1. tacitus says

    Richard Hoagland? Now that’s a blast from the past. I think I stopped looking when he went to Facebook many moons ago, but I guess he’s still going with his fourth rate bullshit. I mean, when you’re discussing conspiracy theories like “Was 9/11 Only An Eerie Foreshadowing of a Global Covid-19?” you know you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    Apparently, he “delivered” a “briefing” on “Off-World Image Anomalies” through “back channels to the White House” a couple of years ago. Some things never change.

  2. wzrd1 says

    Magic Martian Mushrooms? Mushroom people?

    I am aware of two maladies that came from space.
    One was a horrific and tragic loss of three cosmonauts to decompression and vacuum exposure.
    The other, severe dyspepsia, secondary to it clouding up when trying to observe rare astronomic phenomena and every other damned telescope on the planet is booked to look elsewhere.

  3. amafortas says

    Hi PZ,
    Nice video and production values. If you have a moment, could you let me know what microphone you use?

  4. says

    C’mon! My wood-fired pizza oven goes to 900°F, and I put mushrooms on my pizzas all the time. Very tasty!

  5. anchor says

    Mushrooms at the temperature and pressure that prevails on the surface of Venus wouldn’t be mushrooms. If one introduced mushrooms to those conditions they would almost instantaneously produce a fair utility for charcoal artists…if they didn’t first burst to smithereens because of their moisture content.

  6. sparks says

    Real question is: Are they fun and where can we get some?

    (Kids! Don’t do drugs. Drugs are bad. Umkay?)