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Iceland volcano blows top over name

March 22, 2010

This weekend, Iceland experienced an eruption at the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. As many as 500 people were reportedly evacuated from the area near the volcano. It was only after journalists from a variety of world media outlets were on the scene in Iceland that the true reason for the eruption was discovered. A spokesman hired by the volcano held a press conference near the volcano site.

Volcano spokesperson Helen Tambora, revealed that the eruption was an honest plea by the volcano for a name change. “Imagine if you had to go by the name Eyjafjallajokull. Most people can’t pronounce Reykjavik, let alone Eyjafjallajokull. The volcano feels it is consistently slighted and ignored in world news feeds because of its name. Other volcanos, with names like Etna, Fuji and Kilauea grab most of the press because no one wants to go near Eyjafjallajokull. Hell, Fuji hasn’t even erupted since 1707 and its always getting into the bloody papers.”

Ms. Tambora has delivered a petition from the volcano to the Icelandic government with a list of possible new names that includes such monikers as: “Frida, Gigi, Jemarcus, Brangelina and Fred.”

As the time of this posting there has been no response from the Icelandic government, which lately has had its hands full with a possible name change for the island nation itself. Icelandic government ministers are reportedly mulling over a short list that includes: “Kick Ass, Dogtown North, Jasmine and The Real Greenland (except for the glaciers and ice).”


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  1. thekalzone permalink

    Just to be sure, is this a talking volcano?

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