Thursday, August 24, 2006

The end of the Space Age

I though that the future was going to look like this. We had people on the moon in 1969 so surely it was only a matter of time before we installed nubile women in skin-tight outfits on a moonbase. Instead it looks like this...

And as if that isn't enough, we've lost a planet too. As from this week, Pluto has been stripped of its status as a planet because it's too small and dull. Apparently, astronomers have discovered lots of other small, dull rocks orbiting the Sun and rather than have to go through the hassle of finding names for them, they thought that it would be easier to downgrade everything under a certain size to 'dwarf planet' status. Why couldn't they have included Mercury too? I've never liked it.

4 comments:

Fiction Bitch said...

I came to this great blog via Scott Pack's, after a dismissive (indeed swingeing) note by the Observer's Browser sent me there. Bloggers are like ants, to borrow a metaphor from one of your previous incisive posts....

Steerforth said...

Thanks for your comments. I've just clicked on the link to your blog and really enjoyed it. As someone who works in the book trade, it was a breath of fresh air. I look forward to your further posts.

Biscuit said...

is that gabrielle drake in UFO?

Steerforth said...

No, it isn't, I'm afraid. I'm not sure who she is.