stuff that’s hard to do (evidently, it ain’t rocket science)

If these Salonian cool kids weren’t such arrogant, reality-challenged snobs, they’d know the difference between science and engineering (and science and business/gov’t). It .was. a. friggin’. tessst. fliiight.
It’s called engineering and operations. Look it up.

And who the sam hill decreed that space had to be about science?
Sure, science and exploration are cool, but they ain’t the only things goin’ on up there.
Most of it’s national security and commercial stuff that actually does something practical.

When Salon builds its own boosters, they’ll be able to launch all the woke science-fair projects they want.

*sigh* I feel sorry for Salonian types who just won’t let themselves be awed by the truly-cool things that truly cool 21stC nerds can do (e.g. putting a flashy red friggin’ sports car into an orbit out beyond Mars!). Heck, Salon’s Masters of the World prob’ly can’t even change the oil in their own cars, just like their worthless, 19thC-thought-bound friends.
Envy and resentment are such petty sins.

And where’s their appreciation of style?
That launch wasn’t just engineering, it was friggin’ ART !
Who are the cool kids, now?


  1. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 7:19 am |

    As you said, the lack of any Sense o’ Wonder, the inability to feel any Joy in Life, or Joy in Accomplishments [of others' or self] is…

    They’re clinging to their “fellowship of victimhood” on the decks of the Ship Nihilism.

    what a waste.

  2. DougM (not woke, just awake)
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 10:35 am |

    ^ Glad to have you back in the sandbox, Claire.
    Here, you can have my lollipop. I only licked it a few times.
    Sorry about all the sand, though.

  3. Dave
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 8:47 pm |

    It’s just because they can’t do it and none of their friends are on the Tesla launch team.
    Trust me, if they could take their ball and go home no one would get into space.

  4. Blake
    Posted February 15, 2018 at 6:53 am |


    I’m not a rocket scientist nor did I stay in a Holiday Inn recently.

    However, even I understand that one should carry some kind of payload during a test flight.

    I think it’s generally known as “proof of concept.”

    And, since it’s a test flight, probably much wiser to put something on top of the rocket the loss of which isn’t going to give various agencies heartburn, should the launch fail.

  5. Nomen Nescio
    Posted February 15, 2018 at 10:08 am |

    Chances are they all giggled when they heard about the “Ludicrous” speed mode on the Tesla model S. That was cool. Now that Tesla has achieved Super Ludicrousness, not cool. Got it.

  6. KungPow
    Posted February 15, 2018 at 8:02 pm |

    What?! Haven’t these guys ever seen a time machine made from a DeLorean?