I had some short stories, poems and photographs to share ... and so here I am

A Message From Mars

 
And now for something a little bit different. Have you all seen that amazing NASA photo in the press? The one from the Mars rover, which has been scouting around the surface of the red planet since 2003? I just couldn't resist doing something with this. It brings out the fantasy writer in me! Click twice on the play button.

25 comments:

bleeding espresso said...

That is hilarious! Nice little lambies....

Shameless said...

Sognatrice - Hehehe!

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

LOL - very good, Shameless!

And now for more intergalactic communication... You've been tagged for a meme over at my place by an alien chicken of your acquaintance...

Roberta said...

This is great, Seamus! I'm now trying to figure out how to get sprayed coffee off the keyboard!

Lane said...

How fantastic!! Not only that you can actually do that in a technical sense but you did it so well! Very, very funny:-)

Shameless said...

Absolute Vanilla - Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. And I'm telesporting myself over to your site now for news of the meme! :-)

Roberta - I'm glad I was able to make you laugh, but sorry about the coffee on the keyboard. lol That happens to me all the time. I also sprayed tea over the cat once when something tickled me on the net. She stays further away now! lol
:-)

Lane - Thanks! But I am definitely not technical! :-) I had to get those photos off the NASA site and then blow them up, which was no easy feat. Also, the voice is not mine by the way - for those who think I sound like a droning drunk! :-) This was a computer- generated voice, Miscrosoft Sam - text to speech software. Perfect for an alien! I obviously have too much free time! LOL. OK, now I'm off to do the dishes and wash some clothes!

Eric Valentine said...

That was an absolutely fantastic composition, and so realistic from what one could imagine the real thing to be ~ Wow!

I think you may need an agent, you could be getting a call from Nasa, with more work for you my friend?
What a wonderful cold wars tool! hahaha

I will be back for another listen for sure.. :)

Julie said...

Seamus - love the computer generated dubbing. Did you see the Rory Bremner skit on the original Mars Rover crash..? probably somewhere on YouTube as well.

Billy said...

So that's where I left the corkscrew for the wine on my picnic a few weeks back!

Marja said...

That was absolutely hilarious, even better than wars of the worlds.

Shameless said...

Eric - Thanks. NASA has now asked me to provide the voice for the alien when they discover it in 2009! They are still working on the studio and the actual shape of the martian! lol

Julie - Oh, I must check that out. I haven't seen that. YouTube is such a delight for tracking down old footage.

Billy - So that's why the naked woman was rushing down the hill - she spotted your corkscrew! lol

Marja - Thanks. We do try to have fun! lol :-)

Julie said...

The search for intelligent life on Mars continues. Didn't see RB, but did find this refreshing little video....

http://pop.youtube.com/watch?v=neoUi4poCXI&feature=related
v=neoUi4poCXI&feature=related

(note overlap if it don't paste)

Cheers.

Jon M said...

The martian's got a point...the rover looks a bit crap doesn't it? Could've had a few spoilers on it or some stripes? Fluffy dice?

Kat said...

So frustrating! Something is wrong with my computer making all video/audio things stop and start...

Sarah Hina said...

Run, little Rover, run!

Too funny, Seamus. I loved the automated voice, mixed in with those ghostly images. It made me laugh, and yet...

made me glad I'm not Rover, too. ;)

Shameless said...

Julie - I'm on to those links. Thank you.:-)

Jon - Fluffy dice! Yes! That's exactly what it needs. lol

Kat - I couldn't live without my video capabilities! -:)

Sarah - LOL. Yes, we have to have some little sympathy for that little thing, all alone up there doing our dirty work. :-)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Seamus, I came by to ask if you were feeling meme-ish ... and discover Vanilla (er, actually Atyllah) has already meme'd you! Nevertheless, do I have a meme for you! Since I'm the one who tapped Atyllah, and since I'm the one who is tapping you now, I think you should at least give my meme a chance. "Loves meme, loves meme not" can be found here:

http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2008/01/loves-meme-loves-meme-not.html

Shameless said...

Bonnie - Yes, I've been a bit meme-shy! lol. Slap on the hand. I've got about five banked up, but I really hope to get round to them. :-) Thanks for thinking of me.

chiefbiscuit said...

Wow - wickedly funny stuff ... very clever and very very funny - well done. Loved it.

Tim said...

"...What would happen to the state of mind of America's press if Allah (God) orders the Blacks on Mars to show themselves? Yes, Blacks!"—from the book "Closing the Gap: Inner Views of the Heart, Mind, & Soul of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan", pg. 233

Suzanne said...

I didn't read any other comment. Just want you to read mine. I love piano and your's is beautiful. The photos as well. Go to my blog and click on John Reynolds...he's in Ireland. You'll see why in an instant. How did I come to meet all of you? How?

What a beautiful gift.

XO Suzanne

Shameless said...

CB - Thanks. Someone had to defend that poor, naked woman! :-)

Tim - Eh?

Suzanne - Hello and welcome. I popped over to your site and LOVE the pictures. I will definitely return. I also checked out the Ireland site ... great pics there too. What a treat to discover. :-)

Pearl said...

That's silly and your imaginative leaps made me laugh.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I almost wet my own pants!
HA!!!!
So funny... that's absolutely worth sending to everyone I know!

Wonder if you'll cause a scandal like the old radio show "War of the Worlds"... hmmm...

;o)

Excellent!
Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Anonymous said...

"Angstrom Science Award winning author, Richard C. Hoagland, in his groundbreaking book, "The Monuments Of Mars, A City On The Edge Of Forever," covers in great detail the chronology, scientific analysis, and the hidden politics surrounding the discovery by this world’s scientists of intelligently designed structures in the region of Mars known as Cydonia."

"As previously stated, these structures include what appears to be giant Neolithic (stone) monuments, such as pyramids, a sphinx-like face, and a city complex that Hoagland and many other scientists have studied and documented. In his book, Hoagland reveals how he and U.S. Defense Mapping Agency cartographer Erol Torun discovered two redundant mathematical codes in the geometric configurations of the Cydonia monuments. One of these mathematical codes also has been found, according to Hoagland, in the geometry of the monuments built by our forefathers on the Giza plateau in Egypt!"

—from an article entitled: Scientists agree with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad
Is there human life on Mars?
by Robert Muhammad

http://www.finalcall.com/national/mars05%2D22%2D2001a.htm