Listening to: Crickets! ... still
This makes the dragon sad.
Every year, the moon is moving 3cm further away from the earth. Thats quite a distance in my oppinion!
When I was young, I remember the moon being much bigger than it is now. It's nice to know it's not my imagination, but that doesn't stop it being sad... What happens when the moon abandons us and goes off on it's merry little way? What will the american space program have to aim for then?
I mean, we've already littered all over it, and there are some people that want to blast more junk into the surface of it (at $1000 a gram)... surely we can't let it wander away in that condition.
Personally, I think that as soon as humanity manages to set up a permanent base on the magnetic poles of the moon, we should immediatly start on building retro boosters on the dark side so we can blast that giant hunk of rock back into a closer orbit with the earth.
If it escapes us, not only are we sending out a terrible message to any other life that is out there, but we'll also lose the greatest atractor in our night sky. We're already killing the stars with light pollution... and if the moon goes, what is going to affect the tides? The ocean will become alot more boring!
As will humanity! We'll no longer have such a visible excuse to blame all our crimes of passion on, no longer be able to scare each other with tales of werewolves on the full moon.... Having one's beast called out whenever mars is closest to earth's orbit is a little weak... I can just see it now...
"Which one is mars?"
"That little dot in the sky..."
"That little dot?"
"No, that other little dot... the red one..."
"... they all look the same colour to me...."
"... So... when are we supposed to be attacked by this werewolf?"
Say it with me people!
Bring back the Moon!