Friday, February 23, 2007


In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

NASA has plans for what to do if an astronaut (or Astro-Nut, as the NY Post might call them) wigs out in space. Here's a snip:
It turns out NASA has a detailed set of written procedures for dealing with a suicidal or psychotic astronaut in space. The documents, obtained this week by The Associated Press, say the astronaut's crewmates should bind his wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie him down with a bungee cord and inject him with tranquilizers if necessary.
This info follows on the heels of Lisa "Ridin Dirty" Nowak's freakout earlier this month. By the way, here's the source for the title of this article, in case anyone needs to be reminded.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Ridin' Dirty

I always wondered what Chamillionaire was talking about in that song. Now I know:
Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers in the car so she wouldn't have to stop to go to the bathroom, authorities said. Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry.


Ancient Boy

Did anyone else's brain have trouble processing this oxymoronic headline?

Actually it sounds like a good name for a band. I may have to use it now that "Freemartin" is taken.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Democracy in America

President Bush, in his State of the Union address two weeks ago:
With the distance of time, we find ourselves debating the causes of conflict and the course we have followed. Such debates are essential when a great democracy faces great questions.
Today's headline from the Washington Post:
GOP Stalls Debate On Troop Increase
A long-awaited Senate showdown on the war in Iraq was shut down before it even started yesterday, when nearly all Republicans voted to stop the Senate from considering a resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional combat troops into battle.
What a sad state our union is in.

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