Well, why not? If the secret to prosperity is simply to permit the government to spend money it doesn't have in any quantity our rulers can name on any project that pollutes their evil imaginations, why shouldn't they commission the construction of a huge fleet of spacecraft to be filled with organ-grinder monkeys and dispatched into the void? -Space Keynesianism
At work this week a co-worker was discussing his various jobs over the years, inclucing cop and service in the military.
"Which branch of the military were you in?" someone asked.
"The Air Force and the Army. Did I fly in the Air Force? No. Did I fly in the Army? Yes. Figure that one out."
"What else did you do?"
"I was an organ grinder...and a monkey."
"Still are!" came a shout from the other side of the room.