Bean Dip Horror (was Re: Universal Schelling points

Damien Broderick (
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 01:32:09 +1000

At 09:14 AM 2/10/97 -0500, T O M wrote:
>Damien Broderick mentioned "the fabled Bean Dip Catastrophe" as an
>explanation for a black hole at the center of the universe. I'm honestly
>unaware of this fable. Does it relate to George Castanza's double-dipping
>faux pas? Please illuminate.


Keith Henson - whose youthful fun, with his wife Carolyn, was Recreational
Explosives (sound familiar?) - is planning the Far Edge Party. In 200,000
years, he and his many-copy selves and their friends will meet at the other
edge of the galaxy and swap notes. If the party gets big enough, the bean
dip will form a black hole, the Bean Dip Catastrophe.