Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

I was searching a website that I got regularly today and found an article that I thought was interesting. It's a book called The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone in the Universe?, a new book by the astrophysicist, Paul Davies. What is different and intriguing is the fact that in this book is messages written by people to whatever life may be out there in the universe. I thought for my Thursday 13, I would jot down a few of them here:

1. “Please kill us now … have no mercy. We are evil and you must defend yourself.”

2. Similarly to #1- “Keep away from this planet,” agreed Pamela from Sicily. “Mankind is only intent on depleting, abusing and destroying [it]. They will do the same to yours should they find it. Mankind is the worst virus in the universe. You have been warned.”

3. “If you manage to work out how to travel to us, don’t bother, as we’ll probably probe you, try to blow you up or worse still, steal your technology and invade… Have a nice day.”

4. “Dearest Aliens, If you choose to conquer Earth, please do not kill or enslave those of us who can name all 12 men to have walked on the Moon. We are the ones worth keeping around.”

5. “If you’re planning to visit our planet, please know you will need to remove all metal from your person, take your shoes off and submit to a full body scan, carry all liquids/gels/aerosols in clear plastic bottles no bigger than 3.4oz, surrender all cigarette lighters and batteries, pack all jams and jellies (but pies can be carried on)… Oh, yes. Welcome to the Earth!”

6. “Sorry to drop this on you, but we’ve kinda wrecked our planet. Any chance we could come live with you? We’ve got beer.”

7. “Save yourself! Stay away! We have politicians!”

8. “For sale or trade. Several billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. All reasonable offers considered! Must pick up, cannot ship.”

9. again, similar to #8- “Beautiful, blue planet, teeming with life, located on the edge of the Milky Way. Fantastic views of the Andromeda Galaxy and beyond into infinity. Perhaps the best location in the Universe. One trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion ONO. Must be prepared to look after current resident flora and fauna.”

10. “My purpose of contacting you is to seek your help in transferring the sum of five million United States dollars ($5,000,000) to a trusted bank on your planet.”

11. “Did you think YOU were alone in the universe?”

12. My fave: “Do you have crop circles on your planet? Kindly stop tagging our planet with cryptic crop designs. Interplanetary graffiti is not the best introduction, so please express yourself with a bit more decorum and less like a disgruntled teenager wielding a spray can.”

13. “OK, ’fess up? What have you done with Elvis?”

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  1. Those are great. An sadly appropriate. But, as Inez points out, we might have something to offer. Aside from naming all 12 men who have walked on the moon (though I challenge that individual to also name all 12 Disciples, any 12 Egyptian pharaohs, any 12 non-judeo-christian deities, any 12 medical procedures perfected in the last 10 years, or any 12 marine plants. Let's see how broad that knowledge is - kinda arrogant of him/her).

  2. Uhm... I think there are hidden underground caverns in the Michigan UP that are full of beer. Ah... just so ya know... just in case...

  3. Great list. I love #13. LOL! Happy Thursday!

  4. LMAO!! I think these are great. And I'm with Inez. Someone should tell them Earth girls are Easy. LOL.

  5. LOL! Those are funny!


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  6. Ah, these are great. Who know, though...maybe aliens are even more messed up than humans are! Hope not, though.

  7. I think number ten was my favorite. LOL! Spam is universal! Think about it!

    Happy TT!

  8. I think #7 is my favorite but they were all good. Great list. Happy Thursday!

  9. LOL! I love that last one. As to the rest, maybe the aliens already know?

  10. This is awesome! I'm going to have to get me a copy.

  11. #5 made me laugh so did the one about Elvis. Boy, we have some real cynics here on Earth.

  12. ROFL...I love it! Thanks for the laughs today!

  13. Oh, this is too good, LMAO.

    I like twelve the best.

    Happy TT.