Friday, July 23, 2010
Friday Fun: SuperHeroes, And No Nookie For NASA
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.
"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.
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: