Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Explorers' Club, № DCCXLIX

Operation AXIOM: The 40th Anniversary of the Mount Saint Helens Eruption
20 March-18 May 1980: Two months of earthquakes & phreatic blasts culminated in the explosive eruption of the volcano, killing fifty-seven persons, most famously stubborn old coot Harry R. Truman & U.S. Geological Survey vulcanologist David A. Johnston; ash blanketed eleven states, volcanic mudflows reached as far as fifty miles away, & the nearby lakes are still choked with fallen timber.

The State of The Secret Base
This is our nine thousand nine hundred fiftieth post (9,950) since the inception of The Secret Base of the Rebel Black Dot Society in February 2002. We'll have to think of some small way to commemorate the upcoming ten thousandth post, should the world perdure.

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