In case you did not know, almost 2 million people pledged to partake in an internet event to raid Area 51. Their motto was "They cannot stop us all."
Regardless of their enthusiasm, only 150 people showed up.
I was playing with the idea, what if we had an Area 51 of our own?
In Bangladesh, people believe anything, given it has some sort of theatricality. Area 51 in Bangladesh should not be hard to fathom.
Let's jolt down some Bengali reactions. We are weird enough to break the internet.
Once the presence of Area 51 is public knowledge, a bazillions of news portals will break stories such as -
"Sefat Ullah found dead in Area 51"
"Opposition party plans alien attack from Area 51"
"Area 51 casino raided by RAB"
A week or two later, the hype will subside. The public will forget about Area 51 as there is no shortage of gimmicks in this country.
This could be an amazing opportunity for real aliens to come and invade Bangladesh.
As our focus is no longer on Area 51, aliens can make Bangladesh their headquarters in our solar system. If casinos can operate in full swing, so can an alien sanctuary.
Who will receive the aliens when their spaceship lands at Shahjalal Int'l airport?
We certainly have a pick. Remember the government. Officials who went to NASA to receive an award they did not even win?
NASA invited four students from Bangladesh to hand over the 'NASA Space App' accolade, but the students were denied a visa to the USA.
Our government officials were too kind to leave the winners behind and board a plane to Florida. They attended the prize giving ceremony, even though they played no part in this competition. Who would want to miss a trip to USA?
If Bangladesh ever send a man to Mars, can you guess who will make it among the crew of the spacecraft? No prize for the correct answer.