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2012-11-21 01:24:38 AM  
Jesus! Who's running that studio's PR department?! O_O
 
2012-11-21 01:26:56 AM  
Look, it would be simpler if you just came right out and said you were erupting.
 
2012-11-21 01:55:31 AM  

Captain Steroid: Jesus! Who's running that studio's PR department?! O_O


1.bp.blogspot.com

/he's on retainer
 
2012-11-21 01:57:41 AM  
content4.video.news.com.au
Dude... Wait.. What?
 
2012-11-21 01:58:51 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Look, it would be simpler if you just came right out and said you were erupting.


i.imgflip.com
 
2012-11-21 02:00:02 AM  
November 21st there. And thus the final month of terror begins until the climactic December 21, 2012 End of Days.
Max out those Credit Cards and go crazy folks.
 
2012-11-21 02:00:17 AM  
The damned thing has been on the edge of blowing up for weeks, it's been well publicized, and they STILL needed to evacuate 90 people, INCLUDING A GROUP OF SCHOOL CHILDREN?

/good to know Americans aren't the dumbest species on the planet
//we got a tie, at least
 
2012-11-21 02:02:13 AM  
An eruption earlier this year sent rocks smashing into a trampers hut.

Trampers?
 
2012-11-21 02:05:02 AM  

fusillade762: An eruption earlier this year sent rocks smashing into a trampers hut.

Trampers?


i594.photobucket.com

Stampers.
 
2012-11-21 02:08:40 AM  
 
2012-11-21 02:19:44 AM  
i kind of don't think that had anything to do with that opening of the Hobbit movie.
 
2012-11-21 02:20:42 AM  

fusillade762: An eruption earlier this year sent rocks smashing into a trampers hut.

Trampers?


We keep out tramps in huts in the back country away from the public eye.

Or tramping is what we call hiking.
 
2012-11-21 02:24:08 AM  

srhp29: November 21st there. And thus the final month of terror begins until the climactic December 21, 2012 End of Days.
Max out those Credit Cards and go crazy folks.


Do you realize how much money REM is going to make in royalties next month? It's going to be crazy.
 
2012-11-21 02:24:23 AM  

basilbrush: fusillade762: An eruption earlier this year sent rocks smashing into a trampers hut.

Trampers?

We keep out tramps in huts in the back country away from the public eye.

Or tramping is what we call hiking.


i.e. "walking".
No wonder LotR was so popular there.
 
2012-11-21 02:33:27 AM  

othmar: i kind of don't think that had anything to do with that opening of the Hobbit movie.


I don't know, it is pretty cool that a mountain used in the movie that has been dormant for a century happens to erupt within a month of the opening.
 
2012-11-21 02:44:35 AM  
Oh F*ck you subby, like I need another reason to chech the seimic monitor.
Not paranoid but something, something, ring of fire.

jabelar: othmar: i kind of don't think that had anything to do with that opening of the Hobbit movie.

I don't know, it is pretty cool that a mountain used in the movie that has been dormant for a century happens to erupt within a month of the opening.


Now that's just grandstanding.
 
2012-11-21 02:49:39 AM  
Link  Here's a seismic link for the PNW.
We're screwed.
Off to look at Rv's on CL, again.
 
2012-11-21 02:52:18 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Link  Here's a seismic link for the PNW.
We're screwed.
Off to look at Rv's on CL, again.


Oh hey! Look at Helens and Rainier rumbling like that.
 
2012-11-21 02:56:53 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: AbbeySomeone: Link  Here's a seismic link for the PNW.
We're screwed.
Off to look at Rv's on CL, again.

Oh hey! Look at Helens and Rainier rumbling like that.


*checks for Lassen*

Good.

I mean, it's be cool to watch, but it would also bring a metric f*ckload of tourists into the area, and we've already got enough of that.
 
2012-11-21 03:11:45 AM  
New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano in the central North Island has erupted, sending a black plume of ash up to 2km into the air and forcing hundreds of hikers to be evacuated.

