"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

An Alien Walks into a Bar

No, really. You can get college credit for this now. And it's NASA-funded, meaning, your tax dollars hard at work.

Why didn't we have classes like this when I was in college?

An alien walks into a bar. Bartender says, "What can I get you?" The alien says, "A primitive civilization on the rocks." Bartender says, "You've come to the right place!"

The comments are not to be missed.

And remember, "All writing is writing for extraterrestrials." That's a quote from the teacher. Now, professors who declaimed the unfathomable, that's something we did have when I was in college.

3 comments:

Harvey said...

If an alien walks into a bar I would treat him like anyone else. In the last few years I've noticed more and more aliens walking among us. They try not to be noticed so I oblige them. I'm not sure what they would do if they knew I was aware of their existence. People have been know to vanish without a trace!

Zen of Writing said...

Maybe not if you buy them a drink.

liz said...

a minister, a priest and an alien walk into a bar...

I have to work on this a bit.