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Relative size of objects in our universe.

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Little Bitter Pill

matrixOver the weekend Beloved Girlfriend and I settled in to watch the Matrix trilogy. The last time I saw them was when they were still in theatres and at that time I just let the noise and the fury wash over me without trying to make much sense of it all.

Classic American popcorn-eating fun.

Since then BG has watched all three movies several times but I never quite found the time. And so it was as I watched them again that I posed a lot of questions that BG mostly answered with "Yes, I know it's dumb. Now will you please shut up?"

To wit:

(1) The Machines were fighting mankind... why?

(2) If the Machines were so smart why didn't they just scrub the atmosphere clean and return to using the same old-fashioned solar power they started with?

(3) If there was no sunshine, and thus no crops, what were the Machines feeding their human "batteries" to keep them alive?

(4) Mankind was reduced to living in a concrete coccoon deep in the bowels of the Earth. Why should the Machines care?

(5) What the hell were the Machines doing up there?

(6) How can a computer virus infect a human host?

(7) Why did they turn such a cool character as Morpheus into a mewling cipher?

(8) How did Neo attain such godlike powers?

(9) After all the destruction that occurred between man and Machine the real enemy was Smith? Really?

(10) The Machines and mankind were at peace... why?

(11) Why was the Matrix necessary?

I could go on. And on. And on. And on. Luckily for you, I gotta sleep sometime.

Yeah, I know, it's years after the fact so who cares? It's just that I don't ask these kind of questions when I watch Aliens.

BTW, I know that the objects in my cartoon aren't accurately portrayed relative in size to one another, but it's impossible at screen resolution, so don't gimme no shit about it.


Addendum: I didn't think anyone would take these questions seriously but I was wrong. If you'd like to view the opinions of others, or even add your own, please go here.


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Today's Google Chow.

Title: Relative Sizes of Objects in Our Universe.
Runners-up: Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Sun, Sirius, Pollux, Arcturus, Aldebara, Rigel, Betelgeuse, Antares, S doradus, KY Cygni and VV Cephei.
The winnah!: Plot holes in "The Matrix".