Alien nation

By Phil Plait | November 5, 2008 1:00 pm

Not everyone is happy that Obama won.

Weekly World News: Alien cries for McCain

I am almost positive this picture is fake. After all, the aliens must have known about Tom Tancredo.

Tip o’ the tin foil beanie to Fark.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Humor, Politics

Comments (32)

  1. On the humor side of the election, I’m amazed the appalling beardism we’ve seen. No candidates with any facial hair, again. We see no change coming from Washington. Even Bill Richardson showed up having shed his goatee on MSNBC after the winner was declared.

    I’m telling you, this beardism is suppressing great tickets like Plait/Myers or Spock/Spock.

  2. Greg

    Sadly I just feel that NASA is really going to get hit and probably hit hard.

  3. It’s obviously fake. A crowd of Republicans would never allow someone to strut around half-naked that way.

  4. Todd W.

    @NBwaW

    No, no, no. It’s obviously fake because, as everyone knows, aliens don’t have tear ducts.

  5. Ha. :D

    On the subject of aliens, I recently watched “Fastwalkers: They Are Here” and let’s say all the eye rolling I did put my eye muscles in good shape.

  6. Annette

    Greg – then it is the job of you and every other American to scream from the hills what you want. I think last night proved that you all have the power in numbers and no amount of corruption could have changed that. I just have the feeling that Obama’s administration will actually listen to the masses so it is up to you to exercise your freedom of speech and speak up.

    I wonder who will be advising him on science and technology though…

  7. Beck

    Just Phil being Phil- classy as usual.

  8. Annette

    Kevin – I just googled Fastwalkers…. it looked…er… interesting.

    With respect to aliens visiting us though, I’ve always wondered something. This will probably be a stupid question for you astronomy pros, but wouldn’t the heliosphere keep us in our solar system and in return keep the nasties out? Assuming they don’t have some sort of faster than light jump thing à la Battlestar Galactica, how the heck would they make it through that sheath that travels at over a million kilometers per hour?

    …don’t laugh ;) Its just a stupid question I’ve always wondered about but have been too ashamed to ask someone… maybe Dr. BA can clue me in. ;)

  9. I say it’s fake. McCain doesn’t look real.

  10. Bernd

    Annette: You cannot think of those numbers in terms of some sort of headwind. Space is mostly that: Lots of – empty – space, so there’s really nothing pushing against “outsiders” with any kind of significant force (not considering ultra-light, ultra-wide solar sail structures here). You *will* need proper shielding though.

  11. Martin Moran

    I’ am with you guys it’s clearly a fake, if the Aliens knew about Tom Tancredo then they certainly knew about Kirk(if he couldn’t shag it, he would kill it and that proves that they haven’t visited) similar philosophy in my opinion! Good luck to you all you Americans, also very good news for us all.

  12. Annette: Kevin – I just googled Fastwalkers…. it looked…er… interesting.

    Yep. My stepmother got a stack of UFO DVDs from her cousin and knowing as a teenager I ate that stuff up, she gave them to me. Nothing new. Nothing solid. I’m not surprised, but… *sigh*

  13. Andrew

    No aliens……………yet. Just an amazingly interesting universe to discover.

  14. Annette

    Kevin, yeah its always like those ancient history documentaries on Discovery. They make you believe at the beginning that they actually found something extremely cool, only to let you down at the end with their “well if it DID happen… this is how it went” endings. I keep watching them like a Pavlovian dog thinking that maybe THIS time I’ll get the treat I’m yearning for. ;) I’m such a sucker.

  15. Damien

    Hey I’m not from another planet and I’m not happen that Obama won. Personally I would have preferred McCain. He was the one I voted for after all.

  16. Damien

    Hey I’m not from another planet and I’m not happy that Obama won. Personally I would have preferred McCain. He was the one I voted for after all. Sorry about the error in my last comment.

  17. the alien

    I… I have something in my optic orb. I believe it is a bit of what you earthlings call “hope”.

  18. Radwaste

    Well, let us just remember that questions about any candidate do not go away because of an election.

  19. Arthur Maruyama

    Just FYI: that picture is a reversed and badly cropped version of this infamous picture:
    http://www.salem-news.com/stimg/may302008/bush-mccain-hug-72.jpg

  20. That must be a ‘red’ Gray.. I have a copy of the WWN ‘cover’ showing a ‘blue’ Gray endorsing Obama hanging up at work (Can’t find source… grrr)

    J/P=?

  21. Damien

    Phil,

    Just out of curiosity, What would you do if you learned that the extraterrestrials really did support McCain? – : )

  22. Damien: That they aren’t much to go by?

  23. Damien

    Kevin F.,

    What are you asking?

  24. Chip

    # Damien Says: “Phil, Just out of curiosity, What would you do if you learned that the extraterrestrials really did support McCain? – : )”

    I don’t think Phil has to worry about it. I’ve been informed by Zorgon of Epsilon Indi that all other civilizations in the galaxy are Liberal Democrats.*

    *(Except the Fangboonie of Alpha Centauri who base their economy on the value of old broadcast transmissions of the Xavier Cugat Orchestra.)

  25. M

    Oh my yes… That’s very fake.

    Actually none of the local species really resemble you hunams. Most aren’t even hunamoid. And those who are aren’t neccesarily hunam-sized. (And you certainly can’t confuse ‘em with hunams.)

    That thing looks like a hunam who had an unfortunate accident.

    That and none of the species in the galaxy cares about you hunams, that’s why they don’t make contact. Its kind of like how you wouldn’t be to thrilled with having cartoon cavepeople living next door. We don’t really want you around with spaceships and stuff. Kind of like how you wouldn’t give one of your larvae a loaded weapon with the safety off.

  26. Peter B

    Annette asked: “…wouldn’t the heliosphere keep us in our solar system and in return keep the nasties out? Assuming they don’t have some sort of faster than light jump thing à la Battlestar Galactica, how the heck would they make it through that sheath that travels at over a million kilometers per hour?”

    The individual particles might be travelling that fast, but they’re so dispersed that space out there is a higher grade vacuum than anything we can create here on Earth.

  27. Okuro Oikawa

    Hi!

    nice picture!

    With kind regards!
    Okuro Oikawa

  28. Tim G

    I agree with PsyberDave. I really have to question the authenticity of that photo based on how McCain looks. Did anyone else notice how funny he appears?

  29. StevoR

    The BA : “Not everyone is happy that Obama won.”

    I am though! ;-) :-D

    Thankfully sanity – & planetarium-loving voters – have prevailed! :-)

    Unscientific as it may be, I’ve got a very good feeling that you folks in the States have just gone from your worst ever President to what promises to be perhaps one of your best ever ones! :-)

    BTws. Just who is that alien figure & whats it from?

  30. Badger3k

    It’s a defninite fake. No way would our Reptoid Overlord Masters meet with another alien.

  31. Joe Meils

    Man, I so miss the Weekly World News… :(

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