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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 12:51 p.m. PST

The idea stolen from this post, why would advanced aliens come to the third rock from the sun?

A couple starters:

- They made their home planet uninhabitable.

- The lost a game of truth of dare.

- They are benign explorers from an interstellar collective.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 12:58 p.m. PST

- We are crunchy, and delicious with catsup.

rmaker08 Jul 2020 1:05 p.m. PST


Or, to quote Sir Edmund Hillary, because it's there.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Jul 2020 1:10 p.m. PST

* to refuel/restock
* to worship
* to conquer!!!

Richard Brooks Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 1:17 p.m. PST

Bathroom stop

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 1:18 p.m. PST

To eat space popcorn and watch our daily show of utter nonsense.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 1:35 p.m. PST

To borrow money.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse08 Jul 2020 1:38 p.m. PST


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 1:44 p.m. PST


Cavcmdr08 Jul 2020 1:46 p.m. PST

To join a jovial club hosting a convivial multi-player horse and musket wargame set on beautifully landscaped terrain with superb painted forces. We shall forgive them for not bringing suitable snacks and drink to share as they tell us this is their first visit. We also hope they will not eat us before departing.

This may be why Sci-Fi games are rare at our club.

Have fun.

HMS Exeter08 Jul 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

In hopes of getting directions.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 1:53 p.m. PST

This could be a Letterman Top Ten List.

10. They've run out of iron and/or lanthanum

9. They can't believe the stories about how insanely self-destructive the dominant species is and want to see for themselves

8. Meditation/surfing retreats with dolphins

7. Black Friday sales.

6. Topless beaches.

5. Coffee and croissants at a cafe on the Seine in May.

4. Best movies in known space

3. Good place for a Пикник на обочине (Roadside Picnic)*

2. They're made out of meat!**

1. Earth girls are easy***

*A story, a movie, a game:

**Classic story:

***Great movie:

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 1:54 p.m. PST

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Did I mention that they were stoned?

lkmjbc308 Jul 2020 1:54 p.m. PST

Sugar's BBQ in Chattanooga, TN.

Joe Collins

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 2:23 p.m. PST


Followed by:

Really bored.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 2:29 p.m. PST

Like HMS Exeter said – they are completely lost

Or maybe they are renegades looking for adventure, refugees fleeing oppression/servitude/failed rebellion or just old fashioned criminals looking to make a quick buck out beyond the frontier (Illegal Aliens by Nick Pollotta and Phil Foglio, 2008)

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 2:30 p.m. PST

The cast of Jersey Shore?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 2:36 p.m. PST

1) Got an FTL drive and got nowhere to go.
2) Got shot down by one of the major powers (See Starman/Star Trek)
3) Couldn't believe what they saw the first time.
4) To strip our planet of Water/Air etc.
5) Turned left at Deneba, rather than Right.
6) To test a really nasty weapon.
7) To take away the Stargate that is hidden on our planet…just to be safe!
8) SMIDSY (Sorry, Mate, I Didn't See You(r planet)
9) For change.
10) Eartlings returning after a jaunt to the Moon/Mars/space.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 5:29 p.m. PST

Look for Bigfoot

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 6:04 p.m. PST


von Schwartz08 Jul 2020 6:10 p.m. PST

Look for Bigfoot

You mean Darrel?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Jul 2020 8:07 p.m. PST

You mean Darrel?

Somebody has been watching the Progressive insurance commercials… grin

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 8:34 p.m. PST

TVAG for the win!

Though "pizza" definitely is a close second, especially if it is a decent one.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 4:07 a.m. PST

Young officer misread map?

Kids were whining. Had to stop and let them run around a bit.

Couldn't get this close to the Great Old Ones without at least stopping and saying "Hi."

This is where the intergalactic chocolate cartels get the hard stuff.

(Apologies to Hal Clement for this last one. See Iceworld.)

Sundance09 Jul 2020 5:08 a.m. PST

They made a wrong turn at Alpha Centauri and figured, what the heck, as long as we're in the neighborhood…

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 5:18 a.m. PST

It's not the aliens who worry me. I re-read CL Moore's "Vintage Season" and I'm afraid the time travelers are here.

Legion 409 Jul 2020 5:56 a.m. PST

Come on … Vegas Baby !!!!

Also I have it on good authority that there are No Bigfoots[ or Bigfeet?] called Darrel …

4DJones09 Jul 2020 6:01 a.m. PST

…to get their money back?

Wildman09 Jul 2020 6:54 a.m. PST

Teenagers out for a joyride with dad's spaceship?

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 7:26 a.m. PST

Probably because they are thirsty, or need a bit of ice for their drinks.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 8:51 a.m. PST

Comedy value

Gray Bear09 Jul 2020 10:03 a.m. PST

To have sex with the local females. Just like they did in the past….

MajorB09 Jul 2020 1:03 p.m. PST

To build a hyperspace bypass.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 2:12 p.m. PST

Teenagers out for a joyride with dad's spaceship?


Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 8:15 p.m. PST

Because earth is "Mostly Harmless".

USAFpilot09 Jul 2020 8:15 p.m. PST

The entertainment; it's fabulous.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 6:49 a.m. PST

To see how not to do things.

Militia Pete10 Jul 2020 1:28 p.m. PST

They ran out of figs to paint in their lead pile..

von Schwartz10 Jul 2020 4:19 p.m. PST

Somebody has been watching the Progressive insurance commercials…

Well…afterall, I AM the insurance guy!

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 7:46 p.m. PST

1) Water
2) Minerals
3) Research
4) Preemptive strike.
5) Make us cannon fodder for their wars of conquest.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 5:22 a.m. PST

You might be the insurance guy, but I am the bigfoot.


I'm also the walrus.

Legion 411 Jul 2020 8:20 a.m. PST

Hope he showers regularly … most Bigfoot don't, AFAIK.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 11:29 a.m. PST

In July? At least twice a day! I need a summer home in Nepal with the other bigsfoot. (It pluralizes like mothers-in-law).

Walri seem to spend most of their time in the water, but they always smell like a sketchy sushi restaurant.

… maybe the aliens visit Earth to teach us hygiene?

- To show us the way

To <heh heh> seek <snurf> enlight … enlighten … enlightenment >flruf> ffffrrrooommmm … HUMANS! bwahahahahahahahahahahaha

- To show us the light of the Western Branch of America Reform Presbylutheran Church

They were desperately seeking Susan

They are trying to learn about the concept of meaningless pop culture references

Legion 411 Jul 2020 2:55 p.m. PST

Yes Bigfoot researchers, hunters, etc., generally say you will smell'm before you see'm ! huh?

Wargamer Blue25 Jul 2020 3:16 p.m. PST

To eat us

snurl129 Jul 2020 12:37 a.m. PST

They want to find out why Amos & Andy isn't on the radio anymore.

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