Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Pick me, ooh pick me!!!

Vicus might appreciate this one, or he might refer me back to his rather coherent post on physics.

At any rate, we seem to be on the verge on a revision on the size and membership of our current solar system.

I also heard mention of this last night on one of the various and intellectually stimulating local news programs (watch the dripping sarcasm, please - it's both corrosive and stains synthetics). The talking head mentioned that a scientific committee was considering whether to add the three celestial objects onto the solar system's rolls.

If it's an American committee, the process could very well end up like that of a country club. In that case, if these new objects are black, Jewish or Hispanic, they'll probably be rejected unless they have Hollywood connections.

And for the less sophisticated visitors to this blog (not a commentary on my guests and friends thus far), that was a shot at American white males, not ethnic or religious groups.

You pays yer money, you takes yer chances.

and now, since YouTube doesn't seem to have any clips from "That Was the Week That Was," you'll just have to settle for this homemade clip with Tom Lehrer's take on Gilbert and Sullivan. No, not Gilbert O'Sullivan . . . .


Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

I shall be starting a campaign to invoke the Golgafrinchan Act.
Using physicists instead of telephone sanitisers.
Rather coherent?

3:36 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Vicus, I deal with public 'servants' as part of my editorial duties, so even a Hitchiker reference makes absolutely perfect sense.
A pleasure to have your appearance here.

5:25 AM  
Blogger Metro said...

What a strange day. I just dropped off a comment at Darren Barefoot's Dire Straits post, leaving a Hitchiker reference.

Now I arrive here to find Hitchiker references amongst the Knopfler. Truly the world is metacommentary.

Re. New celestial objects: if the panel is from the States, surely what matters is whether they're with the president or they're terrorist planets?

President ***'s heard about terrorforming.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...

"These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard...
And there may be many others but they haven't been discovered."

Really, it's just not the same without the big finish.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

I noticed that after I posted it.

and it's not Harvard, it's HAHVAHD.

10:56 AM  

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