They came from distant stars, and hovered in the park in their mighty spaceship.
After finding the handbrake, two of the aliens descended down from their ship on a pillar of light and offered to teach me the secrets of the universe.
But I rebuffed them, asking instead for them to tell me about Harriet Miers.
"Who?" they asked, incredulously, their big boggly eyes bulging in a disconcerting manner.
"You know, the new Supreme Court nominee."
And they just laughed until tears rolled down their cheeks, before showing me two pictures that weren't actually that shocking, when you think about it: