The Washington Times - December 6, 2008, 11:04AM

Britian’s space agency is considering putting satellites in orbit around the moon to provide cell phone service there, CNET News is reporting.

What?! I can’t get reliable cell phone service in an elevator, and they want to provide service on the moon?!  Who are they expecting to call them from the moon — the Great Kazoo?  I hope they’ve got call waiting, because that call’s going to take a while.


The British say the satellites would provide cell phone service for moon colonists sometime in the future.

If you’re one of those early moon colonists, you could not get away with avoiding your annoying neighbor’s cell phone calls.

Colonist 1: I called you but you didn’t pick up. Why?

Colonist 2: Oh, uh, I was on the line with someone else.

Colonist 1: Who else? We’re the only two people up here!

Colonist 2: Oh, uh, I guess I didn’t hear it ring.

Colonist 1: What do you mean? I was looking at you as your phone was ringing!

Colonist 2: Yeah, I’ve been meaning to ask you about that. Why do you phone me when we’re stuck in this colony together? We are never out of each other’s sight. We don’t need cell phones.

Colonist 1: Don’t change the subject. You’re trying to avoid me, aren’t you?