"If I am not a citizen of the United States, may a vulcano erupt right here in Indonesia," said President Barack Obama as he addressed a group in Indonesia today.
The group included the President of Indonesia and other government officials.
"What, you've got to be kidding me," Obama yelled.
The volcano, in the heart of densely populated Java island, has erupted scores of times, killing more than 1,500 people in the last century alone. But tens of thousands of people live on its rolling slopes, drawn to soil made fertile by molten lava and volcanic debris.
After Friday's explosion - said by volcanologists to be the biggest since the 1870s - officials announced by loudspeaker that the mountain's danger zone had been expanded to 12 miles from the crater.
"First, all those damn Republican's got elected, Harry squeaked by but it cost him a pretty penny, I've lost a bunch of good Governor's, I make this trip to look around the area where I was a kid called Barry. I told my friend, Yuga, that someday I would fly back in a giant airplane, and I would be important, maybe even be a world leader."