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Author Topic:   Hollow Earth Expedition?
AZPaul3
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Message 11 of 177 (702302)
07-03-2013 11:46 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by yenmor
07-02-2013 7:56 PM


Re: Take 2
You have two major issues in this scenario:

1. The area at the north pole and surrounding ocean has been traversed literally hundreds of times since the 1950s.

I know its been a while and we know the American penchant to forget what happened last month let alone last decade but there used to be this thing called The Cold War. The (now defunct) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was the big enemy. This war lasted for decades.

The USSR was located right on the other side of the Arctic Ocean from Canada which put it within spitting distance of Washington DC (assuming you're spitting ICBMs) and put Moscow within spitting distance of the Dakotas where we had thousands of ICBMs of our own.

So the Soviets (as we called them way back then), and us and the Canadians and the Brits and the Norwegians would send ships, planes, submarines all over the Arctic Ocean trying to keep tabs on the listening posts, radar installations, base camps and such that we all put out there trying to get an advantage over the other guy. Hell, you could walk from Ellesmere Island to Severnaya Zemlya over all the sonobouys put out without getting your feet wet!**

And guess what? No one fell into a big deep hole in the earth and ended up inside the planet. There is no such thing. We've been there. We know … with certainty.

2. Dr. Brooks Agnew, the head of NPIEE (North Pole Inner Earth Expedition) got his degree from himself after long arduous self study in … something. He has been President of various electric car companies. The only reason it's “various” is because he keeps changing the name and the plan and the schedule and the introduction. In one nice piece of work one of his “various” companies had pictures on its website of “various” cars. Now this is the website for an electric car company, right? And they're showing pictures of cars, right? The association is clear, right? Except these cars were gas engine or diesel taken at some totally disconnected car show. They looked good, though.

He has been, and continues to be, a HAARP conspiracy nut building “replicas” of HAARP to show it's evil power. All for the money and the publicity, of course.

Now he wants $3.5 million for this expedition to prove to the world what we already know is not there.

He's a charlatan. ***

With these two items in mind I wouldn't put much stock in the efficacy of the hypothesis nor the planned expedition to prove it. Chances are that his expedition ship will fall into that big hole in the North Pole never to be seen again with the loss of all hands and the loss of all the investors' money.

What do I think about this?

It's fucking crap.

** Paraphrased from a very good movie. Name the movie and the author of the original book. For extra credit name the two stars that played the protagonists in the movie and their character's names.

***Source

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.

Edited by AZPaul3, : some more stuff to fix


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Message 19 of 177 (702317)
07-04-2013 5:23 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by NoNukes
07-04-2013 1:27 AM


Re: Take 2
...you missed out on the atta-boy by not giving the character names ...

Aww come on ... give him his atta-boy.

Just the one? We'll save the extra credit one for some other time, OK?

I mean, if he's like me this atta-boy is so swamped by aw-shits it's barely noticable on the register anyway, even with the other atta-boy for the additional Clancy stuff.

Have a heart Nukes?


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Message 27 of 177 (702351)
07-04-2013 5:44 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by dwise1
07-04-2013 5:23 PM


Re: Take 2
NoNukes:

I'm still miffed that the answer isn't Ice Station Zebra. No, I'm standing by my nit picking.

Dwise1:

"You're next, Chief.", we looked at each other and I advised the HM that he shouldn't just use our first name.

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Message 49 of 177 (702416)
07-05-2013 5:39 PM
Reply to: Message 46 by yenmor
07-05-2013 4:56 PM


Re: Hollow Man
... how the material inside the earth is deposited onto the surface ...

That is what volcanoes do. Also, look up mid-ocean ridge. That’s a slow upwelling of magma along a ridge between tectonic plates spreading the plates apart. If you're looking for a whole lot of inside coming outside look up the Deccan Traps. Also, a super caldera like Yellowstone Park.

In fiction, drill a bore hole into the magma which erupts violently splitting open the plate for miles and miles gushing magma everywhere. Or have a somewhat smallish asteroid hit somewhere and just punches through the crust. Of course such a collision would be an extinction level event so you might only use that at the end to kill everyone.

There are others, of course. Be creative.

Edit.

After seeing the other replies I guess I had the wrong idea here. You're trying to get stuff to the surface from inside a hollow thing where nothing is there to come out? How bout some fancy majik machines that make the magma from captured passing asteroids then squirt the stuff onto the surface thought the methods mentioned above? Or maybe a wormhole inside the planet is slowly sucking stuff from a parallel universe and forcing it through the crust?

Cool.

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.

Edited by AZPaul3, : I kant seam to spel right no more. My fingres r knot connekting to my brane rite or something.


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Message 51 of 177 (702419)
07-05-2013 5:59 PM
Reply to: Message 50 by Dr Adequate
07-05-2013 5:52 PM


Re: Hollow Man
stretch the Earth's crust by thinning it

That's a good one. Of course the thinner the crust became the more fragile. Which could be used to create side issues to the general plot.


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