As the other side of the world is waking up to the realization of this martian invasion there’s big news. For some reason, as yet undetermined, the Martians have not landed in New Zealand! That may be the last safe place on the face of the earth.
Still, there is some disturbing news coming from there. John McCain was in Wellington to judge some sort of Kiwi barbecue contest when word of the invasion came down. Given the ambiguous location of both the President and Vice-President, he’s declared himself the leader of the free world and has retreated to the back country in the hopes of mustering the hordes of orcs and goblins he heard about from a documentary he claims to have seen while on the campaign trail in order to beat back the invasion.
I’ve also just seen guidance from a military website stating that all tripod attacks made via their heat ray will be referred to as Martian Improved Combustion Events (M.I.C.E.) which should not be confused with the explosions of gas seen on the surface of Mars yesterday, also called M.I.C.E. (Martian Improvised Conventional Explosives) by U.S. Space Command. Obviously the G.A.A.A.C. (the Governmental Agency for Acronym Anti-Confliction pronounced Gaak) is out of the fight which is going to result is serious problems with continuity of government issues for us.