Thursday, December 15, 2005

Just Passing Gas For Now

The Galeras volcano in Colombia is expected to erupt sometime in the next few weeks. The government of that South American country has ordered some 9000 people who live near the mountain to evacuate. Needless to say, many are not heeding that edict.

In particular, the villagers of Genoy, at the base of Galeras, are insisting that they are safe. They claim that they are "friends" with the volcano, and that the Virgin Mary will protect them. It apparently hasn't occurred to these people that perhaps Mary is the one who sent the scientists and government officials to warn the village in the first place.

Anyway, I bring this up only because when the volcano does finally erupt and kills all the people who refused to leave, I plan to mock them. A lot.

So if that's the type of thing that is likely to offend you, well, you may as well get offended now and get it out of your system.

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