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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Trident Alert

Although no stranger to earthquakes, Indonesia falls into the current Trident resonator cycle that we have been stuck in for over a month now. Specifically the island of Sumatra which was hit by an 8.2 earthquake today. Aftershocks, tsunami warnings and damage reports were still coming in at the time of writing this.

A tropical storm Humberto is CURRENTLY brewing off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas, as the unholy trinity seems to be forming yet again

In an odd twist on the mining incidents that me and others have been following, a Mexican truck explosion from earlier this week in the city of Coahuila was caused when mining explosives being hauled on the truck went off.

An ancient name for Sumatra was Swarna Dwipa, (Sanskrit for Isle of Gold), apparently based on the fact that mines in the Sumatran highlands were exporting gold from fairly early times.

More as these stories unfold.

***Here are the numbers over the past 24 hours in Indonesia***
  • NEW: Quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck late Thursday
  • 7.8-magnitude quake strikes at 1145 GMT Thursday, reports USGS
  • 7.1-magnitude quake strikes four hours after, reports USGS
  • Nine killed as 8.4 quake strikes off western Indonesian coast Wednesday

According to Plato...

Poseidon, god of the sea, sired five pairs of male twins with mortal women. Poseidon appointed the eldest of these sons, Atlas the Titan, ruler of his beautiful island domain. Atlas became the personification of the mountains or pillars that held up the sky.

“The Greek word Atlantis means the 'Island of Atlas', just as the word Atlantic means the 'Ocean of Atlas'. The firstborn, Atlas, had the continent and the surrounding ocean named for him. Poseidon divided the land into ten sections, each to be ruled by a son, or his heirs.

“The capital city of Atlantis was a marvel of architecture and engineering. The city was composed of a series of concentric walls and canals. At the very center was a hill, and on top of the hill a temple to Poseidon. Inside was a gold statue of the God of the Sea showing him driving six winged horses.

“Around 9000 years before the time of Plato, after the people of Atlantis became corrupt and greedy, the Gods decided to destroy them. A violent earthquake shook the land, giant waves rolled over the shores, and the island sank into the sea never to be seen again.”

Statue of Atlas from 30 Rockefeller Plaza Building

Atop the Daily Planet Building 2006's "Superman Returns"


A.V. Michaels said...

Thanks for the hurriquake

Joshua said...

And the number one story here in the states?
The New England Patriots might have been caught cheating.
Sad so sad. The disconnect...
I was told by my mom when I was around four or five that one day more and more people will KNOW what and where Indonesia is.
I'm of Indonesian
decent my Mother's father was from Jakarta. As a youth when I would tell others of my nationality's French,Irish,Indonesian they 9 out of 10 times would look puzzled. Hearing of all the recent activity in Indonesia sure makes her words sing true.
Peace, Joshua

Michael said...

Really great! Fascinating. I didn't know Atlas was the son of Poseidon. It's coming together, isn't it?

In 'Superman Returns', I'm surprised the Daily Planet globe didn't teeter off it's moorings during the climactic earthquake scene, with Superman rescuing it upon his shoulders and placing it back upon it's pinnacle.

Or maybe that already happened in a previous movie.

kean said...

A prominent trident showed up on the Colbert Report tonight on comedy central. it was during a cartoon about an evil alien dictator posing as a polictician...

FilmNoir23 said...

Wow Joshua, thanks for sharing that. Very interesting.

Michael, I agree about Superman as Atlas.

Kean: I TIVO Colbert, so I really hope to see that! Thanks for spotting it

FilmNoir23 said...

Michael: He does actually lift the Daily Planet globe...there just isn't a good picture of it that I've found. You are on the money though

soundlessdawn said...

There's a new video game out called Bioshock for Xbox 360 that takes place in an underwater city called Rapture. Everyone in the city has gone mad via the usage of genetic manipulation. 12,000 year old cycle repeating itself. Maybe we'll meet the challenge this time and become a type 1 civilization.

Newspaceman said...

Hiya Todd, Hells Kitchen is currently showing on UK television with Marco Pierre White. Very popular.

The emblem for the show is a trident on a blood red background, you can see it here.

take care,


FilmNoir23 said...


AHHHH, brilliant find...I was off on some new tridents myself which will be coming soon (or not hopefully...because if I have to break 'em out that means bad things are happening).

Thanks for looking out for them!