161. Monsters Like When You Mistake an Invasion for a Weather Balloon

Usually it’s the other way around.

Puny humans look to the skies and see clouds, or airplanes, or planets, or weather balloons, and fear my planet is invading.

You couldn’t be more wrong.

And we love you for that.

Well, we love you for your planet’s resources and for how easy it is to enslave you, but that’s beside the point.

Look, to the sky, it appears to be an armada of invading ships from a distant star.

And you think we’re full of helium, collecting climate data.

Taking over Earth will be a piece of cake.


Jim MacKenzie is an amateur futurist on his way to guru-hood. He studied journalism and works in television. Jim writes for several blogs, including The Incredible Vanishing Paperweight and the satirical horror site StuffMonsterslike.com. Jim and his SML co-blogger, Sarah Giavedoni, have started a holiday, ticked off celebrities and tried to purchase the lunar surface. In his spare time, Jim likes listening to rock music, reading, giving away free books at his nonprofit "The POP Project" and trying to catch the real Thomas Wolfe Home arsonist.

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