1. DLC says

    Are you implying Phil Plait is a cat ?

    Are cats more suited to astronomy than say, Raccoons?
    Obviously your average squid isn’t, what with the eyes off to the side and all that.

  2. Faithful Reader says

    Ah, the serendipity of comics! I am still waiting for PZ, Phil, and some of my other blog favorites to appear in MI, whether from the skies or otherwise.

  3. Jon H says

    As much as we all love them, you realize where the cephalopod thing is going, don’t you?

    It’s only a matter of time before some lame daily comic strip appears in which the central character is a squid, and every third strip is about how he loves mackerel.

    In other words, a molluscan Garfield. It’ll blight the comics page for decades. (And I don’t mean Lio. It’ll be some lame knockoff.)

    Just wait.

  4. says

    i’m ok with a squid-based garfield knockoff. anything’s better than actual garfield. plus, there’s the distinct possibility he’ll blast any jon-analog they offer with ink. that’s a good result in my book.

  5. TheBlackCat says

    But, don’t meteors normally fall at supersonic speeds?

    No. Little ones like that enter the atmosphere at high speed but if they aren’t destroyed their speed drops to terminal velocity shorty thereafter. I don’t know the precise speed for their terminal velocity but it is well below supersonic. One that size wouldn’t even feel hot to the touch when it impacts. It takes a pretty massive meteor to not be slowed to terminal velocity before impact.

  6. Lurchgs says

    I thought Phill was the meteor… the Squid is self explanatory.. and the cat is Ian from Panda’s Thumb

    Though the Meteor could be a metaphor for organized religion [he says, casting his net]

  7. blondin says

    Speaking of “squid-based garfield knockoff”, wouldn’t it be cool to have a squid that sticks to the inside of your car windows? I mean nobody ever saw a real cat with suckers on his paws, but a squid…