Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for January 16, 2011
Paraquat, the dandy, draw "binky," prolix adenoid dan, the hobo serenader, sinus major, office building, spongebrain cowpats. winter skywatch the winter sky is just filled with celestial objects and constellations, most of them so lurid, embarrassingly absurd or flat-out tedious that you have to wonder why any sane grown-up person would even consider standing outside and rubbernecking in the middle of the night when it's barely ten degrees above zero. Arm with pinchy thing, hammer and spatula. Little face-looking part with 3-d camera. I don't know what this is. Martian rover I mean, they've got robots to do that outer space stuff now! And the robots are really cute, too, in a star-wars-comic-relief-robot kind of way. So just plop down in your chair and watch some live NASA footage on TV! With your 3-d classes on it'll be just like you're really on mars! Man: Ooh, look - martians! Martian: Hey NASA! Your damn rover bit my kid!