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(NBC News)   The number of people applying to live on Mars is now up to 78,000. Strangely, every application came with a return address from Cleveland   (science.nbcnews.com) divider line 116
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2013-05-09 08:08:50 AM
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2013-05-09 08:24:27 AM
As long as I was paired up with a female before leaving, I'd go. fark this planet, I'm outta here!
 
2013-05-09 08:33:38 AM

Popcorn Johnny: As long as I was paired up with a female before leaving, I'd go. fark this planet, I'm outta here!


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2013-05-09 08:38:47 AM
It's a godawful small affair.
 
2013-05-09 09:47:16 AM
"live"? You can lock yourself up in a closet with a piece of dry ice and some plutonium right here.
 
2013-05-09 09:48:11 AM
Pick me! Pick meeeeeeee!
 
2013-05-09 09:50:29 AM
B-but all the little chicks with the crimson lips tell me Cleveland rocks!
 
2013-05-09 09:58:03 AM
Lol remember when the first english colonists were in America? The whole cannablism to survive bit? Have fun being marooned in a giant desert to die in a space suit, never feeling the wind or sun on your naked face ever again.

/Ill keep batshiat crazy earth thank you very much.
 
2013-05-09 09:58:56 AM

Mentalpatient87: B-but all the little chicks with the crimson lips tell me Cleveland rocks!


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2013-05-09 09:59:23 AM
Will they all be packing their shiat in their Cleveland steamer trunks?
 
2013-05-09 10:00:04 AM
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2013-05-09 10:03:26 AM
Can't find a screen grab from the "Homerpalooza" Simpsons episode where they come to a fork in the road leading to Cleveland and Cincinnati, and opt to turn aroud and go home ...
 
2013-05-09 10:03:37 AM

doglover: Popcorn Johnny: As long as I was paired up with a female before leaving, I'd go. fark this planet, I'm outta here!

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2013-05-09 10:04:44 AM
I'm sure there are much more pleasant ways to commit suicide than stranding yourself on a barren rock.
 
2013-05-09 10:06:55 AM
I think we should build three great spaceships.   The idea was that into the first ship, the 'A' ship, would go all the brilliant leaders, the scientists, the great artists, you know, all the achievers; and into the third, or 'C' ship, would go all the people who did the actual work, who made things and did things, and then into the `B' ship would go everyone else, the middlemen you see."
 
2013-05-09 10:07:25 AM
Bye bye!  Don't forget your miniatures and Can-D supply.
 
2013-05-09 10:08:55 AM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: I'm sure there are much more pleasant ways to commit suicide than stranding yourself on a barren rock.


There is no appreciable iron core in Mars, thus no magnetic field, thus no van Allen belts to deflect solar wind/radiation. There's no ozone layer to filter UV either -- the atmosphere is actually shrinking due to the solar win stripping it away.

Meh.

Send terminal cancer patients because the young and healthy will be cut short.
 
2013-05-09 10:10:44 AM
I estrimate that at least 1200 of the applications bear the name "Weedlord Bonerhitler."
 
2013-05-09 10:10:51 AM
Ill wait for the Venus colony to start so I can be put in the captive breeding program run by the Amazon women that rule there.

And a $38 fee to apply hmmmmmmm me thinks something is afoot
 
2013-05-09 10:12:14 AM
This whole Mars One project reeks of a giant scam... they will never leave the stratosphere at all and after raking in enough cash those responsible will disappear.  Their original intentions may have been good though.
 
2013-05-09 10:12:16 AM
mmm this is making me HUNGRY for a Firehouse fully involved Cleveland Steamer
 
2013-05-09 10:13:27 AM
A manned mission to Mars by a private company in 10 years' time when they haven't even designed, much less launched, a communications satellite?  To say nothing of designing, building, launching and landing a fleet of hab modules?  This ain't happening.   But I'm sure they'll be happy to take your money
 
2013-05-09 10:13:45 AM
All 78,000 people that applied...

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2013-05-09 10:14:05 AM

Sybarite: It's a godawful small affair.


"Is my wife on Maaaaarssss?!"

Yes. She announced the other day she would go. I thought I was a better cook than that.
 
2013-05-09 10:18:04 AM

Baron Harkonnen: A manned mission to Mars by a private company in 10 years' time when they haven't even designed, much less launched, a communications satellite?  To say nothing of designing, building, launching and landing a fleet of hab modules?  This ain't happening.   But I'm sure they'll be happy to take your money


Uh yeah, but computers are better and Columbus and the Wright Brothers and stuff, dude. Argue against THAT.

I'm packing my bags for MARS!
 
2013-05-09 10:18:09 AM

berylman: This whole Mars One project reeks of a giant scam... they will never leave the stratosphere at all and after raking in enough cash those responsible will disappear.  Their original intentions may have been good though.


But-but-but-but they'll finance it with a reality TV show!
 
2013-05-09 10:25:53 AM

berylman: This whole Mars One project reeks of a giant scam... they will never leave the stratosphere at all and after raking in enough cash those responsible will disappear.  Their original intentions may have been good though.


