post-foo The Thoughts and Sayings Of Baba Doodlius: A Meme for Me

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Meme for Me

Howdy all you fans of Mysterious Enigmas!

I am back from my all-too-brief vacation. I'll have details on that a a little later, but in the mean time...

Today I am diverting from my normal procedure of revealing the Truth behind a secret of the Universe. Sorry, no revelations today! Why, you ask? And what the heck else could this goof talk about that would be worth 3 minutes of my valuable day?

Well the thing is, I got "memed". That is to say, I have been tasked by my buddy Azzitizz over at The Totally Transparent Party, in a blatant "I-had-to-do-it-now-you-have-to-do-it-next" manner, to come up with a list of 10 cool things about the place where I live. Thanks a pantload, Azzy!

As stated in my mini-profile over on the right somewhere, I am a full-time resident of The Universe. That gives me pretty broad leeway to come up with a list, which is good - I don't have to work very hard. Heh!

So without further ado, here is

Baba Doodlius' List of 10 Cool Things About the Universe

1) It's Big.

The Universe is big. Really big. It's so big that there's no way you could possibly conceive of its monstrositous biggitude.

2) It has stars. Lots of stars.

"Gojillions" is not even close to being a big enough made-up number to describe the number of stars in the Universe.

3) It's almost empty.

Despite having all those gojillions of stars and plenty of other cool stuff (see below), the Universe still consists almost entirely of empty space. That gives you some idea of just how big I'm talking about in #1 (above) when I say the Universe is "really big".

4) It's pretty organized.

For something of that ginormous extent and with such a variety of contents, the whole shebang all follows the same set of rules. You humans haven't figured out all the rules yet, but you're doing pretty well so far.

5) Gravity.

It's one of the rules I was just referring to, and a pretty neat one at that. It might suck for you humans, especially ones who want desperately to be able to dunk a basketball, but Gravity holds the whole Universe together. Like a humongous group hug.

6) Black Holes.

I did a post about these Cosmic Pac-Mans already. If you ever meet one, hope you can run pretty fast or your new name will be "Breakfast".

7) Antimatter.

There's hardly any of it around, but when any of it smacks into some regular old matter, POOF! They're both gone in a flash of light. Seriously! Just like Doug Henning!

8) Dark Matter.

You humans know it's there, but you can't figure out what it is. I may do a regular Mystery of the Universe post on this one sometime, if I feel like it.

9) The Speed Limit.

The Speed of Light. 3 hundred million meters per second. That's pretty quick, and you can't go any faster than this. Why not? That's another potential Mystery of the Universe post.

10) Life.

The universe would be pretty disappointing if it had all that other cool stuff in it and there was nobody around to enjoy it.

So there you have it - The 10 coolest things about the Universe, as expounded by the Great and Powerful Baba Doodlius. I could throw a few more things in there, but the spec said 10 things so I'll stick to 10 things.

Tune in next time when I reveal another Secret of the Universe!

Have a nice day!


Linda and her Surroundings said...

You should submit this one to Lonely Planet Travel guides. It makes a trip into space the place to go to. Also, thank you for dropping by my blog. Your blog is very funny - outside the big square for sure!! I am thinking you may have the answer to the meaning of life....

Baba Doodlius said...

Linda: Hmmm... Lonely Planet Guide to the Universe, by Baba Doodlius. Has a nice ring to it!

Oh yeah, I know the meaning of life. But I'll save that revelation for a special occasion.

NeoAuteur said...

Physics! My head hurts. I guess I'm not suited to be an electrical engineer after all.

Karen said...

Lovely pics ! Came by to invite you to blog party . Please come !

Azzitizz said...

Welcome home Baba, nice meme.
(reminded me a little of Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe, my kind of programme)
Hope you had a brilliant time on your hols.

Azzitizz said...

I know it was 'Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy' but you know even more than they do, so I said 'Universe'

lin said...