Thursday, December 20, 2012

Connect the dots, people! (star-craving mad edition)

When the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes, apparently they do so in a special script, the Celestial Alphabet. It could have been Papyrus or Comic Sans so we dodged a bullet there.*

But here we see the misguided nature of that 1629 star-map, for the sky is actually written in Chinese characters (as shown by Chinese astronomers long before).

It is only a matter of time before the ideologues in Beijing use this priority to announce hegemony over the sky, which has always been an integral, inviolable portion of the Chinese homeland.
 
* This is a metaphor, people; the Riddled staff are not normally in the habit of moving sharply to avoid cans of malt liquor flung at them in exasperation.

13 comments:

OBS said...

I want to see that metaphor's head on a stick!

Substance McGravitas said...

It could have been Papyrus or Comic Sans so we dodged a bullet there.*

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Smut Clyde said...

Very funny, Mr McGravitas.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's all geek to me.
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mikey said...

"Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out."

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It is only a matter of time before the ideologues in Beijing use this priority to announce hegemony over the sky, which has always been an integral, inviolable portion of the Chinese homeland.

Robert Heinlein tried to warn us!

* This is a metaphor, people; the Riddled staff are not normally in the habit of moving sharply to avoid cans of malt liquor flung at them in exasperation.

Indeed, I imagine the Riddled staff response to such an eventuality involves catchers' mitts.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I heard the world is ending tomorrow.

Since it's already tomorrow in upside-downy land, I'd figure I'd check with riddled.

Is it all over, over there?
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Another Kiwi said...

So far, Mr. Thunder, the earth remains intact and unapocalypsoed. Careful reading of the Mayan literature now has us unsure of the date. Maybe they meant the 23rd or the 24th or some other time in some other universe.
Also and too there is debate about what the Mayans wrote do they mean "full sized life extinguishing thing" or did it mean "an unpleasant evening around at your Aunty Griselda's place when she goes on about how the Maoris and the socialanists are destroying this country."

tigris said...

I assume they meant at the solstice, so you've got 7 hours. Enjoy!

Another Kiwi said...

Going to a workplace BBQ. Any chance of advancing the Apolkalypse?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I recommend plenty of beverages.
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ckc (not kc) said...

...if life gives you an apocalypse, turn it into an apocalypso!

Smut Clyde said...

Close examination shows that Substance's bullet points are tracer rounds so now we can find out where he lives.