someone mentioned april fools today, and it reminded me that last year a couple of radio DJs got taken off the air and almost faced felony charges because they told their audience that the local water supply was contaminated with “Dihydrogen Monoxide” and alot of people panicked
Dihydrogen - (two hydrogen)
Monoxide - (one oxygen)
some guys almost got arrested for telling people there was water in their taps.
"Through an old but serviceable telescope from our front yard…my father showed me the moon and the planet Saturn for the first time, and I shall never forget it…seeing those objects up close changes you, and so it was with Professor Sagan’s astronomy class. It has changed me every bit as profoundly as the craters on the moon or the rings of Saturn. He empowered us. Indeed, he emboldened us to come to know our place in the cosmos, our place among the stars — what I like to call our place in space. Every day in his class, there was something astonishing to behold."
- Bill Nye
The countdown begins to the COSMOS commencement. Until then, all posts tomorrow will be of the Sagan persuasion.
I’ve been quite busy and exhausted lately. I have so many words, so much I want to say about the reality of COSMOS returning,
I’m continually awestruck with bewilderment, however. It’s truly an amazing thing. And tomorrow will be the bestowing of a genuine gift upon the world. A 35 year legacy re-imagined for past, present, and future generations..
This better be my cake
This is an awesome idea. Although I’d also be tempted to make all the lesser rings of power as a batch of cupcakes, and give them to my friends.
…But they would be all of them deceived, for another cupcake would be made.
In my apartment, in the fires of my oven, I will bake in secret a Master Cupcake to control all the others. And into this cupcake I will pour my flour, my sugar, and my will to dominate all confections.
Reblogging again for commentary.
Wow. One does not simply have a birthday.
that bolded is KILLING ME
"Yeah I’m something of an astronomy buff"