Friday, January 1, 2016

conversations with Crow - part 1 kazillion


While Crow and I were enjoying some extra snifters of brandy the other evening we got into some more or less meandering conversations (as you do) that touched on many subjects. Here's just a part of one of them:

Crow: I wonder if anyone has considered the possibility that the only aliens you’re dealing with are escaped juvenile delinquents? Let’s examine this. It would appear they crossed many light years of interstellar space in custom flying saucers. If they had legitimate business here one would expect them to broadcast their messages to humanity through the many channels available to beings of obviously immense technological capacity. Instead, the two defining behaviors of modern extraterrestrials seem to be a (1) furtive avoidance of any kind of authority, and (2) hostage taking (fine, 'alien abduction', but more or less the same thing). It’s like they broke out of a detention center, and are trying to evade an intergalactic manhunt.

me: Now that you mention it I have noticed extraterrestrials seem to spend a lot of time loitering about in the most desolate corners of the world.

Crow: It’s pretty grim to go into hiding when you're used to the perks of advanced technology, which means roughing it in a remote cabin in Nunavik until the heat is off likely wouldn’t suit your average alien.

me: I still don't know why they can't come out and just ask for help. After all, we do have a tendency to root for the fugitive.

Crow: Humans have been beaming signals out into space for decades, hoping that one day you'll get conclusive proof of the existence of extraterrestrials.  Perhaps a much more productive approach would be to offer blanket amnesty and asylum to any non-terrestrial being that wants to come in out of the cold. Then let’s see how quickly you get First Contact.

Pour a trifle more Remy in my goblet, please, my dear. May I offer you another piece of fruitcake? Now what were you saying about politicians and international bankers?

Happy New Year


17 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

Frohes neues Jahr!

Andrew R. Scott said...

Crow knows much more than he tells. Give him a few more snifters of Remy.

Tom said...

Roughing it in a cabin in Nunavik? Tell me about it! And the skinflints turned off....... Well obviously you already know. Happy New Year to you both.

susan said...

Sláinte!

susan said...

Absolutely. One he returns from the flight he's taken to clear his head, that is..

susan said...

Yep, while I was off in the USofA Canada turned most of what had been the North West Territories into Nunavik. I think it still gets cold there, though.

Best wishes to you both.

troutbirder said...

Yes. Yes. We are so afraid. The Donald will protect us. BUT can he save us from THEM? :(

marja-leena said...

Ach, vat is tis vorld coming to?

Belated Happy New Year wishes to you both and Crow!

susan said...

Perhaps an army of Donalds could save us from them. It's really sad, isn't it?

susan said...

It's alvays going round. Ve're joost at bootom end now and tings vill look up.

Love to you and yours for the New Year!

Lindsay Byrnes said...

Hi Susan
A happy New Year to you and Crow – let’s hope it’s a better one than last year except the temperatures looks like globally rising yet again. But same good folk down under the influence of Crow are getting those of influence to take an oath to make it a more sustainable world Here .
Best wishes -

susan said...

I sure would like to think that banking ethics could come into being around the world. You know what they say about a few bad apples. It was a great message, Lindsay.

Should Fish More said...

Not sure how this one slipped by my usual watchfulness.... that bird, the little one next to Crow, reminds me of some cartoon, graphic novel/story, something. The plus signs for eyes, something. Probably unimportant.
Nice art, as alway.

susan said...

We're glad you caught sight of these two friends, Mike. A little familiarity never goes amiss.

gfid said...

perhaps they're scouts, sent to help us.... who went back and reported that we're very slow learners, and maybe it would be wasted effort. pearls to swine and all that.

susan said...

or they could be filming an alien reality show.

gfid said...

:0)