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The_Radiation_Specialist
2007-Nov-15, 08:58 PM
I just met someone who told me NASA is illegally sending circus monkeys up in space and faking the footage for which they show (The shadows are not parallel)

Debunk this please! Come on we need facts, big words, paragraphed responses, dry humor, quotable quotes, classy insults, detailed engineering explanations of the lunar module and a complete behavior guide of monkeys in space.

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-15, 09:02 PM
I think that somebody has been monkeying around with your friend's mind.
Either that or he's pulling a monkeyshine on you, Radiation Specialist.

Noclevername
2007-Nov-15, 09:04 PM
I wish I could, but it's true! there really is a space monkey shadow conspiracy! It's all true, I tell you! It's true! It's tru


This is No clever name writing now. I, who am writing my own words, retract his ludicrous and uncooperative statements. Nor is there any merit to his false reports of monkey-based orbital experiments. Unclever name states this freely and of his own will.

Swift
2007-Nov-15, 09:35 PM
I just met someone who told me NASA is illegally sending circus monkeys up in space and faking the footage for which they show (The shadows are not parallel)

Debunk this please! Come on we need facts, big words, paragraphed responses, dry humor, quotable quotes, classy insults, detailed engineering explanations of the lunar module and a complete behavior guide of monkeys in space.
It is not illegal to send circus monkeys up in space, it is done all the time, so why would they fake it?
Photo of monkey about to be launched from circus cannon (http://www.scuba-addict.co.uk/images/gib1.jpg).

dhd40
2007-Nov-15, 09:45 PM
I just met someone who told me NASA is illegally sending circus monkeys up in space and faking the footage for which they show (The shadows are not parallel)

Debunk this please! Come on we need facts, big words, paragraphed responses, dry humor, quotable quotes, classy insults, detailed engineering explanations of the lunar module and a complete behavior guide of monkeys in space.

Those circus monkeys are evidently fake cows --- I think --- that´s why I am (cognito, ergo sum) :(

dhd40
2007-Nov-15, 09:50 PM
It is not illegal to send circus monkeys up in space, it is done all the time, so why would they fake it?
Photo of monkey about to be launched from circus cannon (http://www.scuba-addict.co.uk/images/gib1.jpg).

because they don´t know how to fit cows into circus cannons at Gibraltar

sarongsong
2007-Nov-15, 10:36 PM
I just met someone...That was the recruiter---congratulations and bon voyage! http://www.bautforum.com/images/icons/icon10.gif

mike alexander
2007-Nov-15, 11:03 PM
It turns out that sending circus monkeys up into space is perfectly legal. Your friend may have misheard 'congressman' for 'circus'. It is definitely illegal to send congressmen into space because all their hot air would cause excess friction in the inner solar system, causing the earth to spiral into the sun.

The shadows are not parallel because the Van Allen radiation belts bend the dark currents that make up the shadows.

Maksutov
2007-Nov-17, 12:04 AM
It's not well-known that there is sound in space. This phenomenon occurs within the Van Halen belts. Travelers in this area are warned to use air plugs for oral protection. A lucky explorer of the region may stumble onto the cold, dark capsule that belongs to Guitarzan's monkey, which was launched by a consortium (some called it a "jungle band") headed by Jane.

Van Rijn
2007-Nov-17, 12:20 AM
It turns out that sending circus monkeys up into space is perfectly legal. Your friend may have misheard 'congressman' for 'circus'. It is definitely illegal to send congressmen into space because all their hot air would cause excess friction in the inner solar system, causing the earth to spiral into the sun.


I see a problem with that theory, but there is reason to think this practice is dangerous. From here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Nelson#U.S._House_of_Representatives):

In 1986, Nelson became the second sitting member of Congress (and the first from the House) to travel into space. He went through NASA training, along with Senator Jake Garn of Utah. He was a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle Columbia's STS-61-C mission from January 12–18. Ten days after his return, on January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift-off.

mike alexander
2007-Nov-17, 12:52 AM
I forgot to mention the Van Dervecken Belt, which our probes keep approaching but never seem to actually get to.

tbm
2007-Nov-17, 01:14 AM
If a space monkey shines, can anyone hear it?

tbm

Noclevername
2007-Nov-17, 01:18 AM
I forgot to mention the Van Dervecken Belt, which our probes keep approaching but never seem to actually get to.

And the radiation level is so high, one astronomer from the Netherlands said "If I were to go up there, I'd be a Frying Dutchman!"

