On IRC today, everyone and his dog is chatting about black holes. This may or may not be because the LHC was successfully activated today and we could all be ripped apart by microtidal forces at any moment.

But I got to thinking, what if they create a black hole and it puts the universe into equilibrium? The universe stops expanding, then we create another one and things start to come together again. We could bring other galaxies closer to us so that we might actually be able to reach them and chat to aliens.

I'm sure they'd love that. "How did you get here? [..] You did WHAT?!"

Nothing could possibly be wrong with this idea.

Happy Big Bang Day.