An illustration of a ''Gate...

An illustration of a ''Gate to Hell.''

There are 4 comments on the National Geographic story from Apr 14, 2013, titled An illustration of a ''Gate to Hell.''. In it, National Geographic reports that:

In ancient Greece and Rome, gods were part of daily life-so much so, in fact, that they could steal your daughter or lover, help you win a war, or cure your illness.

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Goo Freng Jim OK

Old Lyme, CT

#1 Apr 14, 2013
Here's the thing: there are obviously lots of Gates of Hell. Is that just too metaphorical? And it gets so much more complicated. For example, if you are an Egyptian lucky enough to have been properly prepared for the afterlife, but you were also a well known vicious douchebag, do you go to the beautiful Heck of green fields and river water or do you go to the same Heck as Hitler? Or Cheney?(He's not dead yet, sorry.) Or Kissinger?(Shit, he's also not dead yet). And what about those birds and cows that got dragged into the sulfurous air through no fault of their own and croaked? Do they go to the good Heck or the default bad Heck? And what of the arseholes who dragged or threw the cows and birds into the noxious gases -- where do they go? New Jersey? Disneyland? And does Disneyland have a Gateway to Hell? Is Disneyland itself in fact this civilization's Gateway To Hell? What if you threw a couple of sparrows at big head Minnie Mouse? Would lightning bolts come out of her eyes and fry them? Has anybody tried that? So as you can see there are a lot of unresolved issues around this Gateway to Hell thing. Don't expect the Turks to get to the bottom of it, either. They don't know fuck all, and the men like to get all greased up and hump each other with their clothes on. Fucking disgusting.
MICHELLE HALL-KUKURUDZA

Calgary, Canada

#2 Apr 14, 2013
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MICHELLE HALL-KUKURUDZA

Calgary, Canada

#3 Apr 14, 2013
...AND AS YOU CAN SEE...=LOOK=WATCH THIS... ALL OF THE HIGHLIGHTED=IN GREEN=EMERALD/EMERALED=MY BIRTH STONE=GREEN=HAHAAHLOLOL=MAY 23, 1972... DO YOU REMEMBER THE SAYING...MOTHER 'MAY' I=1=ONE=1ST=WON=TADA!... IT READS..."WEEKEND... START.. JOB.. FINGER=NUMBER 1=1ST=ONE= SHAKE A=1=I=ME=MA=ME=MI=MO=MU=MY FINGER... I ALSO GIVE HECK WHEN NEEDED...=MOTHER NATURE... AND I ALSO GIVE WAR=GOD OF THUNDER=THOR... AND I ALSO GIVE PEACE=JESUS...WHEN CALLED UPON... AND I ALSO GIVE LOVE=GODDESS OF LOVE=I=1=1ST... AND I LOVE YOU=ALL=EVERYONE=LOTS AND LOVE OF LOVE FrOM MICHELLE HALL K... XOOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX. ..AND ALL OTHER THINGS GIVEN... ARE FROM ME=I=1=1ST... AND THERE IS NO=KNO=KNOW=NOW=AND THERE I=1=ONE S NOW=SNOW=ONE S=TWO=TOO=TO=ALSO NOW =ONESNOW=MERRY CHRISTMAS... AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR... OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
Goo Freng Jim OK

Old Lyme, CT

#4 Apr 15, 2013
Well, Michelle, it's obvious -- based on your multi-dimensional replies -- that you've given a lot of thought to my posting. I'd like to narrow my ruminations down a little to just a few points, though, just to make debate and discussion a little easier. To wit: Big Head Minnie. Do bolts of annihilating green lightning flash from her eyes when one throws at her a couple of sparrows or a couple of bullocks? I don't think anyone's attempted that before. But before we rule Big Head Minnie out as a handmaiden of Satan from the Pit of Hell (a new Disney ride?), we have to see what she'd do in that situation. The other point I'd like to focus on is the greased-up Turkish men and their erotic frottage disguised as "wrestling." Actually, I'd rather not focus on that. Instead I'd like to focus on Big Head Minnie and Big Head Mickey getting it on doggie-style in the fake saw palmetto grove in Pirates of the Caribbean. Hey, I like to watch; is that a crime?

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