“That’s really going to burn when those insults reach you in 2.5 million years.” – Stephen Colbert.
My favourite talk-comedy show at the moment is Colbert Nation, and although I don’t get a chance to watch it much (I lose it in the other 200+ cable channels we rarely watch), I always enjoy it when I do. So here’s a clip from Wednesday’s (Jan. 14th) show where one script writer/researcher did a great job to find the humour in a New York Times article about the recent measurements of the Milky Way show that it is 50% more massive than previously thought. This research was actually presented at last week’s AAS conference in Long Beach.
Stephen Colbert takes the opportunity to to even the playing field with the larger Andromeda Galaxy, scoring a little victory for “America’s Galaxy”.
“In your face Andromeda, BANG! Make that BIG BANG! You’re so tiny, I’ve seen nebulas with bigger H2 regions. We’ve got a black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and you’re an a**hole!”