SMBC Web Comic Reveals Astronomer's Dirty Lunar Secret

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March 3 2013 8:00 AM

SMBC Shoots the Moon

Zach Weiner is the host of the demented brain behind the massively popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, one of a few must-read comics out there if you want to call yourself a geek. SMBC lampoons science, math, and those would deny either or both.

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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

I’ve known Zach for a few years now and we’re friends, which is why his betrayal is so much more bitter. I can’t believe he would backstab me by publicly revealing in a comic something I told him about in confidence…

SMBC takes my name in vain.
SMBC takes my name in vain. This shows two panels out of a much longer comic; click to read the whole schmear.

Image credit: Zach Weiner

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[Read the rest of the comic at SMBC.]

My backroom deal with NASA for naming rights on the future lunar colonies was this close to being finalized. Now that’s all gone.

Zach Weiner gets what he deserves.
Zach Weiner gets what he deserves. Sadly, he survived.

Image credit: Phil Plait

By the way, "Plait's Gulch" is the name of my Boy Gorge cover band.

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