Wednesday, May 16, 2007


You know you're getting old when the space probes launched in your youth are somewhere far beyond Pluto.

The contents of the Gold Records [by K-Tel] attached to the Voyager craft were selected largely under the supervision of the late Dr. Carl Sagan. In reading up on the history of the Voyager program, I found out that Dr. Sagan was a life-long inhaler of cannibus fumes, and credited much of his creativity and ingenuity to snapping bong hits.

Far out, Carl. This knowledge has led me to a deeper understanding of some features of the Cosmos series, such as you riding down the graphic representation of a black hole as though it were a sliding board, and the prevelance of Vangelis on the soundtrack.

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