Grains of Sandon August 7, 2013 at 6:00 am
The universe is huge! Its sheer vastness suggests that there’s some other sentient life out there, just waiting to come to Earth. They’ll meet our sun and our moon, or by their formal names… uh…
Oh. Wait. I’m pretty sure that our sun and moon are named exactly that. The Sun and The Moon. Yup! Nothing more to see here folks! Sure, trillions of other suns and moons might be bigger, hotter, and greener than ours, but these are the official ones! It’s like naming your kid “The Person.” And don’t throw Sol and Luna at me, those are just the same names in Latin.
This just means that when aliens inevitably visit, we’ll have to finally get around to naming these guys. I vote “Big Ted” and “Earth Junior.”
I looked at the last panel and found those four stars, but also like ten stars that were not so bright. I thought you were making fun of me, but turns out they were just cookie crumbs. I wonder how they got on my screen.
While we’re talking about names, how about the fact that we named the planet we live on Earth. I mean, it’s another name for dirt. We’re going to meet aliens, and they’re going to quote Transformers back to us.
What about the name for our galaxy?
“Greetings Earthlings (Terrans?), we call our galaxy Br’kthu’r, which means “glorious life giving mother of the heavens” in our language, what do you call it?”
“Um, the Milky Way, cuz… it sorta looks like someone spilled, y’know… milk.”
but milk is the glorious life giving fluid provided to us by our biological mothers at birth… and without it cookies are far less enjoyable.
The sun is named Sol, and the moon is named Luna.
Yep; that’s why it’s called the *Sol*ar system. It’s the system that revolves around Sol.
The rain is Tess. The fire’s Joe. They call the wind Mariah.
It’s like they knew!
If I looked up into the clear, night sky and saw only four stars, I would be absolutely terrified.
And watch out for those wicked city women!
The stars are going out like candles
What about Helios and Selene?
That’s right, I went Greek.
What? The rest of this beach is made out of gravel?
Solid rock, of course
This comic obviously takes place billions of years ago, back in the time when the rock was just beginning to be weathered and eroded to produce sand, and the light of the first stars was just reaching Earth, and people had not yet evolved to have a 4th & 5th digit on each hand.
A fashion historian might be able to narrow down the specific era based on the clothing of the characters.
sol, luna, and we are “Earthicans”.
Or, you know, naming your kid “Guy.” Which actually happens.
Actually, that comes from hebrew(I think, cause I’m smart n stuff) which means valley, so they named their kid for a geographical feature. Kinda like pierre which is naming your kid “rock”. Which actually “Rocks”. Heh.