Mega Tsunamis

Millions in U.S. Face Mega-Wave from Island Collapse

By Jeremy Lovell

LONDON (Reuters) – The bad news is tens of millions of people along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada may drown if the slow slippage of a volcano off north Africa becomes a cataclysmic collapse…..

“A future president of the United States must make a call on what to do when La Palma collapses,” he said.

I’ve seen this story on The Discovery Channel or The History Channel, I believe it was a production by BBC, Jeremy Lovell doesn’t have any scoop here. The question I have is, what can be done to stop this? Once the wave gets going, it will hit pretty much the entire eastern seaboard. I mean, for a president to decide what to do once it’s on the way is pretty fruitless other than to go on tv and tell everyone to get the hell out of there NOW. What was not explored during the tsunami special or the Lovell article is what can be done to prevent this from happening. The basic theory is La Palma ( part of the Canary Islands ), has two parts to it, one newer than the other. The newer part, due to shafts of super-heated water, is slowly pushing the older part away. At some point, the older part will fall off and create a super-tsunami 100 feet high and several hundred miles wide by the time it hits the US and Canada. I want to know what can be done to prevent this from happening rather than what can be done once it does happen. Is this the proper time to say “DUH!”?

Basketball and anatomy

Was just outside shooting basketball with my ten year old step-daughter. I gave her a body block, stole the ball, and decided to go for a long, long, long 3-pointer from the next door neighbor’s front yard. The ball arched through the air as the most graceful bird god ever created swooped aimlessly through the skies. Unfortunately that bird landed on the rim just as this downtown 3 pointer missed the center by just enough to actually sever the bird’s head from it’s body.

I immediately thought this might be the opportunity to explain some real-life anatomy along with some really bad puns to the 10 year old girl.

She wasn’t interested.