The Yellowstone volcano may or may not erupt in our lifetime, but recent seismic activity has us feeling a little existential. The worst aftershocks are those of the mind, and that may be a good thing. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

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On March 30, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled Yellowstone National Park, stoking fears of a volcano, no, supervolcano [i.e. volcano with massive spew potential]. The last Yellowstone volcano eruption was 640,000 years ago and when it happens again, it’s really going to be blow. Literally. But we’re already screwed either way, so we better start talking about it.

 

Bison Running for the High Heavens in Yellowstone National Park

The seismic incident seems to have lit a fire beneath the giant hairy asses of Yellowstone’s bison, which were recently filmed fleeing the park as if their lives depended on it. In many cases, when a pack of animals hightails it out of their habitat it’s called migration. In other cases, something really bad is about to happen (or as Ke$ha put it, this place about to blow).

(See page 2 for more on the pending natural disaster…)

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