Monday, June 28, 2021

Quote of the Day (Joe Queenan, on Why No UFOs Would Ever Go Near the Bronx)

“Deep down inside, extraterrestrials, like North Koreans, are wusses. The last thing they want is to get into it with us….[W]hen UFOs do come to places like New York, they briefly hover on the horizon in tony suburban towns like Briarcliff Manor just to give the locals a scare. But there is no credible evidence that they have ever dared to turn up in the Bronx. And there’s a good reason for that: The Bronx would wipe the floor with them. If Kim Jong Un or E.T. ever touched down on the Grand Concourse, that’d be the last cup of upscale coffee either of them would ever drink.”—Humor columnist Joe Queenan, “Are UFOs Just Aliens Looking for a Cup Of Coffee?” The Wall Street Journal, June 26-27, 2021

You can bet residents of this borough already knew this, even before the U.S. intelligence community released an unclassified report to Congress on UFOs. They are made of tough stuff!

(The image accompanying this post comes from the 1951 sci-fi film, The Day the Earth Stood Still.)

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