Lenticular Clouds

NYT: Stuff of Life (but Not Life Itself) Is Detected on a Distant Planet

Our cultural interest in extraterrestrial life plummeted right after 9/11. (That, more than Robert Patrick, is why the X-Files got canceled.) To me, that’s fine, we have more urgent zombie and chthonic monster allegories to deal with.

But you know that every time an emergency hits, everybody’s all, “Nobody could have predicted this was coming.”

Pixies – Motorway to Roswell (mp3)

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