Ewwww... Although to be fair, you'd evacuate too if the volcano you were hiking on erupted...

kmmontandon: AverageAmericanGuy: AbbeySomeone: Link  Here's a seismic link for the PNW.
We're screwed.
Off to look at Rv's on CL, again.

Oh hey! Look at Helens and Rainier rumbling like that.

*checks for Lassen*

Good.

I mean, it's be cool to watch, but it would also bring a metric f*ckload of tourists into the area, and we've already got enough of that.


pubs.usgs.gov
Lassen had its turn, it's time to let another volcano erupt that isn't the AW of Pacific Northwest volcanoes, Mt. St. Helens. My money's on Mount Baker, one of the Three Sisters or, Hephaestus forbid, Rainier.
 
2012-11-21 03:15:07 AM  

jabelar: othmar: i kind of don't think that had anything to do with that opening of the Hobbit movie.

I don't know, it is pretty cool that a mountain used in the movie that has been dormant for a century happens to erupt within a month of the opening.


Except that Mt. Doom isn't part of "The Hobbit." The mountain's contract clearly called for an eruption at the opening of the LOTR's second movie. It's wa-a-a-y behind schedule and will probably lose a percentage of residual income.
 
2012-11-21 03:17:11 AM  

Paris1127: New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano in the central North Island has erupted, sending a black plume of ash up to 2km into the air and forcing hundreds of hikers to be evacuated.

Ewwww... Although to be fair, you'd evacuate too if the volcano you were hiking on erupted...

kmmontandon: AverageAmericanGuy: AbbeySomeone: Link  Here's a seismic link for the PNW.
We're screwed.
Off to look at Rv's on CL, again.

Oh hey! Look at Helens and Rainier rumbling like that.

*checks for Lassen*

Good.

I mean, it's be cool to watch, but it would also bring a metric f*ckload of tourists into the area, and we've already got enough of that.

[pubs.usgs.gov image 393x269]
Lassen had its turn, it's time to let another volcano erupt that isn't the AW of Pacific Northwest volcanoes, Mt. St. Helens. My money's on Mount Baker, one of the Three Sisters or, Hephaestus forbid, Rainier.


GO SHASTA, GO SHASTA, GO SHASTA

/rootin for the home team
 
2012-11-21 03:21:40 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: GO SHASTA, GO SHASTA, GO SHASTA

/rootin for the home team


You wanna pop?

Link
 
2012-11-21 03:42:24 AM  
Apparently Mt. Doom has erupted cookies. Cookies which, for some reason, need enabling. Isn't mother nature mysterious?

/Not the man for the job.
 
2012-11-21 03:56:20 AM  
NZ. It's like they started to say the name of their country, and then fell asleep.

I keed my NZ friends, though. I've been to Wellington twice and loved it. Looking forward to seeing the south island next time.
 
2012-11-21 03:58:51 AM  
img842.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-21 04:00:11 AM  
img856.imageshack.us

/I'll stop now
 
2012-11-21 04:08:37 AM  
FTA: "Residents have complained that they are finding it hard to breathe due to the sulphur, according to New Zealand media reports."

Ermm so sulfur is making it hard for you to breathe but you are perfectly fine breathing the ash itself?

/I've been out and about when volcanic ash fell before
//it was hard to breathe
 
2012-11-21 04:43:19 AM  

Paris1127: New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano in the central North Island has erupted, sending a black plume of ash up to 2km into the air and forcing hundreds of hikers to be evacuated.

Ewwww... Although to be fair, you'd evacuate too if the volcano you were hiking on erupted...

kmmontandon: AverageAmericanGuy: AbbeySomeone: Link  Here's a seismic link for the PNW.
We're screwed.
Off to look at Rv's on CL, again.

Oh hey! Look at Helens and Rainier rumbling like that.

*checks for Lassen*

Good.

