Happy Earth Day to you a.k.a. stuck on Earth

Earth. Love it or leave it.

How is that for a catchy Earth Day slogan? But kind of the crux of the biscuit, as Frank Zappa once said, is that if one doesn’t do a little something to take care of where they live they really should go somewhere else. Where? Oh let’s say, Neptune.

Now given, the eighth rock from the sun is about 30 times as far from the Sun as the Earth and Neptune is about 2.8 billion miles from the sun give or take a mile or two. It would seem by the way it leans (tilts) and travels, that the planet would have extremely long years and short days, which sounds abysmal for those with crappy jobs.

Scientists think Neptune has some of the goodies the Earth has like hydrogen, helium, water and silicates but doesn’t have a solid surface. It appears to have a lot of gas clouds hanging close, kind of like where I live (near the petrochemical plants in Southeast Texas) on foggy or drizzly days. And just by way of a gee whiz moment, one of Neptune’s 11 satellites, Triton, has a surface temperature of -390 degrees F. Popsicles anyone?

There really is no way for one to go to Neptune should they want to leave the Earth. It also may be years before commercial flights are available to our own moon. So unless you are able to build your own metaphysical elevator to worlds beyond the choices are not exactly abundant to go elsewhere. So that means you are stuck with old Mr. E. Yep, Earth.

You have to be here for awhile but, you know, it really can be quite a fascinating place. Therefore, it makes sense that you would not want to mess it up so bad that you or your kids or grandkids can’t live here. Because, as I said, your choices for alternatives are limited. You know what I mean?

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