Random Thoughts

randomthoughts_smallRandom thoughts for Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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If you’ve never played World of Warcraft, you probably don’t know what it means when I say /(something)… hrmmm

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What if we are alone in the universe?  What if there’s nothing else out there – no other sentient life?  Have you considered that?  Has anyone written that story?  A universe with no alien life whatsoever?

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The US Air Force has had a secret mission going in space for 500 days…  Makes you wonder what else is going on up there…

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I remember something about the Soviets having secret war satellites… Their mission was to shoot down secret CIA satellites…

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I am full of energy today… I don’t know why…

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You know that moment when you’re walking by someone and their overwhelming body odor wafts over you, sinking into your nose and building a tiny little encampment where you can’t not smell them for hours afterwards?!

Yeah… I hate that shit…

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*suddenly remembers that video of Dan Aykryod sitting in the dark, smoking a cigarette and talking about aliens among us…*

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You know what we need? More Snake Plissken.

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Bob Hauk: You go in, find the President, bring him out in 24 hours, and you’re a free man.
Snake Plissken: 24 hours, huh?
Bob Hauk: I’m making you an offer.
Snake Plissken: Bullshit!
Bob Hauk: Straight just like I said.
Snake Plissken: I’ll think about it.
Bob Hauk: No time. Give me an answer.
Snake Plissken: Get a new president!
Bob Hauk: We’re still at war, Plissken. We need him alive.
Snake Plissken: I don’t give a fuck about your war… or your president.
Bob Hauk: Is that your answer?
Snake Plissken: I’m thinking about it.
Bob Hauk: Think hard.
Snake Plissken: [pause] Why me?
Bob Hauk: You flew the Gullfire over Leningrad. You know how to get in quiet. You’re all I got.
Snake Plissken: [pause] I guess I go in one way or the other… doesn’t mean shit to me. All right… I’ll do it. Give me the pardon paper.
Bob Hauk: When you come out.
Snake Plissken: Before.
Bob Hauk: I told you I wasn’t a fool, Plissken.
Snake Plissken: Call me Snake.

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Whatever happened to Buck Rogers?

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  • Paul Weimer Posted April 24, 2014 11:47 am

    We got more Snake Plissken (Escape from LA). That did not work well.

    As far as being completely alone…that’s an SFnal idea, but what’s the plot? who are the characters?

  • JR Holmes Posted April 24, 2014 12:44 pm

    You will kick yourself for missing this.

    A completely human populated galaxy was a primary feature of the original Foundation stories by Isaac Asimov and it distinguished those stories from most of the contemporary works. The more recent additions to that universe added the robots, but I wouldn’t count them as “alien” in that sense. This choice by Asimov was because John W. Campbell insisted on a human chauvinism that Asimov didn’t share and so he avoided the issue.


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