I mean, it's be cool to watch, but it would also bring a metric f*ckload of tourists into the area, and we've already got enough of that.


Lassen had its turn, it's time to let another volcano erupt that isn't the AW of Pacific Northwest volcanoes, Mt. St. Helens. My money's on Mount Baker, one of the Three Sisters or, Hephaestus forbid, Rainier.


My money's on a new one south of South Sister, Hood, or Glacier Peak. I don't discount Rainier, but I think it would be more of a flank collapse/lahar episode rather than one with ash and lava. That mountain is so eaten away by acid I'm surprised it's still standing.
 
2012-11-21 05:07:25 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Paris1127: New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano in the central North Island has erupted, sending a black plume of ash up to 2km into the air and forcing hundreds of hikers to be evacuated.

Ewwww... Although to be fair, you'd evacuate too if the volcano you were hiking on erupted...

kmmontandon: AverageAmericanGuy: AbbeySomeone: Link  Here's a seismic link for the PNW.
We're screwed.
Off to look at Rv's on CL, again.

Oh hey! Look at Helens and Rainier rumbling like that.

*checks for Lassen*

Good.

I mean, it's be cool to watch, but it would also bring a metric f*ckload of tourists into the area, and we've already got enough of that.

[pubs.usgs.gov image 393x269]
Lassen had its turn, it's time to let another volcano erupt that isn't the AW of Pacific Northwest volcanoes, Mt. St. Helens. My money's on Mount Baker, one of the Three Sisters or, Hephaestus forbid, Rainier.

GO SHASTA, GO SHASTA, GO SHASTA

/rootin for the home team


I wanna see Mammoth blow just to see all those condos ruined. I remember back in the day hen it was a mountain not a resort.
 
2012-11-21 05:14:14 AM  

Tenatra: FTA: "Residents have complained that they are finding it hard to breathe due to the sulphur, according to New Zealand media reports."

Ermm so sulfur is making it hard for you to breathe but you are perfectly fine breathing the ash itself?

/I've been out and about when volcanic ash fell before
//it was hard to breathe


The ash isn't going that far, yet. Not as far as the smell, anyway.

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The damned thing has been on the edge of blowing up for weeks, it's been well publicized, and they STILL needed to evacuate 90 people, INCLUDING A GROUP OF SCHOOL CHILDREN?


Don't be so freaking melodramatic. It's hardly blowing up. It's smoking a bit. There's not even a lahar risk. We have entire cities built on active geothermal zones, we're not going to not send kids on a day trip to a massive beautiful national park because a volcano "might" get a bit grouchy. No one was in any danger of being swallowed up in a pyroclastic flow.

/90% of NZ falls into the categories "went bang" and/or "will go bang".
//Currently living in "went bang" territory, which makes a nice change
 
2012-11-21 06:01:07 AM  

davidphogan: srhp29: November 21st there. And thus the final month of terror begins until the climactic December 21, 2012 End of Days.
Max out those Credit Cards and go crazy folks.

Do you realize how much money REM is going to make in royalties next month? It's going to be crazy.


Why? Lots of shining happy people holding hands for Christmas?
 
2012-11-21 06:09:20 AM  

if_i_really_have_to: Tenatra: FTA: "Residents have complained that they are finding it hard to breathe due to the sulphur, according to New Zealand media reports."

Ermm so sulfur is making it hard for you to breathe but you are perfectly fine breathing the ash itself?

/I've been out and about when volcanic ash fell before
//it was hard to breathe

The ash isn't going that far, yet. Not as far as the smell, anyway.

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The damned thing has been on the edge of blowing up for weeks, it's been well publicized, and they STILL needed to evacuate 90 people, INCLUDING A GROUP OF SCHOOL CHILDREN?

Don't be so freaking melodramatic. It's hardly blowing up. It's smoking a bit. There's not even a lahar risk. We have entire cities built on active geothermal zones, we're not going to not send kids on a day trip to a massive beautiful national park because a volcano "might" get a bit grouchy. No one was in any danger of being swallowed up in a pyroclastic flow.

