Did Opus rip off YTMND?
Created on: August 6th, 2007
Did Opus rip off YTMND?
Is Opus ripping off YTMND? You be the judge. But please don't downvote just because you disagree. Give others a chance to voice their opinions.

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August 6th, 2007
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leave the strip up for longer.
August 6th, 2007
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NASA RIPPED OF YTMND WTF
August 6th, 2007
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SPOILER: YTMND DOESN'T OWN SPACE (Yet)
August 6th, 2007
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IDK MY BFF JILL
August 7th, 2007
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Dude, asking people to upvote is gonna get a lot more people to downvote you than it will opposite.
August 7th, 2007
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don't tell me how to vote
August 7th, 2007
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Ignorant swine. The f*cking picture didn't originate from YTMND. I'm sure smoothmedia, although he makes good slideshows, DID NOT take that picture himself. It's a famous picture. Also telling others how to vote = failure. Good job at failing hard
August 7th, 2007
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v0at 5
August 6th, 2007
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Don't give a flying f*ck.
August 6th, 2007
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August 6th, 2007
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hey, the site was ripped from Youtube.
August 6th, 2007
(1)
Unless it was made by him, in that case, you can f*ck me.
August 7th, 2007
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i would video tape.
August 6th, 2007
(1)
It's in my other pants pocket.
August 6th, 2007
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Actually, Smoothmedia'a site was nothing original. Go to any Planetarium and Internet site about the Hubble space telescope and you'll see the same thing.
August 6th, 2007
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That picture is famous. We looked at this in a college class. It wasn't plagiarism. It's been presented like that by NASA themselves.
August 7th, 2007
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Yeah, really. It's a famous piece of trivia/news/whatever. Also, downvoted because you said not to, suckerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
August 7th, 2007
(1)
Unless smoothmedia owns the hubble...This is not anyone ripping off YTMND.
August 6th, 2007
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im gonna vote a 3 because i dont care about this. some sh*tty comic ive never heard of is stealing sh*t, oh well.
August 6th, 2007
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Don't care
August 6th, 2007
(-1)
coincidence
August 6th, 2007
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also, agree with guyfawkesrules, either leave the strip up longer, or show each frame of the strip
August 6th, 2007
(0)
who knows... he could be a user lol
August 6th, 2007
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yeah who the hell has ever even heard of the universe! it was obviously invented by ytmnd! direct rip for sure!
August 6th, 2007
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Okay, I made it so the strip will stay onscreen for longer.
August 6th, 2007
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Opus has long commented on these types of things. Both the YTMND and the cartoon took the content from NASA. It isn't like the "A Tiny Glimpse" site was 100% original content made by the user.
August 6th, 2007
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I'm pretty sure this concept is as old as the magnifying glass. For a nice animated example, watch "Powers of Ten" - it's probably on the youtubes. Answer: it's been done enough that you can't call it stealing.
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Sorry, "don't downvote" did it to urself.
August 6th, 2007
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I saw that strip, and asked the same question
August 6th, 2007
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i'm pretty sure it had been done before smoothmedia's
August 6th, 2007
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did you just tell me how to vote?
August 7th, 2007
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ya dont tell me what to do
August 6th, 2007
(5)
I guess you haven't seen the comic where Garfield goes "NEDM" on Nermal.
August 6th, 2007
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i require link plzkthnx
August 7th, 2007
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http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5669/nermaluz5.png
August 6th, 2007
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It's all been done... It's all been done... It's all been donnnneeee befooooorrrreee!
August 6th, 2007
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When both are presenting, yunno, facts, I don't think that classifies as theft...
August 6th, 2007
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August 6th, 2007
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Sue 'em.
August 6th, 2007
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I voted one because I disagree
August 6th, 2007
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You're a featured user. Why would you complain about downvotes when no matter how low your ratings get? You get front page access for at least a day.
August 6th, 2007
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Who, what? Me? I'm featured? Since when?
August 6th, 2007
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idiot
August 7th, 2007
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yes
August 6th, 2007
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YTMND obviously owns the hubble space telescope right?
August 6th, 2007
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youre right. this idea was completely original and had never been thought of before. at all. ever. in the history of man.
August 6th, 2007
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It's probably a coincidence. That image is VERY common around the net. Heck, the artist could've seen that and said "Hey, more people should know about this, eh?"
August 6th, 2007
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pretty much a coincidence
August 6th, 2007
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Wait, I thought the artist who did that retired in the 1980s
August 6th, 2007
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No. He just renamed his strip numerous times. Now it runs weekly.
August 6th, 2007
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i read that comic in the paper, and i do think its a coincidence, since Breathed isn't the type of guy to rip other peoples, work, after having a long series and going into doing Sunday only strips, i think he just delved into something that other people have also found.
