James Rice (jhrice) says: I've got to add that the soil was being collected to test the idea that caves might preserve signs of life better than the surface does. This is important of you're looking for signs of life on Mars. Yeah, we were doing actual research for an experiment that might go to Mars some day. There were some even cooler things about that particular set of soil samples, that unfortunately, need to be kept secret.
Michael Taub (otakuloki) says: Obviously James and Speedy helped find evidence of the elusive zombie giant sloth community living in the caves of the American southwest, waiting the day they can come out of their caves to wreck terrible vengenance on the descendants of the tribes that pushed the giant sloth into extinction.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Secret. Yeah. Right. Whaaaaaatever.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Oh, and Helen's expression in that last panel is ADOWABLE.
David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:
You did pretty well at shifting the cap's perspective, given that logo's more detailed than poor Artie himself.
A superintelligent gerbil would indeed be a great help on an archaeology dig... but letting one into NASA sounds... hazardous. "The Orbiter is demanding we send... alfalfa?" ;-)
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:
You know, there are so few good songs about superheroes. The "Spider-man" theme song has been done to death, plus it really doesn't scan with Speedy's name. I was about to fall back on the "Mighty Mouse" theme, when I remembered a more appropriate tune. This one's for you, Speedy ...
At first, he seems so small,
This gerbil is fast!
James Wolf (wolfmanjames) says: Considering the Giants haven't won a World Deries since they moved to San Fran, can't you give them love too, Sarge?
Jason Summerlott (melkarion) says:
I find the "secrecy" of the soil samples eminently plausible. When I was an undergraduate I got an internship in the course of which I gained access to "secret" things. The government really likes making things secret, even when the people discovering said secrets have no idea why they could conceivably require secrecy.
"What will 'the terrorists' do with the Higgs boson?"
"And gain international credibility among experimental particle physicists?! Those fiends!"
(That wasn't the secret part.)
James Rice (jhrice) says:
It isn't the government that wants the secrecy. The details surrounding this cave need to be secret so that the cave is not disturbed any more than absolutely necessary. This cave is unique in the area in that it has been entered exactly twice.
Jeffrey Channing Wells (channing) says: Preach it, Sister Helen. Log In or Register to post a comment! It's free!
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