Posts Tagged ‘space’

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything much here and I have no excuses other than laziness and a loss of creative mojo.

This picture is mostly unrelated to the contents of this post, but I can’t be bothered drawing up a different thumbnail. Also, this’ll have the women-of-a-certain-age clicking to see if I’m really wearing a tutu.

So, what have I been up to?

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It is International Women’s Day and seeing as I am some sort of father to the female children that I somehow made, It kinda comes down to me to educate them in all sorts of things, and that they have all sorts of opportunities and equality and the like.

I’m not gonna teach them boring stuff though, obviously. If I’m teaching them anything it’s gonna be space. Because space is awesome.

Fortunately I have help from the internet when it comes to these things, and the lovely people at RS Components (used to spend lunchtimes reading their catalogue at school, I wasn’t a cool teenager) have made a fantastic infographic about Women In Space for International Women’s Day. They also sent a big bit of text that I’m just gonna copy and paste below because that is what professional writers do.

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I’m not scared of spiders, let’s be clear on that from the start off. When the kids scream from their bedroom that the tiniest spider in the world is looking at them funny from the corner of their room, I’m the first to dart up the stairs like some sort of arachnid-battling super-hero to save them from the terrifying little beasties.

Actually, what super-heroes fight spiders? I mean, Spider-Man seems to have done quite an adequate job of making the spider theme more positive than you’d expect. Perhaps I’m a spider-battling super-villain. Maybe the lines between good and evil are blurred and not instantly clear, like there’s some sort of differentiation between real life and comic books and 1980s cartoons.

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So NASA has scienced up a new ninth planet to replace Pluto, because they decided Pluto was a bit shit and that. Well, they’ve theorised that a planet is there, they’ve not actually said anything definite, but the media is all excited because a new ninth planet will mean all the pub quiz books from 5 years ago don’t have to be chucked into landfill.

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Apparently it is ‘slightly to the left’ of Pluto and is 10 times the size of Earth. Which is nice.
All the newspapers have photos of the new planet too, despite nobody having found it yet, which probably means it has a super injunction like that time that footballer did the dirty with his sister in law or whatever.

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