[meteorite-list] A Piece Of The Heavens
From: Mike Farmer <farmerm_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:31 2004
HA HA HA, this is the best story I've ever heard!
Cultural property! Ill bet the native people used to worship that iron, that
farmer who found it is SCREWED, the natives will sue him for disturbing a
religious item, the government will take it away, Canada can rally behind it
since China got the Olympics, and us evil dealers will not have another rusty
old Canadian piece of cultural treasure in our grubby collections! Oh my, I
can't sleep tonight with the thoughts of old octahedrites dancing in my
dean bessey wrote:
> But farmer. you miss the importance of this meteorite. If the meteorite fell
> 200 miles to the south in New York it would just be another crummy ole iron.
> Not something worth $1 a gram. HOWEVER. Hagersville is special. It is
> national cultural property. Canada was molded and shaped to the society that
> it is today because of this meteorite. An intergalactic event 3.874 billion
> years and 12 days ago (Really early in canadas history - just a young nation
> at the time) some meteorite in space collided with hagersville and set it on
> a path that would bring it to canada rather than 200 miles south in new york
> state where it origionally planned to fall 4.5 billion years ago when
> everything was decided that was supposed to fall in place after they set off
> one to many fireworks and created the big bang.
> As a result of this, a few years ago when some government official needed a
> name for a community, they called the town "Hagersville" - after the
> hagersville meteorite.
> So as you can see, this chunk of rusty iron is a cool bargain at $30,000. It
> is a symbol of the culture that shaps Canada today. Canada will forever be
> changed because of the hagersville meteorite. And you can be a part of
> canadian history for the low price of only $1 a gram (About what the
> department of culture itself is worth).
> Dont beleive me? Do you think that I am making this up? I have a law backing
> up what I say. What I say is positively true. You cant argue with the law -
> and the law says that i am right on this one.
> We also have a law protecting our Television and radio industry. Canadians
> need protection from Howard Stern because of his language so we get a 15
> minute delay in the Howard stern radio broadcasts so that the local radio
> stations can edit out anything that Howard Stern says that is to vulgar for
> our poor, helpless, and impressionable canadian ears. (Works great to cut
> out commercials since when they have a commercial on howard stern you can
> then switch over the the buffalo radio station which is 15 minutes ahead and
> still listen - only works once each morning though).
> Yes, the Canadian department of culture sure protects us from freezing up
> here thats for sure eh boy. The country would surely not be the same without
> big brother looking over us and keeping us all nice and comfy wither we like
> it or not.
> For the protection of delicate ears and culture everywhere
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Received on Sat 14 Jul 2001 03:57:45 AM PDT