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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 08:56 AM
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Possible meteor or space junk seen all over the region
http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=62596


KUSA - Beginning at 6:15 Thursday morning 9NEWS was flooded with calls from viewers, many of whom said, I have just seen the most incredible thing ever in my life.

That incredible thing appears to have been either space junk or a large meteor falling from north to south in the western part of the city. At this time, 9NEWS has not received any reports of personal injury or property damage.

9NEWS spoke with a representative at the Air Force Space Command who said they are analyzing the data and hope to have some official word early Thursday morning. They believe it could have been a meteor or space junk. The Air Force Space Command tracks space junk and all items entering the atmosphere.

Viewers from all over the region have been calling 9NEWS, some as far away as Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming, to report their sightings.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 08:58 AM
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1. where in the fork is "Kusa"?
:shrug:
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:00 AM
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3. Looks like Fort Collins
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:05 AM
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5. Denver, actually
but if people from Neb. and Wy. are calling in, that would put it closer to Ft. Collins. :)

how cool.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:05 AM
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7. KUSA is Channel 9 in Denver.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 08:59 AM
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2. Better consult with Chicken Little
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:00 AM
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4. NASA confirms it was
a weather phenomenon.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:07 AM
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9. weather?
where did you find that? I'm not finding anything on the NASA page. :(
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 11:41 AM
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29. NASA always says that.
Venus reflecting off of swamp gas, according to Will Smith.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:05 AM
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6. Cylons.
:scared:
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:55 AM
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16. If it is metal, they are Cylons
unless they are the newer models, they look like us.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:00 AM
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19. If that's the case, where's the resurrection ship?
Fraking thing is out there somewhere... and we can't see the far side of the moon.

:scared:
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 11:14 AM
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27. resurrection ship is in orbit around Cheney's undisclosed location
which really answers a lot of questions about Cheney.

BTG rocks! :-)
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 12:21 PM
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34. It does rock! We just discovered it.
Had our own lost weekend over New Year's and watched the miniseries, Season 1 and Season 2. Now we will be jonesing until Season 3 comes out.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 02:38 PM
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46. BTG? n/t
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:56 PM
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60. Sorry, a typo. Should have been BSG for Battle Star Galactica
Yesterday I posted something about the homophobe Phelps, but I typed "homophone" instead. I got a lot of our gay DUers all excited. :-)
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 02:23 PM
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45. Dare I say it? North Koreans...
Or is that too much like screaming "fire" in a crowded theater?

:hide:

(Shhhhhhhh.... I don't want to give Bush any ideas...)
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 05:06 PM
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51. Good God.. They have the technology.. and they are using their space catapult
to throw rocks at us..
(Why am I flashing back to Monty Python)
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 07:44 PM
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55. ROFL!
:rofl:

Run Awaaaay.....!

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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 08:10 PM
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56. or the Daleks
trying to revive Davros (again).
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:09 PM
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62. I hear the Doctor prefers Democrats
He will save us from the Daleks, who sound like Bush with their "exterminate" cry.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:05 AM
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8. I wonder if this is related....
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:07 AM
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10. Just about to ask the same question
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:11 AM
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12. LOL. Drudge...
Just after I posted, I thought "This is the kind of nonsense you find on Drudge" and so I checked and sure enough.....
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:10 AM
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11. probably not... other than both originating in space...
your link refers to Tuesday night, this was this morning.

2 in one week :)
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 11:47 AM
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31. Or this........>
Edited on Thu Jan-04-07 11:59 AM by Dover
Unidentified Falling Object

Sci-TechUFO crashes in SA2007-1-2 23:13Pretoria - A UFO was sighted at Lephalale, where it was described as a strange object "on an orange cloud, singing like a million turbines" - hitting the earth with a bang at 04:33 on Saturday.
That's according to Leonie Ras, the administrative manager of Lephalale (Ellisras) who witnessed the spectacle at her daughter's farm just east of the town on Saturday morning.

"I was lying on my bed reading SMS-messages when I heard a noise like an Airbus aircraft firing up its motors."

