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1.15.2008

Polling


Since the Stephenville UFO sighting is all over the news this morning, I put the new poll up.

But I had to change it since my initial question this morning was "Is There Other Life Forms In The Universe." I couldn't edit it once a vote had been cast, but there was no was way [edit: sheesh] I was going to leave it up and take the grammatical abuse. So the four or five voters that voted on the "old poll" have now been disenfranchised. Sorry.

20 comments:

Think Frustrated said...

Yeah, but these are two different questions. You can believe in other forms of life in the universe, but not believe in UFOs.

Anonymous said...

Talk about grammatical error-you say "there was no was I was"

I think you meant to say "there was no WAY I was"

im just saying!!

Anonymous said...

If this is a UFO from another world, then this must be true (in rough terms...my astronomy and physics are a little rusty):

1. 100 or 200 or 1000 years ago (it's that far or farther in light years to reach nearby stars that possibly could have planets, blah blah blah), an alien civilization decided to head off into space on the wild chance that they might bump into something. Since our own civilization has only recently transmitted radio or any other signals into the void, it would be virtually impossible to think some civilization "heard us", was in our galactic neighborhood, and just so happened to be at the point in time of their own development to be able to accomplish this:
2. This civilization was capable of travelling at the speed of light AND, no less, defying gravity with a craft that amazingly has no discernable means of propulsion.
3. The craft has the means to sustain the aliens for the centuries it takes to make the trip.
4. The craft was able to enter earth's atmosphere undetected and further is able to "hide".
5. The aliens are completely content to hover around Stephenville, their mission apparently fulfilled.
Look, chances are very high that there are other places with what we would call life...but there are practical limitations to the notion they, or we, could go visiting.

An analogy is this: pretend the entire world is completely paved, and the only things on the entire earth are you and your car, and someone at the opposite side of the earth, maybe where Australia used to be, in their car. Both of you hit the gas and start driving aroundd. What are the chances you'll wreck? Well the odds of an alien world running into us is a million times less likely than that.

Anonymous said...

9:31

You are drastically underestimating the abilities of Capt. James T. Kirk and the star ship Enterprise.

Double Fake Mr. Spock

Anonymous said...

damn liberal space aliens

Anonymous said...

We need to send Joe Duty to Stephenville to take some photos of the UFO.

Anonymous said...

Why do you offer the voting option of I don't know? If they don't know, then they shouldn't get to vote!

Gator said...

A few weeks ago about 9:30pm my daughter and I were heading home from FTW and about the 9-mile tank area we saw two things hovering in the air a little west of 287. At first I thought they were helicopters because they weren't moving in any specific direction. There was a bright light with red and white lights around it. So, I thought for some weird reason there must have been lights on the ends of the blades and it just appeared that way. After a minute or so, they shot off towards Boyd fast and then they were gone. When we got home the daughter and I told my husband about what we had seen. He asked me what I drank for dinner that night and basically laughed at us. My daughter kept a close eye on them too and the car next to me saw them and slowed down. We were all studying the sight. I know I wasn't the only person to see them and when we got closer to them, you could see a defined outline and they weren't planes or helicopters, or weather balloons. As a grown-ass adult I know there has to be some sort of reasonable explanation, but I couldn't come up with one. I tried to shake it off as my eyes playing tricks on me, but for the past few weeks I haven't been able to put it out of my mind. Then last night my husband, yeah the one that laughed at me, was checking his email when he saw this same story and told me about it. It was just as I had described and he kinda got freaked out a bit. He even laughed at me saying it was the aliens that live in Aurora and said they made a movie about the tiny little town of Aurora. I don't know if he was bs'ing me or not, but I do know what I saw that night wasn't normal. I know I just opened myself up to tons of ridicule, but what the hell...there just might be something to it. I wished I had my camera with me that night or at least knew how to operate my phone's camera. I have a treo and I it's not easy to just snap a picture like it is with the razor.

House of R & R said...

I would have to actually see a UFO before I believe it.

Besides, I’ve always thought most UFO's were military associated.

Anonymous said...

If Tarleton students were the ones claiming the UFO sighting, someone needs to find out how much Lone Star they consumed beforehand. We used to always see weird things too on our way back from Woody's Liquor Store in Proctor.

Anonymous said...

It's not the grammatical errors that make you all sound like idiots. It's the constant misuse of the term, "UFO". Anyone who does not believe in "Unidentified Flying Objects" is probably mentally handicapped. If you see something flying through the air, and you don't know what it is, it is automatically a UFO. What you should be asking is if you believe there are alien spacecraft whizzing over our heads sometimes.

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Anonymous said...

I seen it real well. It was the shape of, well you know, a Banjo and it vibrated, well you know,like a Banjo string ready to just pop....well you know.

Jarhead said...

There's nothing more frustrating than an "old poll."

rpm said...

Anon 11:03, Joe Duty would only go if there was a crash.

Anonymous said...

If it was an "old poll" gravity has probably hit and its dragging its "space pod" behind it.

Anonymous said...

Woody's Liquor - now that brings back some 80s memories.

Anonymous said...

gator, I live in south west wise county and I saw the same thing. Also I work with a guy that has a deer lease in Stephenville and he said about 2 years ago him and another guy were sitting around a campfire and they both saw 3 lights appear and it wasn't like a airplane coming toward you he said they appeared out of no where and it huvered about 10 minutes they kept watching it, then they went to stand up and it just disappeared. It didn't fly off or anything it just vanished! the lights were fairly far apart and was only about a couple hundred feet off the ground. I asked him how many beers they'd been drinking and he told me none....

Anonymous said...

Woody's was exactly 25.2 miles from our dorm. Woody's, Lone Star, girls that dipped snuff, and the occasional UFO---those were the days!

Anonymous said...

Video straight from Stephenville! lol

http://www.flashmyspacecomments.com/myspace_comments_display_single.php?path=video/crazy/creepy_alien_interview.swf

-Faithful reader out of Azle, Texas

Annie Jokely said...

the gubbermint is testin stuff out there...military was too quick to deny...uncle sam needs more cow buttholes...keep an eye on your live stock out there!