We (me) here at practicallyserious.com are pleased to report that today’s scheduled launch of the Hercules 3 rocket has been given a green light by practicallyserious administrators and will be taking place quite soon. Very soon. Inside this very post.
Hercules 3 is of course carrying the “Creativity” rover, which, if all goes well, will land inside the very next blog-post after an experimental, unproven landing sequence through the deadly, unfunny atmosphere of that post. During this death-defying landing we will lose contact with Creativity for a brief period of time—which we fondly call the “7 Minutes of Terror”—and by the time we regain communication with the rover it will already either be dead or alive on the surface of the blog-post. This is going to be intense.
Creativity’s mission is to search for signs of creativity in the increasingly desolate and “serious” environment of practicallyserious.com. I would like to stress that this is not a “post-finding” mission, but, instead, is an undertaking meant to ascertain whether or not funny, well-written posts have ever actually existed on the surface of practicallyserious.com, and, if so, whether or not they could one day exist there again. Is practicallyserious.com habitable for funny writing, or is it just a dead/dying rock of mediocre prose and awkwardness?
If all goes well with the launch we will be expecting Creativity to set down on practicallyserious.com in the following blog-post on Monday morning at 1:20 a.m. EST. A little late but I think we can all agree that this is an event worth staying up for.
Oh! And we’re about to launch! Godspeed to the Hercules 3 rocket! Godspeed to Creativity!
5…4…3…2…1…ignition! And that’s a lift-off for Hercules 3!
For continuing coverage of Creativity’s mission, follow this link.