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  1. #1
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Aliens and food

    What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    her/it?

    I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!

  2. #2
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 07/05/2011 4:27 PM, Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > her/it?
    >
    > I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!



    No booze. They would probably go nuts over it, trade you their space
    ship for a bottle, and for the next couple hundred years we would have
    to listen to them whine.

  3. #3
    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On May 7, 1:29*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > On 07/05/2011 4:27 PM, Chemo the Clown wrote:
    >
    > > What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > > her/it?

    >
    > > I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!

    >
    > No booze. They would probably go nuts over it, trade you their space
    > ship for a bottle, and for the next couple hundred years we would have
    > to listen to them whine.


    LMAO!

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    Dan Goodman Guest

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    Chemo the Clown wrote:

    > What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > her/it?
    >
    > I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!


    It's likely they wouldn't be able to digest our kind of food.

    However: With real luck, they would be able to get high on kudzu and
    poison ivy -- and would raid North America for them.

    --
    Dan Goodman
    dsgood at lj, dw, ij, fb, tw__

  5. #5
    l, not -l Guest

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    On 7-May-2011, Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > her/it?


    RFC mean-spirited ne'er-do-wells and trolls. 8-)



    --
    "Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug
    dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist' "

    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 5/7/2011 3:46 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
    > Chemo the Clown wrote:
    >
    >> What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    >> her/it?
    >>
    >> I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!

    >
    > It's likely they wouldn't be able to digest our kind of food.
    >
    > However: With real luck, they would be able to get high on kudzu and
    > poison ivy -- and would raid North America for them.
    >

    Many years ago I read a science fiction short story about aliens coming
    to earth and requesting that we plant lots of mustard plants for them
    and they would trade technology for them. They accidentally left behind
    a book, turned out to be a cook book when a scientist deciphered it. The
    recipes were all about methods for preparing humans to be consumed with
    mustard.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Chemo the Clown wrote:
    >
    > What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > her/it?
    >
    > I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!


    Why waste the opportunity to be the first
    to taste BBQed alien?

  8. #8
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Sat, 7 May 2011 13:27:13 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    >her/it?
    >
    >I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!


    It'd be very unlikely that they'd comprehend the concept of eating.

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    news Guest

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    "Chemo the Clown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > her/it?
    >
    > I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!


    Canned cat food.





  10. #10
    Roy Guest

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    On May 7, 5:49*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Sat, 7 May 2011 13:27:13 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    >
    > <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > >her/it?

    >
    > >I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!

    >
    > It'd be very unlikely that they'd comprehend the concept of eating.


    ==
    I suppose they would absorb us in a similar fashion as an amoeba
    would.
    ==

  11. #11
    J. Clarke Guest

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    In article <4dc5d7cc$0$8411$[email protected]> ,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > On 5/7/2011 3:46 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
    > > Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > >
    > >> What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > >> her/it?
    > >>
    > >> I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!

    > >
    > > It's likely they wouldn't be able to digest our kind of food.
    > >
    > > However: With real luck, they would be able to get high on kudzu and
    > > poison ivy -- and would raid North America for them.
    > >

    > Many years ago I read a science fiction short story about aliens coming
    > to earth and requesting that we plant lots of mustard plants for them
    > and they would trade technology for them. They accidentally left behind
    > a book, turned out to be a cook book when a scientist deciphered it. The
    > recipes were all about methods for preparing humans to be consumed with
    > mustard.


    Sounds like Damon Knight's 1950 story "To Serve Man", made into a
    Twilight Zone episode of the same title, Season 3 Episode 24, (available
    for streaming on Netflix). Not to be confused with the 1976 cookbook by
    George Scithers.

    I don't recall the mustard though.






  12. #12
    Dan Goodman Guest

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    J. Clarke wrote:

    > In article <4dc5d7cc$0$8411$[email protected]> ,
    > [email protected] says...
    > >
    > > On 5/7/2011 3:46 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
    > > > Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed

    > > him/ >> her/it?
    > > > >
    > > >> I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!
    > > >
    > > > It's likely they wouldn't be able to digest our kind of food.
    > > >
    > > > However: With real luck, they would be able to get high on kudzu
    > > > and poison ivy -- and would raid North America for them.
    > > >

    > > Many years ago I read a science fiction short story about aliens
    > > coming to earth and requesting that we plant lots of mustard plants
    > > for them and they would trade technology for them. They
    > > accidentally left behind a book, turned out to be a cook book when
    > > a scientist deciphered it. The recipes were all about methods for
    > > preparing humans to be consumed with mustard.

