Thursday, 18 June 2009

I know I'm a hippy but....

This just seems wrong.

21 comments:

Scrobs... said...

This all a conspiracy Lils, because Kraft have decided to sell Vegemite and cream cheese, ready mixed, and everybody knows that the moon is made of cheese!

I don't know why this is taken so seriously.

ps - I didn't know you were a hippy? I thought you were quite slim!

Grumpy granny said...

If the Gorgon was in charge at NASA, the rocket would probably miss altogether - and go on to discover endless supplies of water in some far off galaxy in a few thousand years' time.

Philipa said...

I'm freaked out by this. Totally.

lilith said...

Scrobs, call me weird but this feels so violent and unnecessary to me. Think what might happen to my menstrual cycle if they are 20cm out to the left?

lilith said...

Granny, the rocket would probably land on Sellafield if the Gorgon was in charge.

lilith said...

Me too Pip. It has set my uterus all a wandering. It is wrong wrong wrong.

The Editor said...

Cool.

An aging hippy who watched the moon landings writes.

lilith said...

This is interesting Mr Editor, perhaps it is more shocking to hedge witches, ageing feminists, pagans and people with a uterus than it is to blokes, hippy or no?

Philipa said...

Women understand that this is wrong, wholly and completely fucking stupid (scuse language Lils) and potentially (read probably) catastrophic!

Becasue we've all seen blokes play with something till they destroy it. Every bloody time.

Cept the thing they're playing with IS LIFE ON THIS PLANET.

Fucking stupid arseholes.

(again, scuse language, Lils)

I remember at Uni a bunch of blokes sat round talking about making a mondeo mid-engined - they said they'd have to fill the engine cavity with concrete to maintain balance and do this and that.... I asked them, why? The mondeo has the engine in the front. It works. if they want a mid-engined car just go out and buy one.

They hadn't thought of that. These are all now graduate engineers. One told me I would be a bad engineer simply because I was female and therefore couldn't think like a man.

:-/

idle said...

There are more and more places that would be improved by carpet bombing - Basingstoke, for instance, or Southern California - but that is no reason for the authorities to conclude that the moon needs a load of ordnance dropped from 30,000 feet.

The moon has been visited so few times, it is quite possible the local population was hiding. That's what happened when I made my one and only visit to Wrexham, and no one has yet advocated bombing Wrexham.

Scrobs... said...

Yes, I went to Wrexham once Iders.

It doesn't exist really, just a name spelt out in the sand, and constantly washed away by the incoming tide....but the journey down, right through Wales was idyllic!

I'm so sorry that all the people I met there were just a figment of my imagination, and I'll probably never go back; the feeling of sadness will prevail...

Scrobs... said...

Lils,

Having seen the NASA report this morning, I agree that somehow such a violent act is totally unneccessary.

All they have to do is go back to the film set where they shot the original hoax, and set off a few fireworks there. They'll find water soon enough when the place catches fire...

Philipa said...

And you lot wonder why I'm celibate.

The Editor said...

Oh for goodness sake.

Have any of you moaning minnies taken a look at the Moon recently?

Have you noticed the surface is already somewhat pock-marked, no?

Luddite, New Age, Moonbats :-)

lilith said...

I must confess Idle I have NO IDEA where Wrexham is. I may google or I may just go to bed. But Basingstoke, Scrobs, now we are talking. I was once marooned on Basingstoke station. My co-maroonees played havoc with my aesthetics in a way that only usually happens to me at airports. I like your plan to just go back to the Nevada desert and perhaps that's what NASA have secretly planned.

Pip, Editor, I rest my case ;-)

Philipa said...

And reading The Editor's comment so do I.

His argument seems to be: look, the surface of the moon is not perfefctly smooth so that makes it ok to bomb it!

Let's say they bomb the moon, affect it's orbit, or cause some catastrophic reaction they haven't anticipated (as they haven't a big track record in bombing planets), DISASTER!

Let's say they bomb the moon and by some amazing luck don't cause some catastophy, and find moisture readings. SO WHAT?! Who gives a flying f---.

They are prodding an important rock to see what gives.

They would use the money better by building a free hospital for mankind. On this planet.

This venture by NASA is just arrogant thoughtless navel-gazing. I'm not surprised it's finded by NASA.

Philipa said...

Wankers.

lilith said...

Hear hear Pip.

The Editor said...

I can't say I looked at the story before my previous comment as it seemed fairly obvious what it's about, but just to be sure I've had a look.

Firstly, and most obviously a simple check would tell you they are doing no such thing as 'bombing' the Moon. Secondly, the idea that crashing an empty rocket stage into the Moon will cause any kind of disaster is ludicrous. Thirdly, habitation of the Moon is critical to the long term survival of mankind and the experiment is important to determine if the Moon is indeed habitable or not.

My point about the Moon's surface is that it is already cratered after 4,000,000,000 years of asteroid bombardment, the equivalent of billions of mega tonnes of nuclear weapons, and guess what, it's still there, and will be for a while longer.

I'll get me coat.

lilith said...

Haha Editor, you had me convinced until you said

"Thirdly, habitation of the Moon is critical to the long term survival of mankind and the experiment is important to determine if the Moon is indeed habitable or not."

Hahahhaaaa!:-)

Calfy said...

Have you seen Google Moon mum? S'like Google Earth. Have a play x