Sunday, August 14, 2005

When Telling the World Simply Isn't Enough

Dear Humanoid:

Your attempt to contact extraterrestrial intelligence has officially begun. At approximately 7:43 a.m. on the morning of August 12, 2005 at a longitude of 28.3 North and a latitude of 80.6 West traveling at 186,000 miles per second, the speed of light, your message was beamed into deep space trailing the launch of Atlas V at Cape Canaveral Florida. (Again, something for the nerds; Pluto is 2.7 billion miles from Earth. That means your blog has far surpassed our solar system!)
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The next launch day will be around the week of September 12, 2005.
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Until then, be advised that unusual encounters may occur. If you are having second thoughts about the messages you sent earlier, feel free to beam up your updated blog, Space Posts, or newly created blog made just for them!
Aliens are reading my blog. Or they will. Soon. Don't believe me, do you? Here's my official certificate:

Click here to enlarge and view the certificate.
If you haven't yet signed up for Blogs in Space, do so now and exercise your freedom to intergalactic free speech.

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