Named for the Roman god of getting things from one place to the other very quickly, Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system, and closest to our Sun. It is a barren and lonely chunk of rock – much like most of the “not a gas giant” members of the solar system.

Its retardedly hot surface temperatures mean that colonization is pretty much out of the question for the time being – not to say someone hasn’t thought of it already. Above and beyond the fact that we’ve never sent humans out much further than the moon’s orbit, we’ve got our hands full just keeping eight or so people living in the International Space Station.

At any rate, this was just an excuse to play some Mercury Rev. Mercury Rev are from New York, though, not Mercury. Nor, I ought mention, be they reverends.

Mercury Rev – Tonite it Shows | download