"It was raining but there was no thunder or lightning. The noise grew louder and eventually it sounded like a million turbines screaming in unison," Ras said.

cont'd

http://www.24.com/news/?p=tsa&i=376703
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ToolTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:37 AM
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13. Maybe this will be the Extinction Event for the rethuglicans.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:44 AM
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14. Maybe the universe
is spitting out the bad ones that have tried to prematurely rapture. :shrug:

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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:58 AM
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18. That may be Reagan on your house
:hide:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:50 AM
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15. Darn, Space Junk never falls on my house
Just an occasional handgun bullet from that bad neighborhood on the other side of Interstate 805.

:argh:
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:56 AM
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17. Time to bring out the tinfoil hats
:tinfoilhat:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:12 AM
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21. Remember to connect your grounding wire
Without it, a tinfoil hat is useless.

:tinfoilhat:
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:35 AM
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24. why? Meteorites is a natural phenomena.
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:02 AM
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20. Pilot said he saw a UFO over O'Hare
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0701010141...

Is it related? OOOOooooooWWwwweeeeOOOOOOOO!
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:21 AM
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22. The Republicans' Lizard Overlords are looking for housing maybe?
:evilgrin: Since the GOP is losing their grip (in oh so many ways), the head reptiles are making their presence known. ;)

Seriously, it is hubris to rule out the possibilities that there are smarter beings than us in the universe.

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tchunter Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 12:02 PM
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33. thank you kent brockman
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:48 PM
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43. Welcome to DU, tchunter!
:hi:
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:29 AM
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23. And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
I'd like to remind them as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.


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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:42 AM
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25. Awesome.. Proof that what I saw in 1988 was NOT space junk
Which was the official explanation issued by the government at the time.

See how the pieces are breaking off as it hits the atmosphere? The object I saw, all the "lights" traveled together and didn't change positions relative to each other as it moved across the sky.

And see how the burning pieces leave smoke trails? The object I saw, there was no trail, smoke or otherwise, there was however brilliant and sparkly multi-colored "thrust" that moved outward from the rearward "lights" at about twice the speed the object was traveling.

Oh, and see how the path of this object is a large degree arc? The object I saw (and hundreds of others saw BTW) moved from slowly from north to south in a perfectly strait line.

Screw the official explanations. :)

That said, I wish I had been up at 6:00 this morning to see it myself.
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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:47 PM
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41. The Disclosure Project
Best info on the subject out there:

http://www.disclosureproject.org /

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:54 AM
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26. Finally...

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dean_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:14 PM
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38. I think we're due for a visit from Klaatu
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 11:37 AM
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28. Hmmm....Mysterious Metallic Object Crashes Into Home In New Jersey TUESDAY.....
:tinfoilhat: :wow: :tinfoilhat:

http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/mysterious-metalli...

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Jan. 4) - Authorities were trying to identify a mysterious metallic object that crashed through the roof of a house in eastern New Jersey.

Police received a call Wednesday morning that the metal object had punched a hole in the roof of the single-family, two-story home, damaged tiles on a bathroom floor, and then bounced, sticking into a wall.

The object was heavier than a usual metal object of its size, said Brightman, who added that no radioactivity was detected.

The Federal Aviation Administration, which sent investigators to the town, did not know where the object came from, said spokeswoman Arlene Murray.

"It's definitely not an aircraft part," she said. "I can't speak beyond that as to what it might be."

