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You Can’t Spell Raygun Without “UN”

By Wyatt Earp | September 27, 2010

Just when you thought the United Nations couldn’t be more useless:

Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact. Aliens who landed on earth and asked: “Take me to your leader” would be directed to Mrs Othman. She will set out the details of her proposed new role at a Royal Society conference in Buckinghamshire next week.

The 58-year-old is expected to tell delegates that the proposal has been prompted by the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting other starts, which is thought to make the discovery of extraterrestrial life more probable than ever before.

Mrs Othman is currently head of the UN’s little known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa).

Wow. If someone can justify the UN’s existence to me, I will be very impressed. The choice of Dr. Othman is a peculiar one, though. I figured they would want someone more welcoming, like this . . .

Personally, I think the Space Ambassador should actually look like an alien. Actress Tilda Swinton fits the bill nicely.

Topics: WTF? | 12 Comments »

12 Responses to “You Can’t Spell Raygun Without “UN””

  1. piperfromtn Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    They need to rename the ‘little known office‘ LOONSA as in freakin looney! Damn, can we get out of the UN now?

  2. AJ Lynch Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Wyatt said:”Wow. If someone can justify the UN’s existence to me, I will be very impressed.”

    Haha agree and then let’s try to do that for the PHA/ DRPA/ Penns Landing Corp/ RDA/ etc and etc [sorry to the out of town readers but these are all Philly's version of the UN, etc].

  3. Kim Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Is she fluent in Klingon, Vulcan, Romulan, or Andorian?

    V’tosh ka’tur spa’ash.

  4. RT Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I don’t usually go political in front of my kids, as it is not my job to indoctrinate; however, I do trash the UN. It is quite fun.

  5. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    “Remember the time you vaporized the entire eglith solar system for allowing a diminutive female with covered octal sockets to address me, Raglith?”, said the Econamorian envoy.
    Raglith laughed and responded, “I am sorry about that your highness, I overreacted to the insult. What are the odds of that ever happening again?”

    “Lay in the course for Earth.”, the envoy ordered.

  6. CaptainAmerica Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I actually wonder what MOX ARGON has to say about this.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Piper – We really need to evict them.

    AJ – And all equally incompetent.

    Kim – It scares me that you quoted Klingon.

    RT – Our national pastime. Much more exciting than baseball.

    Jon – Someone summon the Men in Black.

    Captain – He’s probably behind it!

  8. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    September 28th, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Prepping for the formation of the United Federation of Planets? Hell the logos are practically the same…

    When do we start building the starship Enterprise?

  9. bob (either orr) Says:
    September 28th, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Ground control to Major Tom: We’ve got some loonies down here. Can you pick them up and drop them off at, say, Uranus?

  10. Bill Says:
    September 28th, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Sounds like a good ‘job for the boys’ (even if, in this case, it’s a girl). Think about this: good salary, occasional reports to the UN to report on the State of the Human/Alien Relations, first class travel and accommodation. What more could you ask for? Why can’t we all get a piece of the action?
    Wyatt Earp could be the UN Representative for Alien/Human Police Enforcement. Job for life, marred only by having to do real work in the unlikely event some aliens turn up (and not just walk across the border).

  11. Kim Says:
    September 28th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    It’s not Klingon. It’s Vulcan!

    Roughly translated as illogical (cuss word.) Yes, Vulcans cuss. But only when logic dictates.

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 28th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Smite – Ooo, Ooo, I want a phaser!

    Bob – Or a big, black hole?

    Bill – They should be responsible for greeting all aliens. Interstellar and Mexican.

    Kim – Wow, you learn something new every day.