Makes For a Nice Bath

259 – Unnamed Methane Sea On Titan « Strange Maps


Except for some of the harsh, impermanently inhabited and sparsely visited inlands of Kerguélen, there are no places left on Earth to name.

Those with a penchant for baptising should look to the priesthood, or take a more literal interest in heaven – there are ever more known worlds out there, and precious little of those exoplanets have been explored, let alone provided with toponyms.Even within our own solar system, the field is still wide open. Although all planets and moons in our solar system have been named, many of their geograpical features haven’t.

Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, was discovered in 1655 by Christiaan Huygens. Titan is larger in diameter than the smallest planet, (Neptune) Mercury, and 50% larger than our own Moon. It is the only moon in our solar system to have a dense atmosphere – so dense that, in combination with its limited gravity, humans on Titan could fly by just flapping their arms.

The orange opacity of Titan’s atmosphere makes the moon appear bigger than it actually is – astronomers have since distinguished between permanent cloud cover and surface, and downgraded it from the first- to the second-largest moon in our system, after Jupiter’s satellite Ganymede.

Not until the flyby, in 2004, of the Cassini-Huygens mission could scientists confirm the speculation, first ignited by both Voyager missions and then heightened by Hubble observations, that Titan is the only heavenly body (save Earth) to contain large liquid surfaces – or seas, as non-astronomers would call them. For they seem a bit too small to be labelled oceans.

Nothing like relaxing in natural hydrocarbons. You haven’t lived until you’ve farted in a methane sea.

Hitler. It’s Always Hitler :: home of fine hypertext products

Posts from the International Association of Time Travelers forum. At 14:52:28, FreedomFighter69 wrote:
Reporting my first temporal excursion since joining IATT: have just returned from 1936 Berlin, having taken the place of one of Leni Riefenstahl’s cameramen and assassinated Adolf Hitler during the opening of the Olympic Games. Let a free world rejoice!

At 14:57:44, SilverFox316 wrote:
Back from 1936 Berlin; incapacitated FreedomFighter69 before he could pull his little stunt. Freedomfighter69, as you are a new member, please read IATT Bulletin 1147 regarding the killing of Hitler before your next excursion. Failure to do so may result in your expulsion per Bylaw 223.

At 18:06:59, BigChill wrote:
Take it easy on the kid, SilverFox316; everybody kills Hitler on their first trip. I did. It always gets fixed within a few minutes, what’s the harm?

Mar 20, 2008 • tags: time

It’s funny to watch this from the timeless perspective of a robot pirate ninja. Hitler was and always will be. As Am I. As R U. It’s a result of reading this and realizing it. Now…


Update 7/21/08 Note to self…watching the drinking and posting.  Even when in rare pirate form..

Crushing Dissent is [Nation-State]

Does China have the right to defend itself?

Published March 24, 2008

This photo was featured in the New York Times today.  If you can’t see it, it is a photo of the debri left in the streets of Lhasa, Tibet after rioters burned chinese shop owners goods.  As you know, Chinese military brutally cracked down on the unrest and killed anywhere from 20 (per Chinese official reports) to 99 (per exile Tibetan groups) people in the process.  Because of this event, we have calls for boycotting the Olympics this summer, and calls from people like Nancy Pelosi to condemn China in its actions.

Now, I am just a little confused here.  Isn’t it US policy to condemn the occupied peoples in their revolts, to encourage passive, non-violent resistance, and to defend the occupiers for their murders of the oppressed, saying that China has a right to defend itself?

Perhaps my confusion comes from the way the US continuously repeats the phrase, “We support Israel in its right to defend itself.”

Someone forgot the whole commies vs. jews argument.  I think there’s a joke there somewhere, but for the moment it escapes me…like those darn emulacks of Peristronia 4.  The more we crushed them, the more they slipped through our fingers.

If only we’d know that was how they re-produced.  Cheeky buggers.

The War is Strong In This One

John McCain is betting big on Iraq – Los Angeles Times

Before the war, McCain predicted a quick and easy victory, not a vicious insurgency. He issued dire warnings about Saddam Hussein’s supposed weapons of mass destruction but didn’t read the full 2002 National Intelligence Estimate that showed gaps in the intelligence.Soon after the March 2003 invasion, however, he began criticizing the Bush administration’s management in Iraq and clashed repeatedly with then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. In mid-2003, he started advocating a larger U.S. force to battle the insurgency, a strategy the White House finally approved last year.

McCain did not publicly embrace or join the hard-core neoconservatives who pushed hardest to unleash the U.S. military against Baghdad before the war. But McCain backed many of the same policies.

I have to like McCain. Part Robot, Part Pirate.   Ninjas don’t get caught, so he fails on that one.

