Subj: @netfriends >> The Aliens are coming...
Date: 28 Jul 1985 14:25:33-EDT (Sunday)
From: Stephen Balzac
Subject: Why would 'they' come to Earth
I saw the following article on why Aliens would want to visit Earth,
so I figured I would contribute it to the discussion.
THE ALIENS ARE COMING, THE ALIENS ARE COMING!
I don't want to alarm anybody, but there is an excellent chance that
the Earth will be destroyed in the next several days. Congress is
thinking about eliminating a federal program under which scientists
broadcast signals to alien beings. This would be a large mistake.
Alien beings have nuclear blaster death cannons. You cannot cut off
their federal programs as if they were merely poor people.
I realize some of you may not believe that alien beings exist. But
how else can you explain the many unexplained phenomena that people
are always sighting, such as lightning and flying saucers? Oh, I
know the authorities claim these sightings are actually caused by
"weather balloons," but that is a bucket of manure if I ever heard
one. (That's just a figure of speech, of course. I realize manure
Answer this question honestly: Have you, or has any member of your
immediate family, ever seen a weather balloon? Of course not.
Nobody has. Yet if these "authorities" were telling the truth, the
skies over America would be dark with weather balloons. Commercial
aviation would be impossible. Nevertheless, the authorities trot
out this tired old explanation, or an even stupider one, every time
a flying saucer is sighted.
Wake up, America! There are no weather balloons! Those are alien
beings! They are all around us! I'm sure most of you have seen the
movie "E.T.", the story of an alien who almost dies when he falls
into the clutches of the American medical establishment but is saved
by pre-adolescent boys. Everybody believes the alien is a fake, a
triumph of special effects. But watch the movie closely next time.
The alien is real. The boys are fakes. Real pre-adolescent boys
would have beaten the alien to death with rocks.
Yes, aliens exist and high government officials know they exist, but
they've been keeping this knowledge top secret. Here is the Untold
Years ago, when the alien-broadcast program began, government
scientists decided to broadcast a message that would be simple yet
convey a sense of love, universal peace and brotherhood: "Have a
Nice Day." They broadcast this message over and over, day after
day, year after year, until one day they got an answer:
Dear Earth Persons:
OK. We are having a nice day. We also have a number of extremely
sophisticated weapons, and unless you start broadcasting something
more interesting, we will reduce your planet to a very warm object
the size of a child's bowling ball.
So the scientists, desperate for something that would interest the
aliens, broadcast an episode of "I Love Lucy", and the aliens loved
it. They demanded more, and soon they were getting all three major
networks, and the Earth was saved. There is only one problem: THE
ALIENS HAVE TERRIBLE TASTE. They love game shows, soap operas,
Howard Cosell and "Dallas." Whenever a network tries to take one of
these shows off the air, the aliens threaten to vaporize the planet.
This is why you and all your friends think television is so awful.
It isn't designed to please you --it's designed to please creatures
from another galaxy. You know the Wisk commercial, the one with
ring around the collar, the one so spectacularly stupid that it
makes you wonder why anybody would dream of buying the product?
Well, the aliens love that commercial. We all owe a great debt of
gratitude to the people who make Wisk. They have not sold a single
bottle of Wisk in 14 years, but they have saved the Earth.
Very few people know any of this. Needless to say, Congress has no
idea what is going on. Most legislators are incapable of eating
breakfast without the help of several aides, so we can hardly expect
them to understand a serious threat from outer space. But if they
go ahead with their plan to cancel the alien-broadcast program and
the aliens miss the next episode of "General Hospital," What do you
think will happen? Think about it. And have a nice day.
[Edited on 27-2-2003 by pacman]