HazMat Headline Du Jour Satire

When Space Oddities Attack: #Hubble Telescope sees ALL

POP HAZMAT HEADLINE DU JOUR: Hubble Space Telescope Picks Up Giant Space Penguin (And Other Galactic Anomalies) by JONATHAN KIERAN

CULTURAL TOXICITY QUOTIENT: 10 (Surely this Giant Space Penguin is yet another astrological sign of the Coming Chastisement of Creation for allowing TV Cable networks like The National Geographic Channel and The Learning Channel to devolve into putrid cesspits of showcased debauchery and human depravity-on-parade. Come, Space Penguin! Put us out of our collective misery!)

Astronomer Martin Spandau de Vroome cautions the citizens of Earth that this terrifying Giant Space Penguin is still light years away from posing a threat to Earth. There are, however, other menaces far more imminent and capable of Unfathomable Doom hurtling toward us even now ...
Astronomer Martin Spandau de Vroome cautions the citizens of Earth that the terrifying Giant Space Penguin seen so clearly in the above photo taken by Hubble telescope is still light years away from posing a threat to Earth. There are, however, other menaces far more capable of Unfathomable Doom hurtling toward us even now …

RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: The ever-nosy Hubble Telescope (which is almost as voyeuristic and quick to spot oddities as my late Aunt Florence, who sat peering obsessively behind her kitchen curtains at our family day after freakin’ day, year after freakin’ year until we finally placed her on that 51/50 Hold) has apparently spotted a Giant Space Penguin hurtling toward earth with its egg in tow. Professor Martin Spandau de Vroome, of the Dayton, Ohio Astrological Society and Planetarium reassured frightened citizens that this intergalactic menace is not as unusual as one might think.

“We are forever spotting giant space penguins,” he noted dismissively during a conference call with NASA, Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair and Bindi Irwin, the Dancing Jungle Girl. “Giant space penguins are always flying by earth like nasty, flapping asteroids but it’s been millions of years since one has made impact. In fact, many scientists are now taking a second look at what sort of catastrophic event killed-off the dinosaurs and, instead of a massive asteroid, they are beginning to wonder, ‘Could it have been a giant space penguin’? We are not ruling this out and further studies will be done, you’d better believe it. I would not lie about such things. We are in the process of raising the additional nine trillion dollars needed to investigate the dangers of imminent collisions with Giant Space Penguins and what we may do, if anything, to deflect a Giant Space Penguin if we discover a Giant Space Penguin to be on course for a direct hit with Earth. Probably we shall petition Congress to dismantle the Post office and redirect all funds to us for this purpose. The Post Office is doing a terrible job these days and they are even crazier than astronomers, so who needs them, anyhow? As for this Giant Space Penguin, well, this penguin is too far away, in the Hydra constellation, to pose a problem right now,” added de Vroome. “I’d be more worried about the three other hideous monstrosities that the Hubble telescope has discovered heading toward our planet at an alarming rate of speed. I will show them to you now. May governments across the globe be warned and may God help us from each of these calamities.”

GLOBAL SPACE-THREAT NUMBER ONE:

PROF. de VROOME: "As you can see, Gamera is headed straight for earth and he means business. Giant Space Turtles are actually more dangerous even than Giant Space Penguins. Few people know that, but it's true. I would not lie about such things. Lucky for Earth these Giant Space Turtles always seem to hit Japan and then bounce away, for some reason. We don't know why. Still, it's not good. I understand that Japanese teenagers are pretty busy licking each other's eyeballs these days, when they should really get busy and start to lick the lenses of Japanese telescopes. Send these eyeball-lickers to the planetariums of Japan where their busy pink tongues will useful to their country! Lick the telescopes like your tongues are swift as hummingbird wings, you demented Japanese children! Gamera is on his way. I would not lie about such things."
PROF. de VROOME: “As you can see, Gamera is headed straight for earth and he means business. Giant Space Turtles are actually more dangerous even than Giant Space Penguins. Few people know that, but it’s true. I would not lie about such things. I suppose it is because most of the uneducated peasants on our planet believe turtles are slower than penguins and thus less of a risk. But flying turtles are obviously faster than penguins because they can fly whereas penguins cannot fly. I mean, put two plus two together, people! My God, read a book. Take a class. Lucky for Earth these Giant Space Turtles always seem to hit Japan and then bounce away, for some reason. We don’t know why. Still, it’s not good. I understand that Japanese teenagers are pretty busy licking each other’s eyeballs these days, when they should really get busy and start to lick the lenses of Japanese telescopes! Send these eyeball-lickers to the planetariums of Japan where their eager tongues will prove useful to their country! Lick the telescopes like your tongues are swift as hummingbird wings, you demented Japanese deviants! Gamera is on his way. I would not lie about such things.”

