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2017-11-08 09:45:47 AM  
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Excuse me.  I.  Just have.  One question.  Do we need a starship?
 
2017-11-08 11:45:58 AM  
Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.
 
2017-11-08 12:28:48 PM  
Star Trek 5 is better than all Star Trek movies after 6, combined.
 
2017-11-08 01:16:01 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Star Trek 5 is better than all Star Trek movies after 6, combined.


It was the Uhura desert fan dance, wasn't it?

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2017-11-08 01:20:27 PM  

Diogenes: Tr0mBoNe: Star Trek 5 is better than all Star Trek movies after 6, combined.

It was the Uhura desert fan dance, wasn't it?

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2017-11-08 01:27:25 PM  
Yeah... that's no planet...

Outside the ordered universe is that amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the center of all infinity-the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time and space amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes
 
2017-11-08 01:39:05 PM  
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"What did you shay?"
 
2017-11-08 01:41:43 PM  
it's having a bit of an identity crisis

No, it's NOT.  It's a farking ball of mostly Hydrogen.  It doesn't have an identity nor does it have crises.

Glub dammit, I am growing to HATE the way writers constantly anthropomorphize when it comes to science articles.  It really doesn't help, and even confuses the issue to non-scientific readers, especially younger ones.  It's really just a sign of bad writing and an inability to translate science jargon to layman's terms.

Farking stop it already.

You could have explained that since it's right at the limit for nuclear ignition, it may start and stop fusion at its core depending upon tidal forces, temperature, etc.  That is fascinating.  But no, it has an "identity crisis."  Boring and misleading.
 
2017-11-08 01:44:52 PM  

bughunter: it's having a bit of an identity crisis

No, it's NOT.  It's a farking ball of mostly Hydrogen.  It doesn't have an identity nor does it have crises.

Glub dammit, I am growing to HATE the way writers constantly anthropomorphize when it comes to science articles.  It really doesn't help, and even confuses the issue to non-scientific readers, especially younger ones.  It's really just a sign of bad writing and an inability to translate science jargon to layman's terms.

Farking stop it already.

You could have explained that since it's right at the limit for nuclear ignition, it may start and stop fusion at its core depending upon tidal forces, temperature, etc.  That is fascinating.  But no, it has an "identity crisis."  Boring and misleading.


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2017-11-08 01:54:28 PM  

RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.


"Shurprishe me, you Klingon bashtard!"
 
2017-11-08 01:58:45 PM  

Diogenes: Tr0mBoNe: Star Trek 5 is better than all Star Trek movies after 6, combined.

It was the Uhura desert fan dance, wasn't it?

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one of the weirdest scenes in cinematic history...
 
2017-11-08 02:10:56 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Star Trek 5 is better than all Star Trek movies after 6, combined.


Star Trek 5 is the only movie I've ever stopped 30 minutes in, rewound, and returned to the video store.  (Remember those?)  And I sat through "Dr. Giggles."

Me:  "This movie's defective.  I'd like to choose another."
Clerk: "I'm sorry.  We have other copies."
Me: "No.  The tape is fine.  The movie is defective."
Clerk: (noting title) "I understand.  Go for it, dude."
 
2017-11-08 02:39:30 PM  
I thought it said
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2017-11-08 02:50:07 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Star Trek 5 is better than all Star Trek movies after 6, combined.


I cannot refute your argument.
 
2017-11-08 03:10:29 PM  
My mother used to sell Sha Ka Ree. I still think Basic H is BS.
 
2017-11-08 03:11:14 PM  
The barrier was not meant to be crossed!
 
2017-11-08 03:23:38 PM  

bughunter: it's having a bit of an identity crisis

No, it's NOT.  It's a farking ball of mostly Hydrogen.  It doesn't have an identity nor does it have crises.

Glub dammit, I am growing to HATE the way writers constantly anthropomorphize when it comes to science articles.  It really doesn't help, and even confuses the issue to non-scientific readers, especially younger ones.  It's really just a sign of bad writing and an inability to translate science jargon to layman's terms.

Farking stop it already.

You could have explained that since it's right at the limit for nuclear ignition, it may start and stop fusion at its core depending upon tidal forces, temperature, etc.  That is fascinating.  But no, it has an "identity crisis."  Boring and misleading.


Of course it's not an identity crisis. If it identifies as a star then it is a star no matter what its temperature or energy output is. No crisis there except in the heads of narrow minded journalists who think that fusion is a binary status rather than a life choice.
 
2017-11-08 03:31:41 PM  
Annette Funicello sings "Jamaica Ska" in BACK TO THE BEACH
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2017-11-08 03:32:44 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Diogenes: Tr0mBoNe: Star Trek 5 is better than all Star Trek movies after 6, combined.

It was the Uhura desert fan dance, wasn't it?

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one of the weirdest scenes in cinematic history...


... I take it you've never seen Sean Connery in 'Zardoz'.
 
2017-11-08 03:34:14 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Diogenes: Tr0mBoNe: Star Trek 5 is better than all Star Trek movies after 6, combined.

