In a unique move away from normal American procedure, the US has decided to bomb a target not occupied by fellow human beings. A NASA space rocket has been sent to the moon to shoot a missile into a crater to allegedly see if there is any evidence of water there. The actual truth, as uncovered by intrepid Spoof investigators, is that they are just doing it for kicks because they like to waste government money and blow up things.
"This should be really neat." stated a senior NASA official under promise of anonymity. "We've never tried to blast anything this far away before. Its like the next skill level on a computer game, except here you get to do it with real, expensive materials that someone else has to pay for. In fact, we get oodles of money for doing it!" The senior NASA official then chuckled hysterically.
Inside the Houston Command Center scientists crowded around the monitors watching the event like conventioners watching a stripper doing a pole dance. As the missile neared impact their faces tensed and sweat beaded on their brows. When the missile exploded they cheered and relaxed as the wet dream of their fantasies transpired and they reached a mutual mental orgasm. After the celebrations they immediately started planning for the next multi-billion dollar tax costing venture. They also turned the bombing over to the military who had more practical objectives like bombing places that were actually inhabited.