August 6th, 2007
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Opus is not ripping off YTMND. Opus is dealing with the same subject matter. Also, Opus is awesome.
August 6th, 2007
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Opus FTW.
August 6th, 2007
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I even saw the deep field in my astronomy class.
August 6th, 2007
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Nope.
August 6th, 2007
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omg, no. you're a dumbass for even contemplating that
August 6th, 2007
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This is easily the stupidest question I've seen. Here's a secret. The world does not revolve around this site. Both the YTMND and Opus used a picture that is PUBLIC DOMAIN. I severely doubt that Berke Brethead has even HEARD of YTMND let alone give a f*ck about a site that only the people around here know about. Quit trying to stir up controversy where there is none. YTMND has never invented anything original.
August 6th, 2007
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coincidence
August 6th, 2007
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Yeah, because YTMND claims all rights to nasa photos and the solid facts of space and time. Shut up.
August 6th, 2007
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Coming from The Washington Post Group, you bet your *ss this was a stolen idea. Original credit goes to NASA, but that's our tax money at work so whatever lol.
August 6th, 2007
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What depresses me is that as soon as I saw this in the paper, I had a feeling someone would accuse Breathed of plagiarism. It's just a fascinating tidbit of news, not something that YTMND came up with first, and certainly not something they discovered.
August 6th, 2007
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Disagree. Smoothmedia got all his info/pics and some text from other sources. You could call that plagiarism. People were seeing this info in science class way before the YTMND. If anything, Opus did more (art)work and this was a nod to YTMND. Didn't The Washington Post praise us last year?
August 6th, 2007
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agreed. smoothmedia owns the hubble telescope and also he created each one of those galaxies. so he has exclusive rights to them.
August 6th, 2007
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needs more bill the cat
August 6th, 2007
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dude its opus....he doesnt need to rip off ytmnd. lolOLOLOLOL hes been around way longer
August 6th, 2007
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YTMND IS NOT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!1
August 6th, 2007
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There is no similarity. Ooooh, a F*CKING COMIC STRIP ripped off YTMND, because we had a presentation about space first, and then Berkley Breathed made a comic that showed space with all the stars and planets. I WILL downvote this because i disagree and because i dont want anybody else to see this sh*t. Im a hero.
August 6th, 2007
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Wow you guys are getting really emotional and excited o_o
August 6th, 2007
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weighing in
August 7th, 2007
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Holy f*cking hell?! You mean at least two people had an idea and had access to a few limited photos? Well, that's just blatant c*ck f*ggotry. Release the prepubescent fad-drones!
August 7th, 2007
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Actually it rips off Bloom County. ;)
August 7th, 2007
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Dammit, I was gonna say that. Nuroticat stole my comment!
August 7th, 2007
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lol
August 7th, 2007
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smoothmedia doesn't work for nasa.
August 7th, 2007
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Totally isn't. Grow up.
August 7th, 2007
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No, and "Chase" is a very catchy tune.
August 7th, 2007
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Well, NASA did point the Hubble for a week in an area of space that looked like nothing was there, and the pic in the newspaper was posted by NASA, which was then used for the "Tiny Glimpse" YTMND and the Opus cartoon. Nobody is ripping off anything.
August 7th, 2007
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Someone actually reads Opus? This is the equivalent of being ripped off by a webcomic.
August 7th, 2007
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I downvote because you told me not to.
August 7th, 2007
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I downvote because I disagree
August 7th, 2007
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They both are ripping off hubble
August 7th, 2007
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It wasn't smoothmedia's pic, nor was the presentation of "A Tiny Glimpse" anything new. He just simply brought it to YTMND, but this is no rip-off.
August 7th, 2007
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i don't care.
August 7th, 2007
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August 7th, 2007
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Somehow all eBaum's fault.
August 7th, 2007
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i can't believe they stole smoothmedia's telescope photographs. why would they do that? :(
August 7th, 2007
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In response to the "I downvoted 'cause I was asked not to downvote." replies... Wow! You guys are such rebels! Stick it to the man! Don't listen to his reasoning or consider the logic behind his words, just downvote him because he gave reasoning for why you should use your vote wisely! Fight on brothers!
August 7th, 2007
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August 7th, 2007
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downvoted cause you told me to upvote your sight
August 7th, 2007
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So? It's not like YTMND never ripped of anything...
August 7th, 2007
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I'm not gonna vote or anything, but still... don't you think YTMND has ripped off of a couple of things in and of itself? If you plan on trying to fight against this, you will just have more people coming after YTMND. It's a simple theory. If the cat bites the dog, the dog is gonna rip the f*ck out of the cat. Same theory is to a mouse and a cat. Don't write a check your *ss can't cash. F*ck Bill Gates BTW!
