"Before this, they took me for granite."
-- Carolyn Hudson, Columbia, S.C.
More prize-worthy geology puns (they rock!) from USC's Dr. Hudson:
"Once you start smoking, it’s tuff to quit!”
“When I spew out basalt, the airlines think schist happens!”
“This rift is nothing compared to the one between the Republicans and Democrats!”
-- Linda Sarazen, Huntersville
"The only thing we have to fear is atmosphere itself."
-- Bart Sullivan, Austin, Tex.
"Keeping a lid on immigration reform always leads to a dust up."
-- David Scovill, Mooresville
"Hey, I ain't the only one blowing smoke these days."
-- Bryan Grossman, Chapel Hill
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Here's a selection of some of the other lines we received:
'Global warming' my ash!"
"Somebody had to do something about global warming."
"I'm having a bad air day."
"Yes I am, but you guys were doing this all during the Bush Administration."
"Tell Gore I owe him some carbon credits."
"I suffer from eruptile disfunction!"
"Don't worry. When the dust settles, the government will cover our ashes."
"I've got one in the oven. "
"Going to be hell toupee."
"Pardon the inner eruption."
"I think it's Ashed Reflux."
"You'd blow your stack too if no one could pronounce your name."
"And they thought the POLLEN was bad this year."
"This is all Bush's fault."
"I'm just venting."
"Those members of Congress just make me blow my top."