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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 11:43 AM
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30. I can't help but think it contains some gold, based on the color
A lot of spacecraft have gold foil or gold-coated mylar parts. A chunk of gold or a gold alloy would be likely to survive re-entry.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 11:57 AM
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32. Makes one wonder why spacecraft or satellites decided to come crashin' down....
...twice in one week though?! :shrug:

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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 12:57 PM
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36. I believe that is going to happen more often as time goes by
Plus the influence of recent solar flare activity is bound to cause some things to fall. Solar flares heat up the upper atmosphere, which causes it to expand and cause drag on low-orbit satellites.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:36 PM
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40. That's true...since the solar activity has been extremely active outside it's 11yr. cycle....
....the normal cycle has been proved abnormal the last few years...I'm fascinated!! :)

www.spaceweather.com

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 10:06 PM
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61. Cute picture!
But the poor thing does look thoroughly humiliated.
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 07:42 PM
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54. A 13 ounce hunk of gold or gold alloy?
Not very likely to be found on a spacecraft.
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 07:42 PM
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53. That was a piece of Universe Junk, coming back to the home base
of garbage and junk in the universe...New Jersey.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 08:16 PM
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57. that was not far from me ..Freehold NJ..Monmouth county NJ
it came through the roof!!

fly
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 12:29 PM
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35. credits to Devo...
Space Junk
She was walking all alone
Down the street in the alley
Her name was sally
She never saw it
When she was hit by space junk
In new york miami beach
Heavy metal fell in cuba
Angola saudi arabia
On xmas eve said norad
A soviet sputnik hit africa
India venezuela (in texas
Kansas)
Its falling fast peru too
It keeps coming
And now Im mad about space junk
Im all burned out about space junk
Oooh walk & talk about space junk
It smashed my babys head
And now my sallys dead
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DixieBlue Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:05 PM
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37. Maybe it's the UFO from Chicago?
:silly:

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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 04:59 PM
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50. I was thinking that, myself! n/t
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:24 PM
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39. a meteor just fell in new jersey also see msnbc.com EOM
Edited on Thu Jan-04-07 01:24 PM by pitohui
,
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:47 PM
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42. They shot down the aliens who were hovering above the airport earlier.
:P
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:58 PM
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44. It was a Fly Purple People Eater
http://www.shebwooley.com/ppe.htm

Purple People Eater


Words and music by Sheb Wooley.

Lyrics to Purple People Eater.

Well I saw the thing comin' out of the sky
It had the one long horn, one big eye.
I commenced to shakin' and I said "ooh-eee"
It looks like a purple people eater to me.

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater.
(one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater)
A one-eyed one-horned, flyin' puple people eater
Sure looks stange to me. (one eye?)

Well he came down to earth and lit in a tree
I said Mr. Purple People Eater don't eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
I wouldn't eat you cuz you're so tough




It was a one-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater
one-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater
one-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me. (one horn?)

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what's your line
He said it's eatin' purple people and it sure is fine
But that's not the reason that I came to land
I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flying purple
people eater. Pidgeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin'
purple people eater (we wear short shorts)
Flyin' purple people eater
sure looks strange to me.

And then he swung from the tree and lit on the
ground. He started to rock, really rockin' around
It was a crazy little ditty with a swingin' tune
(sing aboop boop aboopa lopa lum bam boom)

Well, bless my soul, rock and roll
flyin' purple people eater.
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin' purple peopleeater.
Flyin' little people eater
Sure looks strange to me. (purple people?)

And then he went on his way, and then what do
you know. I saw him last night on a TV show.
He was blowing it out, a'really knockin' em dead
Playin' rock and roll music through the horn in
his head (clarinet solo) ( Tequila)

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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 02:44 PM
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47. IT wasn't just fly, it was a phat, chillin purple people eater!
:hide:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 03:22 PM
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48. That wasn't a horn it was a blunt.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 04:50 PM
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49. Russian spent rocket booster just reported to have fallen in Colorado & Wyoming
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 08:54 PM
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58. ah interesting to know what it was
i once witnessed a satellite breaking up and falling down in chunks, quite dramatic, but it was in an isolated area and i never learned what it was, it was on a low polar orbit so i'm told it was some soviet craft of the day but i never knew which one

it is cool to see and at first when you see several burning pieces tracking across the sky together it is quite spooky, indeed giving the impression of a fleet of alien crafts moving across the heavens
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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 05:11 PM
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52. Sounds like the plot to a 1950's B movie n/t
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 09:09 PM
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59. I for one welcome our new alien overlords.
:rofl:
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