Nothing to Get Scared About. Really. Maybe.

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And scattered about it, some in their overturned war-machines, some in the now rigid handling-machines, and a dozen of them stark and silent and laid in a row, were the Martians–dead!–slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared; slain as the red weed was being slain; slain, after all man’s devices had failed, by the humblest things that God, in his wisdom, has put upon this earth.

 H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds


Remember, no panicking.  All will be well.  Nothing to worry about:


Amateur astronomers are puzzling over a seemingly anomalous cloud that has shown up on images of Mars taken over the past few days. Is it really a cloud, or a trick of the eye? Does it really extend 150 miles up from the surface, as some of the observers suggest? And what churned up all that stuff, anyway? The amateurs and the pros will be trying to resolve those questions before the phenomenon fades away.

“It’s not completely unexpected,” Jonathon Hill, a member of the team at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, told me today. “But it’s bigger than we would expect, and it’s definitely something that our atmosphere guys want to take a look at.”

Of course if this is the prelude to a sneak attack from the RED PLANET, NAMED AFTER THE GOD OF WAR!!!!, there are various defensive strategies that can be adopted:



and this:



Whatever you do, avoid the giant white apes!




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  1. LQC, I have in my possession very sensitive and classified two-way radio communications which the National Security Agency intercepted from Martian beings as they traversed in their trek to conquer the Earth. These communications are from 3 months ago. The message appears to be from the leader to the rest of the invading army. The message is as follows: “I knew we should have taken a left toin at Albakoikee!”

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