Written by Victoria Elizabeth

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Well, I suppose we should all be "happier than a pig in a poke". Why? This year marksrepparttar 118182 first time a man-made object has landed on Mars. Let's see, at last count there were at least two charming little robots (fromrepparttar 118183 Land of Stars and Stripes naturally) putzing aboutrepparttar 118184 surface ofrepparttar 118185 "Red Planet".

And, if I'm not mistaken, Mars is also home to some space junk including two deader-than-a-doornail non-entities (hailing from somewhere that shall remain nameless). At last report,repparttar 118186 Dudley-Do-Little-Devices crash-landed who knows where onrepparttar 118187 Red Planet.

Since we haven't locatedrepparttar 118188 "Lost and Found" on Mars yet, we haven't got a clue ifrepparttar 118189 devices are lost or whether they're just hiding. Since no Martians turned up to greet us let alone give usrepparttar 118190 coordinates ofrepparttar 118191 Lost & Found,repparttar 118192 voyageurs from Earth have been caught between a rock and a hard place as it were. Okay, so mayberepparttar 118193 Martians were busyrepparttar 118194 day we arrived, or possibly they lost their maps torepparttar 118195 Lost & Found. Oh well, no matter, who cares ... onto more pressing news.

Afterrepparttar 118196 first televised glimpse ofrepparttar 118197 Mars landscape, my mind began to ponder and then it wandered off on a very long tangent. That often happens when it's been a slow news day, a sluggish news week or sometimes even a slothful news month.

I don't know about you, but frankly I got a tad bored looking at red rocks (onrepparttar 118198 bottom of a crater floor), more rusty rocks (onrepparttar 118199 frigging flatlands) and a black void of nothingness as far asrepparttar 118200 eye could see. Let's face it... unless you're really into red rocks, there's not a whole lot going for for Mars.

So, where'srepparttar 118201 "Red Dwarf"? That's what I want to know. After all, why did man set out on this galactic adventure if he didn't have a mission to findrepparttar 118202 little fellow. (Shy you say, well I'd say he's probably just tucked away somewhere in this color-coordinated place would think.)

After pondering and even more pondering (because I had nothing pressing on my "to-do" list), I began to think of things you might find on Mars. The list was incredibly short. So I came up with something better, "things you probably won't find on Mars".

Here are a few things I came up with inrepparttar 118203 ten minutes allocated to this priority task, (ranked no. 13 on my "to-do" list today). Now remember, it's neither a definitive nor an exhaustive list...but it's a good first attempt.

Discover the Lighter Side of the Internet

Written by Jesse S. Somer

We all knowrepparttar Internet is a great tool for finding out information and sharing knowledge. But as a human sometimes sitting at a computer all day can get quite tedious, especially if it is your job 5 days a week. This feeling can be compounded by other problems in one’s personal life, andrepparttar 118179 result can mean little productivity because of a sour mood. Well humanity does have a lighter side, and this too can be explored onrepparttar 118180 Internet. Sometimes a little humor or interesting trivia can really takerepparttar 118181 edge off a bad moment. You’d be surprised at how much comedy and insight is expressed onrepparttar 118182 Net. I’ve been exploring what’s out there and I just can’t stop laughing. Laughter of course isrepparttar 118183 ultimate medicine and some believe it to berepparttar 118184 highest form of life. My only warning is don’t get hooked on this stuff as your work ethic will probably become worse than ever!

Now, there’s a lot of stuff onrepparttar 118185 Net and not all of it is positive humor, but you can surf aroundrepparttar 118186 undesirable stuff with ease. To give you an idea of some funny sites I discovered, here is a short list but I’m sure there are thousands of others you can find by doing simple word searches:,,,,,, and I really advise checking outrepparttar 118187 last site and watchingrepparttar 118188 video entitled ‘Evil penguin2’. This nearly brought tears to my eyes as I already have a soft spot for penguins.

So, you’ve got jokes, funny videos, kooky trivia, strange thoughts and perspectives on different aspects of life, and evenrepparttar 118189 most ‘powerful’ man on Earth-George Bush doing an animated dance imitating John Travolta in ‘Saturday Night Fever’. You’ve really got no reason anymore to sit in front of your computer worrying and wallowing in self-pity. I’ve always thought that humans have put too much emphasis on technological development as opposed torepparttar 118190 spiritual side of things. This comedic aspect torepparttar 118191 Internet has shown me that people can also be quite clever in more lighthearted endeavors. Some ofrepparttar 118192 ideas on these sites really fliprepparttar 118193 world upside down and make you question why we dorepparttar 118194 thingsrepparttar 118195 way we do. This could be considered a step forward in our evolution as we seerepparttar 118196 underlying truths in our cultural systems.

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