Here’s a handy dandy graphic from the Wiki page of what happened during the blast:
I was living near Lake Shasta at the time, and working at the K-Mart just off I-5 in Redding. I was amazed at the uptick in the numbers of travelers going north; we could tell who they were because they were buying stacks and stacks of crappy K-Mart air filters for their cars. My thought was, “Why drive into that mess on purpose?,” but I guess they had their reasons — maybe selling crappy air filters to the masses. :D
Thankfully, no one in my family was living in northern at the time. My parents and younger sister moved to Moscow the next year, so they could establish residency before my dad started law school in 1982. To hear the old people around Moscow tell it, they received anywhere from a couple inches to 12 feet of ash. As much of a nightmare as it was, I’m pretty sure it was closer to a couple inches than it was to a foot — let alone 12 feet.
Exciting times!! My inner geology geek was pinging like mad…
This is our daily open thread — where were you the day Mt St Helens went off?
The President having fun at just about everyone’s expense at Sunday’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner. I love how much fun he’s having with his Fuck It List, and you can definitely tell he has no more campaigns to run.
“Luther the Anger Translator” is up at 14:35, but he gets scared off four minutes later — by the President I wish we’d had for all this time. :)
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I kind of remember that if you bought the “Up in Smoke” album, you also received a ginormous Zig Zag paper, so you could roll your own massive joint. Anyone else remember that?
Here’s a fun fact form the 420 Wiki page:
In Colorado, the Colorado Department of Transportation replaced the frequently stolen Mile Marker 420 sign on I-70 east of Denver with one reading 419.99 in an attempt to stop the thievery.
This is our daily open thread — Don’t bogart that joint! Whatever that means…
These morons are giving “teh gay” so much power in their pitiful little lives, and it’s just pathetic.
OMG, allowing gay people the same human rights that the rest us so precariously enjoy will ruin EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! If anyone voices an opinion or belief contrary to our own, we won’t be allowed to be “Christians” anymore!!!
Here’s your damn crown. *eyes rolling*
This is our daily open thread —No I’m not dignifying the stupid film with commentary.
The TPP is another HORRIBLE trade deal for the U.S., and I don’t understand why President Obama (and in the past, President Clinton) is pushing the damn thing — while simultaneously yammering on about how concerned he is about “jobs,” “hard-working Americans,” and the suffering of the “middle class.” Having the Republicans eager to work with the President on TPP ought to be our first giant red flag, the second is all the secrecy surrounding the issue.
To me, Robert Reich is the best guy to give an understandable thumbnail sketch of things like this — with pictures!
This is our daily open thread — Say NO to fast track!!