Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Water Volcano Returns!
Much to the amazement of this roving reporter, the water volcano in my Library's Courtyard has returned, apparently by forces of nature or perhaps by magic. When I glanced out of the
Indiana Roving Reporter Room this afternoon, I was stunned to see a taller geological feature rising above the stone plains of the Courtyard.
New Water Volcano is Twice the Height of its Predecessor
There appeared to be a moat surrounding the mountain. It was filled with water, which was too much like a dunk tank for moi, so I kept my distance, although it was outrageously hot, and I was rather thirsty.
Where's the Drawbridge?
Since there's a moat, perhaps the structure isn't a water volcano but instead is a secret castle! Maybe it's like James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, whose headquarters was hidden inside an extinct volcano (Japan's Mount Shinmoedake, in the movie You Only Live Twice ). That would explain the yellow caution tape.
Caution, Because It's a Dangerous Supervillain's Hideout
Which supervillain would reside inside this cleverly disguised lair?
Of course! It must be Blofeld's cat, who was really the mastermind of the evil criminal empire SPECTRE. That's whose super-secret sanctuary lay beneath the new water volcano. I'd bet a month's rations of tuna-in-oil on it. Well, only if they were your rations.
Well, we will need James Bond (or at least Feline Enforcers XIV) to handle Blofeld's white Persian. Do I get to choose which James Bond I want? Sean Connery. No contest. Sorry, Roger Moore, but I have to make the tough choices around here. (None of the newer Bonds count, for my money. But you might have different preferences; that's fine. That's what makes life more interesting.)
Do you think the caution tape could be a warning of a different sort?
It's gonna blow!! I'm heading for the hills early. Tag along, if you'd like. Bring the provisions. You know what I like.
Glad to See Our Water Volcano Back and Bigger Than Ever,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Geological News Beat
P.S. Maybe Blofeld's cat is a wuss-kitty, if this clip from You Only Live Twice (1967) is any indication. (I hope the kitty actor received hazard pay. Well, also Donald Pleasence, who portrayed Blofeld in the movie. Those claws must have been dug in fairly deep. Donald's, I mean, into the cat. Who'd you think I meant?)