December 15 Last Day To Buy Intergalactic Property Before Christmas!
What is the Lunar Embassy? you ask. Why, it's a division of the Galactic Government, of course! And it's the only entity legally entitled to sell intergalactic property. All the rest of those intergalactic real estate offers on the Web? They're just scam artists. The Lunar Embassy is the real thing. The sovereignty of the Galactic Government has even by verified by United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton! Well, at least according to a press release Unreal received this morning from Dr. Dennis Hope, president of the Galactic Government and author of its 100-page constitution.
After skimming this document and the rest of the Lunar Embassy's website, Unreal is totally convinced of the veracity of the Galactic Government and is thrilled that it has established diplomatic relations with the U.S. State Department.
Hope has the authority to sell the moon because In 1980, he went to his local government office for claims registry (which happened to be the San Francisco County seat) and staked his claim to the entire lunar surface, plus the rest of the solar system except for the Earth and the sun.
The Galactic Galaxy is not without a sense of humor. As they write on their website:
Obviously, he was at first taken for a crackpot, until, 3 supervisors, 2 Floors and 5 hours later, the main supervisor accepted, and registered his claim.Hope then informed the leaders of the United States and Russian governments and the United Nations General Assembly that he owned most of the available land in the solar system. Nobody bothered to contest the claim. (Possibly nobody cared.) The Lunar Embassy claims that two former U.S. Presidents are now intergalactic property holders, but they neglect to mention names. (Anybody want to venture a guess?)
For now the Galactic Government only sells property on the moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter's moon Io. All of Pluto can also be yours for a mere $250,000, which is a bargain as far as intergalactic real estate goes -- a continent-sized parcel of any of the Galactic Government's other properties goes for a cool $13,331,850 -- but it does come with the indignity of owning a downgraded planet.
Other caveats: The NASA landing sites are not for sale and if NASA wants to do something like shoot a rocket into your property to kick up a big cloud of lunar dust that they can search for particles of water vapor -- well, they can. Which is kind of unfortunate, but it's not like you'd get a chance to visit anyway, even if you book a flight on Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's latest plot to get even richer by shooting millionaires into space.