An especially wonderful quote from the DNA Lounge announcement list:
Hi folks. Before we move on to the calendar, some numbers for you:
Last year, AOL/Time-Warner lost a hundred billion dollars.
Coincidentally, Gulf Wars Episode II (Clone of the Attack) will also probably cost about a hundred billion dollars, paid for by your taxes.
That's six NASAs (total budget $15B/year.)
That's sixteen manned space flight programs ($6B/year.)
That's six space stations, from scratch (the way-over-budget ISS project has cost a paltry $15B total since 1984.)
Sorry, friend! You're never going to get off this rock, because we're too busy killing people!
Depressing, isn't it? I recommend you come to the DNA Lounge and get drunk.