    >
    > Sounds like Damon Knight's 1950 story "To Serve Man", made into a
    > Twilight Zone episode of the same title, Season 3 Episode 24,
    > (available for streaming on Netflix). Not to be confused with the
    > 1976 cookbook by George Scithers.
    >
    > I don't recall the mustard though.


    Nor do I.

    Too bad Twilight Zone didn't also do his story "Idiot Stick."

    --
    Dan Goodman
    dsgood at lj, dw, ij, tw__ fb: see above

  13. #13
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Damon Knight

    Dan wrote:

    >> Sounds like Damon Knight's 1950 story "To Serve Man", made into a
    >> Twilight Zone episode of the same title, Season 3 Episode 24,
    >> (available for streaming on Netflix). Not to be confused with the
    >> 1976 cookbook by George Scithers.
    >>
    >> I don't recall the mustard though.

    >
    > Nor do I.
    >
    > Too bad Twilight Zone didn't also do his story "Idiot Stick."


    My favorite Damon Knight story was "The Handler." Nowadays I see the term
    "handler" being used in ways similar to Knight's usage of the term, and
    wonder how many of the people who use it actually have read that story.

    Bob



  14. #14
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 5/7/2011 7:42 PM, J. Clarke wrote:
    > In article<4dc5d7cc$0$8411$[email protected] ws.com>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >>
    >> On 5/7/2011 3:46 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
    >>> Chemo the Clown wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    >>>> her/it?
    >>>>
    >>>> I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!
    >>>
    >>> It's likely they wouldn't be able to digest our kind of food.
    >>>
    >>> However: With real luck, they would be able to get high on kudzu and
    >>> poison ivy -- and would raid North America for them.
    >>>

    >> Many years ago I read a science fiction short story about aliens coming
    >> to earth and requesting that we plant lots of mustard plants for them
    >> and they would trade technology for them. They accidentally left behind
    >> a book, turned out to be a cook book when a scientist deciphered it. The
    >> recipes were all about methods for preparing humans to be consumed with
    >> mustard.

    >
    > Sounds like Damon Knight's 1950 story "To Serve Man", made into a
    > Twilight Zone episode of the same title, Season 3 Episode 24, (available
    > for streaming on Netflix). Not to be confused with the 1976 cookbook by
    > George Scithers.
    >
    > I don't recall the mustard though.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

    I believe that is it, didn't see the Twilight Zone episode though.
    Started reading science fiction at age 8, about 63 years ago. Back when
    Amazing, Galaxy, and the other pulp SF magazines cost fifteen cents each
    at the paper stand. Don't remember the cookbook though, was busy making
    a living then.

    Our parish library is a very fine system, the one nearest our home is
    fully stocked with lots of good reading, periodicals, etc. No fees
    charged except late fees and friendly staff. About the only thing good I
    can say about this part of Louisiana though. We do have the best
    politicians money can buy, one of our governors just got out of the
    federal slammer at about age eighty something. At least two of our
    insurance commissioners are in another federal slammer. At least the
    libraries are good.

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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: Damon Knight

    In article <4dc5f0bf$0$25792$c3e8da3$[email protected] om>,
    virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz says...
    >
    > Dan wrote:
    >
    > >> Sounds like Damon Knight's 1950 story "To Serve Man", made into a
    > >> Twilight Zone episode of the same title, Season 3 Episode 24,
    > >> (available for streaming on Netflix). Not to be confused with the
    > >> 1976 cookbook by George Scithers.
    > >>
    > >> I don't recall the mustard though.

    > >
    > > Nor do I.
    > >
    > > Too bad Twilight Zone didn't also do his story "Idiot Stick."

    >
    > My favorite Damon Knight story was "The Handler." Nowadays I see the term
    > "handler" being used in ways similar to Knight's usage of the term, and
    > wonder how many of the people who use it actually have read that story.


    You guys are fortunate. I was born a decade or so too late to
    experience the Golden Age in first-run. By the time I discovered SF
    magazines the market was down to Analog, Galaxy, and Amazing Stories.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Aliens and food

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > >
    > > What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > > her/it?
    > >
    > > I'd serve some nachos and a brewski!

