Monday, July 28, 2008

Overheard near the TeeWee...

Today reporter, interviewing Richard Branson regarding SpaceShip Two: "Is it safe?"

Me, yelling at TeeWee: "Who cares? It's safer than the Mayflower was!"

16 comments:

Oldsmoblogger said...

Maybe the reporter was just trying to find out whether he could go get his diamonds.

J.R.Shirley said...

Safe and fun are not usually synonyms.

pdb said...

Burt Rutan is a god.

Alan said...

Safe or not, the second I can afford a ticket, I'm on it.

velcro8ball said...

Do you refer to the ship of the Pilgrims or the Shuttle in "Airplane II"

Tam said...

Y'know, if I could afford a ticket on SpaceShip Two, and a crazy gypsy lady grabbed my arm and told me it would burn up on reentry with me on board...

...I'd make sure my will was in order and climb the hell in. Ya gotta die of something, it may as well be of heroism.

staghounds said...

Now that is a money quote right there.

Mark said...

Tam, didn't we have exactly that conversation regarding Columbia a few years back?

Still would. To see that? Do to that? Hell, where do I sign...

Stingray said...

"Is it safe? Hell no it's not safe you simpering hand-wringer! You're strapping in to a metric assload of go-fast and leaving such reassuring constants as gravity and atmosphere! Of course it's not safe you pansy little crybaby. What it IS though is cooler than anything you will ever do in your worry-filled life. Now someone hit the go switch, I'm gonna find my own planet. With blackjack and hookers!"

Tam said...

"With blackjack and hookers!"

"As a matter of fact, forget the park!"

Bender is not only my hero, he's my role model. Each and every day I strive to be more Bender-like.

Stingray said...

Hey baby, wanna help me kill all the humans?

Ben said...

Apparently this is some strange usage of the word 'safe' I wasn't previously aware of.

Steve Skubinna said...

Gawd... do you just get dumb in J-School, or do they recruit them that way?

It's a freakin' space ship, idiot. Of course it's safe. Dumbshit.

staghounds said...

And, safe for whom?

However dangerous the Mayflower (and the Nina, Pinta, and Santa maria) were to their occupants, that's nothing to how dangerous they were to the Indians.

Mark said...

Save the martians! Ban spaceflight! Keep Mars Pristine!

What? There aren't any Martians? Aiiieeee! Wicked polluting humans extinctionated them!

Etc.

Don Gwinn said...

The sooner they make with the millionaires in space, the sooner I can afford a ticket. Chop chop, Burt.