Embedded in a story on space.com today, about solar system exploration, is an ad – see above – for an item your can purchase from the “Space.com Store.”
The item – a T-shirt – is both tacky and disturbing. The bright-yellow shirts, worn by a co-ed couple in the ad, are emblazoned with the slogan, “Available to help populate Mars.”
I don’t know what’s worse – the implication that this pair of college kids has Sex on the Brain or the idea that we careless humans have any business taking over another planet.
Ironically, this ad appears right next to a sponsored ad for ”Bad Idea T-Shirts” (featuring, of course, a lovely young woman leaning forward toward the camera to better display her breasts T-shirt….)
I note with interest that one Bad Idea T-Shirt sports this thought: “Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a super power.”
Talk amongst yourselves….