Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Blue Speck

Just think, this tiny little speck of a place in the universe is where everyone who has every lived...lived. Where everyone you ever knew...lived. Where everyone you ever loved...or not, lived. Where everyone you ever voted for...or not, lived.

It is an humbling thought, methinks.

28 comments:

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

and they have no regard for the blue dot they live on.

jadedj said...

YD G---Yes indeed.

intelliwench said...

Even though it is only one world, it too often seems like we're not living in the same world! I mean, on my planet, people matter more than corporate profits, education and health care ARE rights, and chocolate has no calories.

Nice job on the video.

Chimp said...

This remiinds me of the PBS show "Big Blue Marble" that ran in the 70's and 80's.
The other reminder of the Blue Speck is "the galaxy around Orion's belt" in MIB which was a small golden globe around a cat's neck and contained a whole galaxy.

Kulkuri said...

The ironic part is that for most of them money is just a way of keeping score. You can't tell me any of those politicians and their masters need any more money to live.

jadedj said...

intell---I don't even need beaming down...I am already there with you. I'm that older dude giving out chocolate.

Thank you for the compliment.

Chimp---Well, I didn't want to blatantly steal their term, so I changed it a bit...to spec...er, speck.

I read a sci-fi novel as a kid which had the same idea as the galaxy in the globe, except the galaxy was in a class ring, as I recall.

jadedj said...

Kulkuri---No shit. It's disgusting.

Chimp said...

Whenever puny humans make a statement like "we are causing global warming" I think of a bunch of ants yelling, "The sky is falling!" when a leaf falls on their anthill.

Tom Harper said...

Funny video. And the search for intelligent life continues...

jadedj said...

Chimp---Can't say I'm with you on this one, Chimp.

Tom---Perhaps it's time to look elsewhere.

squatlo said...

That film could have lasted for hours and not touched half of the bases...

jadedj said...

squatlo---This is true, but I am too damned lazy to upload anything much longer to YouTube.

Mr. Charleston said...

I wonder if the blue spec is really blue from afar. It doesn't matter, it'll soon be dust. But WTF! Happy St. Paddy's Day.

jadedj said...

Mr. C---Well for sure it ain't green. Likewise, pal.

Chimp said...

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? HAPPY ST. PADDY'S DAY!!!

jadedj said...

Chimp---If he picked it in the woods and no one else was around. Erin go braugh, monkey man!

Punch said...

The video was very well done. Keep it up.

jadedj said...

Punch---Go raibh maith aga.

Professor Chaos said...

I think it's amazing that on this tiny speck of a planet, Newt has found at least three women willing to have sex with him.

jadedj said...

Professor C---HAR! And that's not even counting the inflatable ones.

Chimp said...

Newt probably told his ladies and the latex one that it was his patriotic duty to screw them and as good American FOX viewers, they complied. Besides, his Viagra shelf life was expiring.

jadedj said...

Chimp---I have it on good authority that Newt is no longer able to buy inflatables...he's been cut off by his supplier. His hot air keeps bursting them and he demands replacements...for free.

Punch said...

Go raibh maith aga??? WTF???

jadedj said...

Oh Jesus...just go google it! Punch.

Chimp said...

conservative Fox News pundit Bill Kristol is wishing the U.S. would send in ground troops "sooner rather than later."

jadedj said...

Chimp---Liberal Independent news pundit JJ is wishing the U.S. Army conscript Bill Kristol and send his sorry ass "sooner than later" to Libya...duct taped to a Cruise Missle.

Demeur said...

There are those of us who care about the planet and then there's the republicans.

jadedj said...

Demeur---Well said.

BTW, thanks for visiting. I neglected to give you the post title regards labor union advancements: iA Note to the Idjit Element of America.</i (3 or 4 posts back)