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(Washington Post)   Someday archaeologists will pour plaster into voids in the ash near Kilauea and the results will be shaped like guys holding golf clubs   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2018-05-16 12:00:04 PM  
along with their friends holding their beer.
 
2018-05-16 01:05:21 PM  
Gophers.
 
2018-05-16 01:24:53 PM  
As someone who lived over 300 miles away from Mt. St. Helens in 1980, I can say ash sucks and I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that crap.  But you can't just quit vacationing because solids are raining down on you , can you?
 
2018-05-16 01:38:30 PM  
My father always told me that "It never rains on a golf course."

Update: "It never rains volcanic ash on a golf course."
 
2018-05-16 01:51:16 PM  
VOLCANO GRANT ME YOUR VENGEANCE!
 
2018-05-16 01:52:01 PM  
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Approves.
 
2018-05-16 01:52:43 PM  
Prolly the first time in decades you can get a decent tee time without being a senator.
 
2018-05-16 01:52:55 PM  
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2018-05-16 01:53:02 PM  
play it where it lies.
 
2018-05-16 01:53:25 PM  
Bravo, subby.

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2018-05-16 01:54:02 PM  
Rat farts.
 
2018-05-16 01:54:29 PM  
I know it's a long shot, but I love this headline and think it should at least make it into the headline of the month competition.
 
2018-05-16 01:55:24 PM  
Truly he died as he lived.

In the rough.
 
2018-05-16 01:55:31 PM  
Who could forget this one of the guy masturbating during the Pompey eruption.

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2018-05-16 01:55:39 PM  
I think Trump should spend the next 6 months campaigning golfing in Hawaii.

/Just a thought.
 
2018-05-16 01:57:28 PM  
When I play golf I usually only have to deal with water hazards and sand hazards and out of bounds stuff but VOLCANO HAZARDS?
 
2018-05-16 01:57:38 PM  

neritz: My father always told me that "It never rains on a golf course."

Update: "It never rains volcanic ash on a golf course."


Would like a word with you.....
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2018-05-16 01:58:18 PM  
Volcanos on the Big Island generally don't work that way Subby. Their lava as a rule just isn't as viscous as that found in other volcanos along plate boundaries that sometimes that blow their tops off or create pyroclastic flows like Mt Vesuvius.
 
2018-05-16 02:00:52 PM  
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2018-05-16 02:02:25 PM  
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2018-05-16 02:03:16 PM  
Golfing is how people with very low intelligence, but great social networking skills, are able to get themselves into positions of authority.  So I approve of this.
 
2018-05-16 02:03:59 PM  
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2018-05-16 02:05:12 PM  
Am I crazy, or does that ash plume resemble the profile of Seve Ballesteros?!??!!!11

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2018-05-16 02:05:37 PM  
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2018-05-16 02:05:38 PM  
Anybody remember the old geezer who claimed that the authorities could fly him out in five minutes if the pyroclastic flow came his way? He is now in a safer place, between 45 and 100 feet below solid rock.

Apparently he underestimated the ease of flying a helicopter into a volcanic eruption, as well as the willingness of the authorities to spend the money and take the risks to save his sorry ass.
 
2018-05-16 02:06:04 PM  

BalugaJoe: Gophers.



Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key.
 
2018-05-16 02:06:55 PM  
There is no fool like an old fool -- who golfs.


I'm just saying.

To quote the French, à propos de rien (about nothing).
 
2018-05-16 02:08:38 PM  

brantgoose: Anybody remember the old geezer who claimed that the authorities could fly him out in five minutes if the pyroclastic flow came his way? He is now in a safer place, between 45 and 100 feet below solid rock.

Apparently he underestimated the ease of flying a helicopter into a volcanic eruption, as well as the willingness of the authorities to spend the money and take the risks to save his sorry ass.


Harry Truman? I don't think he really wanted out in any case.
 
2018-05-16 02:10:32 PM  
Actually almost everyone who lived in Pompeii took the threat seriously and survived because they left before shiat went down.