I'm throwing my hat in the ring with this person.

There are no details, the timelines are bunk, there have been no successful, long term studies on the type of life they would be living...

I don't know...they've made some decent money on the application process alone and they have 10 years before you even go.  (From http://www.space.com/20165-mars-one-colony-images.html)

Step 1 2016 - Send supplies - Where?  How? You sent food and supplies for people not arriving until 2023?  Yum.
Step 2 2018 - Send rover to find best location - Really?  So randomly drop the supplies on the planet and THEN look for where you'll be?  Good luck dragging all those supplies around.
Step 3 2021 - Living units arrive.  Great.  How are they getting setup and ready, exactly? Everything should be pre-setup for them by then?  Have we experimented with construction on an alien planet before?  How is it getting setup, exactly?

And so on...no details.

Plus, this is a Dutch company and there aren't any slavery laws on Mars yet.  You remember what happened the last time the Dutch colonized a new country...
 
2013-05-09 10:30:50 AM

FrancoFile: berylman: This whole Mars One project reeks of a giant scam... they will never leave the stratosphere at all and after raking in enough cash those responsible will disappear.  Their original intentions may have been good though.

But-but-but-but they'll finance it with a reality TV show!


It'll be like other reality tv shows, except they never get to leave the cramped confession room.
 
2013-05-09 10:35:16 AM
There are at least three women from Cleveland who know how to live in cramped quarters under less than ideal conditions and take orders. Just sayin'.
 
2013-05-09 10:35:51 AM

doglover: Popcorn Johnny: As long as I was paired up with a female before leaving, I'd go. fark this planet, I'm outta here!

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Geez, I seriously thought there were no pictures of me on the interwebs....
 
2013-05-09 10:35:55 AM
It is obvious you have never been to cleveland, it is a great place to live and raise crotch fruit
 
2013-05-09 10:36:48 AM
The more they send the more food there will be for the survivor.
 
2013-05-09 10:39:13 AM
I'm surprised more people from Canada haven't applied

/was expecting it to rival the states in numbers
 
2013-05-09 10:40:12 AM
The idea of living on the frontier is enticing, especially to do so for science.
Gimme a gun, a dog, and a woman and I'd be gone.

/the gun is just there in case me and the dog run out of food.
 
2013-05-09 10:44:15 AM
It seems people are always more willing to flee from the problems around them than to stay and try to make things right.
 
2013-05-09 10:52:57 AM

way south: The idea of living on the frontier is enticing, especially to do so for science.
Gimme a gun, a dog, and a woman and I'd be gone.

/the gun is just there in case me and the dog run out of food.


Vic?
 
2013-05-09 10:55:08 AM

Jim.Casy: It seems people are always more willing to flee from the problems around them than to stay and try to make things right.


And that's exactly why the U.S. is turning into a giant shiat hole.
 
2013-05-09 10:55:44 AM
Cleveland is an awesome place to live. Mild weather, lots of fresh water, great restaurants, great arts and culture scene, fantastic metroparks and national park, low cost of living, manageable traffic. I have lived in other cities and I came back. Love it here.

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2013-05-09 10:55:51 AM
The Bachelorrette:  Moon Edition
 
2013-05-09 10:56:45 AM

Sybarite: It's a godawful small affair.


Nice.

As for Subby's headline, it's funny because it's true.
 
2013-05-09 10:57:30 AM
I should start something like this for an underwater exploration colony. Yeah. Get the application fees and then slip away on my giant submarine to a domed city under the sea.
 
2013-05-09 10:57:57 AM
I saw let them all go, better chance of survival, more chaos, would make extremely good TV, and hey, when things go south you've got a large emergency food supply.
 
2013-05-09 10:58:13 AM

blackhonda: It is obvious you have never been to cleveland, it is a great place to live and raise crotch fruit


Just ask Amanda Berry.
 
2013-05-09 10:58:29 AM

Too_many_Brians: I should start something like this for an underwater exploration colony. Yeah. Get the application fees and then slip away on my giant submarine to a domed city under the sea.


I've played this game..
 
2013-05-09 10:59:37 AM

Kibbler: I estrimate that at least 1200 of the applications bear the name "Weedlord Bonerhitler."


Gene Masseth?
 
2013-05-09 11:00:15 AM

Andric: Bye bye!  Don't forget your miniatures and Can-D supply.


I have it on good authority that Chew-Z is where it's at.

/what's up with my hand...?
 
2013-05-09 11:01:12 AM
I don't trust the numbers.  Isn't this the start where people vote multiple times?
 
2013-05-09 11:02:16 AM

blackhonda: It is obvious you have never been to cleveland, it is a great place to live and raise crotch fruit


i actually entered this thread for the sole purpose of finding out whether people from ohio don't like the fact that ohio is the official place to make fun of for sucking.

/ never been.  has no opinion.
 
2013-05-09 11:03:04 AM
Maybe they will be coming here...

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2013-05-09 11:05:26 AM
Really, I have to do this one myself?
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