I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of the country. -- Thomas Jefferson, 1814
As all you E.T. hunters know by now, Seti@home
has just started sending chunks of radio telescope space
data out to home computers to scan for messages.
A few Skeptical Sams (some even in the deepest ranks of Pigdog) think that the
chance of any cosmic creature sending us a signal in the narrow band of
frequencies that SETI is listening to are SO bad that it's not even worth
bothering. Others, however, disagree. They prefer to see the pie tin as half
full, rather than half empty.
Sure, the chances of finding alien life are slim, but if we *do* make contact
with an alien civilization then, you know what? We'll have access to some
**unbelievable** pie recipes!! I mean those aliens, being of superior intellect
n' all, must have some outrageous space-age desserts. Man, I bet they're
shoving some *killer* pecan pie down their food tubes (or whatever it is they
use to eat with) right now!
Their pastry science is quantum years beyond that of our mere earthling
efforts! They have flavors our tastebuds can?t even register! They may even
have anti-matter sprinkles! Think about it. Our own primitive confectioneries
must pale pathetically compared to their intergalactic slices.
Of course, actual evidence of such cosmic vittles has been limited to merely
after-dinner speculation- until now!!! We have just received a shocking news
report, from the respected UFO magazine Fate, that aliens have been filching
the supplies at one of the LARGEST sugar refineries in the world! This can
only mean one thing: them ay-leens are fixin' to bake themselves some serious