...but first some good news. If you're into space stuff, on May 20th NASA and The Planetary Society will launch a test flight for their LightSail Project. It has a capital letter in the middle of its name so you know it's cool. LightSail is a small craft that is propelled by the Suns energy through a solar sail. It doesn't sound like much, but if your not worried about time it means we can travel around the solar system with an infinite fuel source. It's also neat because it maneuvers like a sailboat, but in space. Bill Nye talks about it at length on Neil Degrasse Tyson's podcast. Anyone interested in getting off this damn planet should give it a listen.
Ok this next thing has me terrified and all other tattooers need to be too. I'm talking about the day we are made obsolete by our fine robot masters. Someone figured out how to turn a 3D printer into a tattooer. I saw this a little while ago, but I think I'm just now dealing with it. What pisses me off is that, in the little bit of footage they do show, it looks pretty precise. Now do you really want to get a tattoo from a cold unfeeling contraption that won't even be able to tell you how terrible your ideas are? Now us tattooers...I think we can all agree that this abomination needs to be destroyed. We have to protect our phony baloney jobs here, ladies and gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!