Wednesday, December 07, 2005


When I was 13 we were in Naples, Italy. Pompeii is close by, which is at the base of Mt. Vesuvius.

As you may not know, Pompeii was wiped out by lots of hot lava when Mt. Vesuvius erupted. After looking at the artwork and what-not still lying about you come away thinking: "Not only were these some degenerate spaghetti-wrastlers, but stupid too". (Why build a town at the base of a volcano?).

Anyways, we took a tram to the top of the volcano and hired a guide to, uh, well, I'm not sure. We were standing on some rock, looking down into the crater.

There was some steam wafting upwards. In his best English our guide points into the crater and says, "Datsa bigga hole!".