Monday, August 29, 2011

Who knew?

All that dough spent on the space program and gigantic radio-telescopes, all that grant money used to let grad students while away late nights updating their Facebook pages and mailing off manuscripts in hopes of becoming the next Stephen Baxter, and it turns out that you could have found the center of the universe with your TeeVee remote and the battered 1992 Rand McNally from your glovebox.

Who knew?


Josh Kruschke said...

Shhhh..... A politician might hear you and their head might exploded.


Ausprepper said...

It's the gravtity well of several million inflated egos. Don't underestimate the possibility of a black hole forming in Times Square.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Well, after monitoring the Media Coverage this weekend (had to, Kinfolk and Friends live down there), it seems that the center of the Universe seems to have shrunk down to Battery Park in the South to LaGuardia Airport in the North, and no farther west than Coney Island. Funny how New England being scrubbed out by torrential rains or the Outer Banks being completely isolated because the Road is at the Bottom of Sound doesn't compare to the Tragedy of those "Left Behind" who couldn't find an open Starbucks Sunday Morning, does it?

Anonymous said...

Well, you can hardly blame MiniTru: what editor WOULDN'T salivate at the idea of thousands of corpses floating down Pennsylvania Avenue? Of Madison Square Garden inhabited by desperate cannibal refugees? Of people starving to death on the roofs of their Dorchester houses while waiting forlornly for the Coast Guard to come and pick them up? Quick! Get Sean Penn and a canoe!

As with the coverage of Iraq ca. 2003 - 2009 when MiniTru was trying to relive the glory days of Vietnam, the coverage of Irene was them trying to relive the glory days of Katrina. For that, you need a big city filled with poor people who can be portrayed as helpless victims; coastal No. Carolina, with its miles of expensive beach houses and beachfront hotels as well as a population for whom hurricanes are a (more or less) accustomed fact of life, simply won't do.

NotClauswitz said...

DocJim - Nail=Head.

Beaumont said...

The center of the universe is the Ryman Auditorium. Everybody knows that.