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Exiled Island: NEOs

Oh crap..

A report came out today from the National Academy of Sciences, admonishing the United States for doing very little to defend the planet against near-Earth-objects, or NEOs. The United States spends $4 million a year tracking these Earth crashers and scientists think that is not enough.

I say “Don’t worry about!” If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. What are we going to do anyway, send Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck up there to nudge it out of the way (what? we did that already? Oh, snap!).

I know, if we had enough warning, and by “enough”, I mean less than 48 hours, we could project the asteroid’s path and, shall we say, evacuate the dancefloor. Riiight. Whenever a hurricance approaches land, what do we see? A massive traffic jam with people running out of gas. And $4 million could be put to good use elsewhere, like perfecting the butter pen, or glow-in-the-dark cats, or this thing:

what the...

So NEOs, you are banished! And if you do set your sights on us, then, oh well! The planets are going to align on December 21st, 2012 anyway.


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  1. capnblackjack
    January 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    You HAD to go and reference 2012, huh?!

  2. Mrs. Blackjack
    January 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Did someone say night kites with lights?

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