Sunday, January 13, 2013

White House says 'no' to Death Star

Our Death Star is better than yours.
Oh well, it looks like the White House won't be building a Death Star. That's OK, I suppose, as we already have one here anyway. Heh.

Back in December, I blogged about a petition asking that taxpayers put up some $852 quadrillion to build a moon-sized, planet-killing space station. Here and here for the posts. Anyhoo, enough folks signed the thing to get an official response from the Obama administration.

It's actually quite witty. Click right smack here.

As noted by Paul Shawcross, chief of the science and space branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, building one of these suckers isn't really all that feasible.

In fact, he questions why anyone would want to spend "countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship."

Plus, he said, the administration "does not support blowing up planets." 

Heh. Good stuff.

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