The rocket science is unsettling


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  1. The path had better be downhill so that fat turd can be rolled to get there.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — March 19, 2017 @ 11:28 am

  2. “…the whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries…
    a terrible cruise missile accident at the test site.
    FIFY, Kimmie

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — March 19, 2017 @ 11:32 am

  3. ^ I have a dream:
    *click*bang* [time-of-flight delay] *thunk*boom*
    [scurries down to mini-sub waiting at the beach, writes screenplay]

    Comment by DougM (recovering white male) — March 19, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

  4. I don’t think we’ll need to worry about Fats much longer. DARPA has successfully tested nanobots (mosquito-sized) in a hangar in Massachusetts, and they can be easily weaponized with inhalables. He won’t know what hit him (sort of like his half-brother didn’t, although this is sneakier tech).

    Comment by Max Redline — March 19, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

  5. If’n ya ask me, they’re gonna need a whole lot bigger engine if they want to get that building off the ground ….

    Comment by Lord of the Fleas — March 19, 2017 @ 2:39 pm

  6. Read about the Muslim empire during the 1200′s or so. The royal male children that weren’t strangled at birth were isolated in harems with drugs and sexual playmates galore. To the point they became bloated and vacuous.

    I see bloated and vacuous whenever I see the so-called leader of N. Korea.

    Comment by Blake — March 19, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

  7. ^ See also: Caligula, Nero, etc.

    Comment by DougM (recovering white male) — March 19, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

  8. I’m sure our Orange God-King will force him to back down with a series of 4AM Tweeter Twits.

    (Oh yes, I sincerely hope I’m wrong)

    Comment by Fawkes News (Fun Lovin' Thought Criminal) — March 19, 2017 @ 5:16 pm

  9. Re. This Is A Real Rocket.
    Must’a been pointy end West. Days have felt a little longer lately.

    Comment by Nomen Nescio — March 19, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

  10. @Doug, but, at least Caligula had the sense to make a horse part of the Senate. Though, it probably should have faced backwards. Truth in advertising.

    As for Nero, hey, I understand he played mean fiddle. Music appreciation is one of the arts.

    They both may have been crazy and completely amoral, but at least Nero and Caligula had something going for them.


    Comment by Blake — March 19, 2017 @ 6:02 pm

  11. Okay, that engine test was cool. Though, I wonder how many EPA forms had to be filled out, in triplicate.

    Comment by Blake — March 19, 2017 @ 6:08 pm

  12. Open thread? Today you get Skippy’s list.

    My current favorite is #170.

    Comment by Daemon — March 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

  13. ^ *heh*
    Somebody needs a couple’a weeks R&R
    or a promotion to 2ndLt as punishment.

    Nomen ^9
    Yeah, that’s how they adjust for rotational slowing, wobble/precession growth, and leap seconds.
    Also screwed-up a putt I was making at the time.

    Comment by DougM (recovering white male) — March 19, 2017 @ 6:48 pm

  14. Okay, for the squeamish out there,
    here’s the Nerf John Wick trailer.

    Comment by DougM (recovering white male) — March 19, 2017 @ 7:37 pm

  15. Daemon – #204 FTW!!!

    Comment by drew458 — March 19, 2017 @ 7:51 pm

  16. In the 1960s, while testing the engines for the Saturn V rocket at Redstone Arsenal outside of Huntsville, Alabama it was reported from the Birmingham National Weather office that there was an earthquake originating out of Huntsville. Of course, it wasn’t an earthquake, it was the Saturn V engine.

    Comment by bo1921 — March 20, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

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