So much happening in the world right now – and off world too. Landing on Mars – with Curiosity being lowered to the surface of the red planet like a puppet on a string – some stunning images coming out of NASA. There are a couple of videos out there – one of the heat shield being dropped on the surface of the planet (great – one of the very first things we do is drop some trash in shitty great heap). Then the stage B thingy lowers the Curiousity out on a steel wire, and then without touching ground itself, flies a short distance away and crashes. All very odd.

There must be some reasons why they did the landing this way this time – last time they just bounced along in a giant bubble, which in itself would have surprised the heck out of any Martians who may have been watching from behind a rock.

I mean, seriously, what sort of a looney throws a satellite at another planet wrapped in bubblewrap?!? I think that in some way we are all hoping to see something like this:

certainly more so than seeing these little pigeon-hating critters:

Ack Ack Ack AaaaacKKK! Best Mars film ever made. And you can’t blame then for hating pigeons.

It’s curious that we haven’t been back to the Moon, but then again: we’ve been there and done that. Yet, we’ve been to Mars before, and they’re not saying been there and done that one. Much more dead red planet to explore. Here’s the little curious chappie who is going to be doing the exploring – fair bristling with cameras, and packing a plutonium packed lunchbox, he won’t run out of voodoo juice for some time yet:

The curious thing to me, is how much he looks like this happy little chappy:

Which just can’t be a co-incidence…. Perhaps, just perhaps, they’ve been here before and stolen the blueprints…

The proof of contact cannot really be ignored…

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