Drunken Astronauts

These aren’t great days for NASA. Having made the headlines a few months ago with a love triangle turned attempted murder, now comes the revelation that one NASA worker deliberately sabotaged a computer scheduled for use in space while an undisclosed number of astronauts have, over the years, flown missions while drunk.

Just remember, kids. Waste your youth on booze and you’ll amount to nothing. Better to stick to your studies, work your butts off, get yourselves in tip-top shape and join the ranks of the few, the proud, the astronauts.

THEN you can get as sloshed as you like.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a…Chihuahua?

Cool story of a dog who played hero today. When a rattlesnake tried to put the bite on a one-year-old kid, Grandma’s Chihuahua “Zoey” pulled the old Secret Service manuever, jumping into the snake’s path and taking the bites herself (earning the right to wear a neato “Batman” medal on her collar).

Dog and kid doing fine. Snake detained without trial indefinitely at Guantanimo.

Brosnan the Tank Engine

Pierce Brosnan, aka “Sensitive New-Age Bond” has been named the new narrator of the Thomas the Tank Engine program. Does this mean he’s turning in his Brioni tux for the garb of a 6-inch tall conductor in the tradition of Ringo Starr and George Carlin? Time will tell.

From the BBC:

“One of my fondest memories as a father was sharing the stories of Thomas the Tank Engine and watching the series with my children when they were young,” he said.

Yes, and haven’t those Brosnan kids turned out great? Maybe they should ban the show as a bad influence on youngsters.

Anyway it’ll be interesting to see if Brozza “peels back the layers” of Sodor’s most useful little engine in the same way he overthought the 007 role. Maybe Thomas will suffer a crushing personal betrayal by Bertie the Bus.