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It was a joke...

May 5, 2015
Posted at 9:34 am

Well, at least a joking reference. In my previous blog entry I asked, "When is a parsec a unit of time?"

The question was a reference to Han Solo's boast about the Millennium Falcon: "It's the ship that made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs." This makes a parsec sound like a unit of time, and thus my question. The answer to my question, sort of, would then be: "When Han Solo says it is."

I've known what a parsec is for a very long time, but a lot of people decided that I needed to be educated. Thanks for that, but given the previous Star Wars references, I'm surprised by how many people took it so seriously.

I guess I'll have to watch my pop culture references in future.