One of our biggest surprises since discovering the absurd has been just how many people are (and have been) absurd, and how we never noticed until we made the connection ourselves. In today's Washington Post, for example, MIT professor Marcia Bartusiak tells the story of how Edwin Hubble, in an effort to entertain the English poet Edith Sitwell, showed her slides "depicting the many galaxies that cannot be seen with the naked eye. 'How terrifying!' she exclaimed. To which Hubble replied: 'Only at first -- when you are not used to them. Afterwards, they give one comfort. For then you know that there is nothing to worry about -- nothing at all.'"
We couldn't have put it better ourselves.