A reader writes:
Your report of possible life on Mars is food for thoat.
Your puns raise the bar. Soom I will lower it.
I took a while to get that!
(Patheos’ “too short” restriction has got to go.)
Mark, you should be sorry. That was terrible! lol!
A good thing for you that you set the limits of combat to typing.
Mark, dejah have to go there?
I know the puns hurt. But Thoris a balm in Gilead.
There is no life on Mars. If there was, we’d be sending foreign aid there
If they confirm there was once life on Mars, we’ll then start sending aid and spend billions trying to study it.
The problem with these pun threads is that Mark just Burroughs deeper and deeper. It’s like taking hits of Helium: he just likes the way it sounds.
[Spends a great deal of time puzzling the linguistic possibilities of puns…gives up…googles the pun-words he doesn’t recognize like thoat & soom…finally stumbles upon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barsoom …]
SON OF A —–!!!!!
Clearly, this is what I get for not keeping up on my sci-fi reading!!
Malacandra: Silence as well as sun’s blood, is golden. Very deep. I had to look through the bottom of several Burroghs of thought. You’re my favorite Martian. They won’t get it unless they are from a well red planet. I hope no one is snickering: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_%28chocolate_bar%29#U.S._version (can you be only half-redundant – or should they have added the soom bar) For more you have to pay the “Fe”.