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(Gizmodo)   The next time i see a hot girl at the bar, imma be like "Is your nickname Mercury? Cause you look habitable"   (gizmodo.com) divider line 124
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2012-11-30 12:07:22 PM  
1940 wants its science fiction story back.
 
2012-11-30 12:15:22 PM  
This is damn earth shattering news

We never thought there could be liquid water on a planet so close to the sun, nevermind ice. This has enormous implications; especially when concerning the search for life outside our solar system
 
2012-11-30 01:00:27 PM  
So a big rock smacks into Earth 65 million years ago and spreads a ton of organic material out into space where it swirls and twirls until some of it smacks into Mercury and most of it gets fried by the sun.

No evidence pointing to anything otherwise at this point.
 
2012-11-30 01:25:21 PM  

xynix: So a big rock smacks into Earth 65 million years ago and spreads a ton of organic material out into space where it swirls and twirls until some of it smacks into Mercury and most of it gets fried by the sun.

No evidence pointing to anything otherwise at this point.


You're thinking small. What if there are Mercury women? They're bound to be hot.
 
2012-11-30 02:11:21 PM  

xynix: So a big rock smacks into Earth 65 million years ago and spreads a ton of organic material out into space where it swirls and twirls until some of it smacks into Mercury and most of it gets fried by the sun.

No evidence pointing to anything otherwise at this point.


Dafuq did I just read?
 
2012-11-30 02:11:34 PM  

"Is your nickname Mercury? Cause you look habitable"


Other feasible adjectives:

Hot
Mercurial
Dense
Toxic
Close to something much hotter
 
2012-11-30 02:11:39 PM  
I'd go with:

"Is your nickname Mercury? 'Cause you look Icy Hot."


/stunta
 
2012-11-30 02:11:43 PM  
I can't decide if the headline doesn't make sense or is a clever meta-joke.
 
2012-11-30 02:12:07 PM  
I am pretty damn hot
 
2012-11-30 02:13:15 PM  

moos: "Is your nickname Mercury? 'Cause you look Icy Hot and I want to rub you on my junk"

 
2012-11-30 02:13:21 PM  

St_Francis_P: xynix: So a big rock smacks into Earth 65 million years ago and spreads a ton of organic material out into space where it swirls and twirls until some of it smacks into Mercury and most of it gets fried by the sun.

No evidence pointing to anything otherwise at this point.

You're thinking small. What if there are Mercury women? They're bound to be hot.


Sure about that are you?
images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org
 
2012-11-30 02:14:11 PM  
"Is your name Mercury? Cuz this thing ain't gonna suck itself..."

/wow, it *does* work
//off the the bar
 
2012-11-30 02:14:30 PM  
Mercury women make my thermometer rise.
 
2012-11-30 02:14:57 PM  
Mercury is still a hell of a long way from habitable. This discovery really doesn't matter much. We will never inhabit Mercury.
 
2012-11-30 02:15:38 PM  
Organic? Is there a new definition of organic that they are using?
 
2012-11-30 02:16:00 PM  

orclover: Organic? Is there a new definition of organic that they are using?


Carbon-based. Same as always.
 
2012-11-30 02:16:33 PM  

theorellior: xynix: So a big rock smacks into Earth 65 million years ago and spreads a ton of organic material out into space where it swirls and twirls until some of it smacks into Mercury and most of it gets fried by the sun.

No evidence pointing to anything otherwise at this point.

Dafuq did I just read?


Let it go, Jim...there's no fixing stupid.
 
2012-11-30 02:17:46 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: "Is your nickname Mercury? Cause you look habitable"


Other feasible adjectives:

Hot
Mercurial
Dense
Toxic
Close to something much hotter


Wet at one pole?
 
2012-11-30 02:18:02 PM  

moos: "Is your nickname Mercury? 'Cause you look Icy Hot."


Watch out with that one.

www.frymybacon.com
 
2012-11-30 02:18:43 PM  
Is your nickname Mercury? Cause your a death clock

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-11-30 02:18:54 PM  

cman: This is damn earth shattering news

We never thought there could be liquid water on a planet so close to the sun, nevermind ice. This has enormous implications; especially when concerning the search for life outside our solar system


I think the axial tilt + 3:2 tidal locking is keeping some areas at the poles and in larger craters in eternal darkness. That has allowed the ice to stay instead of being boiled/vaporized away.
 
2012-11-30 02:19:49 PM  

theorellior: moos: "Is your nickname Mercury? 'Cause you look Icy Hot."

Watch out with that one.

[www.frymybacon.com image 300x208]


andthat'sthejoke.gif
 
2012-11-30 02:19:59 PM  

xynix: So a big rock smacks into Earth 65 million years ago and spreads a ton of organic material out into space where it swirls and twirls until some of it smacks into Mercury and most of it gets fried by the sun.

No evidence pointing to anything otherwise at this point.


"Organic" in astronomer-speak means "carbon compounds". That's all it means. Nothing whatsoever necessarily to do with life.
 
2012-11-30 02:20:04 PM  
I would have gone with "Is your name Mercury? Cause you look like your crater might be wet."

/chicks dig me

orclover: Organic? Is there a new definition of organic that they are using?