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-17, 02:44 AM
In 1986, Nelson became the second sitting member of Congress (and the first from the House) to travel into space. He went through NASA training, along with Senator Jake Garn of Utah. He was a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle Columbia's STS-61-C mission from January 12–18.
So that senator in the Justice League movie who went to Mars is not so farfetched?

Noclevername
2007-Nov-17, 02:46 AM
So that senator in the Justice League movie who went to Mars is not so farfetched?

IIRC, he was an astronaut first, then retired and became a Senator.

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-17, 02:57 AM
IIRC, he was an astronaut first, then retired and became a Senator.
Now that I remember the movie, that seems to be correct. How about you handle the DC and I'll handle the Marvel?

Maksutov
2007-Nov-17, 03:00 AM
And the radiation level is so high, one astronomer from the Netherlands said "If I were to go up there, I'd be a Frying Dutchman!"Give that boy ein heiße Fliegende Holländer and five bubblegum cigars!

Who'll be next?

Step right up! Step right up!

mike alexander
2007-Nov-17, 06:26 AM
I'm waiting for the next big discovery: the Van Allen Suspenders.
Van Allen Braces in the UK.


Hm. If braces hold up their pants, what do English orthodontists use to straighten their patient's teeth?





I know, I know. Nothing.

sarongsong
2007-Nov-17, 07:21 AM
Hee-hee!
...when she opens her mouth she got two good teeth,
one points North, the other points South...(hmmh, would'a sworn this was from Ugliest Girl in the World (http://bobdylan.com/moderntimes/songs/ugliest.html), but don't see it here---from a live version, perhaps?)

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-17, 10:25 PM
...when she opens her mouth she got two good teeth,
one points North, the other points South...
That reminds me, oddly enough, of a verse from the Cousteau Kids Holiday Song:
"Joy to the North Pole,
Peace to the South
And to each and every shark with a big, toothy mouth!"

Noclevername
2007-Nov-18, 01:57 AM
Now that I remember the movie, that seems to be correct. How about you handle the DC and I'll handle the Marvel?

I'm a generalist, not a specialist. I handle whatever comicky goodness that comes my way, regardless of source.

Van Rijn
2007-Nov-18, 04:18 AM
IIRC, he was an astronaut first, then retired and became a Senator.

You're thinking of John Glenn. From here: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glenn)

John Herschel Glenn Jr. (born July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio) is an American astronaut, Marine Corps fighter pilot, ordained Presbyterian elder, corporate executive, and politician. He was the third American to fly in space and the first American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7 in 1962. After retiring from NASA, he served as a United States Senator (D-Ohio) from 1974 to 1999. He received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978. He became the oldest person to fly in space when, at the age of 77 in 1998, he flew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-95).

Jake Garn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Garn)wasn't an astronaut before he was a senator, and flew on the shuttle. And Bill Nelson was a congressman when he went on the shuttle.

Noclevername
2007-Nov-18, 04:29 AM
You're thinking of John Glenn.

Actually, I was responding to

So that senator in the Justice League movie who went to Mars is not so farfetched?

The astronaut in question was the first man on Mars, and the first to be replaced by the shapeshifting aliens. Name, John Carter. Of course.

Van Rijn
2007-Nov-18, 04:46 AM
Actually, I was responding to


The astronaut in question was the first man on Mars, and the first to be replaced by the shapeshifting aliens. Name, John Carter. Of course.

Ah, different context. Okay . . . .

Noclevername
2007-Nov-18, 04:50 AM
Ah, different context. Okay . . . .

And now the CTers will think that John Glenn was replaced by a shapeshifting Martian. Those that don't already think it, I mean.

Maksutov
2007-Nov-18, 07:43 AM
I just met someone who told me NASA is illegally sending circus monkeys up in space and faking the footage for which they show (The shadows are not parallel)...There is clear evidence for this that I saw on TV not too long ago. I managed to capture a couple of stills of the TV reports.

First, here is the launcher which NASA is using to propel these unfortunate primates into LEO:

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9310/nasacircusmonkeysinspacul3.th.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nasacircusmonkeysinspacul3.jpg)

And here are the results of these launches:

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5231/nasacircusmonkeysinspacwe0.th.jpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nasacircusmonkeysinspacwe0.jpg)

May the gods have mercy on us!

torque of the town
2007-Nov-18, 02:56 PM
Why are the monkeys getting all the glory? Let us not forget
The USS Swinetreck, you could always rely on Link to bring home the bacon...

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-18, 05:57 PM
Name, John Carter. Of course.
Really? Maybe I should have paid more attention the last time that movie was on TV.

I'm a generalist, not a specialist. I handle whatever comicky goodness that comes my way, regardless of source.
I can respect that.