The Unbearable Awesomeness Of Being

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

There's a Hole In My Hole

An empty space one billion light years across has been found in space! It is a phenomenon unexplainable by the science of Man! It gets even more confusing because news are calling it a 'hole' and 'black hole', which it isn't - a black hole a billion light-years across would be reason to start the death of civilization on this very minute. It's merely a space that's emptier of stuff than regular space is - a kind of space desert or space abandoned warehouse.

But what would cause such a thing, you're asking - or, for the purpose of the discussion, we'll assume you're asking? Here are some theories:

  • A Type IV civilization decided to take its neighborhood into an alternate universe, hyperspace, virtual space or whatever;
  • The same kind of civilization, except their equivalent of a gasket exploded;
  • It's a signal by aliens. Radio signals are cool, but a crop circle a billion light years in size can't be missed.
  • Galactus decided to raise a family.
Sadly, there's not much use to speculation: The bugger is more than -six- billion light-years away, which means what we're seeing is six billion years old. What could be there right now? The possibilities are endless:
  • Parking lot
  • McDonald's
  • Starbucks
  • Used car dealer
  • Those atrocious parking lots with the huge department stores around them
  • Starbucks across the street from Starbucks
  • Nothing, but the whole thing is covered in plastic
  • Another Type IV civilization fiddling with gaskets

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A Moral Dilemma

A trolley car is careening down the track towards a railroad tie. Tied to one of the tracks there is Baby Hitler (who will grow up to be Hitler) and a man who knows the cure for cancer. On the other there are five people swimming, a shark and a baby who will invent a health pebble that can either ressurrect five people or cure the common cold. The train's passengers are baby Stalin, a man who knows the cure to gonorrhea, and Richard Simmons. What do you do?

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Questions About Superheroes

  • Many women in comicsland have parthenogenetic births (Power Girl, Ms. Marvel: check Wikipedia if you don't believe me). Which brings the question - Why Pre-Crisis Superman couldn't do it? He could do pretty much everything else.
  • Why only Native American superheroes can summon animal totems? You never see a white trash kind of guy siccing giant raccoons on people.
  • Why isn't there a Batman movie that features King Tut as the main enemy?