It’s been a while since I posted one of these, but P. offered up a beaut today:
In light of Russia’s recent announcement that they will no longer ferry US astronauts to the ISS for free, we were discussing the temptations that must face astronauts of all stripe to make “2001 noises” when on-board their ships, which led to a general conversation about the black monoliths and their real purpose. Pete maintained that, while the monoliths of the Jovian system were a sort of transportation system, the single ‘lith on the moon represented an “interstellar tripwire” to notify the Alien Intelligences that Man had achieved interplanetary travel capabilities.
I just about bust a gut laughing.
Okay, so I’m a geek to find that funny. So sue me!