duuude, what if, like, my red is the same as your blue, man?

You know what I like about NASA? Everything they come up with sounds like something a bunch of stoned college students would say. Listen to this:

"Baby black holes apparently come into the world kicking and screaming, not unlike humans. And they're fussy eaters, too. Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite say they have found newborn black holes, just seconds old, in a confused state of existence, sloppily gorging on material falling into them while somehow propelling other material away at great speeds."

You libertarians out there will be pleased to know that your tax dollars have enabled not just the above purple prose, but also an animated movie of the slurping, burping, puking baby black hole, which is available (alongside an article) here. Which begs the question: How would I go about getting a job as NASA's in-house animator? Some people have all the luck.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some reason, whenever there is a slow news day, NASA will come to the rescue with some cool pictures of stars exploding and martian landscapes.
In the back of every guy's mind, no matter what age (myself included), is the dream that someone will someday show up on their doorstep and ask them to get shot into space. It's the ultimate realization of the "boys with toys" concept.

8/25/2005 2:16 PM  

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