So you can imagine that when I went online to MSNBC this morning, I was incredibly surprised and pleased to read the headline:
Alien-hunters add new super-Earths to their list
|Who doesn't want this guy at their party?|
How thrilling! I mean, there are more alien hunters out there? More predators? And they're making the morning news round-up? That's what I call "fun, fun, fun!"
And just think... They like the Earth so much that they are looking for new "super-Earths" to hunt on.
That's right, baby! The Earth is rocking the top of the A-list in places to visit for extra-terrestrials from faraway galaxies looking for a little fun, a little relaxation, and a little hunting. Kind of like E.T. Club Med. That'll help the economy. Sweet!
Then, of course, I had the natural crash and burn that comes with realizing most of the world doesn't live in an imagination filled with Skywalkers, Starbucks, Kirks, and Captain Mals.
I clicked on the headline only to realize that sadly, it's just reruns on our SETI program. The alien-hunters are only human, like me. And the super-Earths are just some postulated planets that may or may not exist around gas giants. What a let-down.
I suppose the headline Facebook 'If I Die' app kills your computer doesn't have anything to do with Transformers or Terminators either.
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