We Are Not Alone
Published: April 11th, 2012
By: Brian Golden

We are not alone

Despite the distinct lack of concrete evidence (or its suppression ... depending on one’s point of view), it’s becoming more and more difficult to deny the possibility of extraterrestrial life somewhere out there in the far reaches of outer space (cue up some John Williams or the Star Trek theme).

Then again, maybe they’re already here.

Sorry, but for those of you hoping (dreading) another political rant from yours truly ... well, I decided to have some fun this week instead.

I’m reminded – when it comes to alien cultures and the possibility of their actual existence, of course – of the cult classic that is “Men in Black,” when Will Smith, portraying Agent J, states that when he was in third grade, “Everyone said I was crazy ... but I knew our teacher was from Venus or something like that.”

To which Tommy Lee Jones (Agent K) replies, “Ms. Edelson. Jupiter, actually. Well, one of its moons.”

Sorry if I got a bit sidetracked there, but who hasn’t had a teacher like that at some point growing up? I know I did.

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My favorite quote from the movie, however, comes from the one and only Rip Torn (as Zed) ...

“We’re not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here.”

Intergalactic kegger ... that’s a good one.

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