26 September 2010

Who will kneel before Zod? The UN knows.

Having brokered peace between Israelis and Palestinians, British and Northern Irish, and Hutus and Tutsis, the UN now turns its attention to one of the world's most pressing issues:

Who will represent Earth, should we ever encounter an alien life form?

Superman 2 and Independence Day would imply that this responsibility falls to the President of the United States.  However, reports indicate that the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has taken matters into its own hands, selecting Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman for just such an occasion:
THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth’s first contact for any aliens that may come visiting.
Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN's little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire.
She is scheduled to tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before - and that means the UN must be ready to coordinate humanity’s response to any “first contact”.

You'd better get practicing, Dr. Othman.  Kneel before Zod!

1 comment:

Boss Mongo said...

I'm sure that this UN outfit will do as much of a bang-up job as the IAEA...
...we are so screwed if the little green men actually show up.