April 12, 2008

Cosmic ice cream.

Cosmic Ice Cream

19 comments:

madawaskan said...

Amazing-I would have never guessed what it was...

ricpic said...

Cherry vanilla blueberry?

Levois said...

That looks very artsy. I'm guessing these are rainbow flavors.

George said...

The cosmic ice cream was blazing last night in Charleston.

Ratdog kept alive the hopes and dreams of the tie-dyed nation.

One man gathers what another man spills.

kimhill said...

Looks like the color palette from one of those bomb pops. Judging from the radioactive red, maybe Glenn isn't the only one cranking saturation these days, though...

Jonathan said...

You gonna eat that?

Theo Boehm said...

Damn! For a minute there, I thought it actually might be a nebula from this site.
Something like this, or maybe this.  That last one has this frightening star embedded in it.  Apparantly it's a supernova waiting to happen, only being held up by the centrifugal force of enormous rotation.  You can see vast clouds of dust emerging from the central star, which are largely elements up through iron that have been forged on this astounding anvil of creation.  If and when it goes supernova, the radiation will likely fry any life within 5,000 light years.  Fortunately we're about 8,000 light years away, but it still could be quite a show.

Ann Althouse said...

If it's 8,000 light years away, then it already happened, long ago.

Theo Boehm said...

Yes, but we won't know it until it gets here!

I guess it's all..uh.."relative."

rishigajria said...

Very Cool Pictures.

Thought this may interest you -

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04102008/gossip/pagesix/silda_knew_of_hookers_105905.htm

Bill Maher said the same thing on Real Time. Except he was making a guess about Ex-Governor Spitzer's wife's awareness about his dalliances with prostitutes.

rishigajria said...

04102008/gossip/pagesix/silda_knew_of_hookers_105905.htm

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04102008/gossip/pagesix/silda_knew_of_hookers_105905.htm

rishigajria said...

From thesuperficial.com

This site seems to have a marital theme today, but something about the Spitzer's story is just downright touching you know? What a strong, beautiful foundation of love - based on hookers. These two should write a book on marriage. And call it something catchy like "Whores and Roast Beef." Put me down for two copies. My folks'll love it, those crazy Quakers.

Theo Boehm said...

Um...The picture is missing. Do you mean Gov. Spitzer and his wife are from outer space?

That's it! Spitzer is really a space alien from some really colorful nebula, and he just needed a little action to remind him of home, this planet being so drab and all.

BTW, do they have Spam on your planet?

Ann Althouse said...

That NY Post article quotes Spitzer as saying his wife "looked the other way," then translates that into the headline: she "didn't care." Hardly the same thing.

Theo Boehm said...

Spitzer should have asked Johnny Nucleo to give him a ride on his spacship, the Babemagnet. It would have been a lot less messy here on earth if Spitzer were doing Trixie Electra somewhere around Uranus.

His wife would have needed the Hubble Space Telescope to look the other way.

Chip Ahoy said...

Send it back, it's all melty.

reader_iam said...

Totally agree that look the other way ≠ doesn't care.

Theo, you're one of the last people here I'd want to offend, but still, I think that "His wife would have needed the Hubble Space Telescope to look the other way" is nonsense, or at least a product of projection, rather than empathy or even imagination.

Theo Boehm said...

reader:  Sorry if my little joke was too convoluted or non-obvious, or perhaps just inside-out and lame.  If you want what I intended spelled out, here it is:

From everything that's emerged, it seems Silda Spitzer would have had to have worked at looking the other way.  At the very least she must have had inklings.  If we imagine Gov. Spitzer aboard the Babemagnet in outer space with Trixie Electra, and put Mrs. Spitzer on the same level of technology, then she could avail herself of said technology to be able to continue to look away.

Anyway, that's the joke.  It may not be funny to most, or even to some, but, hey, how many jokes are?  I promise to do better next time.

I'm glad you didn't mention Uranus.  It may have been a bumper sticker in Spaceballs, but we really don't want to go there, as the outer reaches of the Solar System get terribly chilly.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Cosmic ice cream.

Clearly the medium is italian ice, or some similar sort of ice pop. And you call yourself an art critic.

( and at least this time I didn't have to misspell sherbet )