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Dead Wild Roses: The Fermi Paradox – Kurzgesagt

The Fermi paradox or Fermi’s paradox, named after Enrico Fermi, is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence and high probability estimates, e.g. those given by the Drake equation, for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations.[1] The basic points of the argument, made by physicists Enrico Fermi (1901–1954) and Michael H. Hart (born 1932), are: […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Fermi Paradox – Kurzgesagt

mark a rayner: Twitterpocalypse

Writer’s note: Most of the Twitter handles are invented. And if the reverse chronology is a problem, you may prefer to start this short story at the beginning, but I recommend starting here: LandingPartyONE Displeased we did not demolish Twitter … . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: Twitterpocalypse

Left Over: Fear is Just a Four Letter Word….

Which film or TV show scared you most as a child? Jekyll and Hyde’s writer Charlie Higson said ‘I’ve always maintained it is good to scare children.’ Photograph: ITV plc

 

The funny thing is, I loved what were considered ‘scary’ pictures when I . . . → Read More: Left Over: Fear is Just a Four Letter Word….

Scripturient: What KIC 8462852 Says About Us

KIC 8462852. Hardly a household name. But it may be, one day soon, or at least when it garners a more prosaic name. It’s a star and it sits rather forlornly in space in the rightmost edge of the constellation Cygnus, almost 1,500 light years away. And although it’s too dim to be seen by . . . → Read More: Scripturient: What KIC 8462852 Says About Us

PostArctica: To My Alien Abductor

To My Alien Abductor

Life sucks, life is awesome. Lucky. Didn’t ask to be born. But writing bad poetry. Makes this shit. More fun than a barrel of Monkeys. I’ve had. My ancestors. Would laugh. Because. I think. Well, You only go around once. lofuckingl. Augustine on your pillow. Plato on your bed. And all . . . → Read More: PostArctica: To My Alien Abductor

PostArctica: To My Alien Abductor

To My Alien Abductor

Life sucks, life is awesome. Lucky. Didn’t ask to be born. But writing bad poetry. Makes this shit. More fun than a barrel of Monkeys. I’ve had. My ancestors. Would laugh. Because. I think. Well, You only go around once. lofuckingl. Augustine on your pillow. Plato on your bed. And all . . . → Read More: PostArctica: To My Alien Abductor

ParliamANT Hill: Eve Adams’Ant & rival should both be disqualified, ConservAntive Party probe urges

Inspired by this headline: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/16/eve-adams-and-rival-in-riding-nomination-battle-should-both-be-disqualified-conservative-party-probe-to-urge/

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: Um, is it time to panic?

You humans still have primitive brains, so I will try to be understanding about this need of yours to panic. One of your wisest humans wrote a book, upon the cover of which was the phrase “DON’T PANIC”. This is … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Classics of Literature — Ender’s Game

This is a fun and page-turning read about eugenics, institutionalized child abuse, and genocide. Humanity is at war with a distance race of aliens (called “Buggers”) and for some reason, the adults are unable to discover the best way to … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Poor career decisions

The alien on the right is thinking: “My agent is so fired.” The one on the left? He’s just experimenting with his knobs. Alltop loves a good knob experiment!

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Always willing to help

Constable MacHeath was surprisingly helpful when Torag the Bounty Hunter asked him if he’d seen a couple of aliens recently. And, did he know where he could find a decent brothel? Alltop has a policy against being helpful. But in … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: What’s all this, then?

Constable Bertie Twills had no idea how to write a citation for jaywalking aliens, so he just turned his back and pretended not to see them. His partner, Constable “Jimmy” Macheath (he was originally from Glasgow), couldn’t help but wonder … Continue reading →

LeDaro: NASA’s Voyager 1 is sending spooky noises

Are these noises from aliens? Not yet.;) Stay tuned.

LeDaro: Aliens: Do they exist?

According to a 1950 FBI report, they do. Please watch the following video.

In this case the saucer was recovered and aliens died. However, in the 1980s, in another alien landing, an alien escaped. Rumours are that he lives under the alias of Stephen Harper and that he lives in Canada. If you know . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Aliens: Do they exist?

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: Would you ever consider running for public office?

Your politicians disgust me. They pander to the lowest common denominator. They lie. They’re corrupt. They are vile, low creatures, worse than a Tregladian Bladder Beast, or even that fuzzy purple stuff you see growing all over dead things on … Continue reading →

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Where all the aliens at?

Maybe Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is onto something here. Perhaps the reason that nobody has visited us yet is because they can’t agree on what they’re going to do with us when they get here. Or they could just be … Continue reading →

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LeDaro: Stephen Hawking on Aliens

Stephen Hawking says there are aliens and they are very dangerous. They can destroy the human life on this planet. I agree with him. I have seen some of them and they look quite dangerous. Watch the video below and you will understand what I mean.

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: What is the best approach of making first contact with a race that thinks of your species as food?

This is one of the first sensible questions people have asked me on this column. Most of your questions are about petty human concerns such as getting a mate, and what kind of loofah should you use. Thank you! You’re … Continue reading →

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Plato was a riot!

Now I don’t feel badly for having the same reaction to The Apology of Socrates! Alltop likes Sophocles for the phat beats.

LeDaro: Is Dalai Lama an alien?

Briony Westinghouse of The Huffington Post thinks so.

Dalai Lama:

  “There are great mysteries hiding in the clouds of the Himalayas. It is suggested the extreme environment is inviting to extraterrestrials that utilize the high mountaintops as discrete landing pads. Whether the 14th Dalai Lama is from Earth or not continues to be . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Is Dalai Lama an alien?