January 7, 2010

The Future is Now

I heard on the radio this morning that scientists have invented a new jet fuel that cuts the travel time between Earth and Mars down from 7 months to 40 days.

People, welcome to the future!

Not that Mars is anyone's dream destination, mind you. It's cold and there's no air. I say that, but I don't really know what I'm talking about. I'm no scientist... I checked it out, though, and according to Wikipedia, the atmosphere on Mars only contains traces of Oxygen. There's also no water.

So yeah... if you like to be alive, Mars is not the place to be.

Plus it's not exactly scenic is it?

In other news, airports are introducing those new scanning machines. Apparently they work very much like Superman's x-ray vision - they see through your clothes. Except they use something called T-rays, which we can only assume pity the fool who tries to smuggle explosives or other weapons onto a plane.

The news report said that people think the T-ray scanners are too intrusive. I don't think so. As far as I'm concerned, if they mean shorter wait times at airports and a stronger guarantee of not exploding in the air, I'm all for them. Also, they have to be less intrusive than a strip search, which is their alternative. I mean, look at that image... You can see all the guy's weapons, but you can't see his junk or whether he's got cartoon characters on his underwear. What's intrusive about that?

Also, regarding the image, I can understand why he's got a knife and a couple of guns if he's up to no good, but why does he have a dildo on his shoulder? This guy is definitely suspicious.

Yes. The scanners are good. I give them a win. Install them now, I'll wait.



5thsister said...

I did a spit take at the "D" word! LOL!

confused homemaker said...

Maybe it's a bomb? I mean if a guy could decide to put a bomb in his crotch (what a genius) I'm sure a guy could make a dildo-bomb.

Daffy said...

Eh...who needs to breath while on vacation. If the liquor is good on mars..the rest is just details

Merrily Down the Stream said...

I'm thinking he needs an anatomy lesson. Probably thinks he's impressing some babes when he is actually just revealing his total ignorance...

Elaine A. said...

There are moments when I'd like to send my boys to Mars, you know in "To the Moon Alice" fashion... ;-)

What IS that on that guy's shoulder? Scary.