It’s Cat-ur-day! I’m getting ready for a road trip and busy as a Vampire can be, but I haven’t forgotten you! Here is a favorite from 2014 – with pictures no less.
Comets, Giant Space Cats and Vampires in Space
I’ve posted a lot of amazing and astounding photos of space on my blog so get ready for more… brace yourself…
Scientists were surprised when Rosetta found parking was scarce on the Comet 67p. BUT the one who was really surprised was GIANT SPACE CAT.
As so-called creatures of the night Vampires have always loved comets.
A few years back I’d go out in front of my house every single night and watch Hale Bopp. Unfortunately a nut job cult hijacked the even… a lot of weird sick things like that were happening around that time. But anyway it was beautiful and I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it.
This isn’t my house but it is Hale Bopp. I don’t live anywhere near this place.
Over the centuries some cultures have feared comets but there isn’t anything to fear (aside from giant space cats.)
Mark Twain was born and died in years of Halley’s Comet. So did Nigel the ghost. I didn’t even see it in 1986 except for a faint faint faint little blip in the sky and I’m still not sure if I really saw it. But the idea of it was so magical and wonderful.
My post is more random than the sightings of comets so just stick with me.
I’m amazed that the landing of Rosetta on a COMET – a REAL COMET – wasn’t bigger news. That is so amazing. We’re just sort of sitting out here on our own in space. Nobody visits. We’re all alone and we can’t leave. We think about it. We write books and make movies about it.
We make a lot of movies and books about it – a lot is simply brilliant and inspires us to look beyond our own planet. Unfortunately most is really bad.
Really? Sin in Space?
Even Gorn will have to agree with me on that.
My name is Gorn and I always agree with Juliette.
That said, one of the most brilliant examples of Vampires in Space – the ultimate is Amish Vampires in Space. I kid you not.
This is so AWESOME
Anyway, I’m just using this as an excuse to share the GIANT SPACE CAT and some other silly stuff with you. Have fun and keep looking to the stars.
I’m happy to announce a new question series and the opportunity for YOU to answer new polls about interesting and mysterious mysteries.
50 Mysteries and Mysterious Questions
For the first one, since this is last minute, and because of a recent weird story about Area 51, and the fact that we’ve really messed things up here on planet earth, is about life in other parts of the universe.
This first one is rough (aren’t they all) but stay with me.
And YES there will be CATS and VAMPIRES too.
Is anybody out there? Ask Joe Elliot. I bet he knows. Hey, if I was an alien from another planet I’d come the extra light years to see Def Leppard live.
But back to the real story…
Straight from the headlines today: 640K people want to raid Area 51 to ‘see them aliens’
Apparently a Facebook group has organized this event to take place, and of course it is a fake, but it wouldn’t have surprised me if it was real. People are weird. People are stupid. Do you REALLY think the government would keep space aliens and their ships in a place everyone knows about.
Silly stuff aside, do you think we’re alone in the universe?
My last post mentioned Star Trek and Star Wars. For centuries humans have imagined traveling to the stars and finding life on other planets. It is in our DNA. I’ve even written several science fiction stories for the WPaD publications.
The idea of life on other planets inspires art. You have to love the pulp science fiction art or something is seriously wrong with you.
The thought of other life in the universe also inspires hope.
When Galileo Galilei said the Earth was not the center of the universe, but revolved around the sun there was an uproar of the highest order. In 1632 the Pope was offended by such radical views. Galileo was threatened, the safety of his beloved children was threatened and he was put under house arrest. This was tragic. Unfortunately this kind of crap is still going on.
The middle finger from Galileo’s right hand, is currently on exhibition at the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy. No doubt that is a sly way to say “F you” to everyone who doubted him and caused him so much harm.
Galileo’s eldest daughter Virginia changed her name to Marie Celeste when she became a nun. Celeste means heavenly, or look up in the sky and gaze upon the beauty of the stars.
By the way, I will be covering the mystery of the Mary Celeste in a later post.
Here on Vampiremaman.com I’ve followed in the steps of both Galileo and Carl Sagan by covering important stories about life on other planets.
