The terror!

Seznicki from Dearborn, MI writes:

Dear Bob,
What are the ramifications of the latest terrorist threat?

Dearest Mr. Or Mrs. Seznicki,

Recently I got together with an old friend and we smoked a little dope and drank a little beer. Now I consider myself part of the conservative party. Because I agree with Rush Limbaugh, getting high is cool. Sometimes feeling good is good enough. “Rush is right! Now pass the bong.”

Usually when people smoke the dope they watch TV and think about it way too much, this night was no different. We ended up watching the new “War of the World. To tell the truth, I liked the old movie better. Three eyed, three legged, purple people eaters in spaceships from Mars makes perfect sense to me.

Then, they came out with the 80’s made for TV series. The intro went like this, “Forty years ago, they tried to take over the planet…now they’re taking over our bodies! The main jist was the aliens somehow climbed inside peoples bodies who ran governments and things and would prepare the planet for alien domination.

The only problem I had with this one is that when the aliens climbed out of a body, it was a man in an alien outfit, which wasn’t very impressive. Then the alien had to be big for a guy to fit in the obvious costume. They averaged about seven feet tall and twice as wide as the person they came from. This just didn’t make sense to me, why didn’t they just hire a short person like me. I’m only five foot tall, I would have fit perfectly into a properly proportioned alien outfit. Nobody even called and asked, I would have done it for cheap…I needed the money!

So about the movie, what didn’t make sense to me, is the ships came from under the ground. So the aliens would have had buried the ships, like, half a million years ago, and now they transport themselves inside to let loose the dogs of war. But why would they store perfectly good “planet-takin’-over-machines” on Earth, unused, for such a long time.

Is spaceship storage supper-dupper expensive? Didn’t they have other planets to take over in the mean-time?

What about the technology? By they time they got back to Earth, the technology of those ships are now a half million years old. I would think by now, they might have developed somethin’ better. Maybe it was just a salvage team pickin’ up some old shit, and they decided to have a little fun with the locals. Were the folks that came down into those ships basically alien versions of “Sanford and Son?”

And what about geology? We have equipment to make sure we don’t build buildings in sink holes, stuff used to detect earthquakes, and plain old drilling. With these things buried all over the place, don’t you think we would’ve bumped into a ship the size of the Empire State Building?

When I think of all the money they spent and all the folks that must have reviewed the story before it went into production, it just makes my head spin. The combined effort of the writers, producers, actors, and directors, couldn’t figure out the obvious flaws that makes the movie disappointing. I just don’t want to think about it anymore.

Anyways, back to your question. No hair gel on airplanes, it’s quite a tragedy. Just think of the poor guy on a plane going to that big job interview, he gets to his destination late. The hotel doesn’t have his brand of hair care product or even worse mouthwash! He shows up unshaven with messy hair and bad breath. Looks like its no job for the weary traveler. Guess you might as well save your money and not go.

How are people from Italy going to travel to the US for that important business deal? Everyone knows an Italian won’t leave the house without hair gel. It’s like a woman showing up for work on a bad hair day. It’s like a Mexican turning down a job. It just ain’t gonna happen!

This upsets our whole way of life, damn those terrorists…damn them to hell!

Feel free to “ask Bob” your question!

Coming Soon: It’s Mr. Sockforahead…really!

Bob Senitram

Webmaster and editor of I obtained a bachelor's degree in micro-biology around the turn of the century but was quickly tracked down and forced to return it to its rightful owner and pay a $25 fine. *** A fan of science fiction, I started this website in 1999 as a portal for science fiction stories that have never been published. *** Completely devoid of talent, I decided to call on the public to supply content. Shortly afterwards Stephen and I started writing weekly columns and have continued to this day.

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