You can draw your own conclusions about the collective course of human intelligence over the last 2,000 years, but remember this: Pompeiians drank their water from lead pipes and they still had more sense than these people.
 
2018-05-16 02:10:41 PM  

oa330_man: As someone who lived over 300 miles away from Mt. St. Helens in 1980, I can say ash sucks and I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that crap.  But you can't just quit vacationing because solids are raining down on you , can you?


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Harry R. Truman unavailable for comment.
 
2018-05-16 02:12:06 PM  
Waiting for someone try to attempt takeing a selfie with the volcano while it's erupting.
 
2018-05-16 02:14:38 PM  
Someone should photoshop Trump onto the golf course with "This is fine" as the meme-line.
 
2018-05-16 02:15:05 PM  
One of the states eight  BOOM  seven islands.
 
2018-05-16 02:16:20 PM  

ChimpNipples: Waiting for someone try to attempt takeing a selfie with the volcano while it's erupting.



That's the same kind of person who thinks it's a good idea to take a selfie with a bison at Yellowstone National Park.

Spoiler alert:  It's nothing like Disney World.
 
2018-05-16 02:18:22 PM  

ChimpNipples: Waiting for someone try to attempt takeing a selfie with the volcano while it's erupting.


As long as he doesn't say "lava bomb" 50 times...
 
2018-05-16 02:18:49 PM  
Meh, it could be worse.

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2018-05-16 02:21:54 PM  
Just ask these guys...

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2018-05-16 02:29:53 PM  
Darwin is going to be exhausted when this is over.
 
2018-05-16 02:30:06 PM  

drayno76: I think Trump should spend the next 6 months campaigning golfing in Hawaii.

/Just a thought.


Those people have been through enough.
 
2018-05-16 02:32:04 PM  
Vesuvius is a subduction zone volcano and its lava source is part of the African plate, its lava has a high silica and gas content.


Kilauea is a hotspot volcano- basaltic lava with low silica and gas content
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2018-05-16 02:37:59 PM  

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Who is Omaba?

\this will be bigger than the stupid "what is the color of this dress" meme
 
2018-05-16 02:41:49 PM  
The anniversery is 2 days away, however I remember a Sunday morning driving with my dad and brother through downtown Oak Harbor with the windows down in a pickup when we heard a loud boom.  We thought it was the Navy there testing a weapon or something.  We found out later that day that Mt. St. Helens had exploded.  Oak Harbor is 200 miles away.
 
2018-05-16 02:48:01 PM  
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2018-05-16 02:55:15 PM  

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"Hey everybody!  We're all gonna get lei'd!"
 
2018-05-16 02:57:14 PM  

stvdallas: The anniversery is 2 days away, however I remember a Sunday morning driving with my dad and brother through downtown Oak Harbor with the windows down in a pickup when we heard a loud boom.  We thought it was the Navy there testing a weapon or something.  We found out later that day that Mt. St. Helens had exploded.  Oak Harbor is 200 miles away.


The explosion of Mt St Helens was more of a large, loud rumble in the Puget Sound area... so say most if the people in Bremerton that I talked to. I don't know, I was stuck down inside a boat with metal being beaten on all sides of me. I found out at lunch. There was no visible ash clouds in any of the eruptions that year.

/Anyone remember Mt Baker spewing steam just before that?
//Prolly saved us from Mt Rainier again.
 
2018-05-16 03:07:56 PM  
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2018-05-16 03:15:08 PM  

stan unusual: Vesuvius is a subduction zone volcano and its lava source is part of the African plate, its lava has a high silica and gas content.


Kilauea is a hotspot volcano- basaltic lava with low silica and gas content
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You know the headline says ash, not lava, right?
 
2018-05-16 03:32:33 PM  
The Post is playing both sides:

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2018-05-16 03:45:00 PM  
I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come down for quite a while.
 
2018-05-16 03:52:23 PM  

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On a related note, while Pompeii is fascinating, Herculaneum is in my opinion, much more interesting (apart from the naughty frescoes).
 
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