So, I’m watching the Twins game, and an advert comes on that I’m not paying too much attention to. It has a series of vignettes. For instance: A bottle of champagne is being opened, and the voice over says “I’m a bottle of champaign that costs only six dollars but tastes like a million…” or words to that effect.
Each of the vignettes is a different miniature story about this or that entity, and the achievement of some kind of status for that entity, with all the different entities utterly unrelated to each other except in achieving some sort of status.
The ad was for some sort of sports related thing, which had achieved some status .. I was paying very little attention. If I see the ad again I’ll update you on what it was about.
… right in the middle of the ad it shows a cephalopod flailing around on a pure white background. The voice over says “I have achieved cult status…”
So, an asteroid has been named after PZ Myers, and now the cephalopod has achieved cult status on a major TV ad. What’s next?
“Constellation PZ Myers”