Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Slackerpedia Galactica!

At this past week's annual American Astronomical Society meeting, a new astronomy-themed wikipedia was unveiled. Called Slackerpedia Galactica, the wiki is designed to be both informative as well as "loaded with humor, jokes, cheesieness and the absurd." Users can add info to the many existing entries (this one is my favorite) or create new ones; they can also join the Slacker Union to help realize the following four goals:

- To give creative names to each of the Twin Planemos

- To decide on a better third definition of a planet

- To come up with a catchy theme song and a secret handshake

- To find an asterism that resembles the Flying Spaghetti Monster, so that the SU can start to define its own constellations.

Sorry, I think I can only help with the third one, guys...


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