A break in our story on pandemic flu, to bring the latest news hot of the presses! The Martians have expired!
How did we miss this event? We almost did. Fortunately we have Venezuela's el primero cop on the beat staying on top of events and keeping us informed.
Chavez says capitalism may have ended life on Mars
"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Chavez said in speech to mark World Water Day.
"Careful! Here on planet Earth where hundreds of years ago or less there were great forests, now there are deserts. Where there were rivers, there are deserts," Chavez said, sipping from a glass of water. Hat tip: MR.
Well I am glad that has been cleared up. I have been reading a children’s version of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds (adopted by May Ann Evans) to my little one and now I can tell him why they never came back for round two.
Of course if you have read the book or seen one of the movies, you will know that the Earth invading Martians were done in by our microbes. So the microbe responsible may just as well have been some form of the pandemic flu. Of course how the flu, or any other micro-organism, would transfer to such an alien host is a bit unclear. We humans got many of our nasty bugs from our domesticated animal friends.
As a side note, the book is obviously apocalyptic. But I had not remembered that they broke into a home to find food.
Martian Walking Machine at Woking England: sight of the original invasion.