The dictionary of fools

Ah! The black hole:

A black hole is a region of space in which the gravitational field is so powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape its pull after having fallen past its event horizon. The term “Black Hole” comes from the fact that, at a certain point, even electromagnetic radiation (e.g. visible light) is unable to break away from the attraction of these massive objects. This renders the hole’s interior invisible or, rather, black like the appearance of space itself.

Despite its interior being invisible, a black hole may reveal its presence through an interaction with matter that lies in orbit outside its event horizon. For example, a black hole may be perceived by tracking the movement of a group of stars that orbit its center. Alternatively, one may observe gas (from a nearby star, for instance) that has been drawn into the black hole. The gas spirals inward, heating up to very high temperatures and emitting large amounts of radiation that can be detected from earthbound and earth-orbiting telescopes. Such observations have resulted in the general scientific consensus that—barring a breakdown in our understanding of nature—black holes do exist in our universe.

Thus can we perceive the shriveling of intellect and the niggardly (i.e., grudging and petty) use of the English language as it spirals inward and crosses the event horizon of modern thought control.

Commissioner Mayfield used an appropriate metaphor for a place in which things disappear and are never seen again (much like when rudimentary intelligence is sucked in by political correctness). Commissioner Price was not correct. Everyone knows that a white hole is where all the stuff that’s sucked into a black hole comes out in another universe, where everything is peace and light and order is brought by a woman with a computer chip wired into her brain.[/sarc]

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One Response to “The dictionary of fools”

  1. No witty reply from me, just HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
    Thanks for the laughs that come from applied physics and logic.

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