September 27, 2014

"This person tweeted, 'Enjoying Mt. Ontake all alone,' merely 1 min before the eruption."

"Hasn’t tweeted since then."


Someone else made this video:

32 comments:

furious_a said...

Japanese for "Hey, y'all, watch THIS!"

David said...

Yikes!

MadisonMan said...

You cannot outrun a volcanic eruption.

traditionalguy said...

Great New England Life ad or a good Baptist sermon on getting saved today and not later.

rhhardin said...

Last tweets ought to converge on "Oh shit" if it's like cockpit voice recorders..

Bob Boyd said...

Maybe it was a virgin and the volcano simply couldn't resist.

Anonymous said...

Needs the 'I'm being burned alive by lava' emoticon.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you take a risk and it doesn't work out.

I magine it was probably thrilling for awhile, quite wondrous, and then horrible at the end should he have been there.

Anonymous said...

By that I mean the whole excursion.

campy said...

I blame Climate Change for this. Damn you rethuglicans and your planet-killing SUVs.

PB Reader said...

Harry Randall Truman: owner and caretaker of Mount St. Helens Lodge at Spirit Lake

The Crack Emcee said...

And the planet went "burp!"....

Archie Waugh said...

The video is maddening; usually we complain about people shooting video in portrait format; in this case, they shot in landscape (appropriate), then POSTED it in portrait, so you have to watch it sideways!
There's no winning with these phone camera-people.

Bob Boyd said...

"The video is maddening..."

Well they could have said,
"Fuck video fo Awchie Waugh. Ret's get out of here!"
But they didn't.

Mark said...

Hey, there are worse ways to go.

Saint Peter: How'd you die?

Newly Departed: Lost an argument with a volcano.

Saint Peter: You're in.

St. George said...

Sure does seem to be lots of volcanic activity around the world right about now....Iceland, Mexico, Indonesia, Hawaii, Japan, etc.

And this video of the sonic boom caused by the erupting New Guinea video is beyond belief.

Some scientists think that variations in the speed of the Earth's rotation (due to changing gravitational forces caused by the sun and Moon) cause volcanic activity.

Anonymous said...

Geothermal devotees get their Twitter ashes settled

RLB_IV said...

So is the moral of the story hiking kills or that volcanoes upchuck when you least expect it?

SteveR said...

Pyroclastics good times

virgil xenophon said...

@tradguy/

So you remember those N.E. Life adds too? They were great.Too bad the company went under and was acquired by Mass Mutual. Another old silk-stocking company long gone..

Lyle said...

Wow. God bless those people. I guess the the geologist didn't see anything before hand. Wow.

Anonymous said...

At least the white man isn't throwing black people into volcanoes. Yet.

It is turtles all the way down...

Emil Blatz said...

Whatever you do, do not stop to gaze at the pyroclastic flow, impressive as it may be. There have been very few surviving eyewitnesses in history.

Sam Hall said...

Alright, who pissed off Pele?

CWJ said...

"Alright, who pissed off Pele?"

That would be pretty much the entire Brazillian team given how they played in the World cup.

Fandor said...

As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a maroon!"

Douglas said...

St. George - I guess you didn't get the memo. Global warming is causing all the volcanic activity.

Humperdink said...

@Beta3k. White-Asians getting their reparations.

St. George said...

Douglas---

...and one good volcano and you can kiss global warming good-bye for a year or two....

chillblaine said...

That was frightening and disturbing. Those people didn't make it. Thirty people apparently suffocated.

smitty said...

Japan is prone to volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis, it's the price the Japanese pay for living in the convergence zones of four tectonic plates.

They get typhoons too.

Paco Wové said...

"do not stop to gaze at the pyroclastic flow"

+1