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23rd-Oct-2009 07:23 pm
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I get 'useless trivia' on my iGoogle page which often has fairly interesting facts, although I think I've read most of them at least twice. Today, I saw this one for the third time; 'In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, some people thought comets were the eggs or sperm of planetary systems.'

My initial response? "Surely, surely some people right now in the twenty-first century think that? You could get away with any manner of random ridiculousness with the vagueness of that phrasing."

'In the eighteenth century, some people used harpsichords for sexual gratification.' 'In the nineteenth century, some people thought using their nose as a receptacle for a molotov cocktail was a good idea.' 'In the twentieth century, some people thought Dan Brown was a good writer.'

Just because some people think something, that does not mean many people do. And even if the 'some' becomes 'many', it doesn't mean it's true. It just means some people can be douchewaffles with fuckwit syrup.
23rd-Oct-2009 10:07 am (UTC)
In the 16th and 17th centuries, I suppose, the idea of planetary systems was going down a lot smoother than it was in the 14th and 15th centuries? They didn't think talking about planetary systems brought on the plague?

Does someone get paid to trivialize iGoogle for us?
23rd-Oct-2009 10:11 am (UTC)
Bwaaahahah. I guess not!

I don't think anyone gets paid, no.
23rd-Oct-2009 10:14 am (UTC)
too bad. could be a fun job.
23rd-Oct-2009 10:28 am (UTC)
I can't think of anything to say. This post is too funny.
23rd-Oct-2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks ;)
23rd-Oct-2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Pfft, everybody knows that asteroids are spermatoza and purple dwarf stars are eggs - but for Encyclopods, not planetary systems..! Surely??? ;-)
24th-Oct-2009 05:46 am (UTC)
23rd-Oct-2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
So, what do you think they imagined coaxed planetary systems into ejaculating? Am I the only person picturing a solar system trying to wank?
24th-Oct-2009 05:49 am (UTC)
Hahahaha :D Not anymore you're not.
31st-Oct-2009 12:09 am (UTC)
I think the best way to get a planetary system to ejaculate is to show it a hot quasar.
23rd-Oct-2009 01:10 pm (UTC)

*sob* You promised you'd never tell anyone else why I play the harpsichord...

Oh and ♥ for the Dan Brown example. *g*
23rd-Oct-2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
You know, when I saw that harpsichord example, you were my first thought. I knew there had to be a reason!
23rd-Oct-2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
My harpsichord brings all the boys to the yard... No? I thought not...

Edited at 2009-10-23 07:37 pm (UTC)
24th-Oct-2009 05:55 am (UTC)

*twirls you*
24th-Oct-2009 08:41 am (UTC)
*is dizzy with the twirling*

*likes it*

Hi! Yeah, I think I'm more or less back now - not writing really, but at least around.

Your icon is adorable! :D
24th-Oct-2009 05:53 am (UTC)

I love harpsichord music, in small doses.
23rd-Oct-2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
ahahaha!!! Dan Brown! :D

You know I actually really liked Da Vinci Code and also Angels and Demons. I mean, not subtle or pretty, but--exciting. But The Lost Symbol was definitely a thumbs down. Major big time.
24th-Oct-2009 05:54 am (UTC)
The ideas are good, don't get me wrong. But the writing. I read the first page (of Da Vinci Code) and then threw the book at the wall.

Edited at 2009-10-24 05:54 am (UTC)
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