Saturday, April 17, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

The Hen posted a link to some pretty great photos of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. How on earth do you pronounce Eyjafjallajökull? It's fun to type, however. These photos are beyond awesome and I want the whole world to see them.

Do you want to see them? And be part of my whole world? Click here.


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10 comments:

Jessica said...

My favorite is the picture with the people (who look like ants) next to the exploding volcano. Doesn't that seem like a really bad idea?

Ryan said...

love, love big picture.

it's pronounced "byerk".

this shatters my long held belief that iceland is actually green, and greenland, icy.

rabidrunner said...

Jessica, the human race seems to believe we're super human and will live through what mother nature throws at us, yes? Like tornado chasers and whatnot. I suppose it's all a rush, but is it worth it?

You have to admit, however, seeing a volcano in action would be pretty dang cool.

Ryan, you love the Big Picture? I think I love it too! I'm new to the Big Picture. My view of the world has been so Tiny Picture. Until now. Can you pick up this Big Picture via RSS feed? I will look into that.

I thought it was Byork, like the singer, or is that what you meant, and yet again, one of your intellectual jokes went sailing right over my head?

I too have believed until now that Iceland was all green and stuff. THIS is more proof that those grade school teachers use geography to push their own political agenda! I'm staging a coup over that one. Dang geography teachers.

And don't get me started on Pluto not being a planet any more. Just. Don't!

rabidrunner said...

It works! The Big Picture has RSS feed! And the googley reader picks it up!

I love technology.

C.C. said...

Rabid dear, Juneau, Alaska has about 30 glaciers due to the Juneau Icefields yet it is still considered a rainforest. Iceland may in fact be green and Greenland icy. I only say this because one of my friends traveled there last summer and from his photos Iceland looks quite green, although it does have glaciers. Just a thought.

I do concur though Pluto is still a Planet, The Hut will always be Pizza Hut, and Reading Rainbow will live on. Children of the 80s and 90s are having their childhood erased...

Ryan said...

suddenly i feel guilty for not having evangelized the big piccie earlier. oh well. at least now you've been saved...from lo res web images.

yes we're singing off the same song sheet. apologies for having waxed unnecessarily phonetic. do eskimoes really have a hundred or whatever words for snow or was that another teacher trick? if so maybe icelandeans have a hundred words for icy volcanic spewage, and sugarcubes is one of them due to its gritty texture. and upon learning as much in geology class, björkito thought to herself "that's the name of my new not actually a band." end of tangent: reached.

Winder said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. This explains why our friends from England won't be taking their flight on Tuesday.

Jessica said...

Oooh, thanks for the RSS feed tip.

Adding...

Now!

Makell said...

Cool pics - the name of that volcano looks like something a 2 year old would type if he got a hold of a keyboard. I think that is what you should have named one of your children - )

Ryan said...

what will become of the big pic now??