Friday, July 06, 2007

Travel at the speed of light

13 comments:

Greybishop said...

Teeny-tiny. Itsy-bitsy. Way-friggin-small-on-a-cosmic-scale.

That's us.

And we worry about gaining a few pounds.

I think I'll go have a donut.

Lady-in-Gray said...

Wow! What can I say?

Infinity has always been a difficult concept for me to grasp, but I guess it really does exist....

Greybishop said...

Here's a brain twister for you.

We think of "infinite" as very, very, very big.

Think of the biggest, hugest, vastest, most profound distance you can wrap your head around.

"Infinity" is INFINITELY larger than the distance you just envisioned.

"Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we'll be featuring a discussion of the cosmos and infinity. For bringing this discussion to you, we'd like to thank our gracious sponsor, Tylenol."

Sawsee said...

Lol!

I guess the easier way to imagine space, is the same way we envision time: both have no limits. No beginning or end.

Pass the tylenol (and donuts!).

LOSTbean said...

are we there yet?

Greybishop said...

LB -
Not yet. Fortunately, we brought lots of donuts.

LOSTbean said...

GB-just make sure the donuts "keep" for, oh, 10 bazillion light years or so....sounds like we've got a long trip ahead of us (it'll make the drive to canada next week feel like a quick jaunt over to the grocery store!)!

Sawsee said...

We'll need a second spaceship, just for donuts.

LOSTbean said...

sawsee-you say that like it's a bad thing... ;o)

Sawsee said...

Hey lostbean!

No, having a second spaceship is a Gooood thing!

If we get low on fuel, we could always use the donuts! I read that McDonalds in England are planning to use their deepfry oil to fuel their trucks, so this spaceship-donut-fuel idea is not tooo far-fetched!

Greybishop said...

And there you have it folks! In a mere 10 comments we've determined that the only barrier to human beings travelling faster than light is limited donut storage.

I knew it all along.

LOSTbean said...

i can see it now...

"Greybishop's Books and Donut Fuel"

;o)

Sawsee said...

Or the easiest solution is pass a bylaw, enforcing all long-haul spaceships only carry donuts without the hole, to maximize donut volumes. This would leave more room for books.

Plus, the donuts can be compressed into Donut pellets? Yumm! Donut pellets!