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Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Dave!Because I like learning new and interesting things, one of my favorite blogs in my feed reader is Today I Found Out. Every day they've got something cool or weird to share, but today's entry is beyond bizarre because it's packed with fascinating facts about... ants. These are some freaky-ass critters, yo, so prepare to get your mind blown and click on over.

And speaking of interesting facts... here's just another example of why scum-sucking record labels need to die a violent death. Thanks to Wikipedia I found out that the Beatles missed their chance to be immortalized on the two Voyager spacecraft...

Astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan had wanted Here Comes the Sun to be included on the Voyager Golden Record, copies of which were attached to both spacecraft of the Voyager program to provide any entity that recovered them a representative sample of human civilization. Although The Beatles favoured the idea, EMI refused to release the rights and when the probes were launched in 1977 the song was not included.

I can't help but think that V'ger wouldn't have been such a bastard in that Star Trek movie if he had Here Comes the Sun in his programming...

The USS Enterprise Enters V'Ger!

But, alas, V'Ger could not merge with The Creator of Here Comes the Sun because EMI didn't want to give up their song rights... IN FUCKING OUTER SPACE!

The stupid. It burns.

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  1. Mrs. Hall says:

    um. can PLEASE ADD “The stupid. It burns.” to my every day vernacular. Not only in reference to others but to my own stupid as well??

    that is awesome sauce that expression!!

  2. Steve in NH says:

    EMI not giving up its rights in outer space is just about the funniest thing I have ever heard. It also an incredibly sad commentary on human narrow-mindedness. It’s like when Eddie Furlong looks at the little kids mock-fighting at the end of the second Terminator movie and asks, “we’re not gonna make it, are we?”

  3. Sybil Law says:

    Well GOD FORBID some Martians happen to hear and then try to pass of “Here Comes the Sun” as their own! What if they charged Martian monies for it and profited? Where’s EMI’s share?!
    Fuckers.

  4. PatM says:

    It’s a pretty sad day when an artist loses control over their work to this extent. The Beatles passed up a form of immortality (not that they aren’t already immortal) for a few bucks from a record label, and this is probably as close to anyone actually selling their soul than I’ve ever heard. This is why I think it’s great for companies like Apple to allow for self-publishing books, music and art…

  5. Suebob says:

    Lawyers. Gotta love them. Or not.

  6. Lee says:

    So one of the most important bands ever are not represented on an audio collection sent into space because of lawyers…

    Yup that about sums earth up ;)

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