Monday, March 2, 2009

Celebrating Lava

I don't have much time for this post but I'd like to dedicate it to one of the most amazing substances on earth: Lava. It is a paradox how something so hot could be so cool. Lava is awesome because it is so enticing and mesmerizing yet so dangerous. It's like playing with fire, literally. Just saying the words "molten magma" conjures up images of power, beauty, blistering heat, and Dr. Evil.

I don't just like lava because it is liquid rock that flows forth from a volcanic vent. Everyone loves it for that reason. I love it for what it represents. Few things are more extreme than lava. It is like the word infinity. If you are trying to outdo someone while describing how hot something is then lava is "check mate." I'm pretty sure it can melt just about anything. It erupts, glows, oozes, and eventually solidifies. What is there not to like about it? (aside from the obvious scenario of being burned by it)

Lava has also provided a supporting role in many movies like: Dante's Peak, Volcano, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Incredibles, and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The only thing that could make lava even cooler would be if you added light sabers to it. Let me finish by saying despite it's bad guy image, lava brightens up my life. It has my respect. If lava were a blogger you can bet I'd be a follower. I lava it.

This post was sponsored by the Lava Foundation and the Ad Council.

11 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Magma. Love Austin Powers. And I love Magma.

Bee and Rose said...

You make it sound like such a hottie that I think I lava it too! It really is fabulous stuff!

Cholesterol man said...

Oh Chaka you have me even more drawn to Lava than ever before. BTW whenever we eat those Tony's Pizza Rolls we always compare the insides to lava. "Those things are hot like lava!" Each one of my kids also has a lava lamp in their rooms. Gotta Lav that.

Kelly said...

One more thing- Choesterol Man is really my son and I was signed in under his name in that last comment!

Emily said...

"Don't you just love lava?"
100 points if you can name that movie quote. Angie and Dale are excluded from the competition.

Chaka said...

Kelly- No problem with the cholesterol man comment. By the way his profile picute looks like lava.
Emily- I would have to guess Joe Versus the Volcano but I have to admit I have never seen it.

Dr Zibbs said...

I wish I had that disease where you can't feel pain so I could hold the precious lava.

Jeanne said...

Man! I linked over here thinking you were talking about the soap!

Big D said...

you are a silvertounged devil. You almost convinced me renounce my hatred of lava, and lightsabers for that matter.

Darth Vader

Gilligan said...

If I ever make a movie it will contain nothing but chicks with lightsabers fighting on lava.

James Wehmeyer said...

Still can't figure out the "Don't you just love lava." I know it was some girl at a science fair.