When the Voyager, with the golden disc detailing human life left our solar system it was a huge deal. Now anyone or anything can find it and know who we are, and where we are. Of course the fact that Chuck Berry is on it is a sure fire way to get folks to our planet. Roll over Beethoven and send me to the planet Earth!
One morning a few years ago I heard on the news that there is no methane on Mars.
“No farts,” said my son.
“No boys on Mars.” said my daughter.
“What no cats?” I said that, knowing it wasn’t true. There have to be cats on Mars. We have proof from The Opportunity Rover on Mars!
You can also count on the fact that there are Vampires on Mars as well.
And speaking of mysteries on Mars and Earth. Another one has just been solved.
I’d hate to think that we are alone in the universe. I find that thought extremely sad.
We’ve been to the moon. We’ve sent small probes like the Voyager outside of our solar system.
Many people claim that we’ve had visitors from other planets. Some even think that we originally came from another planet (I don’t think so. We’re so messed up and weird that I don’t think we would have come from somewhere else unless we were booted out for being assholes.)
Yes, as odd as we are, there is goodness here. There is beauty. There is Yosemite. Come visit us alien folks. I’ll smoke some ribs and put the beer on ice. Like Fox Moller, I want to believe.
She blinded me with science
So ANSWER THE POLL and leave comments below. Let’s talk about this. Help solve this mystery.
Come back next week for another Mysterious Mystery Question. Happy Caturday!
Once upon a time there were NINE planets orbiting around our the Sun. All but Mercury and Venus have planets. That is right folks, Mercury and Venus do not have moons. And two planets have dogs. Earth and Pluto.
Pluto on Pluto
Which brings us to a question. Yes, it is time for the 49th of 50 Burning Questions!
Until recently we had NINE, count em, NINE planets in our solar system. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Then somebody got a bee in their bonnet (or up their ass) and said Pluto was NOT a planet. Pluto is small and at the edge of the solar system – our last planet. It has an irregular rotation pattern around the sun. It is just an odd little rock out there in space. But it has moons. Yes, even tiny Pluto has moons.
We only have one moon rotating around Earth but Pluto, bless it’s little celestial heart has FIVE MOONS. Five, count the: Styx, Nix, Kerberos, Hydra, and Charon.
Pluto (minor planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune.
But in August 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded the status of Pluto to that of “dwarf planet.” This means that from they only considered the rocky worlds of the inner Solar System and the gas giants of the outer system planets.
Well screw that, right Pluto?
Kids all over this Earth of our were outraged. What? Pluto IS a Planet they cried.
But a band of scientists said, no. NO. Well, maybe. NO. We all say NO.
It makes me think of that song that isn’t really related to this but maybe.
But not really. But it sucked. But were they right? Was that irregular orbit and small size worthy of being a planet along with gassy giants and a beautiful watery planet called Earth? Was it? Or is Pluto just a dog?
Now Pluto is back on the up and up and by most considered a planet again. Some just call it a Dwarf Planet, but hey, who says size matters. Pluto has moons and an atmosphere. It might have space dogs living on it for all we know. We really don’t know a lot about it.
One of the most charming things about Pluto is that there is a shape on it that could either be a heart, or Micky’s dog Pluto.
Pluto is extremely small. Take a look at this comparison of Pluto, Earth, and our Moon. Wow.
So rather than have me continue on this rather dry, and silly conversation, you need to just answer the question.
Burning Question #49: Is Pluto a Planet?
Feel free to add more to the conversation in the comments below. Talk about anything you want including planets, space travel, science fiction, Vampires, ghosts, rocket ships, your latest romance, love letters, cats, your favorite Disney characters, or anything you want. Let’s get this party rolling.
And I’ll see you next Saturday for the final, the 50th, Burning Question.
Are you going to watch the eclipse Sunday night? Seriously folks, this is not trick. That is the Burning Question this week.
Yes, this week is Burning Question #46. Yes, 46 out of 50 Burning Questions.
Did any of you see the FULL the Solar Eclipse in September, 2018? I camping with friends in Lincoln City, Oregon when I saw it. The FULL SOLAR ECLIPSE. Wow. It was take-your-breath-away spectacular. Since I was a child I’ve been trying to see every lunar eclipse I can. The one coming up this weekend is no exception.