/90% of NZ falls into the categories "went bang" and/or "will go bang".
//Currently living in "went bang" territory, which makes a nice change


A lot of people had similar attitudes regarding Mount St. Helens before it blew its top on May 18, 1980.
 
2012-11-21 06:09:29 AM  

BolloxReader: davidphogan: srhp29: November 21st there. And thus the final month of terror begins until the climactic December 21, 2012 End of Days.
Max out those Credit Cards and go crazy folks.

Do you realize how much money REM is going to make in royalties next month? It's going to be crazy.

Why? Lots of shining happy people holding hands for Christmas?


No. Because people are out swimming in the dark since the days are so short.
 
2012-11-21 06:31:23 AM  

MacWizard: jabelar: othmar: i kind of don't think that had anything to do with that opening of the Hobbit movie.

I don't know, it is pretty cool that a mountain used in the movie that has been dormant for a century happens to erupt within a month of the opening.

Except that Mt. Doom isn't part of "The Hobbit." The mountain's contract clearly called for an eruption at the opening of the LOTR's second movie. It's wa-a-a-y behind schedule and will probably lose a percentage of residual income.


how do u know u haven't even seen The Hobbit
 
2012-11-21 06:57:13 AM  

illannoyin: fusillade762: An eruption earlier this year sent rocks smashing into a trampers hut.

Trampers?

[i594.photobucket.com image 506x380]

Stampers.


If the one on the right pulled down a few more inches I'm sure I could spot the Eye of Mordor.
 
2012-11-21 07:00:27 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: MacWizard: jabelar: othmar: i kind of don't think that had anything to do with that opening of the Hobbit movie.

I don't know, it is pretty cool that a mountain used in the movie that has been dormant for a century happens to erupt within a month of the opening.

Except that Mt. Doom isn't part of "The Hobbit." The mountain's contract clearly called for an eruption at the opening of the LOTR's second movie. It's wa-a-a-y behind schedule and will probably lose a percentage of residual income.

how do u know u haven't even seen The Hobbit


Because I'm a wizard.

And I read the book.
 
2012-11-21 07:43:38 AM  
Punishment for turning one damn book into three damn movies!
 
2012-11-21 07:49:10 AM  

Captain Steroid: Jesus! Who's running that studio's PR department?! O_O


That's exactly who it is.
 
2012-11-21 07:50:33 AM  

MacWizard: Jon iz teh kewl: MacWizard: Except that Mt. Doom isn't part of "The Hobbit." The mountain's contract clearly called for an eruption at the opening of the LOTR's second movie. It's wa-a-a-y behind schedule and will probably lose a percentage of residual income.

how do u know u haven't even seen The Hobbit

Because I'm a wizard.

And I read the book.


You realize they aren't sticking solely to the material from "The Hobbit" book for these three movies, right? They're supposedly dragging in all sorts of shiat from the appendices, Silmarillion, and other related stuff... So, who knows, Mt. Doom might show up somewhere along the line, after all!
 
2012-11-21 08:33:26 AM  

RobSeace: MacWizard: Jon iz teh kewl: MacWizard: Except that Mt. Doom isn't part of "The Hobbit." The mountain's contract clearly called for an eruption at the opening of the LOTR's second movie. It's wa-a-a-y behind schedule and will probably lose a percentage of residual income.

how do u know u haven't even seen The Hobbit

Because I'm a wizard.

And I read the book.

You realize they aren't sticking solely to the material from "The Hobbit" book for these three movies, right? They're supposedly dragging in all sorts of shiat from the appendices, Silmarillion, and other related stuff... So, who knows, Mt. Doom might show up somewhere along the line, after all!


Oh, I don't know, perhaps as the birthplace of the One Ring?
 
2012-11-21 08:58:09 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Paris1127: New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano in the central North Island has erupted, sending a black plume of ash up to 2km into the air and forcing hundreds of hikers to be evacuated.