It was the Uhura desert fan dance, wasn't it?

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one of the weirdest scenes in cinematic history...

... I take it you've never seen Sean Connery in 'Zardoz'.


I said one of...Zardoz was a freakshow from start to finish
 
2017-11-08 03:38:38 PM  
Meh. We already discovered Cha Ka Khan. What more could you ask for?

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2017-11-08 04:29:56 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.

"Shurprishe me, you Klingon bashtard!"


That'sh not what your mother shaid lasht night!!
 
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2017-11-08 04:30:06 PM  
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2017-11-08 04:34:51 PM  
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2017-11-08 04:46:03 PM  

Noah_Tall: bughunter: it's having a bit of an identity crisis

No, it's NOT.  It's a farking ball of mostly Hydrogen.  It doesn't have an identity nor does it have crises.

Glub dammit, I am growing to HATE the way writers constantly anthropomorphize when it comes to science articles.  It really doesn't help, and even confuses the issue to non-scientific readers, especially younger ones.  It's really just a sign of bad writing and an inability to translate science jargon to layman's terms.

Farking stop it already.

You could have explained that since it's right at the limit for nuclear ignition, it may start and stop fusion at its core depending upon tidal forces, temperature, etc.  That is fascinating.  But no, it has an "identity crisis."  Boring and misleading.

Of course it's not an identity crisis. If it identifies as a star then it is a star no matter what its temperature or energy output is. No crisis there except in the heads of narrow minded journalists who think that fusion is a binary status rather than a life choice.


Oh, baby.  9/10.
 
2017-11-08 04:47:53 PM  

RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.


According to Garfield Reeves-Stevenson in the STV commentary from the DVD, it's a play on "Shangri-La".
 
2017-11-08 05:58:01 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.

"Shurprishe me, you Klingon bashtard!"


"Hey, buddy.. be careful what you shoot at. Mosht things in here don't react well to disruptors."
 
2017-11-08 06:34:38 PM  

KingRamze: The barrier was not meant to be crossed!


And we're gonna get the Klingons to pay for it!
 
2017-11-08 06:36:13 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.

"Shurprishe me, you Klingon bashtard!"

"Hey, buddy.. be careful what you shoot at. Mosht things in here don't react well to disruptors."


"Your conclusions were all wrong. Archer acted stupidly."
 
2017-11-08 06:41:39 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.

"Shurprishe me, you Klingon bashtard!"

"Hey, buddy.. be careful what you shoot at. Mosht things in here don't react well to disruptors."

"Your conclusions were all wrong. Archer acted stupidly."


"Klingons don't take a dump, son, without a plan."

Wait... that wasn't Connery
 
2017-11-08 07:09:07 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.

"Shurprishe me, you Klingon bashtard!"

"Hey, buddy.. be careful what you shoot at. Mosht things in here don't react well to disruptors."

"Your conclusions were all wrong. Archer acted stupidly."

"Klingons don't take a dump, son, without a plan."

Wait... that wasn't Connery


"Your ships have dropped enough tachyon detection grids so that a man could fly from Andor to Betazed to Vulcan without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?"
 
2017-11-08 07:25:29 PM  

MechaPyx: KingRamze: The barrier was not meant to be crossed!

And we're gonna get the Klingons to pay for it!


Make Qo'noS Gre'thor Again!
 
2017-11-08 08:27:18 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.

"Shurprishe me, you Klingon bashtard!"

"Hey, buddy.. be careful what you shoot at. Mosht things in here don't react well to disruptors."

"Your conclusions were all wrong. Archer acted stupidly."

"Klingons don't take a dump, son, without a plan."

Wait... that wasn't Connery

"Your ships have dropped enough tachyon detection grids so that a man could fly from Andor to Betazed to Vulcan without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?"


"When I was twelve, I helped my daddy build a Runabout in our basement because some fool parked a dozen plasma torpedoes off the coast of Bajor VII. Well, this thing could park a coupla hundred plasma torpedoes off Earth and Vulcan and no one would know anything about it till it was all over."
 
2017-11-08 09:57:06 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.

"Shurprishe me, you Klingon bashtard!"

"Hey, buddy.. be careful what you shoot at. Mosht things in here don't react well to disruptors."

"Your conclusions were all wrong. Archer acted stupidly."

"Klingons don't take a dump, son, without a plan."

Wait... that wasn't Connery

"Your ships have dropped enough tachyon detection grids so that a man could fly from Andor to Betazed to Vulcan without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?"

"When I was twelve, I helped my daddy build a Runabout in our basement because some fool parked a dozen plasma torpedoes off the coast of Bajor VII. Well, this thing could park a coupla hundred plasma torpedoes off Earth and Vulcan and no one would know anything about it till it was all over."


"How many agents have the Tal Shiar put on my ship?"
 
2017-11-08 10:09:28 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: RexTalionis: Fun fact: Sha Ka Ree is named after Sean Comnery, the original choice to play Sybok.

"Shurprishe me, you Klingon bashtard!"

"Hey, buddy.. be careful what you shoot at. Mosht things in here don't react well to disruptors."

