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Alien Rock

April 15, 2011

Alien Rock t-shirt

Rock it alien style! Today’s fun is a rock salute t-shirt — but instead of a human hand, it’s an alien hand that’s green and has sucker-like fingertips. The alien hand is in the rock gesture of forefinger and pinky raised, with the two middle finders bent down. The result is a gesture of making horns. This alien is seriously rockin’ out, similar to my Sasquatch rock shirt design.

The alien rock t-shirt is available in my Zazzle store. (Also with a yellow circle instead of a brown one.) The guy in the above photo isn’t me; he’s one of the helpful Zazzle models to show how designs will look on different shirt colors and styles. Pictured here is a Basic American Apparel T-Shirt in light blue, but you can choose other colors and shirt styles.

Discovery News has the interesting article “What do you say to an alien?” which describes messages that humans have sent into space to anyone (anything) out there possibly listening. Early on was an aluminum plaque sent aboard Pioneer 10 and 11 probes (launched in 1972 and 1973). The plaque basically looks like Adam and Eve waving hi to a star, with a simple diagram of our solar system at the bottom. (You can see the plaque in Discovery News article.) As far as I know, aliens have not sent postcards back with images of them naked and waving to a star.

Then we tried music communication instead of imagery. In 1993 and 2003, radio messages were broadcast into space that contained greetings in Russian and English. Also, they contained music by a theremin instrument, here grooving in a Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy Theremin Jam. Okay, maybe that wasn’t the particular tune sent into space. But I bet extraterrestrials would enjoy it.

Our musical broadcast begs the question: What kind of music would aliens send back to us? Maybe it would be accompanied with an image of a rock gesture….

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