With James Lileks, the line is a thin one. Either way, you've gotta love him.
In another baseless act of unjustified aggression, the United States has announced plans to launch an attack on the moon.
NASA says it will crash a rocket into innocent Luna in 2009, looking for water. It will hit the poor rock so hard that we will see the explosion here on Earth. Good Lord, why not put Pennzoil stickers on the rocket for that NASCAR touch, and launch the strike when the moon's in a crescent phase so we can infuriate the Muslim world?
This is so typical. So American. We're not content destroying this planet -- we have to go out of our way to ruin the moon with phallic-shaped devices. Why don't we drill for oil in the pristine Venusian swamps while we're at it? Sure, it's a barren, poisonous deathscape -- but a decent nation would spend billions to put caribou on another planet, just to make sure it's never exploited for its natural resources.
If you're not spending sleepless nights worrying whether the batteries on our Martian rovers may leak and contaminate the water we think we found, you're just not paying attention.