Thursday, April 3, 2008

Let's go to Mars!

Richard Branson, eccentric billionaire, had the best April fools joke of the year when he posted online that VirGle (Virgin/Google) was planning to colonize Mars and looking for volunteers for the trip.
Here is the link to the site. >>VirGle Colonizes Mars<< If you have a few extra minutes and need a laugh it is worth your time.
For anyone that didn't catch on to the April Fools joke on the first page, the quiz to volunteer should have caught people's attention.
With questions like:
I consider creature comforts like designer clothing and satellite TV with DVR service:
a. Utterly essential.
b. Utterly pointless.
c. Utterly essential if I'm going to spend the rest of my life stuck here on Earth anyway, but utterly pointless if (hint, hint) you all decide to send me on the Adventure of Many Lifetimes™.
d. Does the satellite service include Showtime, because I am soooo into Weeds.
and
I would characterize my overall level of physical fitness as:
a. Great. I'm totally buff.
b. Good. I can do the stationary bike roughly as long as it take to watch a Talk Radio rerun on my gym's cable system.
c. Okay. I could probably do a few crunches if you really insisted.
d. Poor. The mere sight of a treadmill gives me chest pains and a weird tingling feeling in my extremities.
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But the best part, at least to me, was the videos applicants were asked to submit in order to be considered for the Adventure of Many Lifetimes.
I will include a few of my favorites.

I don't know why that made me laugh so much.

But I hope you enjoyed it too.

Nothing like wasting time online, huh?

3 comments:

Pikes Pickles said...

The second one.....hmmm, it actually made me laugh? Why I don't know. Maybe the thought of me being able to fit into a box

Della Hill said...

Pike-
I don't know why I found that so funny either, but I laugh every time I watch it.
-Della

Della Hill said...

Yep, see, I watched it again and I laughed again.
I don't know why.
-Della