There once was a place of cold forbidding, a place man was never welcome to. It belonged to another race, one inimical to all man valued. As a result, it was a doomed place

I suppose the Bugs liked it. With two moons I suppose it could have been pretty, but after the war, not so much. We named it Klendathu. I don't know what the Bugs called it. I hope we've exterminated them. God knows they came close to exterminating us.

We have pickets all around the star, looking for communications drones or supply ships from their colonies. Every time one is found, it's origin is traced and we mount another extermination campaign. It's been three years since the last one. We've become very good at it.

Klendathu still orbits it's blue star, a sterile and mute witness to the First Interstellar War. As I look upon it's ruins, the cratered and slagged surface, poisoned for millenia - a stark statement to the stars, I brood, wondering if our contacts with others will always end thus.

I pray not.
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On Mars

NASA Science Update to Discuss Mars Atmosphere Activity

WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a science update at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 15, to discuss analysis of the Martian atmosphere that raises the possibility of life or geologic activity. The briefing will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., S.W., Washington, and carried live on NASA Television.

Uncle Tobias We Kept In a Bucket


On Chuck tonight in the pre-credits sequence, Chuck intercepts a message to Jill that mentions an "Uncle Tobias"--that made me immediately remember the Epilogue from Number of the Beast in which Jubal begins writing/dictating a comedy novel with the sentence "Uncle Tobias we kept in a bucket."

Dunno if it was intentional on the part of Chuck's writers or just coincidental.


There are several groups both on LJ and on the web in general that are devoted to the discussion of the Zombie apocalypse or (The End Of Life As We Know It). These groups attract much discussion about survival and behavior under stress and preparedness in general.

With that in mind do you think that Zombies are stobor?*


Luna Free State flag, anyone?

I live in Luna County, NM, which due to its bordering Mexico is fast becoming a police state. I'd love to fly the Luna Free State flag over my house... does anyone understand the design well enough to make a nice one? And how much would Betsy Ross Garcia O'Kelly charge to make me one? One person's (rather crude) mock-up is

Thanks, Loonies!