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Monday, 11 November 2013

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"Good grief! I have a rough and stony look?"

It happened when the moon read the following (in an article, NASA's GRAIL Mission helps Scientists Figure Out Moon's Rough and Stony Look, at the FrenchTribune.com): "Scientists have now understood the reasons behind the moon's rough and stony look. It became possible for them because of the access they got into the details of the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Inside Laboratory mission."

"Why doesn't NASA mind its own business?" was the moon's first reaction to the news.

But then the moon mellowed a bit and grabbed the chance to achieve improved looks. "Good grief! I have a rough and stony look? I knew that my complexion wasn't that great," said the startled moon, continuing, "but I honestly didn't know it was that bad. Time for an intervention!"

Word is that an international cosmetics company (planning for its special "out of this world" collection) is excited about hiring the moon for its latest publicity campaign. First they'll work with the moon to use a barrage of products to work off the ravages of billions of years of time, then the results will be revealed to a waiting world of customers eager to work off the ravages of time on their own complexions.

An older woman interviewed on Fifth Avenue in New York City reported, "I'm no spring chicken. If these products are strong enough to do something about the old moon's complexion, I'm willing to give them a whirl."

The moon released a short statement to the press, saying, "Wait and see, in no time at all, my complexion will be nice and smooth. Just heavenly, so to speak."

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