Gravity isn't science fiction. We actually do send people into space, and that kind of disaster could sort of happen. There's no speculative science, predictions of the future, or fantasy elements to it. And that's really cool--what seems so much like SF is actually a real-life job that some people do everyday.
I liked The Clone Wars, you insensitive clod!
I can't even type that jokingly without cringing.
And intelligent life is even rarer still. In 4 billion years of evolution, intelligent life (i.e., intelligent enough for high technology) has only evolved once and has only been around a few million years. But I don't think we're in serious danger of extinction any time soon. We're extremely adaptable, and once we establish self-sustaining colonies on other worlds, it's very unlikely that any act of nature will kill us off. That means the only plausible threat to our survival is ourselves, and we've been getting less violent throughout our history. That trend probably won't reverse any time soon.
I suspect that, once intelligent life does evolve, it probably survives more often than not. That means there probably aren't many species anywhere near our level of technology, as most are probably much, much older than us.
The Simpsons manage to stay fresh and funny? When did that start again?
Granted I haven't watched the last few seasons, but I don't think that show has been funny in years.
It doesn't make any sense to me. It's a very limited, antiquated, and error-prone medium. Now that so many people have smartphones that are capable of email and IM, it doesn't really make sense that we should continue to use this. Why should I be forced to use such a tiny computer because you're not at your desk?
(I assume that "texting" refers specifically to SMS text messaging, as most people use the term, not as any message containing text.)
God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. -- Albert Einstein