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I don’t know how often I’ll get a chance to be topical at this blog. Let’s face it, my main M.O. is not to be a political pundit or a late-breaking news digest or a tech help forum; we’re dealing with fiction. And really out there fiction, for the most part, much of which bears an original copyright date of 1960 or earlier.

But right now in Iceland, a volcano is spewing ash into the sky and grounding European flights. At the exact same time (but over a century ago), Nemo and everyone aboard the Nautilus has slipped into a huge cavern which is actually the interior of an extinct volcano, and home to his personal coal mines, to be harvested (is this the correct context to use the word “smelted”?) as fuel for his submarine whenever he wishes.

I ask you to please indulge me if I seem a little overly-triumphant by this coincidence, but who knows when I’ll get another chance to be so… relevant.

By the way — whoever smelted, delted.

I’m just sayin’.

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