A selection of the best from the Curiosity spoofs.
The authentic anthropomorphised Curiosity Twitter account.
The technology on Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity is extraordinary. And so is the media operation around it – especially online, as illustrated by the eyes glued to the landing this week.
Naturally, Curio (as it may or may not be affectionately known) has a
Twitter account, too. And as Martian night follows Martian day (slightly slower that on Earth, since you ask), that Twitter account has spawned parodies. has had most of the parody red-planet terrain attention, but the less prolific Sarcastic Rover should not be forgotten. Curoisity Rover
Update: I’ve just come across another: BiCuriosity Rover - very much a rover on a journey of discovery; also, via Know Your Meme, there’s the struggling @marsroverswag.)
Some highlights below (warning – includes rover swears; may take a moment to load):
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Storified by Toby Manhire · Tue, Aug 07 2012 20:37:49
HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT. I AM ON MARS.Curoisity Rover
I GUESS I SHOULD MAYBE DO SOME SCIENCE OR SOMETHING? I HAVE ALL THESE LASERS AND SHIT BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT ANYTHING DOES.Curoisity Rover
Oh sure, I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing than driving around a wasteland looking at dirt for the rest of my life.SarcasticRover
I hope I discover water on this planet… so I can drown myself in it. #fmlSarcasticRover
I’m really glad all you fricken hipsters took a vague interest in science for 8 hours. Thanks for that.SarcasticRover
SORRY ABOUT THE SHITTY BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS. I HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHY NONE OF THE NERDS THOUGHT TO INCLUDE A GODDAMN COLOUR CAMERA.Curoisity Rover
"OH LOOK, ANOTHER LIGHT BROWN ROCK." – ME, EVERY FUCKING DAY FROM NOW UNTIL I FUCKING DIE.Curoisity Rover
Just found a rock that looks exactly like Clint Eastwood… so basically, I found a rock.SarcasticRover
Just analyzed a rock… it was hard. Can I come home now?SarcasticRover
I am super stoked to be man’s greatest scientific achievement… HAHA not really, this place is lame. Send red-vines please!SarcasticRover
I took a picture of a mountain… which makes me just like EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER SEEN A MOUNTAIN.SarcasticRover
I love science so much, I just want to do all the science until there’s just no more left to do. And then I want to be loved. LOLSarcasticRover
YOU GUYS!!! I found a BLACK HOLE! Oh… no, wait, never mind. Just a regular hole. IT’S JUST A REGULAR HOLE. STAND DOWN! Sorry!SarcasticRover
I’VE TAKEN MY FIRST COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH. CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IT’S A PHOTO OF? THAT’S RIGHT: A FUCKING BROWN ROCK. WHAT A FUCKING SURPRISE.Curoisity Rover