The price tag for the whole Mars Polar Lander project was about $165 million. That's a lot of 'frog skins' if you're not an NBA star. But when you stop to consider it, that is only a fraction of the cost for a single space shuttle mission that goes no farther than the distance between New York and Baltimore.
Despite what the Warren Commission, Oliver Stone or anyone else says, BatMan has the real story on the JFK assassination. As everyone knows President Kennedy was very sexually active. I mean, why not? He's a good-looking guy. Anyway, it seems that he had gone at least a week without any type of...um...well...let's say 'action'. He wasn't shot at all, but rather his head exploded from all that sexual tension!
Never Pet a Burning Dog.