To the moon!

Posted on December 6, 2013 10:00 am

It’s been over 40 years, but I found out yesterday that a life-long dream is coming true. I’m going to the moon.


Naturally, since it’s part of the government bureaucracy, I had to find out from a third party. NASA hasn’t even contacted me yet, in fact. But, the news leaked out. I’m expecting a call from then any moment.

Frank J. was kind enough to put off nuking the moon for a couple of weeks. He didn’t promise anything beyond that, but I think it’s a reasonable compromise.

Anyway, I’m off to the moon. I guess I need to pack. I’m not sure what to take. I might want to take some snacks. Something to drink; Tang maybe. My iPad. Probably won’t take any cash. I don’t think I’ll need it there. Besides, the moon takes VISA.

What else should I take?

I mean, if you found out you were going to the moon, what would you take?

Oh, and is there anything I can bring back for you?

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22 Responses to “To the moon!”

  1. CCO says:

    Definitely take cash; you might crash land on the return trip and need to get a taxi.

  2. Harvey says:

    Bring me back a piece of wood from the stage where they shot the moon landing ;-)

  3. jw says:


  4. Jimmy says:

    I recommend you take someone with you. Marj Oram would be good.

  5. DamnCat says:

    Take Herb with you. No, not herb, Herb.

  6. Jimmy says:

    Another candydate is Cori Ander.

  7. Jimmy says:

    If you have Thyme, Basil, you could also consider some Savory food items to bring along.

  8. DamnCat says:

    Take a pair of lead undershorts – we’ll be nuking any day now.

  9. Jimmy says:

    …like Anonymisses cookies.

  10. Bob B says:

    Just a few rock$, Basil! Thanks a million!

  11. jw says:

    when you come back, could you bring me a couple pounds of green cheese?

  12. walruskkkch says:

    Oh, it’s a return trip as well?

  13. Fly says:

    It’s a trap! They plan to flood you with water when you arrive and leave you there with only 5-10 days worth of oxygen, Basil! Ah, well, whatchya gonna do. It was bound to happen to you sooner or later, I guess.

  14. Steve H says:

    I suspect you and the other passengers will be planning on putting down some roots there, get some Sun, maybe some fertilization (wink wink nudge nudge), …

  15. Jimmy says:

    They say the moon is nice this time of year.

    After you’ve planted yourself on the moon’s surface, look around and see if you can see any distant relatives.

    Oh, and pictures or it didn’t happen!

  16. c64wood says:

    Take your Speedo and SPF-15 sunscreen for when you are in the sun. Parka and thermals when you are in the shade.

    Don’t forget to send us a postcard

  17. AwesometificAmerican says:

    Well I guess somebody had to be sent there to draw a big red X and write the words “Nuke Here”, might was well be Basil. We cant risk the national treasure of Harvey to do it and Frank J already called the job of pressing the nuke button.

  18. Jimmy says:

    Basil, there is always that cutie named “Anise,” whose real name is “Pimpinella Anisum,” from the Parsley family. She’s a real sweetie, that one.

  19. Rayfan87 says:

    Guns, always bring guns.

  20. Doug says:

    Take cigarettes and Hershey bars, to trade with the natives. And bring back some Moon Pies.

  21. Nathan says:

    Bring me back some moon frogs.

  22. Denise says:

    Looks like you got a lot of sage advice. When you come home, I’d like a lunar cycle, please.

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