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Posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Dave!Tonight on the way home I saw the biggest, brightest, longest-lasting falling star I've ever seen.

I wished for world peace. It's what I always wish for.

By the time I thought to wish for a million dollars, the falling star had disappeared behind a mountain, and there was nothing left to wish on. It was then that I started thinking "alien invasion," because falling stars just don't get that big, bright, or long-lasting. That would have been very cool, but then I figured space aliens would have undoubtedly figured out that whole "burning up upon re-entry" thing. So then I started worrying that a meteorite had just incinerated Seattle, but there was nothing about that on the news.

Now I'm thinking it's just a falling star again...

Fallingstar

When world peace is declared tomorrow, you are welcome.


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Comments

  1. Chris says:

    Well if Seattle was incinerated it missed us. That’s a good thing, I think…

  2. Aunt Robin says:

    Still want that million bucks? You should have plenty of opportunities to cash in on another wish over the next few nights, weather permitting. That shooting star may have been just a prelude to the spectacular Leonids meteor shower which will peak on November 17.

    BTW, thank you for the world peace. :)

  3. Sid says:

    Since i wont be in tomorrow, I thank you in advance..

    :-)

  4. Poppy says:

    Debbie Downer asks: Are you sure it was a star and not a piece of a space station or a satellite?

  5. Sue says:

    I love that picture you did to illustrate today!

    I don’t ask for world peace, just for some people to start using their turn signals instead of hand gestures. It would surely make a difference, no?

  6. Beautiful illustration! And a good wish.

  7. B.E. Earl says:

    I always ask for peace on Earth and goodwill toward mankind when someone wants to know what I want Christmas.

    Maybe the shooting star will work. Sigh.

  8. Juli says:

    Love the wish and graphic but can’t help but wonder what that bad monkey wished for…

  9. Sybil Law says:

    Haha @ Poppy!!!
    I definitely thank you. :)

  10. Lynn says:

    Hi Dave – can I ask why all your comments are half hidden by the persons picture? I like to read your readers comments sometimes, especially when it’s a hot topic. :) Other blogs don’t have this. I’m just a bit perplexed. I love your blog and it’s one of the first ones I read every day.
    Your loyal fan,
    Lynn

  11. Dave2 says:

    It’s a bug in Internet Explorer that I haven’t had time to fix… sorry about that. It appears fine in every other browser I can find, including Safari, Firefox, Opera, and the rest. :-(

    = sigh! =

    Maybe one of these days.

  12. Next time would you mind wishing for Twinkie’s chin hair to go away and never EVER ever ever ever return?

    Oh, and more bananas.

    Also, WOW!!! How do you do that? (the pic)

  13. Nicole says:

    You made a grave error Dave, everyone knows your wish will only come true if you don’t tell people about it! And I’m sure that’s the real reason we don’t have world peace. :)

  14. Göran says:

    So can we blame you if world peace don´t come tomorrow? :)

  15. Whenever anyone wishes for world peace I instantly think of Groundhog Day. I’m good like that. Yeah, er, it’s the scene where he buys Andi McDowell a drink at a bar.

  16. Stacey says:

    When I was still a teenager, my dad and I were hanging out in the backyard because we just finished planting a bunch of zinnias, and it was dark. There was a huge meteor that lit the sky up. I never forgot that one. I didn’t make a wish because I was a freakin’ fundie at the time who believed that wishing on stars was evil and pagan, but if there was ever a wishing star, that was mine. :)

    thanks for the memory.

  17. The Duchess says:

    You know I’ve never seen anything close to a falling star…I thought they were just something that you read about in books, but never really saw in a normal lifetime.

  18. claire says:

    Very cool. Love that DaveToon- great blues!

  19. Ren says:

    Like Kevin, it had me thinking of Groundhog Day. I’m sure that has nothing to do with the fact that I’ve watched that movie almost as many times as Phil Connors relived that day… right?

  20. Howard says:

    You moved me like food product through an intestine.

  21. Sarah says:

    I love falling stars. I never think to wish for anything though. Maybe I’ll have to make a wish next time.

  22. I love love love the animation!!

    So very cool!

    World Peace!!! Sweet!

  23. A Lewis says:

    oh no you don’t….if and when peace is declared, you’re serious gettin’ the biggest, sloppiest, wettest kiss ever. you’ll just have to put up with it. i mean, i think world peace is worth it. i hope you do too.

  24. ETinNY says:

    Maybe it coulda-sorta have been the best of both, Dave. What you saw might have just been the aliens ‘putting on the brakes’ as they came to tell the fundamentalist religions that they’ve got their heads up their asses, have it ALL WRONG and that anyone going to war in the name of God gets an express ticket to Hell. No 100 virgins, no rapture, no nothin’. DO not pass GO. Do not collect $200. Hell, period.

  25. yellojkt says:

    Not to burst your bubble, but that was probably just space trash burning up. One the other hand the Leonid meteor shower is due on November 17, but the full moon will drown most of them out.

  26. whit says:

    I always wish for whirled peas. I’m clever like that.

  27. Whitenoise says:

    Dave, this was just me dropping a soda can out the window. Sorry.

  28. Karl says:

    Definitely could have been a space turd from the ISS. Crap looks brilliant when it hits the atmosphere.

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