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Thursday, August 30, 2012

First Song Beamed From Mars

Will.i.am "Reach for the Stars"

Or... "How to cheapen history in one easy lesson"

Of all the great art that humanity has created throughout the ages, of all the great composers, songwriters, musicians and performers, from Beethoven and Mozart to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, from Patti Smith to the first person who ever crawled into a cave and painted a picture of a mammoth while someone else was beating a piece of wood against a rock.  On this day, at this pivotal moment in history,  NASA chooses this heinous, unworthy, low grade piece of rubbish to be the first composition beamed from another planet to earth.  An event that will be reflected upon for thousands of years to come.

If I could swear in every single language that has ever existed on earth since the dawn of time, I would.

If the youth of today need a carrot and stick approach to make them interested in science, they're probably never going to be.  And it would be fair to say that anyone that likes this mindless piece of pap wouldn't have the brain power to take up a career in science anyway.  Massive systems failure.  Got that, NASA?  Massive Systems Failure!

You can't go back and change this, it's done now.  Awful.  Awful.  Awful.

You've sullied this great event.  Shame.

It's like someone falling into your wedding cake on your wedding day, or your dog urinating on your children's Christmas presents on Christmas Eve.  Low, empty, rancid, and unforgettable.

Photo credit:  Wikipedia


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