Monday, December 29, 2008

Heavenly bodies

I'm an avid watcher of StrongMan competitions, at least on tv. It hails back to my childhood where we would watch Geoff Capes* do his caber-tossing, ahem, and so it's a comforting tradition, like stodgy puddings and BattleStar Galactica (original series).

It also often gives rise to amusing commentary: "He just can't get it up at all!" and an older but well-remembered one: "It's like having a grown man in each hand: it's that hard!"

Ah, the joy such little things bring me.

And talking of joy brought (but not trivially) and large bodies (but these with rather more gravitational pull), Bad Astronomy linked to this fantastic set of pictures from Hubble. They may take time to load, but are absolutely worth it. Do take a squiz.

* The budgerigar thing surprised me too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Great pictures of the stars. Marred slightly by all the stupid arguments underneath in the comments section. Comments sections always depress the hell out of me, in these things, noone can ever just agree and say "Awesome pictures!" they have to start stupid arguments. It's the same on Facebook fan groups, it's why I never join them. Anyway! Happy new year. Abster x