[extropy-chat] The Poetry of Stupidity

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Sep 12 19:37:59 UTC 2006

I see the New York Times has this headline today:


She Dreamed of the Stars; Now She'll Almost Touch Them
On Monday, Anousheh Ansari is scheduled to become the first
woman to go into space as an amateur astronaut.


So apparently word has not yet reached the NYT that the stars are 
*not*, after all, just up there slightly beyond space station orbit, 
stuck on a crystal sphere.

It's not that I'm against poetry, dog knows, but for some reason this 
mawkish reversion to childhood really irritates the shit out of me.

Damien Broderick

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