February 27, 2004

The Planet of Dr. ?


Could The Confidence Man please tell me why we give a shit about life on Mars? Is it so that when Halliburton starts drilling there, we'll be sure there are no "insurgents" around to blow up their subcontracted employees? Or does it have something to do with explaining the Christian story of creation (which it seems clear couldn't have taken place on this planet)? This NASA waterwitching business is making Edgar Rice Burroughs look smarter every day,

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