“The Only Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019,” promises NASA.
“This full moon will appear to be one of the largest of 2019,” reports Space.com.
North and South America will get the best view of the super “blood moon,” but you might get a good view in Europe and Africa as well. Check your local sky charts and news.
A total lunar eclipse is what happens when Earth aligns up just right with the moon and blocks the sun’s light our little cheese orb (the moon.) That causes a LUNAR ECLIPSE. Look it up on SPACE.com or one of the other science sites for more technical information.
Yes, I can tell you everything you want to know about Werewolves (but I won’t) but I can’t tell you everything about a lunar eclipse. What I can tell you is that is will be AMAZING and more fun than a lot of things. AND it will be RED. I don’t know why but the moon will turn RED.
At 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, the moon will start to creep into the part of Earth’s shadow known as the penumbra. Not much darkening will be visible yet, according to NASA.
By 10:33 p.m. ET, you should see Earth’s shadow start to move across the surface of the moon, growing larger and larger and larger until it completely covers it up.
11:41 p.m. ET will mark the totality of the eclipse, as the moon is fully shaded by Earth. That’s where the “blood” comes in. There’s no violence involved. Instead, the term comes from a reddening of the moon as light leaks around the edge of Earth.
This photo is so cute I can hardly stand it.
So I’ll be out on my deck watching the night sky with all of the Vampires, Werewolves, and Ghosts. Where will YOU be?
Burning Question #46: Will you seek out the RED MOON? Will you be watching the Lunar Eclipse?
I guess you could even consider this experience an extension of your personal space. Get it – SPACE. The MOON. You’re watching it.
Feel free to leave comments, scientific theories, Werewolf poetry, love letters, your own eclipse stories, or whatever you want to say. Seriously, feel free. Please. Say something. Join the party. I’ll bring beer. Craft beer. And I have cats.
I know, I sound like an idiot but I love an eclipse and I’m really tired right now. I’ll be better tomorrow. I wish you all clear skies and an amazing view. Let me know if you saw it.
One more thing: Everyone say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend Amelia. My favorite Las Vegas Vampire! Wishing you the best year ever my friend.
And I’ll see you next Saturday for Burning Question #47.
We’re down to #30 of 50 Burning Questions. Wow. Today we have yet another profound science based question.
AND you know what time of year it is. You KNOW.
It is almost OCTOBER and that means HALLOWEEN!!!!! And that means a lot of questions and posts about Vampires, Ghosts, Werewolves, Zombies, and things that go bump in the night.
Full moon at the end of my street. Do you think there might be Werewolves up there?
Which brings us to the night sky, space travel, and Werewolves.
She blinded me with science
I am not basing any of this on old outdated yore of old. This is all new science based and fact based information. But the research is still in progress so you have to come to your own conclusions.
Look closely at everything.
It is a fact that 12 (twelve) men have walked on the moon. You’d think that it would have been more by now, but unfortunately it is only twelve. But has anyone else been up there? Dogs? Not yet, but wouldn’t that be awesome.
But back to the moon… and space travel…and Werewolves.
Werewolves are smart. I know that for a fact. The average Werewolf is well educated, well dressed, and even though they can be assholes at times they’re not all that bad. OK, not usually.
So imagine a someone, who is also a Werewolf signing up NASA or another space program. Imagine a Werewolf on the Moon. I know this is getting long so I’ll get to the question. During a full Moon a Werewolf on Earth transforms, but what about a Werewolf on the Moon? Think about it.
I’m not Juliette’s husband or a hairy Werewolf. I’m another Vampire guy with a hairy chest and a great set of wheels. Let me drive you all night baby.
Burning Question #30: If a Werewolf is on the Moon will it “transform” when there is a Full Earth?
What do you think? What do you think about Werewolves? Are you a Werewolf? Are you an astronaut? A test pilot? A STEM teacher? Do you have a joke you want to share? Go ahead and air your stuff in the comment section below.
In the meantime keep watching the night sky, and keep that sense of wonder.
Thank you to my friend Adelia for suggesting this question.
I’ll see you next Saturday for Burning Question #31. Feel free to make suggestions because I have NOTHING right now.