inkycatz


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Fermi Epicycles: The Vela Pulsar's Path
Credit: NASA, DOE, International Fermi LAT Collaboration, Astronomy Picture of the Day

Don't space out at work today, we've got fun for you all over the place!

There's awesome space trivia going on over on Facebook so here on the forums, we're going to do haiku, or as we call it today, "Star-ku". You may have noticed a theme going on. We've got the winners of Derby 249: Astronomy, and Star Wear to decorate your body, now it's time to make your minds sparkle with trivia and star-ku!

inkycatz, remind me about haiku?
Traditional haiku is comprised of seventeen syllables in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 respectively. Star-ku is totally the same, but about stars and outer space.

Do we have a theme today?
Absolutely. Get in those rockets, ladies and gents, because we're off to space.

- Pop culture is OK. Please notice this beautiful example written by none other than Gatzby:
weaponized light beam
flashing color of violence
cauterized arm stump

- Space is the place, for example my own:
Eight or nine? Decide.
Controversy in our time.
Pluto belongs here.


Serious or silly, sad or sweet - treat us to your creativity!



How long do I have?
All weekend until it is over, which is to say until I roll in Monday morning (so around 7 or so AM Pacific).

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I'm just hanging out, really.

Gatzby


quality posts: 43 Private Messages Gatzby

surfing specks of light
one super corgi in tow
see you, space cowboy

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no1


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Gatzby wrote:surfing specks of light
one super corgi in tow
see you, space cowboy



bebop lol

Jason Toon


quality posts: 19 Private Messages Jason Toon

Hey, let's celebrate
Those movies we like. But don't
Infringe copyright.

no1


quality posts: 7 Private Messages no1

sad, the final flight
shuttle flies into the night
second star to right

Slydon


quality posts: 17 Private Messages Slydon

Staff

Time to admit it:
Harrison Ford really did
Make those movies great.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

no1


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Jason Toon wrote:Hey, let's celebrate
Those movies we like. But don't
Infringe copyright.



star wars forever!
star trek, galactica too!
space mashups rule! yay!

PemberDucky


quality posts: 41 Private Messages PemberDucky

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Obscure ref'rences?
Out of my element!
Drinko de Mayo?


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Gatzby


quality posts: 43 Private Messages Gatzby

go bold and go far
the universe awaits us
as do the green chicks

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no1


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Gatzby wrote:go bold and go far
the universe awaits us
as do the green chicks



redshirts and green chicks
phasers and maximum warp
my favourite things.

no1


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"beep! woop woop dee dooop!
"wrrreee dink dink ker-plunk doot doot,"
said arr too dee too.

Lynnzoi


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space...final frontier
where was james t kirk going?
to the green chicks place!

no1


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he said "you've won, sir!"
"HE TASKS ME! ... PERDITION'S FLAMES!"
that was my reply.


you can't get away
from hell's heart, I stab at thee.
i spit my last breath.

Gatzby


quality posts: 43 Private Messages Gatzby

bullseyed back at home
lonely desert planet pest
hero? murderer.

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Josephus


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sixties babes at last
abdomen uncovered;
TWO BELLYBUTTONS!

no1


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paul to arrakis
shags native chick and snorts spice
sleeper awakens

Gatzby


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red planet, no air
no memory, only a name
there is no choppa

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miker42


quality posts: 1 Private Messages miker42

Meesa like Ani.
Always talk too much at times.
Meesa annoy fans.

milbournosphere


quality posts: 1 Private Messages milbournosphere

Danger, theres danger!
Will, which exit should we take?
Go look at the map

kickthegoat09


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kickthegoat09

a leaf on the wind
who once played with dinosaurs
gone so suddenly

charleneely


quality posts: 3 Private Messages charleneely

my moonage daydream
star man raced down from the sky
hope i dont blow it

Josephus


quality posts: 25 Private Messages Josephus

two heads, quivering;
ring around a sun, unsafe?
human to explore.

no1


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three dudes landed there
a planet of talking apes
one's brain cut, one stuffed.


taylor said to him
"take your stinking paws off me
you damn dirty ape"


taylor found statue
"maniacs! you blew it up!"
'twas earth after all

no1


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gattaca: a film
dna and destiny
dude flies to titan.

mdrcoast


quality posts: 11 Private Messages mdrcoast

I Know Han Shot first
Greedo was just a patsy
Lucas screwed it up

Now Political

Where is the Shuttle
It is without a good home
Houston got the shaft

no1


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the doomsday machine
huge cone eats planets for lunch
matt decker died there

no1


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ringworld, a novel
like dyson sphere but a ring
louis leaves intact.

no1


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"eagle has landed"
first humans on other world:
armstrong and aldrin

now we have waited
over forty years and more
will china claim mars?

DaveInSoCal


quality posts: 17 Private Messages DaveInSoCal

It's cold, this place sucks.
But crap does float around here,
So that's cool I guess.


ThunderThighs


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Staff

firefly, mal, browncoat
serenity flies away
ended far too soon


My first haiku ever.



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Xexus


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Triple breasted whores
From Erotica Six make
damn good waitresses

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no1


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DaveInSoCal wrote:It's cold, this place sucks.
But crap does float around here,
So that's cool I guess.



are you the tidy bowl man?

Xexus


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James Kirk often says
"The Girls from Rigel Seven
are too 'Hot to Trot'"

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joshaw


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Vader is Power
And Han Solo projects greed.
Leia is beauty.

While Luke is in need
of a father like Obi
with patience to spare

Chewy is hairy
And Lando really does care
C3P0 whines

R2D2 rolls
Fett does it for the money.
Hutt does it for lulz.

Yoda is knowledge.
Palpatine is pure evil.
Who did I forget?

DaveInSoCal


quality posts: 17 Private Messages DaveInSoCal
no1 wrote:are you the tidy bowl man?



The tidy bowl man
Cleans up our nasty messes
Even in deep space

:-)


Xexus


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Xexus

Mister Spock thinks Kirk
should spend less time on women,
and more time with him.

Sulu feels the same,
though he'd be just as happy
"beaming up Scotty"

Of course Uhura
once wanted Kirk, 'til the day
his toupee fell off

Poor poor Captain Pike,
one for yes, two for no, but
never learned Morse Code.

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Xexus


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Like, I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer. Like,
Gag me with a spoon!

It's like, Fear is the
little-death that brings total
obliteration.

I will face my fear.
I will let it pass, you know,
like over me, but ...

Not in a gross way
Like, through me and over me,
Totally Awesome!

When it has gone past
I will turn the inner eye
to like, see its path.

Where the fear has gone
like, Only I will remain.
Oh my God, for sure!

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no1


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inkycatz wrote:
flashing color of violence



violence (vi·o·lence at merriam webster) is three syllables. "flashing color of violence" is eight.

Josephus


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Josephus wrote:two heads, quivering;
ring around a sun, unsafe?
human to explore.



apparently too subtle for no1...

no1 wrote:ringworld, a novel
like dyson sphere but a ring
louis leaves intact.



complete plot, right there.^^

Josephus


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no1 wrote:violence (vi·o·lence at merriam webster) is three syllables. "flashing color of violence" is eight.



violence often pronounced "vile-enss" regadless of what marryann webster says in their formal English pronunciation. 2 sound groups, not 3.