Monday, September 07, 2009

Portrait of a supervillain as a young man

"What would happen if a chunk of ice as big as the moon fell into the Sun?"

"I don't know. Maybe not much. The Sun is pretty big."

"Ok, what if a chunk of ice as big as the Sun fell into the Sun?"

"Well in that case the sun would probably collapse into a red dwarf."

"... and everyone on Earth would DIE!"

"Yes, that would happen."

"... in a matter of SECONDS!"

"Yeah, ok, listen, don't get any ideas, my friend. I'm not buying you a spaceship for xmas. We're saving to go to Peru."