Tuesday, September 20, 2005

To the moon!

We can all sleep easier now that NASA has announced its plan to spend more than $100 billion of borrowed money to put astronauts on the moon by 2018. Can you imagine that? A man on the moon! But why stop there; let's spend billions more on these ground-breaking endeavors:
  • Create a vaccine to prevent polio.
  • Fly nonstop around the world.
  • Develop an oven that uses microwave radiation to heat food quickly.
  • Create a worldwide computer network. Even better, do so using a new form of computer that uses technology smaller than vacuum tubes -- "microchips," if you will.
  • Find a way to sell loaves of bread in which the bread is actually divided into sections for easier consumption.

After all, why would the United States want to focus on curing diseases through stem cell research or ending our dependence on foreign oil when we can find innovative new ways to match the accomplishments of more than three decades ago?


JMG said...

So the first moon landing really was a fake. I knew it!

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I hadn't thought of that; you may be right. That would explain a lot ...