Interstellar distances, measured in memes

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If aliens are listening in on Earth, a speed-of-light delay dictates that many of pop culture's jokes and catch phrases are only just now being heard.

By XKCD's estimation, that means Alpha Centauri system just learned about Rickrolling.

(Our sincerest apologies.)

Illustration for article titled Interstellar distances, measured in memes

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bangishotyou
bangishotyou

You know, in almost any comment thread online you'll find the following comment: "Obligatory XKCD" and the link to a relevant comic. Kind of interesting to see an article that is essentially the same thing.

I'd love to stay and make a more appropriate comment expounding on all this, but duty calls.