June 24, 2008

The Door to HELL! Thirty-five years ago, geologists were drilling for gas when then encountered a very large cavern underground filled with a poisonous gas. They ignited the gas expecting it to burn off in a few hours. via Neil Gaiman's Blog
  • Just wait 'til they get the bill! Then all Hell really will break loose. That's quite stunning, isn't it.
  • More links here.
  • Whoa! Pretty impressive. Somebody didn't know what they are doing. Don't be screwing with Mother Earth.
  • Reminds me of the 46-year coal fire burning under Centralia, PA. What makes people think "oh, let's just burn this..."?
  • This seems a big waste to me. They should fill it up with marshmallows.
  • Fun post that sent me searching for more info: Fire in the Hole Coal fires discussed in Smithsonian mag Australia's Burning Mountain isn't the most spectacular, but then again, it's one of the oldest (5500 years) and has a natural refrigerator. Another oldie is the natural methane burnoff of Cirali (Chimera) Turkey. Interesting at night, and the subject of much mythology. At night, it can be seen from the boats.
  • And I thought I had bad gas.
  • Somebody didn't know what they are doing Typical American ignorance. The good Uzbeks of Stanibekuzia discovered a hell-mouth and they quite sensibly said, "Hey, you know what? Let's not build a town on top of this thing and call it 'Sunnydale' and then forget that we built the town on top of a hell-mouth where demons and vampires and evil shape-shifting demigods and shit will jump out all the time trying to fuck you up and only be stopped by a feisty blond schoolgirl and her geeky friends who represent, in their various metaphorical ways, all the pains and trials of growing up in a world that is so cruel." And then some other Uzbekidude said, "Yeah, let's not do that. Only a really STUPID country would do that kind of thing. A crazy country of idiots that had a Chimpanzee as a President." And then they laughed and danced and sang and drank a whole fermented Yak, long into the Uzbekistani night, reveling in their traditional ways and living as one with the land of their forefathers and, many years later, both dying in a tragic and bloody dual resulting from their common love for the long-haired temptress of the Uzbeki plains, sweet Svetlana, who won their respect and their love with her famous and delicious Babaganoosh pie. And that's why Uzbekistani television is, to this day, completely unwatchable.
  • Oh man I could really go for some motherfuckin' Babaganoosh right now.
  • Motherfucking Babaganoosh in Paternity Suit AP Newswires 25 June 2006 PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Hank Mabuse claimed today that his biological father is actually babaganoosh, the popular Middle Eastern dish made primarily from seasoned eggplant. "Motherfucking babaganoosh!" he exclaimed, before breaking down in tears before a large crowd of onlookers. This is not the first time Mabuse has claimed a connection with a tasty dip. In October last year he was heard to imply that he was having an affair with a thick, creamy Greek dip made from olive oil, fish roe, breadcrumbs and seasonings, when he allegedly told a waiter at Zorba McGreeky's House of Halloumi: "Taramasalata, my balls!" Mabuse also claims that Houmus "is mother's milk to me" and that his brother is "olive-skinned", further evidencing his legal right to be served as a part of any official Mezze platter. Several pieces of pita bread were asked to provide a comment but did not return our calls.
  • In Uzbekistan Hell burns you!
  • New Yorkers don't have to go all the way to Uzbekistan. They can go to Chestnut Ridge Park and watch the burning waterfall. Cool. Anyone been there?
  • Ooooo, pretty!