May 11th, 2013 21:45 pm by Ed
As proof that rumormongers don't need anything even remotely resembling logic or sense (common or otherwise) to continue doing what they do, certain rumormongers have continued their campaign of "Bob Rumors" in spite of the fact that there is no longer any reason to do so.
One of the latest examples of this mentaly deficient "art" form is a special gem in which Bob is credited with going into business for himself.
Now this in and of itself isn't especially strange or unusual since many such rumors claim that he's gone into this or that business. However this one really is a bit odd to say the least.
The rumormongers in question (yeah, there's several pushing this one), claim that Bob is now in the business of selling rental cars. What makes this one unusual is that they claim that he is opening this rental car agency on Mars, located high atop the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons.
They say that by doing so he is beating all of the competition by making this move now because they also claim that there will in fact be a lot of competition as several big names in the rental car industry will be scrambling to get into position for what is claimed will be a heavy competition for large numbers of customers as a fleet of ships will soon begin operations carrying megatons of cargo and passengers to the red planet for large scale colonization and teraforming operations.
By making this move now the rumormongers claim that Bob stands to make hundreds of billions in renting all manner of "Mars Friendly" vehicles to both tourists and colonists because there is no on-planet auto manufacturing at all to supply the transportation needs of several tens of thousands of expected colonists.
Why the rumormongers continue to insist that garbage like this is true is quite beyond me. If anything like this kind of colonization and teraforming project were even possible I think efforts to do so would be all over the news years before the first launch.
Then again, rumormongers don't need reason do they?