"Organic" just means carbon-based in chemistry terminology, if I recall. So "organic" chemicals can form without life, but not vice versa.
 
2012-11-30 02:20:53 PM  

NobleHam: Mercury is still a hell of a long way from habitable. This discovery really doesn't matter much. We will never inhabit Mercury.


Probably not, it thinks it's cooler than me.
 
2012-11-30 02:21:34 PM  
"Hope you got a big trunk, cuz there's water on Mercury biatch"

/works every time
 
2012-11-30 02:21:40 PM  
Okay which Farker posted this in the comments:

Given the prevalence of water and organic compounds being confirmed across our solar system, I'm seriously tempted to say it's like God just took a money shot all over our solar system's ass and we're the weird fungus that's growing out of the unwashed crack.

Comedy!
 
2012-11-30 02:22:01 PM  
At first I thought it was a chemistry/pharmacology joke

"Is your nickname Mercury? Cause you look habitable cause retardation in developing children"
 
2012-11-30 02:24:19 PM  
Is your name Mercury? Because you sure make the mercury rise in my thermometer, if you know what I mean.

/I mean my penis.
 
2012-11-30 02:24:36 PM  

theorellior: moos: "Is your nickname Mercury? 'Cause you look Icy Hot."

Watch out with that one.

[www.frymybacon.com image 300x208]


one of those dudes turned into a christian singer under the name B-shoc
 
2012-11-30 02:25:03 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-30 02:25:07 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: "Is your nickname Mercury? Cause you look habitable"


Other feasible adjectives:

Hot
Mercurial
Dense
Toxic
Close to something much hotter


..look great next to my-arse?
 
2012-11-30 02:25:20 PM  
Is your nickname Mercury? Because I just confused you for a male Roman demigod with flying shoes.
 
2012-11-30 02:26:09 PM  
Ice ice baby
 
2012-11-30 02:26:27 PM  

NobleHam: Mercury is still a hell of a long way from habitable. This discovery really doesn't matter much. We will never inhabit Mercury.


"Never" is an awfully long timespan. Mercury has about the same gravity as Mars, and a gigantic ball of pure iron for a core. Underground settlements for the purposes of mining that iron aren't completely out of the question in the distant future.

But anyway, this discovery is much more about finding out that water and organic compounds can be stable in environments where we previously thought they couldn't. And that impacts the scope of our search for life elsewhere in the universe. No one is suggesting Mercury as a vacation spot because there's some ice there.
 
2012-11-30 02:26:40 PM  

xynix: So a big rock smacks into Earth 65 million years ago and spreads a ton of organic material out into space where it swirls and twirls until some of it smacks into Mercury and most of it gets fried by the sun.

No evidence pointing to anything otherwise at this point.


I keep staring at this comment.

I just...maybe if I...um...

Now I hurt.
/going to the painkiller thread
 
2012-11-30 02:26:46 PM  

mbillips: Is your name Mercury? Because you sure make the mercury rise in my thermometer, if you know what I mean.

/I mean my penis.


That's not where the thermometer is supposed to go.
 
2012-11-30 02:28:23 PM  
Is your name Nepture? Cause I can see myself near Uranus.
 
2012-11-30 02:31:13 PM  
Is your nickname Mars? Because you look like you have three boobs.
 
2012-11-30 02:33:10 PM  

evilmrsock: mbillips: Is your name Mercury? Because you sure make the mercury rise in my thermometer, if you know what I mean.

/I mean my penis.

That's not where the thermometer is supposed to go.


Don't knock it until you try it.
 
2012-11-30 02:33:45 PM  
I hope it is not like this hot girl at a club surprise (GIF, SFW)
 
2012-11-30 02:36:20 PM  
Except at the poles, Mercury only gets warm enough to melt lead. Sounds like a good vacation spot. I hear the chicks there are HOT and the guys are light in the loafers. (too obscure?)
 
2012-11-30 02:36:42 PM  
www.hwdyk.com

ooh it's getting too cold let me turn on the heat
 
2012-11-30 02:37:42 PM  

xynix: So a big rock smacks into Earth 65 million years ago and spreads a ton of organic material out into space where it swirls and twirls until some of it smacks into Mercury and most of it gets fried by the sun.

No evidence pointing to anything otherwise at this point.


No evidence points to what you're saying either. You're doing science backwards.
 
2012-11-30 02:37:47 PM  
Are you from Heaven Mercury? Because I've got an erection!
 
2012-11-30 02:38:51 PM  
Clearly, this means Jesus rode dinosaurs on Mercury.
 
2012-11-30 02:39:47 PM  
Are you Mercury, because you poison renassiance era chemists and hat makers.
 
2012-11-30 02:39:54 PM  

orclover: Organic? Is there a new definition of organic that they are using?



Haven't you been to the grocery store lately?
 
2012-11-30 02:43:58 PM  

cman: This is damn earth Mercury shattering news



FTFY


cman: We never thought there could be liquid water on a planet so close to the sun, nevermind ice. This has enormous implications; especially when concerning the search for life outside our solar system.



We're arrogant asshats who THINK we KNOW things.

Nature gets a kick out of kicking us in the balls.
 
2012-11-30 02:44:12 PM  
Is your name Mercury? Cause you look shiny, and move away from me every time I try and touch you.
 
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