Open Thread - 05-13-22 - A Cautionary Tale
Folks, don't do this.
The neighbor's pet chimpanzee escaped again last night. He sneaks across the yard, through the window, and loves to bang on the keyboard of my computer. I've lost count of how many times he's done this.
Soooo, after sharing some 25% Indica and a few nips of Crown Royal with Gunther last night, yeah his name is Gunther (he's Austrian, OK?), I woke up on the sofa with him sleeping at my feet. Now if that's not weird enough, I sat down at my computer this morning and I found an open thread essay all typed out and ready to go.
Well, here it is Friday morning and I've prepared nothing for today's OT, and since I'm not sure who exactly wrote this essay, Gunther or myself, I will throw caution to the wind and publish it anyway.
I'll let you discern which simian brain concocted this flatulation of imagination.
[Nostradomus]: "Maybe something will happen." "Maybe when NATO and Russia are about to unleash radioactive hell upon the earth, when there is no more hope for diplomacy and it appears we are all doomed, maybe something will happen." "Maybe."
[Socrates]: "Maybe?" "Like what?"
[Enrico Fermi (Fermi Paradox)]: "Oh, I don't know, visitors from outer space maybe?" "Intervening at the last second to prevent mankind from destroying itself."
[Socrates]: "Why would aliens do that?"
[Captain James Kirk]: "Beats me, to save mankind from annihilation, I guess."
[Socrates]: "Ok, well, that may save mankind from nuclear war, but what about climate change, starvation, pandemics, geological disasters and other stuff I can't think of right now?" "What will save mankind from all of that?"
[Giorgio A. Tsoukalos]: "The knowledge that the aliens will give them."
[Socrates]: "Why would the aliens do all of that?" "What's in it for them?"
[Ming the Merciless]: "Peace of mind, knowing that the universe will be safe from a predatory mankind."
[Socrates]: "Well, that seems like a stretch." "How will mankind react to all of this?"
[Klaus Schwab]: "It will bring all of mankind together into a New World Order/Great Reset."
[Socrates]: "But who will be the boss?"
[WEF]: "Klaus Schwab."
[Socrates]: "I do have to admit he does look like an alien." "But, are you sure about all of this?"
[Schrödinger's Cat]: "Maybe."