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    Bad Astronomy Wallpapers

    The Bad Astronomy website is great. However, the website has one serious omission: there are no computer wallpapers. So I decided to make some of my own. I hope you like them.

    The resolutions are what I think are the most common computer resolutions today. If you are using a monitor with a resolution other than one of these, let me know and I can make additional resolutions. I still have the extremely high-resolution originals, so I can make bigger versions easily. Any other suggestions regarding the wallpapers are also welcome.


    The first one should be pretty obvious. It is based on BA's book. It is actually from a scan I made of the cover of my copy. I seperated the text, repositioned it, and added a few things to make it suitable as a wallpaper. I had to change some colors where text crossed color boundaries.

    Bad Astronomy Book Wallpaper: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x800 (widescreen), 1280x960


    The next is a parody of Hoagland and his followers. It consitutes definitive proof from Opportunity that intelligent life had made it to Mars before us.

    Bad Astronomy Mars Kilroy Wallpaper: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x800 (widescreen), 1280x960


    The final is a parody of the "moon hoax" theorists. Once again, it is definitive photographic proof of their opinion that the Apollo 11 moon landings were faked.

    Bad Astronomy Apollo 11 Moon Hoax Wallpaper: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x800 (widescreen), 1280x960


    Enjoy!

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    I liked the first one the best, very funny

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    The third one is goofy since its Apollo eleven, but is shows a rover near a crater, and Apollos 11 through 14 didn't have rovers. I don't think my kids would get that joke though.

    I like the Mars Kilroy one best.
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    Talking Kilroy on Mars....

    Black Cat. Nice job. A sense of the absurd is always welcome.

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    Nice! The 3rd one's now my desktop for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Star
    I liked the first one the best, very funny
    I don't know why I said the first one, I like the 3rd one the best, comical.

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    Very entertaining - thanks!
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    Thanks for the compliments! I am glad you enjoy them.

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    Nice job, good work, and all that stuff. I needed a laugh just now.

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    Haha, just found this! Definitely the third one would be my fave!

    I had no idea the whole thing was an April Fool's joke! So, that means, Neil, Buzz and co. were twiddling their thumbs for 3 1/2 months whilst the whole shebang went into post production I guess!

    Very good mate!

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    one day jkmccrann will find the missing link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frog march View Post
    one day jkmccrann will find the missing link.
    He/she seems to have found plenty so far ....

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    Heh. I'm glad he did; I missed this thread when it came out! BlackCat, those are GREAT! I'll have to plug them on my blog. Since they're on Photobucket I don't have to worry about bandwidth issues either. Is that OK with you?

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    TheBlackCat doesn't seem to have posted since July, what happened to him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Batty View Post
    TheBlackCat doesn't seem to have posted since July, what happened to him?
    Visited on Oct. 11th though.

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    Nice going, very funny.
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    I just blogged about this, so we'll see if we get any more traffic!

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    I just found this today and I also love it!

    Apollo Hoax is now set as my wallpaper. I imagine the others will cycle through as well...

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    Ha! I just noticed that on the Apollo 11 shot the scene is 3,141,592--the first seven digits of pi! That makes me laugh.
    I'm just trying to decide if I want these or my HAL 9000 wallpaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronSS View Post
    Ha! I just noticed that on the Apollo 11 shot the scene is 3,141,592--the first seven digits of pi! That makes me laugh.
    I'm just trying to decide if I want these or my HAL 9000 wallpaper.
    Damn I missed that reference! Now I notice a certain transcendental 'e' on the 'Take' as well!

    What's your HAL9000 wallpaper btw? (that's the name of the the PC I'm typing on )

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    >What's your HAL9000 wallpaper btw?
    InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

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    Hey, thanks! most excellent
    But should it be talking to me saying things like:
    'I'm sorry Roy, I'm afraid I can't do that' though?
    ... oh wait a minute, that's just what Windows does anyway!

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    it'll send you out to fix the TV areal in a minute.
    ................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frog march View Post
    it'll send you out to fix the TV areal in a minute.
    I am sorry, I'm not in right now. Just popped outside to fix a problem with the AH35 unit....

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    AE35.

    Sheesh.

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    Mine's a newer model

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