November 4, 2010

Space peanut.

Bet you weren't ready for that.

26 comments:

kent said...

The first pictures revealed a roughly 1.5km-long, peanut-shaped object with jets of gas streaming from its surface.

How the hell did Joy Behar even manage to launch herself into deep space in the first friggin' place...?!?

Scott M said...

I keep hoping they'll do one of these swing-by's only to reveal a city sitting on the side of one of these things.

Tinfoil: they may have already done so multiple times and keep releasing poor-quality pictures of whatever potato they can find in the nearest breakroom kitchen. That vote in Colorado that denied alien tracking funds was a huge blow to the comet city faction of the tinfoil hat people.

(if this were a discussion at my house, by this time, my wife would have quipped, as she so often does, "are you still talking?")

lemondog said...

Bet you weren't ready for that.

Space squirrels are ALWAYS ready!

traditionalguy said...

This may be a Jimmy Carter designed facade of a comet that can be reported to be a warning sent here by AlGoreans that our Global Warming is also creating carbon emissions that coagulate into space junk...that will wipe out life on earth, real soon too. And by the way, the science is settled.

SteveR said...

Are you sure you know where its at?

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Triangle Man said...

There must certainly be some political content in this amazing photo of a natural wonder. Must look harder...


@Traditionalguy

Would you agree that when someone says that "the science is settled", they should immediately cease to use any funds for further research in the area. Retirement would seem to be the only option.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Not ready? What have you been doing all day, if not setting us up for a photo of an elongated object with stuff spraying out one end?

Bob Ellison said...

I was ready for it, though I wish it came with a comet beer to wash it down.

peter hoh said...

Just in case you need sound effects to enhance the story, try this.

traditionalguy said...

Triangle Man...In the UN IPPC lingo 'settled " means an international legal term where A multi Trillion Dollar Slush Fund is Settled upon them like a Trust is settled on its Beneficiaries. So yes they are then effectively retired from needing to work again.

Alex said...

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy — with comedian Jon Stewart

Remember the Comedy Network is where 18-29 watch their "news" and get "edumucated".

lemondog said...

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy — with comedian Jon Stewart

Is that what you mean by 'space peanut?'

Coketown said...

More space peanuts:

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/underwire/2009/05/pe19690311.gif

SMGalbraith said...

It's a sign that we must name Jimmy Carter the Emperor of the World.

Either him or Mr. Peanut.

As we know, Mr. Peanut will do a better job.

And be a lot less sanctimonious albet more salty.

But then again next to Carter, who isn't?

Sanctimonious that is.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Alex said...

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy — with comedian Jon Stewart

I wanna run away and join the circus, 'cuz there's too many clowns around here.

Sixty Grit said...

Jimmy Carter is a shell of his former self.

Revenant said...

In the article, the spokesmen expresses surprise that the comet isn't spherical.

Er, why? Objects almost never are, unless their size and mass are sufficient for gravity to force them into that shape. This object is 1.5km -- much too small for that.

Scott M said...

It's a sign that we must name Jimmy Carter the Emperor of the World.

Harvey Birdman's sidekick Peanut would make a better president than Carter.

ndspinelli said...

I worked two days as Mr. Peanut on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ one summer. Too fuckn' hot, and too much ridicule, for too little money. Clowns feel the same way.

Speaking of clowns, the prof obsessed on Keith Richard's bio. However, I am reading the bio of a real rocker, Jimi Hendrix. Jimi was on tour in a Liverpool pub wearing a puffy pirate shirt and a wild old Brit military jacket, of course sporting his trademark afro. The crusty barkeep wouldn't serve him. Hendrix asked the barkeep if it was because he was black? The barkeep scoffed and said, "Certainly not..go read the sign I just put up on the door." Jimi walked outside and saw the sign, "We don't serve clowns." The circus was in town and the barkeep thought it bad luck to have clowns in his pub.

kent said...

Harvey Birdman's sidekick Peanut would make a better president than Carter.

"Didja get that thing I sent ya...?"

Pogo said...

Found a peanut, found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now,
Just now I found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now.

It was 23 million km from Earth,
it was 23 million km from Earth,
It was 23 million km from Earth just now,
Just now it was 23 million km from Earth,
It was 23 million km from Earth just now.

traditionalguy said...

Pogo...You don't do the Twelve Days of Christmas song too, do you? Next thing we know, C-4 will be singing the Horst Wessel song to us.

Mr. D said...

Like the reference to Steve Miller, UW alumnus.

Penny said...

When scientists start referring to major meteors as "peanuts"? Care to imagine what they might call you?

Thought not! ha ha

Bless these scientists... SPACE cowboys!

Largo said...

Did Titus pinch something in space?