Whether surfing a tidal bore, or just being an idiot, and risking life, and limb to get close, boredom is seldom an option.
Alaska has a well know tidal bore.
But the Silver Dragon is pretty impressive!
Boy howdy, It's coming up on 26 years since Mount St. Helens erupted, and a quote I can embroider on a pillow . . .
Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting Off Earthquake Swarms
. . . "volcanoes spend most of their existence not erupting."
More below the fold, with a short Maddog story.
How Huma Abedin went from intern to Hillary Clinton's closest confidante
. . . the other was a gimp.
"In 1996, two young, ambitious women worked at the Clinton White House. One was assigned to the West Wing—the presidential wing—and became known for her stained blue Gap dress, a sordid manifestation of Bill Clinton’s baser appetites. The other served in the East Wing, where the first lady’s offices are situated. This is the story of the second one, whose selfless servility and uncanny knack for predicting what the boss wants have put her closer than almost anyone to the most powerful woman in American politics."
This makes Huma sound so normal, so reliable, so efficient.
"'She was a very, very religious person—she didn’t smoke, drink or swear, always very polite,” recalls one Clinton friend, who, like most people who spoke to Newsweek, asked not to be named. “A lot of times, Hillary would snap her fingers and go, ‘Gum.’ And Huma would fetch it.” Abed in took her duties so seriously, the source recalled, that when she learned that Clinton had once carried her own bag up a flight of stairs in her aide’s absence, Abedin nearly burst into tears."
Then we find out she was none of those things, she is a gimp. What kind of person would intentionally become Hillary Clinton's gimp?
The Prize for the Most Bizarre Example of Government Regulation? Japan’s Licensing Rules for Providing Coffee Enemas
Not I, well, not till today. But I admit that Japan, and Russia have been in an Internet death match for years over who has the wildest, wackiest videos.
The Russians play the Russian Dash Cam gambit, while the Japanese play the Japanese Prank, and Absurd Social Custom gambit.
I admit I frequently cannot decide who is ahead.
Read more below the break.