Saturday, January 20, 2007

This Blog Is Going To Outer Space

As of today, this blog is going intergalactic. Yes, this blog and you and your comments are welcome to travel into space as well.

You'll notice a little badge on the left side of the page for Blog In Space, a project which regularly collects the blog posts of members, bundles them together and transmits them into the vast reaches of the universe, sending them out into the stars and planets.

I am positive aliens will find much to enjoy here, though I am not sure if our primitive operating systems are compatable. But why wait for them to contact us? Along with the gazillion radio and television signals already hurtling through the vast and immeasurable universe, now this blog and those whose comments are herein will now reach beyond this beautiful and fragile globe.

Now, in addition to being world-wide, we have intergalactic distribution. About time, I say.

I don't have the $20 million fee so I can be a Space Tourist. My lifelong hopes of seeing human outposts on the Moon or Mars are still unrealized. So for now this will have to do.

So --

Greetings to the inhabitants of Alpha Centauri, or Omicron Perseid 8, or maybe to the flying gas-bags of HammaGammaJamma 12 and any and all who find this page of words and images. And a fine howdy to you all.

Here is a video to sort of tell you where you can find us. It is narrated by a human named Morgan Freeman who has a nice calm voice and should not scare you. If anything here, today or ever, does scare you, relax. We are all pretty darn harmless, except to ourselves. The video starts with an image of what we call a hula hoop in a place called Venice and goes from there. Oh, and Klaatu barada nikto.

And keep this in mind, advice from the Blog In Space folks, who say: "
Bloggers who use this site are urged to keep their blogs devoid of any language, comments or content that might offend, taunt or provoke alien life forms in any way. Let's not start an intergalactic war :)

(And thanks to Ginger, where I discovered this whole Space Blog dealie.)


  1. Why, you're welcome, Mr. Powell! May the force be with you!

  2. Are you trying to confuse the aliens about our human definitions of "right" and "left"? :)

  3. Anonymous6:45 PM

    I can only hope the ALF's of this universe appreciate the wit and wisdom of Cuppa Joe. I'm really hoping they're not tuning into talk radio thinking we're all wanting to keep them in their place..esp the Phil Valentine show..they might really be pissed.

  4. I dig transmitting to aliens.
    I think that this is of the good for you, Joe.
    Tell 'em.

  5. Ginger - thanks for the wishes, though I often think there is more Farce than Force active in the Universe.

    John - hmmm. terms like right, left, up, down, etc are all pretty meaningless in space, aren't they?

    John H - thanks for your assesment. and yeah, listening in to some talk radio, like Phil's show, would create the notion that humans aren't very smart but are often vindictive and xenophobic.

    Newcoma - add your blog to the transmissions, girl!!

  6. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Funny thing is "Piiggs In Spaaace " comes to mind. Just funny that wa I guess.

  7. Awesome.

    I am so joining up.