I got a kick out of Jimmy’s opening thoughts on Fade to Black last night. So the guberment is closed. Notice how everything is still running, people are still working, there are no riots in the streets and no mass-idiocy going on.
So, since the same thing happened Dec.17th 2017 when they announced the flying ships on radar were not ours and they tried to make a media circus of that, I propose they pay for the shut down by opening up a section of Area 51 as a tourist destination.
Just think of it! We will not freak-out about seeing the aliens, we would want our picture taken standing next to one. Then we’d want the t-shirt and hat to go with it, maybe a jacket too. We’d have to get the kids something so we’d purchase the alien replica with LED eyes that cycle through the rainbow – the perfect night light for all ages and maybe that remote control UFO for under the tree next Christmas. And who wouldn’t want the walking talking fuzzy logic AI reptilian mini-robot too, to say nothing of stopping at the cafeteria for some real honest to goodness replicated food – just like on Star Trek (“Earl Grey hot!”)
We might even decide to spend the extra money on the super-duper Bob Lazar tour where his history is told while you walk through a lovely exhibit that uses holograms like Star Wars (“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi!”) and at the end you get your picture taken with the Sport Model ship.
There could be a 3D theater where you get to see and feel what it is like to ride in a saucer and maybe for the really well off – an actual ride!
Just think of all the marketing ideas that could come out of it… Aaaaaand nobody would freak – not a single person, and they’d have the top tourist destination in the world, for a while that is, until Trump opens his new Trump Tower hotel on the moon (a 1000 stories high).
They’d have the national debt paid off in no time…