Mud Volcano & Innuendoes

Sometimes a story offers such a tempting target that I can’t pass it up. From this morning’s update of WIRED.com

Mud Volcano Was Man-Made, New Evidence Confirms

A new analysis shows that a deadly mud volcano in Indonesia may not have been a natural disaster after all. The research lends weight to the controversial theory that the volcano was caused by humans.

“The disaster was caused by pulling the drill string and drill bit out of the hole while the hole was unstable,” said Richard Davies, director of the Durham Energy Institute and co-author of a new paper in the journal Marine and Petroleum Geology, in a press release.

And what are my immediate reactions upon reading this?

“Talk about significant penalties for early withdrawal.”
or…
“If you realize you’re drilling an unstable hole, don’t pull out before you finish the job.”

Insert your own joke here.

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