18 May 2010

Before, During, After

Sunday, 18 May, 1980. 8:30 am
Mt. St. Helens, Washington state.
Fifty-seven people were killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles (24 km) of railways, and 185 miles (298 km) of highway were destroyed.
More than 4 billion board feet (14.6 km³) of timber was damaged or destroyed, mainly by the lateral blast. As many as 1,500 elk and 5,000 deer were killed, and an estimated 12 million[6] Chinook and Coho salmon fingerlings died when their hatcheries were destroyed.  

231 miles away in a small coastal Oregon town, a sonic boom-like sound. On the beach now littered with small pieces of pumice, the ash fell like a late Spring snow shower around me.

Unforgettable.

17 May 2010

Pamela's Got Bigger Problems Than Staying Kiss-Free

That hair has got to go, honey.

One of the funniest and creepiest things I've seen in a loooong time.  From a Christian abstinence-only sex education video, excerpts from "Pamela's Prayer".

I bet Pamela's dad didn't wait until marriage to kiss a boy. Hypocrite.