Angered Norse gods thwart air travel

Sunday, April 18th, 2010 - 7:41 am PDT

And it came to pass that the children of men said to one another, “Let us build ourselves aeroplanes to reach the heavens and cross the great waters of the deep.”  And the gods came down to see what the children of men builded.  And Odin said, “Behold!  Let us go down and thwart their efforts, lest the people reach Valhalla in their mechanical valkyries, and nothing they attempt will be impossible to them.”  And Thor mounteth his goat-drawn chariot and rideth to the Mountain Eyjafjallajökull.  And he did there unleasheth his berserker rage, spewing forth a thick black smoke across the face of the earth, confounding the ambitions of man.