Category Archives: fun & curios

The *clank* heard ’round the World

A no-deal exit*

stuff that’s hard to do (Falcon-9 Heavy, fairing re-entry & recovery)

We didn’t get to see these earlier, but they’re real, and they’re spectacular Landing on Ms. Tree — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 4, 2019 (What? Well, we used to call it a “shroud;” buuut it’s his rocket, so…) _____ Cultural ref

stuff that’s hard to do (Orion abort test)

Well, there’s something you don’t see every day, Chauncey

Is it Canada Day again already?

Cheers to all my long-lost kinfolk from this ol’ half-CAN

Monday perspective

Nature, you magnificent bxxch! (top two vids) Also this And this [leans out through sliding deck door to see a reassuring, clear Carolina-blue sky] [hears "all is well" crow caws, yep still on top of local food chain] [inspects stitching on carry holster] [sips coffee, smiles, goes back to web-surfing for afternoon schadenfreude fix]

slow-weekend fun

More unused Ps items when the spirit moves me as I entertain myself here in SondraK’s sandbox _____ Story (Trump / Acosta) Ice-cream ref: it’s funnier if she says it than when I do it Story (Harris) Previously, on KisP (Trump / Putin) #2 & #3 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

recuse thyself

The word you’re looking for is “refund” Related fun _____ Story Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

stuff that’s hard to do (pushin’ the envelope)

Falcon9 Heavy puts a shxtpofull’a satellites into three separate orbits on one launch (nifty vids on full-screen) • Side boosters entry burns through landings @32:10 (*gulp* on the engine start, then spectacular IR imagery until landing burn) • Center booster landing near drone ship @36:00 (won’t get their deposit back) • Satellite deployments are out [...]

They’re gonna need a better astrogator

Drop this into the huge “human error” file — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 23, 2019 (What? Yeah, pretty sure it’s a joke… or sabotage by a NASA budget warrior) _____ Extra credit for knowing the cultural ref for “astrogator”

Trump yanks their chains

Trump twits a Carpe Donktum vid — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2019 *hehee* The Usual Suspects™ are duly triggered, to which I append this old cultural ref: _____ Post (with fun comment vids) More by Carpe Donktum Time takes credit for original