Interesting how two intelligent people can see the same picture and have 2 different opinions about what they're seeing. Phil Plait sees a transdimensional spaceworm. I see a Sky Jellyfish:
Bad Astronomy blog:
"This is why I don’t live in Montana. I don’t want to live in a place where transdimensional spaceworms can appear in the sky and blast superheated steam straight down onto innocent earthlings."
... Phil Plait
My own contribution was along the lines of:
That’s no transdimensional spaceworm, that’s a Sky Jellyfish! :-p
Here’s hoping that house belongs to a climate denier. Since it’s Montana, it probably does.
Interesting factoid about Montana (possibly only to me): Montana became the last of America’s 50 states to outlaw drinking while driving … in 2009. You read that right, I hope. I didn’t say drinking THEN driving. I said drinking WHILE driving.
An opponent of the new law remarked: “What’s the big deal? Our state is 700 miles long and it takes a while to get between two places. A six-pack in the front seat helps to break up the monotony.”
Impressive. It’s impressive that such a person uses big-boy words like monotony.
DISCLAIMER: It is dearly hoped no residents of Montana were offended by my remarks. Look at it this way: you're not Wyoming, so count your blessings. Big Sky Country is cool.