this time? Mothra isn't usually underground when not in egg form... and that is often on an island someplace. I'm thinking Gaos. That way Gamera will be on the way soon. 

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ROR, it's Mothra.


You don't watch many of those movies, do you?
 
2012-09-06 11:33:51 PM  
Not only would an eruption of Mount Fuji be a mega-disaster for Japan, and the world economy, one might add, it would ruin the world-famous lines of perhaps the most perfect and beautiful cone volcano in the world. It would be like some damn fool blowing up the Parthenon (again), while bombing Lloyd's of London and kicking Greece while it's down. (Although the Japanese economy may not be quite that bad.)

Also, Mount Fuji is a popular place to commit suicide. Where would the suicides go with the forests of Mount Fuji ruined?

Fortunately, it is about 100 miles from Tokyo, which might help keep the damages down, but all the same, that's one dangerous sleeping giant. Hope the Japanese figure out how to relieve the magma chamber by turning its heat into geothermal power without causing eruptions or earthquakes the way we usually do when we fiddle with anything more complicated than digging a well.
 
2012-09-06 11:56:30 PM  

brantgoose: Fortunately, it is about 100 miles from Tokyo, which might help keep the damages down, but all the same, that's one dangerous sleeping giant. Hope the Japanese figure out how to relieve the magma chamber by turning its heat into geothermal power without causing eruptions or earthquakes the way we usually do when we fiddle with anything more complicated than digging a well.


Fun fact: Mt Fuji is the location where the Amurian Plate, the Okhotsk Plate, and the Philippine Sea Plate meet.
 
2012-09-07 12:15:52 AM  

Surool: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Surool: Which giant monster are we dealing with this time? Mothra isn't usually underground when not in egg form... and that is often on an island someplace. I'm thinking Gaos. That way Gamera will be on the way soon. 

[upload.wikimedia.org image 536x536]

ROR, it's Mothra.

You don't watch many of those movies, do you?


Yeah, I did as a kid. I was just pointing out that Japan is an island nation, so your reasoning leaves a little suspect. Maybe if you'd have just come out and said, "It's Gyaos, because he lived in Mt. Fuji," we wouldn't have thread-jacked this thread to nerdville :-)
 
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