Monday, January 19, 2015

Manic Monday Triple Overtime--Proper First Contact Etiquette!!

How, exactly, would you handle a first contact with an alien species?

If you believe the average sci-fi media product, there will be panic, there will be distrust, General Thunderbolt Ross (or General Sam Lane...your choice) will go beyond his orders and start firing, a weasly presidential adviser will do something underhanded that causes a diplomatic incident, Pat Robertson will say something very stupid, a bunch of rednecks or a motorcycle gang will take up arms to "protect America from the invaders," etc., etc., etc.

Or, if you're Colonel Hooper, you could just try to be mellow about it all:

"I can't be inhospitable. Come in."

How refreshing!

From Dell Four Color #1253 (a.k.a. Space Man #1) (1962)

1 comment:

anthrax2525 said...

You're implying that Pat Robertson needs an excuse to say something stupid. He does it as naturally as you or I breathe or enjoy a refreshing beverege.