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Why does Newt Gingrich want to build a moon base? Because he's an alien, of course

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Newt Gingrich may have surprised a lot of folks with his announcement that he wants to put a permanent base on the moon. But maybe they shouldn't have been surprised. After all, the original Men in Black film revealed to the world that Gingrich is actually an extraterrestrial.

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Thanks to eagle-eyed readers Jared and Tim for spotting Gingrich's mug in the MIB's alien monitoring screen. So what plans does alien Gingrich have his lunar base? Is it a way to get around the MIB's pesky customs agents? Or will it be a launching point for Gingrich to return to his home planet?

I suppose there's no use asking for his long-form birth certificate, though. I imagine MIB has a crack forgery division.

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Image from Jared D. Weiss.

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Lucas is an alien? I bet he looks like this under his disguise.

As for Gingrinch, as a Canadian, whoever Americans decide to elect as president, I just hope he can place Canada on a map and name its Prime Minister. Cause last election, some couldn't (Palin, looking at you)