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The BBC faster than the speed of enlightenment

You know that kid who spoils everyone else’s enjoyment of sci-fi movies by sitting there in his glasses saying things like: “Well I don’t see how that force field can stop those laser beams from getting through because you can still see the spaceship on the other side of it, and they’re both just electromagnetic radiation with very similar wavelengths ie the visual range known to earthlings as light .

So loving Science and fun , I sat down with my boy , and watched an episode of a new series, after a big long speech banging on about that sudden moment of enlightenment when you’re a kid and you realise that the natural world isn’t quite how it seems on the surface, and how he can feel things moving that we can’t, Dr Who announces with an air of wonder and awe: “The ground beneath our feet … is moving at a thousand miles an hour!”

Now, putting my spectacles on and preparing for a well-deserved kicking from the other people on this site, I can vaguely remember that the Earth is about 8,000 miles across. Multiply that by pi, which is about 3.14, and you get about 25,000 miles for the circumference of the Earth, which just about makes sense when you think about how far away Australia is and stuff like that. Anyway, the Earth rotates through 25,000 miles once in every 24 hours, and that’s what gives us day and night. Isn’t the Bible fascinating? Oh sorry, that wasn’t in the Bible. Anyway, divide 25,000 by 24 and you get 1,041 miles an hour.

You don’t need to be a Timelord to work that out. Except that Dr Who was in Britain when he said it, and the Earth rotates at different speeds at different latitudes: 1,000mph at the equator, but a whole lot slower than that in Shepherd’s Bush ( the home of those worthles turds), as the average 14-year-old could have told you. In fact, with a quick bit of trig, I make it around 650mph. If I cocked up, I hope I at least get marks for showing my working out. Educating as well as entertaining.” Oh yes. I’d like to be educated about science by a bunch of humanities graduates in the BBC Drama Department, please , damn the new Dr Who , Mars Attacks with Tom Jones is the McCoy .
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So... we both deserve some carbon credit for living in a slower Earth lane.
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I wish I understood what you were talking about and could respond with a witty retort, instead of having to prepare an appeal against a sentence for someone who patently has an ice cubes hope in hell in having their sentence reduced.

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So... we both deserve some carbon credit for living in a slower Earth lane.
Good point Shimpy , it would be worth writing to your commissars and pleading for leniency , but the up side of spinning at only 650 mph is your thoughts stay in you head ,where as at 1041 mph they get flung into outer space .
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I wish I understood what you were talking about and could respond with a witty retort, instead of having to prepare an appeal against a sentence for someone who patently has an ice cubes hope in hell in having their sentence reduced.
Your getting paid , take his ice off him , and plock it in your drink
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I wish I understood what you were talking about and could respond with a witty retort, instead of having to prepare an appeal against a sentence for someone who patently has an ice cubes hope in hell in having their sentence reduced.
Well... only thin people live around the equator - due to that higher velocity pi shit that spins off their molecular fat globules and reduces their air resistance.
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Did you factor in the Earth's speed as it orbits the Sun? What about the Solar System's movement away from the ...

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Shepherd's Bush was the setting for the sitcom Steptoe & Son, at 24 Oil Drum Lane. The BBC used to have many offices in Shepherd's Bush, but all have now been closed or re-located. They included the Lime Grove Studios on the site of previous film studios Gaumont and Gainsborough Pictures. Sulgrave House, Threshold and Union Houses and Kensington House—now a hotel.

The BBC also used the Shepherd's Bush Theatre built in 1901 as a TV studio for many years for such shows as Wogan, That's Life!, Crackerjack, This is Your Life and others until 1991 and is now Shepherd's Bush Empire. But BBC Television is still based at Television Centre in Wood Lane, their other major site/building BBC — White City stands on the site of the 1908 London Olympic Games, also called White City.

But who the shepherd was and what he was doing in the bush can't realy be explained on a site where such sensitive graze .
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