Thursday, July 24, 2014

HOME ALONE?







Imagine the moment when the world wakes up and the human race realises that its long loneliness in time and space may be over - the possibility we're no longer alone in the universe.”





http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2692658/We-alien-life-20-years-claims-Nasa-likely-discovered-outside-solar-system.html





What would such a moment really be like?




Would it be a moment of joy or despair?




Would it be a time to celebrate or to mourn?




Would it be an occasion to be mesmerized, or to run like hell?




*

This extraordinary and extraterrestrial moment will not occur for a long time.




But maybe not.




Some believe it has already happened.




This is not a scientific conclusion (or conjecture).




*




I've read nearly every book on UFOs, and I still don't know.




I haven't seen or met an alien.




I'm waiting like everyone else to see this singularity announced on CNN.




But I don't expect it will be the take me to your leader type of story.




Nor do I think this event will be as it was in the movies Men in Black or Independence Day.




It might be more like Strange Encounters of the Third Kind.




Or it may be like nothing we can imagine.




Which might be the scariest part.




What we expect and what we get may never be anything we expected.




Thus, why movies make up scenarios for us, and get us used to what might occur.




I don't think that these movies are made to prepare us for the event.




I don't think our government has that much power to control the movie industry.




It's for entertainment and MONEY!




I just read where SETI scientists now believe that a sure sign of intelligent life will be when we here on Earth detect that these other planets and their intelligent life are polluting.




I wonder if they recycle yet?




Will they visit Earth to recycle us?




Let's hope not.



P.S.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2705934/Atlast-literally-Nasa-build-worlds-powerful-telescope-key-finding-alien-life.html:

'WE'LL FIND LIFE IN 20 YEARS' CLAIMS NASA

One hundred million worlds in our galaxy are able to host alien life, according to a ‘conservative’ prediction by Nasa.
And the space agency claims that we will be able to find that life within the next 20 years, with a high chance it will be outside our solar system.
During a public talk yesterday in Washington, the space agency outlined a roadmap to search for life in the universe using a number of current and future telescopes.
'Do we believe there is life beyond Earth?' said former astronaut and Nasa Administrator Charles Bolden during a talk earlier this month in Washington.
'I would venture to say that most of my colleagues here today say it is improbable that in the limitless vastness of the universe we humans stand alone.'








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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I WANT TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT



 



Rick Perry:

I am your fearless, four-eyed leader, and I won't allow the border to become a danger to this state or country.



Assistant to Governor Perry:

Sir, do you want your pistols?



Rick Perry:

Yes, give me my pistols so that I may wear them and appear to be a fearless, manly leader. Give me my sword, as well.



Assistant to Governor Perry:

Sir, do you want your samurai sword or your scimitar?



Rick Perry:

Both. I WILL need protection from the Left and Right.



Assistant to Governor Perry:

Should I also bring diapers and bibs for all of the immigrant children?



Rick Perry:

 SECURITY oF OUR COUNTRY IS PRIORITY NUMBER ONE ;  But, sure, bring the diapers and bibs.  they'LL MAKE me look MORE compassionate.



Assistant to Governor Perry:

Yes sir.   Oh, sir, your helicopter is ready to take you to view the border.



Rick Perry:

Great. Just let me put on my armor. I'll be right out.





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Sunday, July 13, 2014

TO TOKE OR NOT TO TOKE








Citizen:

President Obama, do you want a hit?



President Obama:

Not today. I'm already a mile high. This is Colorado.



Citizen:

But this pot was homegrown here in the good old U.S.A.



President Obama:

I respect that, and I'm sure it's very good weed.



Citizen:

Right on! Here, take a joint for the ride home.



President Obama:

I'll pass on that, but you go ahead and get stoned out of your HEAD!



Citizen:

Right on!
 
 
 
 
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Friday, July 11, 2014

MOTLEY MOMENTS UNDER THE SUN


 
 






Walking through a jungle at night:

Flowers that glowed!



At the top of a mountain:

Hundreds of monarch butterlies in flight!



Hungry carp with gaping mouths:

Waiting for popcorn...

Or any food!



The Milky Way:

S t a r s!



Dandelions:

Tiny parachutes flying in the breeze!



Fields of swaying, tall, bright yellow mustard plants in India!



Motley melons and raisins in the Kabul bazaar!





