Talk:2573: Alien Mission

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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hello from Anchorage, AK!New editor (talk) 19:24, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi, but do remember to sign your Talk stuff, however otherwise meaningless. ;) 19:21, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
oops forgot, just fixed it.New editor (talk) 19:24, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

I wonder whether they're also looking for Little Green Men, these aliens being themselves more of the 'bug-eyed monster' type. 19:21, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

Although they follow each other there is no clear indication that the two aliens are the same. --Kynde (talk) 09:10, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
They bought their UFOs from the same dealership..? 13:55, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Bob's Saucer Repair: Power by Ozzie, Handling by Taz, Paint job by Topper/Pierre.Seebert (talk) 00:19, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

I question the current Analysis "The humor derives from the fact that UFO enthusiasts and cryptozoology enthusiasts have a similar mindset: They both believe in phenomena that the scientific establishment declares to be baseless." At a deeper level that may be true, but the primary humor comes from (a) us not being the reason for the alien presence (we tend to assume it's all about us) and (b) the sudden absurd realization that aliens have cryptozoology enthusiasts too.-- 23:41, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

"Every inch of the surface"

Should it be "every square inch of the surface"? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Yes,....yes it should.-- The Cat Lady (talk) 20:03, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
...but the surface of the Earth isn't square! :p 20:06, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
Insert that one story of the founding of Carthage here :) 22:27, 26 January 2022 (UTC)Bumpf
It should be "every square meter", because who on earth (and beyond) is still using imperial units? Kimmerin (talk) 08:33, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Maybe it is "every linear inch" because they have an advanced technology allowing them to scan an infinity of lines and add the results to create a surface? 12:19, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

I would hate myself if I didn't put in a plug for a friend's book series, Sci-Comedy genre. In Jerry Boyd's Bob and Nikki series, Bigfoot aren't native, they were dumped here by a different group of aliens that occasionally used them as slaves. They also love garlic and you can effectively trade with them. There are also Starfoot, who are used as slaves by the Commonwealth but have a planet of their own. Since DB Cooper speaks their language, he and his grandson left earth to settle there and raise garlic fields. All in all a rollicking funny series. Seebert (talk)

today the random button goes to -- 02:57, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

seems complete, deleting tag.New editor (talk) 16:58, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

why has what if? not been updating lately? anybody know? New editor (talk) 21:06, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

I suspect Randall got bored of that project, or got tired of doing new research for it. The What if? page hasn't been updated in a few years, though Randall had written several books that seem to be similar: what_if#The_book and How To. 22:56, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
yeah, but did you see the Countdown in header text? could be a possible what if? 2.New editor (talk) 08:26, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
t.rex on a plane...New editor (talk) 08:26, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
wow, i predicted it. i'm as surprised as you are.