GLOBAL SPACE-THREAT NUMBER TWO:

PROF. de VROOME: "Yeah. I know. Sinead O'Connor. We had been wondering whatever happened to her, too. Well, now we know. She floating  out  in space all these years. Hubble picked her up spinning around near the constellation Orion the other. She gonna be direct hit, but  only one hit, maybe take out a city the size of ...Oh, I dunno ... Vatican, maybe? Who can say. Anyhow, you can see the Pole Star right behind her ear as she spins to earth. This is proof that Hubble can pick up almost anything with its Big Crazy Eye."
PROF. de VROOME: “Yeah. I know. Sinead O’Connor. We had been wondering whatever the hell happened to her, too. Well, now we know. She’s been floating out in space all these years. Makes sense. Hubble picked her up spinning around near the constellation Orion the other day. Sad news is that she’s gonna hit. Good news is that she will only have ONE HIT. Maybe take out a city the size of … Oh, I dunno … Vatican, maybe? Who can say. Anyhow, you can see the Pole Star right behind her ear as she spins to earth. This is proof that Hubble can pick up almost anything with its Big Freaky Eye! Who knows. Might be good to have her back, Sinead O’Connor.”

GLOBAL SPACE-THREAT NUMBER THREE:

PROF. de VROOME: What can we say? It's the ship from Pigs in Space. It was bound to come back sooner or later. We can only hope it falls into the ocean somewhere or burns into so much rinds of pork upon entering the atmosphere. So, as you can see, it's been a scary week for Hubble. Scary, scary week."
PROF. de VROOME: “What can we say? It’s the muppet ship from Pigs in Space. It was bound to come back sooner or later. We can only hope it falls into the ocean somewhere or burns into so much rinds of frazzled pork upon entering the atmosphere. Pigs. In space, for God’s sake. Who would have guessed? But as you can tell, Hubble sees ALL and it’s been a scary week for the people of Earth. Scary, scary week. Going to get scarier, too.”

STAY TUNED AS POP HAZMAT KEEPS YOU POSTED ON THESE HORRIFYING ASTRONOMICAL DEVELOPMENTS … HUG YOUR CHILDREN AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER WE’VE GOT.
__________________
If you’re bored and don’t have any Japanese eyeballs to lick, hop on over to Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and give it a Like!

Escape the Imminent Collapse of Civilization, Friends, if only for a few hours. A sweeping modern fairy-tale is born with the Rowan Blaize series of books. Click on the book covers to the right or have a look below …

Watch the Rowan Blaize Book Trailer HERE.

Book One = The magical cornerstone – a lavishly illustrated epic narrative poem … a genuine “spell” for the young and young-at-heart to treasure for a lifetime, telling the story of sorcerer Rowan Blaize’s battle to regain his magic powers. (Think Beowulf-meets-Dr.Seuss or an epic story-in-verse of a scope similar to Tolkien’s soon-to-be-released The Fall of Arthur, only contemporary.)

Book Two = The rip-roaring novel that continues the adventures of Rowan Blaize and introduces the three hilarious witches of the Ancient City, along with its dysfunctional werewolves, wraiths, ghosts, vampires, dryads, banshees and a beauty pageant brat that just might destroy the world.

Book Three = The next novel that finds Rowan trapped by a spell in another world, caught between a faery-squashing sorceress who’ll stop at nothing to conquer the kingdom … and a feisty teenage prince who’s determined to get it back.

Click here to purchase the Kindle e-books and watch a video of Jonathan discussing his work.
__________________________________________
Barnes and Noble
IndieBound
Books-A-Million
Rowan Blaize Official Website
Goodreads

0 comments on “When Space Oddities Attack: #Hubble Telescope sees ALL

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: