Thank you, Captain Obvious! (@ NASA this time.)

If there’s not already a medal for stating the obvious, I should start a foundation to present one. Why should the Darwin Awards have all the fun?

There is "something new and interesting going on in the universe," said Alan Kogut of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Mystery Roar from Faraway Space Detected (

I’ll admit it’s cool that’s there a loud “roaring” sound in the radio band. I want to know how a radio signal can be equated with a roaring sound, but I’ll bet it’s the subatomic monkeys!

Duh. This is like flipping through the channels and stopping on a channel that you’ve never watched before and being surprised by its programming. “d00d, wow. Check out the weird stuff on this channel! I’ve never seen nuthin’ like that before.” Seriously, NASA?

Or like psychics’ predictions (including all the talking heads on financial news networks)... If they are so psychic and/or so good at picking stocks, why are they hosting TV shows and/or working pay-per-minute telephone lines instead of on the beach in Cabo?

Unless Alan Kogut is the same age as my 4-year-old nephew or my 9-year-old oldest son (to both of whom everything is still new and exciting), he wins the Captain Obvious Award this week.

Comments (3)

  1. Jeane says:

    Could that sound in the universe be a “mighty rushing wind?”  This universe has been quiet for decades and now a great sound is heard.

    What a mighty God I serve!

  2. reedme says:

    It might be, Jeanne. But if your universe has been quiet for decades, you must not be watching the news… the one that the rest of us inhabit has been full of sound and fury.

    My money is still on the caldera supervolcano underneath Yellowstone to go pop. An average of two previous events in the geologic record (must be accurate, right?) says we’re overdue for another mass extinction when it blows. Heh.

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