NASA to conspiracy theory: Drop Dead

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22 Responses to “NASA to conspiracy theory: Drop Dead”

  1. PhosPhorious says:

    Just those of us found unworthy.

  2. angusm says:

    They _would_ say that, wouldn’t they?

    I don’t believe anything until I hear the government deny it.

  3. Mister44 says:

    So… so I should stop my murderous rampage of revenge?

  4. zOMG! We all gunna DIE!!1 *kills self*

    Which is what you should do if you buy into that bs.

  5. Brainspore says:

    Oh, for heaven’s gate.

  6. Blaze Curry says:

    Well…if its a comet, then it probably won’t kill us all. After all, its a big ball of ice and loose rocks, right? more than likely without a direct hit it would break up in the upper atmo and turn into a great cloud, blocking sunlight for decades…

    Or just vaporize.

  7. elix says:

    *spraypaints “DUH” across his monitor in huge orange letters*

  8. Chuck says:

    So how is it that the conspiracy theorists know about my comet attractor ray, but NASA doesn’t?

  9. Fionnbharr says:

    I miss Art Bell.

  10. Douglas Rushkoff says:

    I think of him whenever one of these stories comes around. He was the best. He and Gene Shepard shaped so many of our minds. 

    He still does the occasional broadcast but I never manage to catch it. Is there a “clock radio” recording application out there? Like TiVo for radio? Something that would, say, open up itunes or a browser and record a web broadcast at a certain time? 

    • John Ohno says:

      There’s an application for linux called podget that’s supposed to do this, but if it’s being broadcast over a shoutcast server or something that won’t work. You’d probably have to schedule a player to run and dump the audio (using cron and mplayer will do this easily for periodically repeating schedules, for values of ‘easily’ that include reading the mplayer and cron manpages and finding the right options).

  11. Antinous / Moderator says:

    NASA has entirely failed to address the issue of the comet generating a deadly miasma.

  12. Boomer says:

    Deadly miasma: when the cedars bloom in Texas.

  13. Bucket says:

    Meh. Not worried about it. Any time there’s a comet about to wipe out all life a plucky group of adventurers always seems to save the day.

    Just so long as there Chocobos to ride into battle the earth will be safe…. oh, crap.

    • John Ohno says:

      The great thing about apocalypses is that when they work right nobody is around to complain about them. It’s only when they malfunction (and we get a plucky bunch of survivors who just happened to be in a cave deep under the antarctic polar ice cap when the bomb went off) that the apocalypse is something to have worried about (retroactively).

  14. fnc says:

    Thundarr the Barbarian was NOT a documentary.

  15. majutsushi says:

    As long as they don’t change the name to ‘Melancholia’ …

  16. Keith Tyler says:

    NASA can’t take us to the moon anymore, but they can argue on the internet. Good times!

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