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Blogger William Orem wrote on Mar. 29, 2008 @ 20:14 GMT

Next April 1st-themed Item: In the mood for total planetary annihilation?

Strange to say, there is a veritable genre these days of websites, discussion boards and other resources dedicated to the burning question of how to destroy the Earth. These fun-lovin’ folks don’t mean the little stuff that merely ends humanity — emit a lot of CO2 and cook the place until it looks...

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johny radio wrote on Aug. 23, 2008 @ 17:35 GMT
"humanities nerd in me"

..."nerds" are into science and tech, not humanities. fun-lovin' humanities dudes play in rock bands and get laid.

the Texas-sized asteroid in the movie "Armageddon" is clearly a metaphor for a real disaster brought to Earth recently, by a real Texan, who is neither a nerd nor a dude, but a simple christian pilgrim, who in a kind of grimly humorous exercise, took himself to court to stop himself from perpetuating armageddonist warnings.

how can an empty swath of space be orbital?

-johny radio, extremophile

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