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Every year or two or three, okay it's only happened once before, I make the links with your tea rather than my favorite drink, coffee. First as a tip of my hat to my many British friends, but also, and this is something you may not have realized, tea gets you a break on your car insurance. Why, because of the anti-accidents it contains.

  • The World Question Center 2009

    "What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?"

  • A Good Idea « Mostly Anecdotal
    Some members of my extended family are not as liberal as I am. They view capitalism in a more centrist way. I would claim they view it through rose-colored glasses, but that’s my bias. They are always ready with a story of how someone had a great idea and turned it into great wealth. The details are unimportant, the story is always the same, the hero started with nothing but a good idea and now he’s rich. The implied, anyone can do it, is clear from the telling. . .

  • Daily Kos: Donate for Civil Disobedience - DeChristopher Needs your help
    Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who single-handedly messed up the BLM's December 19th auction of oil and gas leases on property near some of our most beautiful public lands and parks, hopes to raise $45,000 to secure his 13 successful bids. This would buy Tim some time to find donors to actually purchase the leases, worth about $1.8 million, and could help his defense in the event he is charged with a crime. I suspect that Tim's lawyers (Pat Shea, former head of the BLM, and Ron Yengich, a renowned Utah criminal defense attorney) think that if he follows through on the purchase, the government won't be able to prove intent to defraud.

  • Greg Laden's Blog : Seismic Activity at Yellowstone

    If it goes boom, you read about it here first. I suspect being only three or four hundred miles away I may get a more explosive announcement.

  • Gallery - Most stunning images of 2008 - Image 1 - New Scientist
    beautiful-scarab creepy crawly.jpg



Yellow Stone scares the crap out of me. Everybody pack a bag. If you aren't amongst the first to hit the road, you are probably dead.

Where will you go?

Personally, I would like to view this from about 50 miles away. Let my last moments be spent watching something utterly spectacular.

Not me, it's my experience that the book is better than the movie.

Well, the book in this case can't be published until they clean all the dust from the printing press. Which dust will also be in your lungs. It sounds like the dust will be inescapable, hence my wondering where one might go.

I would go due south. The ash would follow the winds and might take a day to reach the east coast. It would be deadly but take days to kill people hiding out in their houses. The ash would spread over months and cause a sort of nuclear winter but the particulates would be larger then those of a nuclear blast and likely precipitate after a few years. The Northern hemisphere would get hit hardest and then the decimation of our food supplies would kill many more. That said, I think many would survive in the southern hemisphere.

I would head to Florida so I don't have to cross a border to escape the initial effects and then make my way towards Australia.

The clip I watched the other day said the pyroclastic flows would extend 60 miles in every direction. So 50 miles is only a good idea if you want to be boiled alive in a 1,000 foot wave of vaporized rock.

I think it would be a great challenge to survive such a time.

Best place to watch the show would be about 200 or 300 miles to the west.

I saw the same video clip, showing complete destruction in a 60 mile radius. It's why I chose a seat at the 50 mile line.

Even if one survives, the resulting social chaos is almost impossible to predict, except to say it would probably be dangerous. (Thank the FSM for FEMA!)

RedSeven, I'm not saying you're wrong. You have a completely rational point of view. My point was merely that I would prefer to catch the big show and avoid the resulting social chaos.

I Understand the desire to see the show and witness to a catastrophe is not a bad way to go, I just think you are underestimating how much it would suck to die by boiling mud. Then again, after you are dead it doesn't really matter anymore.


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