    >
    > Why waste the opportunity to be the first
    > to taste BBQed alien?


    I'd offer them good chocolate. ;-)
    --
    --
    Peace, Om
    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>

    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have
    come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Mark Twain

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    Dan Goodman Guest

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    J. Clarke wrote:

    > In article <4dc5f0bf$0$25792$c3e8da3$[email protected] om>,
    > virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz says...
    > >
    > > Dan wrote:
    > >
    > > >> Sounds like Damon Knight's 1950 story "To Serve Man", made into a
    > > >> Twilight Zone episode of the same title, Season 3 Episode 24,
    > > >> (available for streaming on Netflix). Not to be confused with

    > > the >> 1976 cookbook by George Scithers.
    > > > >
    > > >> I don't recall the mustard though.
    > > >
    > > > Nor do I.
    > > >
    > > > Too bad Twilight Zone didn't also do his story "Idiot Stick."

    > >
    > > My favorite Damon Knight story was "The Handler." Nowadays I see
    > > the term "handler" being used in ways similar to Knight's usage of
    > > the term, and wonder how many of the people who use it actually
    > > have read that story.

    >
    > You guys are fortunate. I was born a decade or so too late to
    > experience the Golden Age in first-run. By the time I discovered SF
    > magazines the market was down to Analog, Galaxy, and Amazing Stories.


    "The Golden Age of science fiction is twelve." Pete Graham. (Also
    sometimes given as 14 or 13.)

    I'm not sure how long after 1926 (when the first sf magazine was
    started) readers began to complain about a steep decline from the Good
    Old Days.

    --
    Dan Goodman
    dsgood at lj, dw, ij, tw__ fb: see above

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4dc5f4cc$0$8429$[email protected] com...
    > Our parish library is a very fine system, the one nearest our home is
    > fully stocked with lots of good reading, periodicals, etc. No fees charged
    > except late fees and friendly staff. About the only thing good I can say
    > about this part of Louisiana though. We do have the best politicians money
    > can buy, one of our governors just got out of the federal slammer at about
    > age eighty something. At least two of our insurance commissioners are in
    > another federal slammer. At least the libraries are good.


    It is good to be thankful for small mercies

    --
    --

    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


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    Janet Guest

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    > > Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > >
    > >> What if an alien landed in your back yard...what would you feed him/
    > >> her/it?


    Raw plankton with a rockdust crust.

    Janet.

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "J. Clarke" <jcla[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] in.local...
    > In article <4dc5f0bf$0$25792$c3e8da3$[email protected] om>,
    > virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz says...
    >>
    >> Dan wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Sounds like Damon Knight's 1950 story "To Serve Man", made into a
    >> >> Twilight Zone episode of the same title, Season 3 Episode 24,
    >> >> (available for streaming on Netflix). Not to be confused with the
    >> >> 1976 cookbook by George Scithers.
    >> >>
    >> >> I don't recall the mustard though.
    >> >
    >> > Nor do I.
    >> >
    >> > Too bad Twilight Zone didn't also do his story "Idiot Stick."

    >>
    >> My favorite Damon Knight story was "The Handler." Nowadays I see the term
    >> "handler" being used in ways similar to Knight's usage of the term, and
    >> wonder how many of the people who use it actually have read that story.

    >
    > You guys are fortunate. I was born a decade or so too late to
    > experience the Golden Age in first-run. By the time I discovered SF
    > magazines the market was down to Analog, Galaxy, and Amazing Stories.



    The Twilight Zone reruns are often on late night/early mornings on some
    cable channels. If you're lucky you can catch some early "stars" who were
    practically nobody's at the time. William Shatner of Star Trek fame, for
    example (since you seem to like sci-fi) in 'Nightmare at 20,000 feet'.
    There's also one (less known) Shatner episode called 'In a Diner"; he is on
    his honeymoon and becomes convinced a penny fortune machine can actually
    tell the future. He keeps shoving pennies into this machine... not a good
    ending for him LOL It was written by Richard Matheson, who was an excellent
    sci-fi horror writer of the era. Then there's the one with Charles Bronson
    and (brunette) Elizabeth Montgomery stranded alone in a ghost town. Rod
    Serling knew how to capture all that with minimal sets and black & white
    film. Interesting stuff

    Jill


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