"Your conclusions were all wrong. Archer acted stupidly."

"Klingons don't take a dump, son, without a plan."

Wait... that wasn't Connery

"Your ships have dropped enough tachyon detection grids so that a man could fly from Andor to Betazed to Vulcan without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?"

"When I was twelve, I helped my daddy build a Runabout in our basement because some fool parked a dozen plasma torpedoes off the coast of Bajor VII. Well, this thing could park a coupla hundred plasma torpedoes off Earth and Vulcan and no one would know anything about it till it was all over."

"How many agents have the Tal Shiar put on my ship?"


"So you don't like warp travel, huh? This is nothin'! You shoulda been with us five, six months ago! Whoa, talk about puke! We ran into an ion storm over the Badlands! Everyone was retchin' his guts out! The helmans shot his lunch all over the viewscreen, and I barfed on the subspace radio - knocked it out completely! It wasn't that lightweight stuff, either; it was that chunky, Klingon-style puke!"
 
2017-11-09 08:12:55 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: "So you don't like warp travel, huh? This is nothin'! You shoulda been with us five, six months ago! Whoa, talk about puke! We ran into an ion storm over the Badlands! Everyone was retchin' his guts out! The helmans shot his lunch all over the viewscreen, and I barfed on the subspace radio - knocked it out completely! It wasn't that lightweight stuff, either; it was that chunky, Klingon-style puke!"


"Barkley, next time you get a bright idea just put it in your log!"
 
2017-11-09 08:25:19 AM  

Khellendros: ThatBillmanGuy: "So you don't like warp travel, huh? This is nothin'! You shoulda been with us five, six months ago! Whoa, talk about puke! We ran into an ion storm over the Badlands! Everyone was retchin' his guts out! The helmans shot his lunch all over the viewscreen, and I barfed on the subspace radio - knocked it out completely! It wasn't that lightweight stuff, either; it was that chunky, Klingon-style puke!"

"Barkley, next time you get a bright idea just put it in your log!"


"Listen, Doctor, I am but a plain, simple, tailor  which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm putting bombs in their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open."
 
2017-11-09 08:29:13 AM  

mutterfark: My mother used to sell Sha Ka Ree. I still think Basic H is BS.


Man, I haven't thought of that line of cleaning products in YEARS.

My mom always used that stuff.
 
2017-11-09 12:13:41 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Khellendros: ThatBillmanGuy: "So you don't like warp travel, huh? This is nothin'! You shoulda been with us five, six months ago! Whoa, talk about puke! We ran into an ion storm over the Badlands! Everyone was retchin' his guts out! The helmans shot his lunch all over the viewscreen, and I barfed on the subspace radio - knocked it out completely! It wasn't that lightweight stuff, either; it was that chunky, Klingon-style puke!"

"Barkley, next time you get a bright idea just put it in your log!"

"Listen, Doctor, I am but a plain, simple, tailor  which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm putting bombs in their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open."


"There's another possibility to consider: Sela may be trying to defect."
 
2017-11-09 03:02:43 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Khellendros: ThatBillmanGuy: "So you don't like warp travel, huh? This is nothin'! You shoulda been with us five, six months ago! Whoa, talk about puke! We ran into an ion storm over the Badlands! Everyone was retchin' his guts out! The helmans shot his lunch all over the viewscreen, and I barfed on the subspace radio - knocked it out completely! It wasn't that lightweight stuff, either; it was that chunky, Klingon-style puke!"

"Barkley, next time you get a bright idea just put it in your log!"

"Listen, Doctor, I am but a plain, simple, tailor  which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm putting bombs in their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open."

"There's another possibility to consider: Sela may be trying to defect."


"Romulans don't take a dump, son, without a plan."
 
2017-11-09 03:03:13 PM  

Khellendros: "Romulans don't take a dump, son, without a plan."


Damn, that one already got used.  Oh well.
 
2017-11-09 04:21:58 PM  
Opportunity missed to make a headline joke about a big stone in the galactic bulge.
 
2017-11-09 04:38:18 PM  

Khellendros: Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Khellendros: ThatBillmanGuy: "So you don't like warp travel, huh? This is nothin'! You shoulda been with us five, six months ago! Whoa, talk about puke! We ran into an ion storm over the Badlands! Everyone was retchin' his guts out! The helmans shot his lunch all over the viewscreen, and I barfed on the subspace radio - knocked it out completely! It wasn't that lightweight stuff, either; it was that chunky, Klingon-style puke!"

"Barkley, next time you get a bright idea just put it in your log!"

"Listen, Doctor, I am but a plain, simple, tailor  which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm putting bombs in their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open."

"There's another possibility to consider: Sela may be trying to defect."

"Romulans don't take a dump, son, without a plan."


"Somebody messes up, we'll be in the biggest naval battle since Caleb IV."
 
2017-11-09 10:25:03 PM  
Ambassador Vreenak: One of our Romulan starships, an Warbird, was last reported in the area of the Neutral Zone. We have not heard from her for some time.
Captain Sisko: Vreenak... you've lost another Warbird?
 
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