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I did not know that. Maybe they didn't want the aliens to know mans true weakness....Woman.
By: David Walston on September 13, 2013
Now that is so strange. It was a whole different way of thinking back then~
By: Shelly on September 13, 2013
So stupid! I'll bet they weren't able to say God either. You know it was not the artists, but bureaucrats who did the final edit.
By: cranky on September 13, 2013
I remember something about this at the time and thinking how uncool. But that was a different time 35 years ago....and so it goes. But you are one funny critter Mr. Man. I love your writing. Oma Linda
By: Oma Linda on September 13, 2013
Could it be that they didn't consider humans that important?
By: fishducky on September 13, 2013
Good maybe when the aliens show up to kill us all they'll think cockroaches or rats or dolphins are the true rulers of the planet and destroy them.
By: PT Dilloway on September 13, 2013
By: TexWisGirl on September 13, 2013
now that's down right silly....those aliens are in for a shockeroo when they do arrive and find nudity exists and is alive here on this planet!
By: Kathe W. on September 13, 2013
I would love to know what all is on that disc. Must be pretty censored if the human body didn't make the cut. Maybe they didn't want to give aliens any ideas what parts to probe.
By: Cheryl P. on September 13, 2013
And I'm practically naked while I'm reading this. I'm totally naked most of the time. That'll give you something to think about. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on September 13, 2013
Lack of nude humans is odd, but more troubling is imagining the clothes they're choosing to hide the human body with. Remember what we wore in the 70s?? So embarrassing. :(
By: Lexa Cain on September 13, 2013
If 'Star Trek-The Motion Picture' is to be believed, Voyager falls in with a bad crowd, changes its name to V-Ger, and comes back to jump ugly with all the carbon units on Earth. On a related note, it's too bad that Voyager was launched so many years before the invention of EZ Pass. Sure would have come in handy when leaving the solar system.
By: Al Penwasser on September 13, 2013
And she said "I'll keep an eye (or two) out for you!"
By: Catalyst/Bruce on September 13, 2013
The seventies. It was the breast of times.. it was the worst of times.
By: Hilary on September 13, 2013
I don't remember seeing anything in American news media, but I read about this in the German newspaper yesterday. The article made mention of the fact that the music of Chuck Berry and pianist Glenn Gould are on these records. Which, in turn has me wondering...are we expecting aliens to be able to listen to them? I don't know a single human who still has a record player!
By: Pixel Peeper on September 13, 2013
Gold disc? I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that they didn't just send it on a Betamax cassette.
By: Val on September 13, 2013
You really set us up for this one! Nicely done!
By: Red on September 13, 2013
I wonder if they mentioned the world wars and all the lesser wars we've had and continue to have? ... and on a lighter note, that cartoon was hilarious, and that's coming from someone who usually frowns - that's right, frowns! and sometimes frowns severely!! - on nudity or anything approaching it in my cartoon reading!
By: jenny_o on September 13, 2013
i was six - this event must've been during my nap. :)
By: Carrie on September 13, 2013
Fascinating how the human mind works, especially about Nudity. Such Victorian attitudes even in the "States.
By: John on September 14, 2013
Yes, i saw the story, and read that they believe Voyager is truly, finally, out of the solar system. Voyager !! should reach that point in another 2-4 years. As for aliens finding it and being able to figure out how to interpret what's on it, who knows what kind of senses they may have? They may not share any of our five at all, and it could have been a complete waste. Oh, and i feel about any aliens out there as i once read in "Calvin and Hobbes," they are out there, and they have proven their intelligence by not bothering to come here!
By: mimi on September 14, 2013
You wonder if an encountering intelligence will be able to determine an analog technology.
By: Tom Cochrun on September 14, 2013
Sad that Voyager I didn't make it to mainstream American media. Perhaps Voyager II will garner more attention. Mesmerizing to think what lays ahead for these probes.
By: Daniel LaFrance on September 15, 2013
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