Monday, 23 July 2007

Pale green dot



This one was inspired of course by Pale Blue dot: an image that always fills me with awe and sadness.

" Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us." Carl Sagan

15 comments:

Switchsky said...

It is THE question, ennit?

Switchsky said...

Dot dot dot...

I've just had an idea....hmmm

Thank you.

Jeannette said...

Well, entertaining me, for one.

My only other answer could be: life is just for the experience. Enjoy.

Jeannette said...

Woa, Im scaring myself with this optimism.

Prozacville said...

Get THE FUCK out of here!

I will harbour no optimism on this site y'hear!

(OK, maybe a bit....Fuck it.)

biteyourowntail said...

Jeannette you haven't wished me happy birthday. I am no longer willing to live with you and make you my slave.

I'm going to adopt Mr Prozac instead. He seems to need taking in hand.

Now would be a good time to re-kindle an interest in existentialism I think.

Forever Young said...

God only knows what I'd be without you!

Prozacville said...

Shall we form an existentialist group and meet up in coffee shops to read Being and Nothingness and self-harm en masse, thereby turning Starbucks into an abattoir?

Switchsky said...

I'm in.

Switchsky said...

But what the fuck is a abattoir?

Prozacville said...

"A slaughterhouse, also called an abattoir (French, ultimately from the verb abattre which means "to strike down"), is a facility where farm animals are killed and processed into meat products." (Wikipedia)

I found this definition on the internet. You know that screen thing in front of you, with all the pretty colours? The thing creating the colours is called THE INTERNET.

If you don't know something you can write the words you don't know in that little space at the top-right-hand-side of the screen with the G-Search sign next to it, press return and THE INTERNET will go off into CYBERSPACE (try searching for this term in the way I've just described) to find the information you're looking for.

Cool, huh?

The Whole Megillah said...

An opener for The Starbucks Discussions ... May I? (The granola bars are on you, yeah?)
Existentialism transcends deliberate self-harm.

out of body experience said...

Shit, in 1996 I was on that Dot doing something not very important.

Switchsky said...

pretty damn cool.

biteyourowntail said...

Actually, rather than self harming, could we not simply slaughter the other customers?

Existentialism transecends deliberate self harm? Hmm: *thinking* I think self harm could be read as a defence against the individuals diminishing capacity for self deception.

Actually Mr Prozac what about beginning the meeting with a reading of Nausea?