Aliens are coming. Why now? Why not in better times?

Reality update: The aliens are coming. And they’ve caught us with our pants down | James Felton | Opinion | The Guardian … :

Couldn’t they have shown up during the 2012 Olympics or when Britpop was at its height? Better yet, when Shrek 2 was first released. Apparently not. They want a chinwag with humanity right when we’ve collectively decided to dip our testicles in the Müller Light.