March 31, 2009

"They also recommend us to only use national toilet."

"They told me: 'Yes, you can.' Then they said no," whines the cosmonaut.

10 comments:

Peter V. Bella said...

At least they don't make them use an outhouse. Knowing those politicians and bureaucrats, that may be next.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Aren't we all supposed to be getting along famously now? Oh, right

rhhardin said...

What's wrong with pay toilets?

Arrange an electronic payment system linked to respective national budgets.

tim maguire said...

When you flush in space, which way does the water swirl?

bearbee said...

Need new currency....a transnational space toilet token.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

UNOOSA needs to get busy to avoid episodes of violence erupting.

AllenS said...

We have female astronauts, and the Russians are all male. They never lift the toilet seat when they pee. That's because they are all dirty commies.

chuckR said...

tim - No water, no swirl, air suction instead.

You can experience the space toilet's operation right here on Earth. When your wife isn't looking, get her vacuum cleaner. Next step is important. Remove attachments from hose, especially if it's a beater bar. Turn on vacuum, insert equipment and relieve self. Replace vacuum in closet. Act puzzled when wife complains of smell emanating from vacuum.
Ladies can experiment too, but they made need a hacked-up air mask duct taped to the hose.

Synova said...

Haha... it's the accountants.

If you eat someone elses food, you have to pay. I'm assuming that the toilet involves resources of some sort, so you have to pay. No one can figure out how to do the accounting and billing so...

BJM said...

chuckR, LOL!

A ER doc friend says suction related genital injuries are common, as are these. (NSFW)

PatCA said...

Space: just like life.