Monday, May 20, 2013

When David Bowie asked if there's life on Mars, I don't think this is what he had in mind...

So ... did anyone else hear about how those jokesters at NASA spent eight hundred million dollars so they could draw a picture of a dick on Mars?

*drops to the floor laughing uproariously*

Oh god, this is just priceless!  Surely there are cheaper ways of seeing if a robot can draw vaguely obscene graffiti.  Perhaps shelling out fifty bucks for a remote control car and a trip to the beach?

And if all they wanted was to draw dicks on things, couldn't they have just done it on a bathroom wall like a normal person? All that would have cost them is the price of a Sharpie.

Okay, okay, I know it's unfair to insinuate they did it on purpose, but that's the most amazing SNAFU I've ever seen!  Can you imagine the technicians in charge of the Mars Rover Curiosity trying to explain that one away?

"I'm sorry, sir, I don't know what happened.  One minute we were just doing our job, then Phil made a fart joke, and the next thing you know..."

According to NASA it was just a coincidence, and not a group of technicians acting like sixth graders.  But I'm not buying it.  I'm thinking that NASA guys are just like any other bunch of blokes. Get them together in a room for long enough, and their average mental maturity drops to that of a twelve year old.

Sure it was an accident, NASA ... sure it was.

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  1. Oh Gosh , hahahaha I can't believe it!

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    1. I know it's a coincidence, but it's an amazing one!

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  2. LOL. Seriously?? (But sill funny)

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    1. I can only imagine how much laughing there was in the lab over that one.

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  3. And the aliens come here and make intricate circles and designs in some poor farmers wheat field. Somehow, I think we're losing the intergalactic potato sack race.

    I like your new, right side picture. :)

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    1. It does make you wonder about crop circles though, doesn't it. Are we getting an insight into alien winkles?

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  4. I bet they're still laughing about that at NASA headquarters. Or maybe "Curiosity became self-aware and tried to bond with his controllers.

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  5. Would it have been better or worse if they drew boobs?

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    1. Well at least it would have been equal opportunity :D

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  6. I see nothing wrong with this. Sure, they spent billions sending the thing up there, and it's meant to discover things we could never have dreamed of, but there is always, ALWAYS time to draw a dick on something. In fact, maybe this will stop people here on Earth from drawing wieners on things since there's no way they can top drawing an intergalactic wiener. Bravo, NASA, for having the balls (pun intended) to use science to alter human behavior.

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    1. Ooh, there's a thought. Maybe that was their plan all along. A brave (albeit expensive) method of curbing graffiti.

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    2. He's right.. There's always time for a dick. Especially on Mars.

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  7. My first thought was the same - it's a prank by one or more technicians.

    Great stuff.

    :-)

    Cheers

    PM

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    1. I really, really hope it's a prank by the techs :D

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  8. Maybe that is what Martians look like

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    1. Now THAT'S a scary thought!!

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    2. Ooh, now THAT would be an interesting plot twist.

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  9. Yep, this reminds me of when they fired a missile at the moon to see how big the explosion would be---you can't take the 15 year old out of the scientist :)

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  10. "I've drawn a big willy on the Martian landscape" would be pretty impressive on anyone's CV.
    Or social media profile page.

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    1. I kind of want that in my resume! It'd make for interesting interviews.

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  11. My brother was an engineer for the space program. This doesn't surprise me one bit. Howard Wolowitz perhaps?

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    1. LOL! Well, as long as they're having fun, I suppose.

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  12. Is this really true? I'm off to Google this.

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    1. Yep, definitely true. There's a link in the post :D

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  13. Well, ya know... there are also lady techs and lady geeks and engineers at NASA. Hmmm, could it be that they.... Naaaaah. That would never happen.

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    1. No, it wouldn't have happened if the techs were girls. I know when I'm doodling I don't draw male genitalia, I draw puppies.

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  14. LOL I was wondering if that is erasable. Then some one said that all we had to do is drive over it.

