Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Lava Livin'

Turns out Will Rogers didn't know what he was talking about. They are making more land... in paradise, no less!

The L.A. Times reports on Hawaiians who, seeking cheap real estate, are moving onto lava flows. All this to the horror of geologists who, putting it mildly, question the wisdom of living on the lava field of an active volcano.

Of course, some people you just can't reason with.

Walter Rowsell, 67, believes he can still outrun the lava. Let it come, he says. Let it flow as fast as it can. If it gets him, it gets him.

"You're going to go one way or another," be it by cancer or car wreck or river of molten rock, he says.
Now, it is certainly true that none of us is getting out of here alive.

That being said, it's difficult to imagine a worse way to go than in a river of molten rock.

Or, is it just me?