Wednesday, March 28, 2007

All Hail the Mighty Hexagon

Jerry: All right, we're taking a car service. So we'll swing by and pick you up. How about six? (Laura looks offended). Six is good. (Laura looks offended and angry). You got a problem with six? (Laura opens the door and gets out). What? What?
--Seinfeld, "The Lip Reader"

The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan (which gets my vote as Coolest NASA Mission Ever) has recently discovered a strange hexagon surrounding the planet's north pole.

Earth apparently has a similar polar vortex, but ours is a circle, which has been established by Raising Arizona as an entirely normal shape*.

However, hexagons have been spotted on many Earthling breakfast tables, in their crispy form. Which gets my vote as Most Tell-It-Like-It-Is Product Label Ever. Ask for them by name.

I'm adding this last bit here as proof that I can write an entire paragraph without using the word 'which.' Which It seems to be my verbal tic, if you haven't noticed.

*Evelle: [about the balloons he just bought] These blow up into funny shapes and all?
Grocer: Well no... unless round is funny.

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I guess I'm still partial to the Hubble Space Telescope as Coolest NASA Mission Ever but Cassini definitely ranks up high on my list as well.

Posted by: Blogger Christian Ready at 3/28/2007 4:30 PM

Dear Mr. Ready,

Clearly you have not yet seen the National Geographic issue with the new images of Saturn and its moons. You'll find it in my office on the coffee table. XOXO

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/30/2007 8:40 AM

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