Monday, August 08, 2011

Gold, Aliens

This quote from an All Things Considered story on the "gold rush" today:

If we're ever invaded by aliens, I don't know if they would take gold. But almost everyone else will. . . . (Harvard's Ken Rogoff)

caught my attention, having just seen Cowboys and Aliens. The nasty monsters defeated by a coalition of willing cowboys, Native Americans, and men in black hats are gold prospectors (and world destroyers). They would take gold, Professor Rogoff, and the planet, too, thank you.

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