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    1. True, I suppose it's not like they laser sketched it on there.

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  15. Bwahahaha, I'm with Stephen, I'm off to google this too ;)

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  16. I see penises everywhere.

    Love your new profile picture!!!

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  17. Is this for real ? Not that it would surprise me . Lisa x

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  18. I didn't really see a penis in the dirt, guess it's just the filthy minds of the likes of some, and yet I have a filthy mind....maybe it's just not working lately, or decided to give it's self a wash?!?!?!?!?!

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    1. You didn't see it? Oh no, it sounds like your dirty mind has been compromised! We'd better get you some Carry On films, stat!

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  19. Money worth spent in my opinion. Loving the new profile pic. :)

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  20. I completely agree that it was not a fluke! Love your new pic, beautiful lady!

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  21. Stuff like this could spark a REAL war of the worlds.

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    1. Or perhaps an integallactic law suit for misrepresentation. it is awfully big.

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  22. I burst out laughing when I saw the Mars... well, let's just call it a drawing. Proof that you can take the boy out of 6th grade, but you can't take 6th grade out of the boy. I think we would all at least think about doing something like this if given the chance. I might ;)

    Great post, Kellie! Made me laugh. Oh, NASA...

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  23. Haha, as if it was an accident. This is amazing c

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    1. In my mind, they were all clustered around the monitor, snickering and egging each other on.

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  24. LOL - is this for real. I asked my rocket scientist hubby and he just giggled.

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

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    1. LOL! I bet he was thinking about what he would have drawn if he'd had the chance :D

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  25. And we wonder why alien life forms have no desire to visit us.

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    1. If they do, they're going to be mighty disappointed. That picture was awfully big.

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  26. But it is a penis on another planet! Extraterrestrial penis!!

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  27. This goes to show that the life on other planets is definitely not intelligent :-)

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    1. Hahahahaha good one. And so intelligent too. ;)

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    2. Not that life on this planet is particularly bright ;D

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    1. Yep, they definitely will. Even with an eight hundred million piece of machinery ;D

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  29. I still think it should've been a pussy. Um.... Yeah, I do.

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    1. LOL! I'm all for equal opportunity graffiti.

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    2. Why am I not surprised/ ;) Now they'll have to go back to Mars or we'll start a demonstration.

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  30. Nice to see the taxpayer money going towards something good. Who knew there were pictures on Mars? Let alone penile pictures...

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  31. Considering that the astronauts have to deal with stray turds on the space ship, yeah, I think it was on purpose too.

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    1. Well when you put it that way, I can't exactly begrudge them their fun can I.

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  32. this is truly just a "grown-up" version of that first week in college when some boy steals every dry-erase marker on every dry-erase board in the dorm and draws giant dicks on everything.

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  33. How, HOW?!, could that be a coincidence? I can't believe they were dumb enough to use that line, being that they are rocket scientists and all.

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    1. LOL! I suppose theoretically it could be a coincidence. I just want to believe it wasn't :D

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  34. lol! First I've seen any of this. Love this post. too funny! :-)

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  35. One point. You said get the men together and their maturity drops to that of a 12 year old. I'd say that's insulting to 12 year olds. We are men, we have to be that way otherwise we aren't.

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    1. LOL! Good point. I wouldn't want to offend any male rituals now would I.

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  36. i would love to have been on the design team. i would have said long, but no too long we don't want to scare people off.

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    1. LOL! I think their ratios were a bit off, but I give them points for artistic expression.

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    1. Apparently it is. But if it isn't, don't tell me. Just let me live with my false knowledge of there being a giant penis drawn on the surface of Mars.

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  38. Wow! I had to Google this one. Maybe I should be paying more attention to the news. That's kind of amazing.

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    1. LOL! They seemed to have kept it pretty dark. I only found it in a round about way.

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  39. Things like this make me shake my head as to how men get ahead in business. Dicks...hmmm. hysterical.

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