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(ncBuy)   Australian group clams to have made first extra-terrestrial contact   ( divider line
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7971 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Feb 2002 at 1:07 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-19 01:10:54 PM  
first clams?
2002-02-19 01:11:31 PM  
Don't tell them we're here!

They'll come and enslave us all!
2002-02-19 01:12:15 PM  
Aren't there consequences for false 911 calls?
2002-02-19 01:13:02 PM  
Clams from outerspace?!?!?
Celestial Seafood!!!
2002-02-19 01:14:34 PM  
From the Vega constellation eh? Isn't that where the transmission came from in that Contact movie as well?
2002-02-19 01:15:18 PM  
Didn't we already cover the "Vega" thing in Contact?
2002-02-19 01:16:12 PM  
Boy is the female "pilot beacon" going to be pissed when she gets here and there's no emergency. Start digging those bunkers folks, you're gonna need 'em.
2002-02-19 01:17:19 PM  
First of all, Vega is a star, not a constellation. It's also a car, but if you are recieving messages from the trunk of your car, it's probably a different kind of alien.
2002-02-19 01:17:38 PM  

I bring you LOVE!

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2002-02-19 01:17:57 PM  
Too late!

They're here!

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Wait a minute... 11 hours to Vega?
2002-02-19 01:18:19 PM  
yeah, right. its just some aussi in a klingon costume living in his parents basement and jerking off to Jodi Foster.
2002-02-19 01:19:20 PM  
dammit, I aways screw up the "ie"/"ei" thing. English sucks.
2002-02-19 01:19:23 PM  
mmmmmm...FETI cheese.......
2002-02-19 01:19:28 PM  
If Miss Pilot looks like Jodie Foster, we're all screwed.
2002-02-19 01:20:19 PM  
So how many Boobies and Weeners do these aliens got to show us in one of our NSFW threads?
Hmmm ?
2002-02-19 01:20:19 PM  
Never seen the "unlikly" tag.
2002-02-19 01:21:31 PM  
Yeah, people talk to aliens. Just like the people that say they talk to Jesus or ghosts.
2002-02-19 01:22:53 PM  
Frankee-Frank-Frank: it's new as of yesterday, along with the "dumbass" tag. New toys.
2002-02-19 01:22:56 PM  
SETI isn't realy concerned with UFOs are they? I thought that they just listened to space.
2002-02-19 01:23:40 PM  
Well, my brilliant earthling subjects, aren't I, the Feared Alien Leader, Xenu, talking to you now? Feel blessed that I consider you worthy.


Fearless Intergalactic Leader
2002-02-19 01:24:15 PM  
People never spoke to the aliens. The title clearly says clams did.
2002-02-19 01:25:16 PM  
Man is Vegalight, the pilot beacon, going to be pissed when she gets here and learns it was a fake distress call. She probably just destroy the earth, for bothering her.

Thanks FETI.

BTW, isn't Feti some Italian food or something?
2002-02-19 01:25:31 PM  
I always knew clams would be the 1st to make contact, but AUSTRALIAN clams?!?
*pours himself a cold Clamato, mmmmm.....clammy*
2002-02-19 01:25:34 PM  
In a related story, some snails form Colorado claim to seen Bigfoot.
2002-02-19 01:26:35 PM  
People talk to Jesus all the time. He just doesn't talk back.
2002-02-19 01:26:39 PM  

It says "contact." It doesn't say they had tea and crumptes while they discussed world affairs.
2002-02-19 01:26:40 PM  
Kylie Minogue
2002-02-19 01:27:16 PM  
Didn't they read the fairy tail about the planet that cried wolf? Now the aliens will never help us!
2002-02-19 01:27:18 PM  
From Vega...hmmm... so the alien is Jodi Foster's dad?
2002-02-19 01:27:22 PM  
FETA. Everyone is thinking of feta cheese. Not FETI, but close.
2002-02-19 01:28:24 PM  
Wow, and only 5½ light hours away!

Unlikely is right.
2002-02-19 01:29:22 PM  
Chevy Vega:

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2002-02-19 01:30:38 PM  
PETA cheese, what?
2002-02-19 01:31:44 PM  
11 hours to Vega? My ship can get there in less than nine parsecs. Fools.
2002-02-19 01:32:31 PM  
We're here to serve man

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2002-02-19 01:34:10 PM  
Anyone else notice that google can't find _any_ info on FETI?

