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Martian Hoaxery

Here's a link to an article on Space.com that I meant to post earlier: Mars Hoax Circulates the Internet. Didn't we just go through this last year?

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( 13 comments — Have your say! )
redsleeves
Jul. 10th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
That's been going around for years. I know the urband legend was featured on a recent Penn & Teller: Bullshit episode about conspiracy theorists. Maybe that rekindled the flame of stupidity (even though the ep was about how stupid/groundless the theory is)
thingunderthest
Jul. 10th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
The flames of stupidity need no rekindling or fanning. There has been a nicely roaring bonfire or stupidity for a good while now.
loosechanj
Jul. 11th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
Bonfire? Psh, it's a self contained fusion reaction.
thingunderthest
Jul. 11th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC)
Then we need to figure out how to throw in the damping rods, or get off this frelling rock and declare it the B-Ark
loosechanj
Jul. 11th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
Would fusion reactors even have damping rods?
thingunderthest
Jul. 11th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC)
Not as such. You would probably need more of a field effect to suppress the reaction. If you could find a material that could survive fusion temperature and absorb some of the products you could possible shut it down in s limited area, but that would probably destabalize things. I am not sure how you would dampen the reaction on a small scale. Most reactor designs I have seen simply throttle the fuel supply. The only other theoretical things I have seen for messing with self sustaining fusion reactions are more applicable to destroying stars, and I am not quite willing to go that route to spare the 'verse from the hairless apes yet.
oneirophrenia
Jul. 10th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
Ludicrous! I want to circulate that hoax with the further addendum that now will be the *perfect* time for the Martians to begin their invasion, so everyone should be on the lookout for tripods and infestations of red weed.

God, are humans gullible.
greygirlbeast
Jul. 11th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
God, are humans gullible.

But, they're not without a certain sexual...ability. Plus, they're great stir fried!
oneirophrenia
Jul. 11th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC)
Sadly, in my time, I've only met *one* supposed "human" with any kind of sexual ability to keep me interested--and she turned out to be unbearably psychotic and a pathological liar to boot! I think I'll stick to the custom-built gyndroids, myself....

Now, on the other hand, humans as a source of MEAT is *always* a good time! Nothing brings out a cookout like a few manburgers on the grill.
greygirlbeast
Jul. 11th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
I'll stick to the custom-built gyndroids, myself....

Maybe you need to introduce me to your source.

Now, on the other hand, humans as a source of MEAT is *always* a good time! Nothing brings out a cookout like a few manburgers on the grill.

Manburgers make any occassion festive!
thingunderthest
Jul. 11th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
But, they're not without a certain sexual...ability. Plus, they're great stir fried!

Great now both you and Poppy are makiing me hungry with your posts. Personally though, I prefer my human raw. ;)
greygirlbeast
Jul. 11th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
I prefer my human raw.

Indeed, with just a little kosher salt, maybe a bit of fresh basil.
thingunderthest
Jul. 11th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
Indeed, with just a little kosher salt, maybe a bit of fresh basil.

Perhaps a nice rub to tenderize.
I always knew you where a lady of great taste.
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