Of Marriage, Moles and Regolith

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t: according to a survey of decade-old data, husbands who do more housework may have less sex. It’s an extremely perverse incentive. Relationships are complicated like that.

Wayne Hale, a former Space Shuttle program manager, knows that making those tough calls isn’t always a slide-rule calculation. He recalls of the Columbia mission:

“You know, there is nothing we can do about damage to the TPS (Thermal Protection System). If it has been damaged it’s probably better not to know. I think the crew would rather not know. Don’t you think it would be better for them to have a happy successful flight and die unexpectedly during entry than to stay on orbit, knowing that there was nothing to be done, until the air ran out?”

TYRANNY!!!!!! Good for nothing Kenyan marxist imposter presides over Dow hitting 14,000. Is there no end of his socialist anti-colonial treachery? Collectivization in 3… 2… 1… GO!

Was the Iran mission a fake? Can their government survive the turmoil that unfolds surrounding Monkey-molegate? I’m pretty sure there’s a reasonable explanation: aliens switched the monkey, sending back a  Manchurian candidate monkey. Of course the press office is being blamed for a photo mix-up. Exact details about the mission are limited at the moment, but the monkey must be male because it traveled unaccompanied (rim-shot!).

I always favored using a big Fresnel lens to sinter lunar regolith myself, but here’s a nice bit from Wired on using a 3D printer to construct moon base structures.

This is what a mass killer looks like, according to a Department of Homeland Security analysis.

John Stewart concedes “Lets pass laws that only criminals will obey. Lets do that. Hey, what’s this ‘thou shalt not kill,’ you know, murders are just going to bypass that. They’ll find a way around it.”  Click this link for the video I couldn’t embed: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

And here’s a love letter to the NRA from a guy with a duffel bag of guns.

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