How is this FARKworthy?
2002-02-19 01:37:53 PM  
Let's hope they are here to serve man:

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2002-02-19 01:41:47 PM  
Isn't vegalight the diet version of Vegimite?.... some aussies should know, if I could figure out how to post this upside down so they could read it.
2002-02-19 01:44:06 PM  
Australian group clams! Those are delicious.
2002-02-19 01:48:31 PM  
What utter nonsense! Any self-respecting space kook knows that the nearest intelligent aliens are in a system in the Plieades.

Now excuse me while I go don my metal cap that deflects covert government electomagnetic beams.
2002-02-19 01:49:13 PM  
yeah, that sounds about right....

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2002-02-19 01:50:08 PM  
2002-02-19 01:51:45 PM  
Did somebody say Vega?
2002-02-19 01:53:39 PM  
"Representatives from the Australia-based Finding E.T. International (FETI), say they received the message on February 2, just 11 hours after sending a "bluff call for help" into space."

The what? Finding E.T. International? HELLO E.T. is a movie character....

wait a min... this is a hoax group isn't it. mocking SETI's name, using E.T., claiming to receive a response in 11 hours... lol damn those aussies are jerking everyones chain. thats funny
2002-02-19 01:53:41 PM  
Aliens from other planets, whatever. Fairy tales and nonsense. Now where did I put my Bible....
2002-02-19 01:54:36 PM  
But they was here with Elvis, and they did steals me beers.
2002-02-19 01:55:40 PM  
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Vega, you say?
2002-02-19 02:08:43 PM  
Don't blame me, I voted for Kotos!
2002-02-19 02:10:46 PM  

you just don't get it!
2002-02-19 02:10:53 PM  
Don't worry. If the alien chick comes to America and gives us any shiat, we'll just throw her in prison for not having a visa. If she goes to Australia, they'll ship her off to some little Pacific island and detain her. No worries, mate.
2002-02-19 02:15:29 PM  
We asked the Vegans for help.
They told us to stop eating meat.
Scientists are puzzling over the deeper meaning of the alien message.

They were not amused on finding out that the call for help was fake, and promptly dispatched an enforcer known as Vincent to exact revenge.
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2002-02-19 02:18:36 PM  
In other news, Concerned Invertebrate Nationalists Inc boycotting Australia over false E.T. evidence. Aussie PM worried about possible FETI-CINI standoff.
2002-02-19 02:23:23 PM  
Aliens have been visiting earth for centuries. It's just that in this case, one of them is coming for a first-hand experience, thinking we're under attack from the Borg.

I hope somebody is ready with an apology when she gets here. No telling WHAT sort of advanced weaponry she's bringing with her.
2002-02-19 02:33:28 PM  

No results on dogpile, no results on Australia yahoo.

Besides Vega (pronounced veega, weega, or bowing to general motors, vayga) is a big hot star and while it shows signs of a planetary disk has probably not developed any life.

Or if there is life, we can expect surfer dudes and beach bunnies.
2002-02-19 02:34:21 PM  
Eleven hours? To Vega? Not with radio waves. That'd take 25 years for light to get there.
2002-02-19 02:36:12 PM  
Oompaloompa: That's 11 hours round trip, 5.5 hours one way assuming negligible time for interpretation of the initial message and preparation of the response...
2002-02-19 02:37:14 PM  
Maybe the aliens are just pissed that someone is selling off all the real-estate on various planets and the moon where they own vacation homes...and the clams in Austraila are the only ones that can do anything about seeing that Miss Cleo was unavailable for comment or action.
2002-02-19 02:46:10 PM  
I used to know a Vegan. She's probably about 11 hours away. Coincidence?
2002-02-19 02:51:50 PM  
Schmack: ET means extra-terrestrial.
2002-02-19 02:52:07 PM  
Lets see, if I am remembering my astronomy correctly and the speed of light and such.... If the distress signal was sent and then responded to 11 hours later that would mean that it originated from with in the solar system... somewhere between orbit of Uranus and Pluto.

That seems highly unlikely to be an alien contact.
2002-02-19 02:53:46 PM  
Maybe they're aliens that are like Australians.

"Hey, Krntg-12, stop playing with the satellite dish and come and help me with the barbie. And bring a beer."
2002-02-19 03:02:31 PM  
She? SHE? How do you know the alien is a female?

