Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Little Bits Of Nothing

I had planned a coherent post tonight.
It has fled out of my head.
I think it is from lack of sleep.
Today is the first day I've felt unsick since Wednesday two weeks ago.
My time tonight has been spent looking up more space race conspiracies.
Like Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space.
Or WAS he?
Why did he parachute OUT of his space capsule.
The Chinese spacewalker set me off.
He's back, you know.
And his funky round space capsule, too.
But apparently broadcast info from his mission was leaked one day too early.
Now I am looking for links.
Maybe tomorrow I will treat you.
I found a picture of a crispy Russian critter.
It's not very nice.
The Russian military leaders are paying their respects.
But the picture is not very respectable.
I know I've got you hooked now.
They lied about that space dog, Laika, as well.
A student told me that.
I love the innernets.
Everything you see MUST be true.
There's even something about one of the U.S. moonwalkers hearing a sound that he later recognized on earth as coming from a mosque, so he converted to Islam.
Hey, that's what it said.
Who am I to doubt what I read on the innernets?
Like the secret mining operation on the dark side of the moon.
I am already planning further investigation into Bigfoot.
Not the ape costume frozen in a cooler.
Or maybe DB Cooper's treasure.
How about the picture of Elvis through the screen door of his guest house?

How did people waste time before Al Gore invented the internet?


Cazzie!!! said...

ooohhhhhhh, we all like a good conspiracy.. you have got me hooked..but then again, just the other day, did say to someone "Do ya reckon China really DID go into outerspace?" Fake? Maybe..

Hillbilly Mom said...

I find it hard to believe that the U.S. went to the moon and back all those times. The technology back then does not make it believable for me. And NASA sent that one rover thingy to Mars a few years ago, and it wouldn't work, because half of the people who worked on the parts used the metric system, and half used our measuring system. A NASA representative at one of my teaching conferences even referred to that little measurement faux pas.

Not the latest Mars thingy, of course, the one that says it is snowing on Mars.

Stewed Hamm said...

Speaking of Laika, Jonathan Coulton recently wrote a song about her for a competition. It's a takeoff of Bowie's "Space Oddity" and is pretty darn good... if you're into songs about canine cosmonauts and whatnot.
It's called Space Doggity, naturally.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I like the title. I'll check it out. I'm a sucker for a song about a dead foreign space dog.