Frank Chu is famous for his incomprehensible protest signs featuring the phrase 12 GALAXIES, but it appears that he has been upping the ante. An analysis of the pictures in his Wikipedia article and the March 16 zombietime photo essay reveals the following upward trend:

  • 2004: 12 GALAXIES
  • 2006: 12 GALAXIES
  • 2007: 7,645,000 GALAXIES
  • 2008: 6,965,000,000 GALAXIES

What can be causing this galactic inflation? At this rate, Frank’s number will soon exceed the total number of galaxies in the universe. (Estimates vary, but the largest value I have seen is 500 billion.)