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Swede plans to put little red cottage on the moon. Not content with having them dotted all over the countryside, Sweden is now considering putting a little red cottage on the moon. The idea, first conjured up by the artist Mikael Genberg seven years ago, may become reality with the help of the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), according to N24.
posted by soundofsuburbia (29 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
A little red cottage for little green men. Perfect!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:54 AM on October 12, 2006


This is one of the best ideas I've ever heard.
posted by dead_ at 6:05 AM on October 12, 2006


Um, Sweden? Yeah, USA here. Love the idea, really do. But - and here's the thing. The moon? We sort of, well. We OWN it. That's right. We found it, we flew to it, and we stuck a flag in it. So, apologies, I guess. Your idea really does sound cool. Maybe you could wait until you found your own moon? You guys are so cool - way better than Norway. Red cottage on the moon! HA! That really kills me.

Best,
The US
posted by billysumday at 6:07 AM on October 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


Damn Swedish space imperalists.

[This is cool.]
posted by spaltavian at 6:13 AM on October 12, 2006


I thought they were going to use one of those little red monopoly houses. Rats.
posted by iconomy at 6:15 AM on October 12, 2006


Makes as much sense - and will contribute as little to science - as the international space station/space shuttle programs at a fraction of the cost so why not?
posted by three blind mice at 6:39 AM on October 12, 2006


I can just imagine the Novasol ad for it:

Semesterhus, 8 m2
1 Antal Personer
Byggt år 2011
Naturtomt, 510000000 m2
P-plats på tomten
El inkl. i sommarsäsongen

Badmöjlighet: 385000,0 km
Fiskemöjlighet (Älv/Å/Flod): 385000,0 km
Inköpsmöjlighet: 385000, 0 km
Restaurang: 385000,0 km
Alpin-skidåkning: 385000,0 km

Närmaste planet: Jorden
posted by misteraitch at 6:41 AM on October 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


I like it.. Swedes are cool.. but I still wish they had voted for the Pirate party. :(
posted by jeffburdges at 6:41 AM on October 12, 2006


The red monopoly pieces are hotels. The Swedes have said nothing about putting hotels on on the moon.
posted by flarbuse at 6:41 AM on October 12, 2006


Yet.
posted by iconomy at 7:05 AM on October 12, 2006


Well, I guess the song is right: God didn't make little red moon cottages.

Are those the lyrics? I'm bad with lyrics.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:07 AM on October 12, 2006


Next: a Lunar Starbucks.
posted by jonmc at 7:08 AM on October 12, 2006



posted by three blind mice at 7:25 AM on October 12, 2006


What? No sauna?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:30 AM on October 12, 2006


"If we manage to do this Sweden will be the third country to occupy the moon", said SSC's Fredrik von Schéele.
what was the second country to occupy the moon?
posted by Grod at 7:33 AM on October 12, 2006


The USA
posted by Hogshead at 7:36 AM on October 12, 2006


I had a idea for an Ikdea.
Grod - China's got plans to be second.
posted by DenOfSizer at 7:38 AM on October 12, 2006


Shit! Ikea!
posted by DenOfSizer at 7:39 AM on October 12, 2006


I don't know about this one. I think they're going to have a tough time renting it out.
posted by gfrobe at 7:52 AM on October 12, 2006


DenOfSizer, but as of yet the only agency to land a person on the moon has been NASA, right?
posted by Grod at 8:13 AM on October 12, 2006


Grod,
You're forgetting the secret Nazi moonbases from the 40s.
posted by Sangermaine at 8:26 AM on October 12, 2006



posted by kirkaracha at 9:31 AM on October 12, 2006


Well, we all know what happens once the artists colonize a place and make it livable with their cute little plebian domiciles. It's good to know we can place the blame for lunar gentrification squarely on the shoulders of Sweden. Doubtless potential moonwalkers are licking their lips in anticipation of delicious frappucinos.
posted by oneirodynia at 9:31 AM on October 12, 2006


Heh. Good one oneirodynia. That make me snicker. 'Cause its TRUE!
posted by dios at 9:50 AM on October 12, 2006


what was the second country to occupy the moon?

That would be the Russian Luna Program, assuming we're talking about unmanned visits.
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:01 AM on October 12, 2006


500,000,000 Kronor = 67,642,522 USD. That's some pricey real estate.
posted by fredandcharlie at 10:47 AM on October 12, 2006


You know what I'd like? For all the ugly, smoky, concretey, killing and polluting, dangerous weapony things to be on the moon, and the little red cottages right here on Earth WHERE I LIVE. How can we make that happen?
posted by drinkcoffee at 11:48 AM on October 12, 2006


We can't let Sweden occupy the moon, they're neutral. And if Futurama has taught us one thing, it's that we can't trust filthy neutrals.

Zapp: What makes a man turn neutral? Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?
posted by quin at 12:42 PM on October 12, 2006


I don't think it would sell. Imagine the commute!
posted by annieb at 3:54 PM on October 12, 2006


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