January 26th, 2006

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

A Monty Python moment, ladies and gentlemen...

Today I learned in an email that there is a Texas millionaire out there who wishes to "use his millions to help mankind". How does he choose to focus this help?... Well, folks, he's having millions of pamphlets printed... informing the world that the Earth is the center of the Universe.

Just before my mind boggled itself into incoherence, something particularly apt sprang to mind:

"So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!"

("The Galaxy Song" by Eric Idle - full lyrics at http://www.serve.com/bonzai/monty/songs/TheGalaxySong)

There's little else I can add.