Archive for December, 2011

Astronomer porn?

Posted in Astronomy, Humor, Writing on December 21, 2011 by The Prince of Pithy

I maintain that a lack of sleep was a large factor in this, but the other day I was working on a story and I realized it sounded like astronomer porn.  I was describing how this unknown object was first detected with the “125 meter optical telescope at the Lunar Farside Observatory.” I just pictured astronomers having to put the book down and go take a cold meteor shower.  Ba-dum ching.

In case you’re wondering, I’m more embarrassed about the pun.

Sex ed and prayer

Posted in Odds, Rant, Religion on December 14, 2011 by The Prince of Pithy

This was an odd little thought that popped into my head while I was trying to fall asleep last night.  How many of the people, who rail against schools usurping parental duties by teaching sex ed, turn around and rail against these same schools and teachers not leading their kids in prayer?

A simple statement

Posted in Politics, Rant, Religion, Science, Spaceflight on December 12, 2011 by The Prince of Pithy

Last night I was out looking at the moon. Twelve men had walked on it before I was even born, yet we haven’t been back. Why? Well, part of it is politics, but also, as a species we spend too much time looking sideways or backward. We need to start looking forward.

I believe PennDot has a cloning program

Posted in Humor, Odds on December 12, 2011 by The Prince of Pithy

I just renewed my driver’s license, and I swear, the guy who took my photo was the same guy who took it last time I renewed, which was when I lived on the other side of the state. Spooky.

Things that needed to be said

Posted in Humor, Rant, Religion, TV on December 7, 2011 by The Prince of Pithy

Since I couldn’t get the damn thing to embed, here are Parts One and Two.