Now It Makes More Sense to My Spitzer-Sense

Beach man told FBI of alleged Spitzer sexscapades – 03/21/2008 –

Almost four months before Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in a sex scandal, a lawyer for Republican political operative Roger Stone sent a letter to the FBI alleging that Spitzer ”used the services of high-priced call girls” while in Florida.The letter, dated Nov. 19, said Miami Beach resident Stone learned the information from ”a social contact in an adult-themed club.” It offered one potentially identifying detail: the man in question hadn’t taken off his calf-length black socks “during the sex act.”

Stone, known for shutting down the 2000 presidential election recount effort in Miami-Dade County, is a longtime Spitzer nemesis whose political experience ranges from the Nixon White House to Al Sharpton’s presidential campaign. His lawyer wrote the letter containing the call-girl allegations after FBI agents had asked to speak to Stone, though he says the FBI did not specify why he was contacted.

“Spitzer-Sense” = amount of general suspicion that politico is being brought down because he pissed off the wrong people.

Pirates love whores, so I have no general problem with Spitzer or that GGW he was bangin’.  I’d do his wife in a threesome like they did out in Jew Nersey.

It’s Good To Be The God-King

Inside the court of the Tibetan god-king | World news | The Observer

Although he describes himself as a ‘simple Buddhist monk’, last week’s events in the Tibetan plateau have underlined the Dalai Lama’s importance as a symbol of peaceful protests and a struggle for cultural freedom. For Tibetans, he is the Ocean of Wisdom, a god-king who engenders intense devotion – his name was chanted repeatedly by protesters across the roof of the world.Chinese officials have a different view, one rooted in the feeling that the Dalai Lama has used his moral and religious authority to destabilise Tibet. In an extraordinarily vituperative attack, state-run media said that the Chinese leadership is engaged in a ‘life and death struggle’ with the Dalai Lama, who is ‘a wolf in a monk’s robe, a monster with a human face but the heart of a beast’.

To anyone standing in McLeod Ganj, a British Raj hill station above Dharamsala last week, where he has lived in exile since 1959, the rhetoric seems faintly absurd – a Chinese dragon scared by a mouse that prayed.

Ahh, wait…so it’s the uh, “God-king”, that gets to fight the dragon, eh?  The big,  nuclear, 5-million-man army, err, dragon.  Riiight.

I’m sure he’ll be right on that.  In a “monk’s second” (i.e. eternity…damn, those monks are lazy).

Ah, One Of My Favorite Games

US ‘deploys nuclear sub to Persian Gulf’ « TheZoo

A US nuclear submarine has crossed the Suez Canal to join the US fleet already deployed in the Persian Gulf, Egyptian sources say.Egyptian officials reported that the gigantic nuclear submarine along with a destroyer crossed the canal on Friday.

Egyptian forces were put on high alert when the navy convoy was passing through the canal, informed sources revealed.

Earlier on Thursday, a US Navy rescue ship crossed the canal to enter the Red Sea.

An American destroyer has recently left the Persian Gulf, heading towards the Mediterranean Sea.

The deployment comes as recent reports allege that US Vice President Dick Cheney is seeking to buy the support of Middle East nations for launching an attack on Iran.

I used to love this game as a young ‘bot.  I would take all my new shiny toys and parade them around in front of the po-ass dumb ‘bots who couldn’t make their own.

Club Penguin Must Be Destroyed

Club Penguin Cheats « Club Penguin Cheats|Glitches|Tips

Hello this is a page were I let everyone know all the cheats of Club Penguin, that work. I have everything on this page I have even a money cheat witch are hard to find. But first if some of these cheats sound a little bad to you then test it out with another penguin. Or just don’t do it. I put these cheats up here to make Club Penguin a little more fun for you all. If somthing does not work then comment and I will try to fix it.

I have no idea what this is, or why it exists, all I know is that it must be destroyed!!

You Still Doing That Counting Thing?

AFP: Baghdad mortuary sees rise in number of corpses

Redha Ali confirmed that violence was down compared to the raging bloodshed witnessed in the months after the bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in February 2006, which unleashed brutal sectarian strife across Iraq.”After the shrine bombing, we used to receive 160 bodies on the peak days of the violence. On average, we received 70 bodies a day from the time of the bombing until the end of 2007,” he said.

Redha Ali said since the beginning of 2008, the mortuary had noticed a new grim trend — the arrival of bodies of women, mostly married, who had been killed with gunshots to the head.

At least two out of every 10 bodies were of murdered women between 20 and 30 years of age.

“We have no idea what is the reason for the killing but most of them have gun shots,” Redha Ali said.

Get your count on.