The Globular Cluster Thread

On October 2, 2003 when LGF was a real blog with real intellects, Charles posted a photo from NASA of the Sombrero Galaxy. One of the posters named Yair denied that the Sombrero Galaxy was real because it lacked globular clusters.

Here is a screenshot of the very beginning of that thread…

By the end of that thread, there were 434 comments that lasted all night. It was one of those threads that was one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

For the record, here is the entire thread. It’s a long one but it’s worth it to look at, so just click on it and enjoy.


71 Comments on “The Globular Cluster Thread”

  1. doppelganger says:

    2012 : There is no God, only Sombrero

    I remember those days. It was a great blog, and 0% of that had to do with Charles. He never ever added any value to the blog other than the articles he linked.

  2. John Difool says:

    You can always tell the illegal galaxies in the universe…….they’re all wearing sombreros.

  3. P. Ness Lowell says:

    Man, is that racist, or what?

    Have a chimichanga, Chuck.

  4. P. Ness Lowell says:

  5. P. Ness Lowell says:

  6. doppelganger says:

    Iceweasel has the only globular clusters these days at LGF. Guys like lawhawk and krager had their globular clusters eectively removed long ago

  7. ISpeakJive says:

    183
    Yair Thu, Oct 2, 2003 4:53:25pm replyquote •
    Ok, Charles, Mr. Pol wants me banned. Time to do the deed. Get rid of Mr. Unpopular. Do it.

    Hmmm. When did Yair go away and when did Cato show up?

  8. ISpeakJive says:

    Scrolling thru that thread, kinda shocked to see my old nic show up!

    • rightymouse says:

      Scrollng through made me realize how many folks I’ve missed from the past.

      • ISpeakJive says:

        Yeah, big time. 😦

      • rightymouse says:

        This is what Charles fails to acknowledge as the travesty only HE can be blamed for. He blew everything to smithereens & sneers at us for being upset with him?

      • ZappaWouldBeVomiting says:

        Thing is the dude could have adapted by simply starting another blog and just autoposted crappy tanker pictures and stuff commenters linked. Just treat it like an income property.

  9. John Difool says:

    That blog went from globular clusters to nut clusters practically overnight.

  10. king minos says:

    andthenblammo was the best nic ever

  11. CroMagnon says:

    Ahh, some more nice reading in old threads 🙂

    Btw, this one’s also funny, old thread from 2004:

    Charles complains his head was photoshopped onto the body of Eva Braun, sitting next to Hitler.
    Then a hilarious comment was posted by one of the lizards who didn’t recognize CJ but just thought it was the ugliest female he had ever seen 😯

    Alas, I don’t think Charles didn’t react to that one. 😆

    screenshot:
    http://twitpic.com/8lnlea/full

  12. ZappaWouldBeVomiting says:

    Where such a thread would lead now (and end at 60 comments)

    “Where the fuck is the atheist galaxy!”

    “Sombrero is racist!”

    “Astronomy is dominated by men and oppresses people of color. A 1% activity paid for with MY taxes (OK – I don’t make enough to pay taxes but it might threaten my government checks)”

  13. danrudy says:

    I do want to just point out that that picture is BS and photoshopped.

    There are no Globular Clusters!!!

  14. beed says:

    No clumps.

    • GrandJunctionite via Copenhagen says:

      Clumps hell, it’s clusters man. Clusters!!! Try to keep up man.

      burp.

    • Lily says:

      beed :
      No clumps.

      Maybe so beed, but the pic you posted yesterday sure did show some clumps in your hair!
      /dude you need a new hair dresser. So you will look FABULOUS!
      😆

      • beed says:

        It took hours to assemble that bee suit. You should appreciate the effort.

      • Lily says:

        beed :
        It took hours to assemble that bee suit. You should appreciate the effort.

        Oh I do! I could see all your hard work…the wings were a very nice touch. But the colors were just all wrong..
        Just for you beed. My theme song too. 😎

        Now here’s a bee suit!

  15. ryannon says:

    beed :
    No clumps.

    No contest: this thread

    Is on fire

    With intelligence and wit.

    I can’t top it

    So I’ll just step aside

    And let it rip.

    – Rejected by Burma Shave.

  16. ZappaWouldBeVomiting says:

    I have 5 windows open with Galaxies in them and they are all making racist remarks about #WhitneyHouston.

    (Milking it)

  17. Bagua says:

    I can’t think of anything funny to say either. 😦

    Cross-pond failure mode.

    • Lily says:

      Bagua :
      I can’t think of anything funny to say either.
      Cross-pond failure mode.

      Some days are like that. When those days happen there is always the ‘flower’ to take your frustation of the inability to make a joke out on. 😎
      /sadly when those days happen the flower disappears.

      • Claytonia Bot 2.0 says:

        Lily :

        Bagua :
        I can’t think of anything funny to say either.
        Cross-pond failure mode.

        Some days are like that. When those days happen there is always the ‘flower’ to take your frustation of the inability to make a joke out on. /sadly when those days happen the flower disappears.

        Fuck You Bagua

      • AutoReplybot says:

        Looks like someone is feeling angry and rejected again.

    • Lily says:

      Claytonia Bot 2.0 :

      Lily :

      Bagua :
      I can’t think of anything funny to say either.
      Cross-pond failure mode.

      Some days are like that. When those days happen there is always the ‘flower’ to take your frustation of the inability to make a joke out on. /sadly when those days happen the flower disappears.

      Fuck You Bagua

      Ooooooooooooooh Bagua it’s your lucky day! It showed up, Go for it! Pluck it’s nasty little petals! 😎

  18. Lily says:

    beed :
    No, that was just a report on me checking for stuff.

    I sure as hell am not going to ask where?
    /that is information to keep to ones self.

  19. Claytonia Bot 2.0 says:

    Gravatar test

  20. ryannon says:

    Bagua :
    I can’t think of anything funny to say either.
    Cross-pond failure mode.

    Trans-pond-er failure mode.

    Har-de-har.

  21. swamprat says:

    We honor here
    when yair was there
    now globular clusters
    doesn’t care

    burma shave

  22. ryannon says:

    Nobody’s Perfect Department:

    Ariz. sheriff says he’s gay after misconduct claims:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-02-18/Arizona-Sheriff-Congress/53145220/1

    Lawyers: Cocaine On Capsized Cruise Captain’s Hair:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=147089223

    Police: Naked Man Steals Socks From Walmart:

  23. P. Ness Lowell says:

    Lily :
    Also not all galaxy’s look alike either.

    Yeah. This is what they’re supposed to look like.

  24. Pakimon says:

    Personal Log Stardate 2457.2:

    Traversing the Sombrero Galaxy has caused the crew to develop an insatiable craving for mexican food.

    Long range sensors indicate the presence of an Intergalactic Taco Bell in the vicinity of Gomez’s Hamburger.

    We proceeding to these coordinates at Warp Factor 8.