Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Mongo or Bust! -- Part 2

Speaking of Princess Aura and Ming the Merciless of Mongo, here are the three Laws of Alien Life I learned from the comics:

Law 1: All women on other planets are young, beautiful, and scantily clad, and all men are beastly, misshapen, or otherwise unattractive.

Law 2: The dominant creatures on other planets are always at a stage of evolution approximately the same as our own.

Law 3: All intelligent extraterrestrials speak English.

All three Laws have implications for researchers in the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project. No kidding! See my Intimate Look at the Night Sky, Chapter 11, in Books.