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icelandic volcano?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by daschoo, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    anyone else been caught up in this?
    i've got a funeral up in uist at some point this week (waiting on the body being released from post mortem to get a date) and due to the planes being grounded i'm now looking at a two hour car ride and 6 and a half hours on a ferry each way rather than a 45 minute flight. also my sister is meant to be going to berlin and i'm meant to be going to dublin at the weekend so we're waiting to find out whether or not we can go.
    just goes to show that we're not as advanced as we think :mad:
     
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    How do you say the name?
     
  3. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    what name?
     
  4. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    If that volcano was to go full tilt for a couple of months, it would have very serious repurcussions throught the modern 'just-not-in-time' world. Given all the earthquakes and volcanos going off, it seems like we are in the midst (or start up) of a very geologically active period.

    That's a long trip time by European standards, but it wouldn't be enough time to get from Austin to El Paso....unless you drove real real fast. I take it that the ferry doesn't set any speed records?
     
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    lol, Eyjafjallajokull
     
  6. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    its not that bad a trip but when you look at the size of scotland on a map its rediculous that it can take you that long to get anywhere, plus the fact i could otherwise do it in under an hour by plane.
    theres folk stranded all over the planet, a guy on the radio yesterday was talking about trying to get a flight to the middle east and from there try and get back in to europe on the ground and work his way back.
    going to dublin for the weekend was my birthday present from the girlfriend. my birthday's in january but we had to re-schedule as the airports were closed with the snow we had at the time and now looking like we might need to re-schedule again!

    i pronounce it as "that *******ing icelandic volcano"
    i'm not sure thats entirely accurate though
     
  7. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    its back. again. my sister was stuck in berlin for a couple of days at the end of last week then everything opened back up. now airspace is closing again and they're saying it could potentially be decades!
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8685193.stm

    also they're now saying that historically this volcano tends to mark the start of a period of volcanic activity in iceland so even when this one finishes theres another 3 or 4 they expect to errupt in the next few years.

    incidentally i did get to dublin
     
  8. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Hopefully it won`t screw up my flight to Rome at the beginning of July
     
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Maybe we could get BP to plug the hole. They're experts.
     
  10. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    One of the nights days after the eruption we could smell a faint sulfur smell in the air all the way in Oslo that's the only way i personally have noticed it, that and no planes over head


    I can pronounce that lol, seriously :laugh2:
     
  11. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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  12. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    If Iceland melted. Would it just be called...land?
     
  13. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Isn't Iceland green and Grenland ice? Go figure.

    And if Iceland melted, it would be Waterland, which reminds me of that stupid Kevin Costner movie, Waterworld or something.
     
  14. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    The story behind that is that the Vikings who discovered it didn't want people going there and tried to send them to greenland instead or something like that

    i didn't pay much attention in history class
     
  15. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    :laugh2:

    I'm pretty sure that's all just a myth.
     
  16. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    I'm not gonna ask BrainPaint to do that. And that's what she said.

    That is awesome.
     
  17. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    Interesting.

    I was told the same story.

    However, if Maso questions its veracity, it must be false. Maso, like Bob Sacamano, is never wrong. :D
     
  18. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    obviously :laugh2:


    it got it's name for the glaciers or something, no idea about Greenland though


    I tried looking it up and came accross this gem

     
  19. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    However, unlike Bob, I have neither ticks nor poison ivy. I like to think of Bob not as an equal, not as a protege, but more like an invalid cousin.
     

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