Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Because the Air Force has so much free time on its hands...

...and such a large number of personnel with nothing to do, the more credulous souls of the world want to take folks whose job is to kill people and break their stuff, and use my tax dollars to get them running around investigating every farmer who gets snatched from his pickup truck and probulated by little green men.

And their vote counts for as much as yours or mine. (As does the probulated farmer's, for that matter...)

Oh well, as long as they don't bring back that godawful television series.

13 comments:

The Captain said...

Well, I have to say, if a farmer actually got snatched up and probulated, I'd like to know.

OA said...

Cow asses, farmer asses, it's always the asses...

I'm just not a big believer in a race of proctologists from the planet Procton coming here and inspecting asses.

Mr. Fixit said...

The truth is out there.

Mr Fixit

Gregg said...

Tam, one little quibble. Most people in the Air Force are not trained to go out and break things. In fact, most of them are trained to fix and maintain things.

I'm just sayin...

Anonymous said...

The Air Force encouraged reporting of UFO sightings for years because it would help them during budget appropriations.

Word verification: wtylis

BPE said...

As Mr Pratchett has pointed out, the truth may be out there, but the lies are in you head.

Not that UFOs aren't useful, especially if you are working in the PR department of Lockheed's Skunk Works.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm, memories of the breeding pens.

TBeck said...

The Air Force is just hedging its bets. They are looking forward to the day when President Kucinich makes them the only service branch of the United States military...as long as they promise to dedicate their entire budget to finding ET.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they can form an X-Files unit from the AF guys who flew the nukes down and left 'em sitting on the tarmac at Barksdale. ;-)

comatus said...

anon, you don't understand: USAF flew the nukes down and left 'em sitting. I couldn't have done that. Nor could you. Emilio Largo couldn't either.

Nobody seemed too satisfied with the job Air Force did with this, back in the swamp gas days. I'm thinking they didn't get a real clear mission statement. This looks like a job for a Senate sub-committee and some IG's. They're more experienced at telling everyone exactly what they want to hear.

If all were made clear, Wright-Pat opened as a museum (oops, done that), and greys started dropping the questions at town-Hillary meetings, the whole gang of us would go back to work the next morning explaining how it's a cover-up done with actors and F/X, and they never landed on the moon at all. Sorry, mixed conspiracies.

The fault, dear Molder, lies not in our stars.

phlegmfatale said...

Well, if anal probes are indicative of alien invasion, I'd recommend they start by investigating the Senate and House who've planted innumerable bugs up myriad asses for at least 70-some years running.

Ben said...

I'm just delighted that someone else remembers that classic piece of TV ...quality programming.

comatus said...

tbeck, I couldn't find an off-net address for you, so I gotta say it in front of G-d and everybody: that was The Funny, right there. I spat (your choice of beverage) all over my (your choice of component).

Someone near & dear has just committed to a career as an AF officer. Wouldn't it be just my luck...