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Friday, August 19, 2011


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Straight from the script of "The Day The Earth Stood Still." (The original, not that wussie remake with Keanu Reeves.)

The main difference between then and now? Back then it was Michael Rene threatening to leave the earth as a "burned out cinder" over our potential indiscretions with nuclear weapons.

Now? It's Cow farts and fossil fuels.

Who knew!

chuck aka xtnyoda

Starting to make the "Absent Minded Professor" look like main stream "scientist" reality.

If I were one carrying the label of "scientist" ... I would be screaming to high heaven ... just to protect the term. It is quickly becoming something of a joke because of this AGW mess. "Oh ... you are a scientist ... I'm so sorry!"


Shawn Domagal-Goldman of Nasa's Planetary Science Division and his colleagues compiled a list of plausible outcomes that could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter, to help humanity "prepare for actual contact".

It just warms my heart to know that our tax dollars fund this kind of utter nonsense, particularly as we teeter on the edge of economic collapse.

But wait just a minute, naysayers, this could be The Best Thing That Ever Happened! Using the tried and true sci-fi aliens-come-to-earth formula, the aliens will demand to be taken to our leaders. They'll head right for Washington, and with their highly advanced technology take out the entire US government in one fell swoop. No need to wait for the next election cycle and the whims of a lazy voting public; we can start over and build a new, streamlined, functioning government!

Maybe we should get to work on some "Welcome to Earth, this way to DC" signs...

tim aka The Godless Heathen

Oh good he at NASA. I feel better now.


Recall the bombers, stand down the missile batteries, takes us back down to DEFCON ONE and get the president on the line.

Oh? He can't be reached huh? I forgot. Well send a message to his vacation home at the Vinyard and tell him that Mars Attacks was just a movie.

And see if we can get Nicholson to autograph a prop ray gun or something for the kids.


But I am not a civil servant… just a lowly postdoc. More importantly, this paper has nothing to do with my work there. I wasn’t funded for it, nor did I spend any of my time at work or any resources provided to me by NASA to participate in this effort.

Okay, he's not a NASA tax dollar wastrel, he's just an inmate of NASA's post-doctoral loony bin. I ought to feel better...but I don't.

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