Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Fun: SuperHeroes, And No Nookie For NASA



Hmmm...
OK, so around the country a whole bunch of comic book nerds are becoming actual pretend SuperHeroes. Much like millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) they rely on their wits and gadgets to rescue citizens from bandits and other Jokers.
From "Wired":
"The four members of the Initiative –a reference to Tony Stark’s post-Civil War, pre-Secret Invasion efforts to put a superhero squad in each of the 50 states? — act like bodybuilders with a purpose. And then they pack (non-lethal) heat.
Initiative member Z brandishes “giant ax handles bound with duck tape” and a cane that doubles as a club. He’s also got — in reserve — a legally dubious arsenal that includes ninja throwing stars and what author Tea Krulos describes as “stun knuckles (that make a loud zapping sound), throwing knives and spiky hand guards that look like something Genghis Khan would brawl in.” A battle ax appears to be merely for display.
The team’s gadget whiz, who goes by the unfortunate name Victim, is testing out some polycarbonate squares for durability against knives. Because being a hero means you’re going to get stabbed."
Here's one of these guys:

Good luck with that.

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And this from The Huffington Post:

Sex Banned Aboard International Space Station

"You can forget joining the 200-mile high club.
NASA commander Alan Poindexter told a reporter who asked about "the consequences if astronauts boldly went where probably no others have been" that sexual intercourse is not permitted aboard the International Space Station.
"We are professionals," Poindexter said.
"We treat each other with respect and we have a great working relationship. Personal relationships are not [...] an issue," he explained. "We don't have them and we won't."
The question about sexual relations in space came after an April mission that put a record four women in orbit--the most women in space ever. Three women aboard the Discovery joined another women and four men aboard the International Space Station."

Somebody better tell this robot:

8 comments:

Steve Perry said...

Sad.

For a time, I wanted to be Captain Radio. That is, if I was on a bus and somebody had their boombox turned up too loud, I'd grab it and smash it.

Fortunately, iPods came along and boom boxes went away, so I didn't have to step up ...

Dojo Rat said...

I want to be "The BeerSlayer".

Daneil Fletcher said...

Erkin Bekbolotov compares korean and american tae kwon do

John Vesia said...

Somebody outfitted like Darth Vader just robbed a bank in my neck of the woods.

Can't have Super Heroes without Super Villains.

Bobbe Edmonds said...

"We are professionals," Poindexter said. "We don't have them and we won't."

Next up, cameras on every passageway to insure Big Brother can monitor your interpersonal activities. Please pee in the provided receptacle.

Seriously, they DON'T want humans to act like humans? What are they going to ban next, zero-G flatulence?

I mean...Come on, dumbasses. People fucking in SPACE is what SPACE is all about. If I was on the shuttle, the first priority I would have once I found a moment of solitude would be wanking one (or several) out just to feel the effects of interplanetary ejaculation.

Also, to watch it fly across the room, but mostly to feel the effects.

It's all very scientific.

Dojo Rat said...

Or how about the female shuttle astronaut that drove across the country to kidnap another female astronaut that was having an affair with the first astronaut's astronaut boyfriend???
Sure. No sex in space.

By the way Bobbe;
Which superhero would you be?
<;-)

Bobbe Edmonds said...

Superhero.

Um.
y'know...I just don't think I'd be a "hero". Not a villain, of course...Maybe an antihero.

I'd be Screwtape.

Dojo Rat said...

Hmmm.
I pictured you in full Zombie Drag with a bottle of Chimay and Bunny slippers...