The NULL Solution = Episode 139
…we’ve anonymously blamed on so many sources that it will take a month of Sundays for anybody to sort out the truth…
Deimostra McKinney has been given the job of genealogical historian, in addition to her duties as Eridanus’ lone debutante and the title of 1st Earth child born in space.
“I can do that Mr. Skaldic.” Her respectful nature comes naturally.
Perception belongs to the eye of the beholder. Seeing the proper nouns scribbled in two columns inspires a new line of thinking for an outsider like Skaldic. If his hunch is correct, perhaps a mix ‘n match combination of the list will somehow equal Harmonia’s fuzzy math.
“Boy, it hardly looks like it is moving. I was just wondering.”
“I doubt that it cares about us.”
“Did you notice that we have given the tow-drone a name? How does the Martian Mule sound?”
“Swell Rick. You can paint that on the hull when you get back to Earth.”
There appears to be no easy way out, of this appointed get-together, that is. Collapsar rumbles on @ 41,666.666 miles per hour. It will pass by Mars soon enough.
“Amateur astronomers are sharing screenshots of you-know-what on every social network out there. We’re spreading the rumor that it’s a hoax – being perpetrated by, well we’ve anonymously blamed on so many sources that it will take a month of Sundays for anybody to sort out the truth.”
Do Presidents, ex or otherwise, lie to the American people?
NASA is doing its best 23-skidoo, which used to refer to a gusty New York wind. Now it is a tap dance around an unwelcome subject.
This deception will do nothing to dissuade government conspiracy theorists from proliferating. Nobody pays much attention to history, so maybe historians will go easy on the facts and other fibs surrounding this confounding moment in Earth’s near future.