After reading The World Without Us, I've gotten mildly obsessed with the Voyager mission's Golden Record. Did you guys know about this? How did I miss this cool information? It combines two of my very favorite things: doomsday scenarios and record geekery!
I know for years, after I have had a few beers, I start ranting about NASA and how all that massive expenditure of taxpayer dollars was good for is memory foam and pens that write upside-down...but this is kinda rad. For the record (ahem, Brett), I don't really feel like I need to edit my current "stock NASA rant" that much, though, because I always made an allowance for the Mars Rover mission and Hubble and all those deep space exploration things, so I'll just add this on. My stance on the shuttle program still stands! Suck it!