Huge lenticular clouds in El Paso:

But I couldn't find my camera!




In an old house on Guam I lit one candle:

Biting termites swarmed!
 
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Monday, July 07, 2014

ODDS AND ENDS


 
 
 



It's a shame that we don't pay enough attention to an author until that author dies.

This is not always the case.

I still need to read many works by authors who traveled to the undiscovered country quite some time ago:

Hesse.

Dostoyevsky.

Faulkner.

*

I was late in coming to watch the series Breaking Bad, but I'm watching a couple of episodes each day, and I'm in Season two, Episode 11.

[I finished all 5 seasons June 12!]

This series had me in its thrall like the novels of Dean Koontz

Mr. Koontz sent me a signed copy of one of his books and a thank you note after I wrote him and thanked him for writing books.

I was so shocked when I saw the package with his return address that I tripped and fell down at the mailbox.

Just a few abrasions.

I mailed my letter May 7th and received his on May 19th.

 
*


I just finished Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller.

I read it years ago.

I found it rather dull, with only occasional flashes of brilliance.

*

I had my Henry Miller phase.

My Jack Kerouac phase.

Now it's my Dean Koontz phase.

*

Little bubbles are beginning to boil in the cauldron of the next Presidential election.
 
All candidates play hard to get.

I guess they believe that they are more credible when they don't come right out and announce that they're running.

Jeb Bush.

Hillary Clinton.


A spectacled Rick Perry is a wannabe but probably won't be.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has not burnt his bridge yet.
 
Mitt Romney again?

Other dark horses are still in the shade.


 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

COFFEE & TOAST




He was twenty-four, footloose and free.

Poor.

Yet not unhappy.

It was the winter of 1972.

Beautiful Boulder, Colorado was blanketed with snow and ice.

But he had to escape this season of the freezer.

He headed south.

He didn't return to Colorado until the next Spring.
 
*

After warming up in Florida, he headed back to Colorado.

He had never tried hitchiking.

He spent a long time waiting for rides.

Quite boring.

His first rides were as different as day and night.

One was from a young man who kept asking if he was a Christian, and if he had been saved.

The young man kept accelerating when no answer was given.

It started to feel like a ride to hell.

He wanted to get out.

The young man finally slowed down.

He got out.

He must have said, “Yes, I've been saved! I've accepted Jesus into my life! Praise the Lord!”

*

The other ride was from an old timer.

The old timer gave him his lunch, then said “Good luck” and “Goodbye”.

It was an apple and some kind of sandwich.

*

Denton, Texas.

A large cockroach was walking across the cement floor in a filling station.

The filling station guy STOMPED the cockroach as he was giving directions.

*
New Mexico.

He spent all day on the interstate.

No rides.

It was already night.

A car stopped.

He walked up and tapped the window.

Inside a man was looking at a map.

He jumped when the window was tapped.

He rolled down the window, and said in an English accent, “Yes?”

Can you give me a ride?”

The man hesitated, then opened the door.

The driver said that he rarely picked up hitchikers.

He asked if it was ok if he drove fast.

He worked for People magazine, and he was in a hurry.

Whoosh!


*

Lordsburg, New Mexico.

It began to rain, so he crawled beneath one of the parked container trucks.

When the rain stopped he waited for big trucks to stop.

After a short time, a North American driver said to hop in, and that he was headed for Tuscon.

The driver offered him money, but he said, “No. Thanks for the ride.”

He had a dollar and seventeen cents.

*
 
Tuscon.

He walked into the cafeteria on the University of Arizona campus, and ordered a cup of coffee and toast.

The toast was cold and soggy, so he went to get a replacement.

One dollar and seventeen cents.


Coffee and toast.

*
 
Somehow he bumped into the same guy who had once “crashed” in his apartment in Colorado.

He was a son of the vice-president of Johnson & Johnson.

His nickname was Road.


Road loaned him ten dollars, and let him sleep on the roof of his apartment building.

While in Tuscon, and before heading back to Colorado, he met students, poets, potheads, and Satanists.

And he decided that he never wanted to hitchike again.


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Iraq





Thank you

George

W(ar)

Bush!

Thank you

Richard

DICK”

Cheney!

Thank you both

for

NOTHING...

But

Death

Death

Death

In

Iraq!
 
 
 
 
 



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