No wonder the rover is called Curiosity!
NASA was delighted to receive the racy photos, with one official proclaiming, "Some folks think this outer space stuff is just dull science. Wait till they get a peek at these eye-popping photos. Whoopee!" Another NASA official declared the photos to be "terrific recruiting tools."
But conservative groups on Mars are outraged! "First those despicable Earthlings land here without being invited, now they're exploiting us," complained a spokesperson for one of the protesting groups. He continued, "It's not bad enough that they've corrupted their own planet, now they want to spread the filth."
"It's criminal," said one Martian lawyer. "Rover Curiosity didn't even have the participants sign legal releases. And they haven't indicated what percentage of the profits Martians are entitled to for magazine and movie deals."
Of course not everyone is interested in orgies. For example, take the late Irish writer Maeve Binchy, who died on July 30 at the age of 72. In the NYT.com obituary, obit author Margalit Fox wrote that Binchy had told The Daily Mail of London in 2007 that she wouldn't be writing about sex very graphically. Her reason? "...I'm afraid I'll get it wrong." She admitted that she'd never been at an orgy and "...wouldn't know where legs should be and arms should be."
Apparently Hugh Hefner knows though. Rumor has it that he's already at work on a special Martian issue of Playboy. "The centerfold will be out of this world," he's reportedly promised.