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(The Australian)   Mount Doom erupts on schedule to advertise Hobbit movie (w/photos & video)   ( theaustralian.com.au) divider line
    More: Followup, Mt Tongariro, New Zealand, GNS Science, volcanoes, New Zealand's North Island, eruptions, mantle plume, Rotorua  
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2012-11-21 01:24:38 AM  
3 votes:
Jesus! Who's running that studio's PR department?! O_O
2012-11-21 03:15:07 AM  
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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 12:14:26 PM  
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U mad bro?
2012-11-21 08:58:09 AM  
1 vote:

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*


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.

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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.


/rootin for the home team

Why cheer for a wimp?

2012-11-21 06:57:13 AM  
1 vote:

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


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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 04:00:11 AM  
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/I'll stop now
2012-11-21 03:58:51 AM  
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2012-11-21 02:24:23 AM  
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basilbrush: fusillade762: An eruption earlier this year sent rocks smashing into a trampers hut.


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 02:05:02 AM  
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fusillade762: An eruption earlier this year sent rocks smashing into a trampers hut.


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2012-11-21 02:00:02 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:57:41 AM  
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Dude... Wait.. What?

2012-11-21 01:55:31 AM  
1 vote:

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

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/he's on retainer
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