ya gotta have ya quote, and here she be—
They are listening for electromagnetic signals, no stronger than those emitted by a mobile phone, that cannot be produced by natural celestial bodies.
If they find them, it would be proof that extraterrestrial forces really could be at play.
For the moment, they are trying to contain their excitement. But the name they have given this bizarre object betrays their optimism.
Oumuamua is a Hawaiian term meaning “a messenger from afar arriving first”.
Most intriguingly, it is the wrong shape for an asteroid — they are typically round.
—and those tempting tantalising tingly two tiny words of mine?
—but don’t forget to make your lip curl in a well-practised sneer of contemptuous disbelief (work ‘irony’ into it too) as you utter them.
really believe that if ‘they’ discover that The Beast is in any form (or even suggestion) artificial … they would actually tell you?
Boy~! Do I ever have a bridge for you, real cheap, from my selection—I got a great stoney looking thing over the Thames in London, or a meccano looking thing in the Firth of Forth (in Scotland)(with a name like that, where else?) and I still have that copy of the Newcastle bridge (in Sydney).
Name your price, free delivery.
The object under discussion is this wee ‘rock’ scampering out of our solar system at (they say) 44 kilometres per second. I still think this photo is someone’s artistically licensed misconception rather than a real capture, but that’s just the cynic in me. (You can have it for free if you buy a bridge) (rock/thing, not bridge).
Call now, all lines are open and my operators primed and ready …