It was originally published in OMNI. Bisson's website hosts a theatrical adaptation. The story was collected in the anthology Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories ,  and has circulated widely on the Internet, which Bisson finds "flattering". The two characters are intelligent beings capable of traveling faster than light , on a mission to "contact, welcome and log in any and all sentient races or multibeings in this quadrant of the Universe. One of them tells the incredulous other about the recent discovery of carbon-based lifeforms "made up entirely of meat".
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Does Michael Sheen know his own career? Watch the video. Title: They're Made Out of Meat After years of investigation, an alien meets with his partner in a diner to discuss an unbelievably shocking discovery. Two aliens meet up in a roadside diner to review their mission on earth.