Monday, December 7, 2009

What we can expect, now the UK has shut down its UFO hotline

On December 1, the UK's Ministry of Defense closed its UFO hotline, saying,
"The MoD has no opinion on the existence or otherwise of extra-terrestrial life. However, in over 50 years, no UFO report has revealed any evidence of a potential threat to the United Kingdom."
But wouldn't such a slackening in attitude be exactly what the aliens were waiting for before swooping down and eating all the scones?

[Very bad of me. I didn't save the link to where I found this mash-up poster, quite a while ago. Will hunt for it.]

While searching, came across this rather funny post:
"Top 5 Unexploited Film Sequels to Brief Encounter", none of them, however, employing UFOs (wait! there is one in the comments).

OK, can't find it, but I think it's from one of the movie mashup challenges on Went looking again and found a nice crop of stuff celebrating Steampunk instead, including this take-off (by hype) on the Turner painting I'd posted a while ago.
(Surely everyone knows? That's a Star Wars "AT-AT" vehicle stomping on the Fighting Temeraire.)


ArtSparker said...

I predict a takeover of the planet by extra-treestrials a week after the hotline closes. Eternal vigilance is the price of planetary autonomy - you heard it here first.

Ginga Squid said...

Those Star Wars things used to freak me out when I was little. Not sure why - think it was how they moved onscreen?

Heard about the UK shutting down its UFO unit. But maybe thats just what they want us to think?

Fresca said...

Well, it's been a week now and I haven't noticed anything, but I haven't gone looking for scones either...

Ginga: You must be right: it is a cunning plan!

pouletnoir said...

It's a conspiracy. Although, if it is, then the aliens must already have landed and be controlling the Government, which doesn't speak volumes for the UFO hotline's effectiveness in the first place.

(Thanks for the link, by the way.)

Fresca said...

That would explain the decade we're just leaving... aliens were in charge. (Though we do seem to be good at f---ing ourselves up all on our own!)