August 7th, 2007
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downvoting because this is hardly an original thought to begin with
August 7th, 2007
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I command you to upvote me because I think ytmnd is my personal forum rather than for funny. Fine, here's 5 stars: one red star and four grey stars.
August 7th, 2007
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OH THOSE THIEVING F*GGOTS
August 7th, 2007
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laughably the worst site I've seen in a while
August 7th, 2007
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Reminds me of http://vote5weekendcomics.ytmnd.com/
August 7th, 2007
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I rarely downvote these days but you earned it here. 1'd for trying to stir up something that didn't need stirring up.
August 7th, 2007
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FAKED....theres no such thing as space
August 7th, 2007
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I agree with you
August 7th, 2007
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This is retarded, his site was ripped from youtube, which was ripped from somewhere else. Everything on YTMND is ripped from somewhere practically.
August 7th, 2007
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Lol internet, NEDM, Tragedy at the bakery (edited, its not an EXACT rip, so it doesnt count) Spanish Inquisition.... Are you teling me that some site created all the fads first?
August 7th, 2007
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Wow, you're an idiot it's not like those pictures were ytmnds to begin with, they're available to the public. And I don't care about others voicing their opinions so I'll downvote just the same.
August 7th, 2007
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Im............. CUMMING
August 7th, 2007
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They're not copying it..i saw that image about 3 years before i saw YTMND
August 7th, 2007
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Opus didn't rip off YTMND, this was a study and the result were published..I saw this on both Digg and Slashdot before it was a YTMND
August 7th, 2007
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pale blue dot, you retards. the strip even parodies carl sagan.
August 7th, 2007
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Meh.
August 7th, 2007
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Is Opus ripping off YTMND? You be the judge. But please don't downvote just because you disagree. Give others a chance to voice their opinions.Is Opus ripping off YTMND? You be the judge. But please don't downvote just because you disagree. Give others a chance to voice their opinions.Is Opus ripping off YTMND? You be the judge. But please don't downvote just because you disagree. Give others a chance to voice their opinions.Is Opus ripping off YTMND? You be the judge. But please don't downvote just because
August 7th, 2007
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Coincidence. Nuff' said.
August 7th, 2007
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F*GGOT
August 7th, 2007
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We have no right to call the writers of Opus thieves, it's not like the Hubble Telescope images are exclusive to us. Get over yourself, we aren't the center of the universe. (If we are, I'll vote 5.)
August 7th, 2007
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F*ck Smoothmedia and his slideshow YTMNDs, and f*ck you for telling me what to vote.
August 7th, 2007
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August 7th, 2007
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wow, uber down voters
August 7th, 2007
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Umm... so he's the only person who can comment on stuff like that? If you wanna talk about it, then he copied off of NASA. Who cares.
August 7th, 2007
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I doubt Opus ripped off YTMND. This is probably just another case of "Simpson's did it"
August 7th, 2007
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I'm Opus. I copied.
August 7th, 2007
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Well, technically the picture didn't BELONG to any one, soooo really there was no ripping off.
August 7th, 2007
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It wasn't the YTMND's original image, nor is it an original idea.
August 7th, 2007
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You stole this music from Giorgio Moroder!
August 7th, 2007
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With the pokey and the man
August 7th, 2007
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Looks like intergalactic space f*ck.
August 7th, 2007
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Yeah, it's a popular story from NASA. It's almost unthinkable that it would be possible for Opus to have gotten that from YTMND and not the original NASA story, you ignorant twat. Also seriously, don't tell me how to vote. 1'd.
August 7th, 2007
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Had there been a tusken raider of some sort, i would have voted better.
August 7th, 2007
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OMG, NASA STOLE FROM YTMND, SUE THE PRESIDENT FOR 3 BUCKS AND A SUPERSIZED POLEND! First person to make an image of that gets a dollar and a candy of their choice.
August 7th, 2007
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n00bs ftw
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Because YTMND obviously created the Hubble space telescope. You're an idiot.
August 7th, 2007
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YOU ARE SUCH A LOSER. U THINK YTMND INVENTED THE HUBBLE DEEP FIELD IMAGER????? WHAT A MORON.
August 7th, 2007
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I almost think EvaXephon is just messing with everyone for laughs. I can't deny that I'm quite amused.
August 7th, 2007
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also, smoothmedia was the first man on the moon, and built the hubble telescope as a science project when he was a kid.
August 17th, 2007
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TV shows and magazines zoom into that pic all the time. I don't think you are a candidate for Mission Impossible.
August 17th, 2007
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NASA is part of ytmnd? cool
September 21st, 2007
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No, you cannot copyright an idea, especially one as unorginal as mankinds place in the universe. Also the images they used are copyright Nasa, so he has absolutely no claim to it. The only time I would say yes, it's stolen, is if it was Eric Bauman who did it. He's a c*ck licker.
February 25th, 2008
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