Thursday, January 7, 2010

On close inspection,

Mount Taranaki turns out to be made of real lightweight materials -- clinker and scoria, vaguely bound together with the bare minimum of basalt. No wonder the whole thing's just washing away with deep gullies carved by the rain. I blame deregulation of the industry, and lax enforcement of what few regulations were left after the relaxation of the construction code.

8 comments:

Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont said...

@Riddled U seen ma Pihanga?
~

Another Kiwi said...

Tongariro eventually won the day, inflicted great wounds on the side of Taranaki, and causing him to flee
See, not badly made, a victim of the violence inherent in the volcano system. Big and impressive they may be, but not real smart.

merc said...

Volcano violence, it's not OK.
logairos, tree cowboys.

Another Kiwi said...

Eruptions- the massively destructive cry for help

I could have sworn there was only two cowboys.

Smut Clyde said...

Ho ho, Taranaki / Egmont, I have been up your Pihanga.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Volcano violence, it's not OK.

No, but it's a worrisome worldwide phenomenon.

merc said...

It is archetypal, the ultimate nature of unpredictable violence.

fish said...

I have some issues with my contractor too.