The Versatility of Black Holes   Leave a comment

Black Hole Toy

There’s been a lot of talk about black holes lately and it seems our fascination with them never quits.  Even the term ‘black hole’ joined our lexicon long ago (“Can’t figure out what I did with my keys; it’s like they fell into a black hole or something” – c’mon, admit it, you’ve generated versions of this phrase, haven’t you?).

So, strolling around the web, I’d thought I’d make an informal list of things Black Hole:

1.  Wired Magazine’s blog entry by Geek Dad, Black Hole Fun – Wired’s Guide to What Sucks – “10 Sci-Fi Movies we’d like to throw in a Black Hole.”  The list starts with Disney’s “The Black Hole” movie and goes down from there.  I don’t necessarily agree with his choice of the Matrix sequels (true, they were’t as strong as the original, but they had moments) or “Star Trek V” (although it isn’t the best entry in the field, it’s not that bad.), but I completely agree with his assessment of the others.  I happened to watch “Lost in Space” movie the other night, mainly because there wasn’t anything else on and I didn’t feel like doing anything else, and MAN, I gotta tell ya, it sucked.  I mean, who can honestly grasp the concept/irony of Matt Le Blanc playing a space jockey?

2.  Here’s a University in Colorado’s list, current to 2006, of a lot of Black Hole fiction in paper and film.  It’s really good.  Students get 2% extra credit for finding more sources to add to the list.

3.  Just in case you were curious, here’s Disney’s “The Black Hole” film.

4. Noisey – Music by VICE – blogged about Weezer’s lost science fiction rock opera, “Songs from the Black Hole.”  I used to be a huge fan of Weezer, until they stopped putting out good music a while ago.  Shame.

5.  You can get a 2006 forgettable version of “The Black Hole” on Amazon for $1.31.  US currency, that is.  Apparently, it seems there’s one available for a penny, but it’s a used version.

2006 The Black Hole

6.  Here’s Wendy Merrill’s advice on the black hole of bad follow up.

7.  Apple music contract will punch a black hole in the music industry.

8.  A 9.28.14 article from The Daily Beast declares black holes exist, and so does bad science.  The article discusses a paper that two physicists wrote that claim black holes can’t exist.

9.  I want this in my backyard…NOW!

10.  And, of course, no list would be complete without UFOs and black holes.  Here’s an article from the website Open Minds that discusses an Oregon witness says a UFO emitted a black hole sort of energy.

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