Ewwww... Although to be fair, you'd evacuate too if the volcano you were hiking on erupted...

kmmontandon: AverageAmericanGuy: AbbeySomeone: Link  Here's a seismic link for the PNW.
We're screwed.
Off to look at Rv's on CL, again.

Oh hey! Look at Helens and Rainier rumbling like that.

*checks for Lassen*

Good.

I mean, it's be cool to watch, but it would also bring a metric f*ckload of tourists into the area, and we've already got enough of that.

[pubs.usgs.gov image 393x269]
Lassen had its turn, it's time to let another volcano erupt that isn't the AW of Pacific Northwest volcanoes, Mt. St. Helens. My money's on Mount Baker, one of the Three Sisters or, Hephaestus forbid, Rainier.

GO SHASTA, GO SHASTA, GO SHASTA

/rootin for the home team



Why cheer for a wimp?

GO YELLOWSTONE SUPER-CALDERA!
 
2012-11-21 09:48:34 AM  

turboke: RobSeace: MacWizard: Jon iz teh kewl: MacWizard: Except that Mt. Doom isn't part of "The Hobbit." The mountain's contract clearly called for an eruption at the opening of the LOTR's second movie. It's wa-a-a-y behind schedule and will probably lose a percentage of residual income.

how do u know u haven't even seen The Hobbit

Because I'm a wizard.

And I read the book.

You realize they aren't sticking solely to the material from "The Hobbit" book for these three movies, right? They're supposedly dragging in all sorts of shiat from the appendices, Silmarillion, and other related stuff... So, who knows, Mt. Doom might show up somewhere along the line, after all!

Oh, I don't know, perhaps as the birthplace of the One Ring?


You're probably right. Integral part of the story. Perfect expansion point for the new films.
 
2012-11-21 09:52:35 AM  
I'm more concerned about this

www.cuttingedge.org
 
2012-11-21 10:08:56 AM  
 
2012-11-21 11:27:15 AM  
does it make the country look bigger if they say "central north and off to the west side" instead of "up there"?
 
2012-11-21 11:58:30 AM  

SnarfVader: Paris1127: New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano in the central North Island has erupted, sending a black plume of ash up to 2km into the air and forcing hundreds of hikers to be evacuated.

Ewwww... Although to be fair, you'd evacuate too if the volcano you were hiking on erupted...

kmmontandon: AverageAmericanGuy: AbbeySomeone: Link  Here's a seismic link for the PNW.
We're screwed.
Off to look at Rv's on CL, again.

Oh hey! Look at Helens and Rainier rumbling like that.

*checks for Lassen*

Good.

I mean, it's be cool to watch, but it would also bring a metric f*ckload of tourists into the area, and we've already got enough of that.


Lassen had its turn, it's time to let another volcano erupt that isn't the AW of Pacific Northwest volcanoes, Mt. St. Helens. My money's on Mount Baker, one of the Three Sisters or, Hephaestus forbid, Rainier.

My money's on a new one south of South Sister, Hood, or Glacier Peak. I don't discount Rainier, but I think it would be more of a flank collapse/lahar episode rather than one with ash and lava. That mountain is so eaten away by acid I'm surprised it's still standing.



While Mt. Hood is home (grew up in the villages near the mountain i.e. Welches), it would be a sad but freaking awesome site to see Mt. Hood blow. I love that mountain, and I think out of all the major peaks in the Cascades it has to be one of the more beautiful ones of them all.
 
2012-11-21 12:14:26 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
U mad bro?
 
2012-11-21 12:22:43 PM  

srhp29: November 21st there. And thus the final month of terror begins until the climactic December 21, 2012 End of Days.
Max out those Credit Cards and go crazy folks.


Man, I hope so. I've got a bunch of student loans I have no intention of paying off
 
2012-11-21 01:09:56 PM  
Has anyone mentioned Mt. Doom isn't even in the Hobbit yet?
 
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