Is that... thing a reproductive organ? Oh, that's the mouth, well, welcome to earth... miss...??? You're looking ravishing today.
2002-02-19 03:23:15 PM  
the contact consisted of a rhythmic beating nois as the aliens slapped deez nutz
2002-02-19 03:25:33 PM  
Cool. Now all the Aussie Heaven's Gate cults can kill themselves in preparation for their Vegan saviors.
2002-02-19 03:26:58 PM  
"To serve man"

Reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where the alien had the cookbook and lisa and the alien took turns blowing dust off it. :-)

"How to cook"

"How to cook


"How to cook

"How to cook

"How to cook
for forty
2002-02-19 03:29:13 PM  
The story I'm about to tell you is true. And when I say true, I mean false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies, and isn't that the real truth? The answer is no.
2002-02-19 03:31:07 PM  
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(female beacon)
2002-02-19 03:32:19 PM  
mean while Bush quickly adds a planet in the Vega system to his axis of evil list
2002-02-19 03:32:48 PM  
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Do "Luka!" do "Luka!" do "Luka!"
2002-02-19 03:33:33 PM  
Tanqueray, maybe Luka is from Vega?

2002-02-19 03:40:11 PM  
Vegalite alien.... By RonCo
2002-02-19 03:41:19 PM  
Why would somebody from the constellation Vega use a term like "Vegalight"? Didn't we give them that name? Wouldn't they have their own name for their galaxy?
2002-02-19 03:44:04 PM  
Revrendjim I love those things!
2002-02-19 03:46:11 PM  
Did they say anything about getting messages from Monza?
2002-02-19 03:46:19 PM  
2002-02-19 03:58:37 PM  

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2002-02-19 04:09:26 PM  
BwaHahaHahahahahahaha, what a bunch of f*cking loosers

It's usually only little kids that tell huge whopping lies to get attention, typically they grow out of this when people start branding them as pathological liars.

"my daddy has a helicopter"... yeah and I've got an alien spaceship in my pants.
2002-02-19 04:26:13 PM  
So has anyone been able to find anything on FETI using any search engine or national registrar? I have not and it appears several others have not as well. What's up? Where you at FETI?
2002-02-19 04:47:42 PM  
if they do exist (FTEI) theyre probably bored from listening to static that they "hear" voices
2002-02-19 04:55:46 PM  
Oh man, are the Unarians gonna be pissed. The first contact is supposed to be with the Muons from the planet Myton when they land on the continent of Atlantis recently risen from the Carribean, but only when the majority of Earth's citizens are mentally receptive. Not with these green-trash Vegans.

Long live the space brothers from the Pleiadies!
2002-02-19 04:57:46 PM  
RandomRandom "Loosers"... does that mean they loosen things? Up your IQ before you bash people.

Sswift Get some culture... the Simpsons episode was a parody of a classic Twilight Zone episode where an alien book (To Serve Man) was found and deciphered to be a cookbook
2002-02-19 05:00:15 PM  
Xenu-Boo!Boo to you!
2002-02-19 05:05:58 PM  
krugar i tried many different engines, pasting the exact name etc and have not found anything that is even close
2002-02-19 05:33:08 PM  
too bad it takes about 20 years to have a radio transmission there and back from Vega... not 11 hours
2002-02-19 05:42:49 PM  
Tanqueray...mmm...good gin...makes a killer LIT.
2002-02-19 06:20:15 PM  

2002-02-19 06:30:13 PM  
Alien only 5.5 light hours away? Silly
2002-02-19 06:33:18 PM  
Debunking gay speech stereotypes"...

2002-02-19 06:34:15 PM  
2002-02-19 06:47:15 PM  
11 hour response time? "Get out of there! The call is coming from inside the house" uh... I mean solar system... uh... or something
2002-02-19 06:51:51 PM  
I don't know what all the skepticism is about. "Vegalight" sounds like an authentic name for a superior being who's messages can exceed the speed of light to me. Jeez, you're all so jaded ...
2002-02-19 07:41:46 PM  
You laugh now, but when I begin posting to Fark, from the far side of the moon, I'LL be the one laughing! HA HA HA !

I think...
2002-02-19 08:00:09 PM  
It has now come time to form the "Coalition for Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society."

2002-02-19 08:57:09 PM  
Apparently, Australia finnaly recieved "Contact" on DVD, it inspired them so much and now we are all here making fun of them, ahhh the cycle of the way, Rtreynor, don't make fun of that song, My actuall name is Luka
2002-02-20 02:37:44 AM  
"I waited three hours to find out the alien was that biatch's father."

-Mr. Garrison
2002-02-20 04:56:42 AM  
ohhhhhh christ another 'Australians are stupid' story
2002-02-20 11:52:36 AM  

I'm sorry, I thought that telvevision shows weren't considered "culture" by the cultured. :-)
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