September 22, 2009

"Astronaut urine spotted in skies above North America."

That glowing streak of light was just "a fortnight's worth of astronaut waste."

26 comments:

AJ Lynch said...

God, would that they had emptied it over the DC Beltway and Congress!



wv = mismst

AllenS said...

Are you telling me that the drizzle that was falling this morning, wasn't rain?

edutcher said...

I thought it was the WON streaking across the firmament bringing the Sun with Him.

Methadras said...

Don't dump your waste in space and tell me that it's raining.

rhhardin said...

Urine Major, the big beer.

Frenchy said...

I wonder what this post has to do with the recent Althouse pearl that "we also do a lot of terrible — and often sexual — things to ourselves." On second thought, no I don't wonder.

garage mahal said...

I've read about people impaled on the ground from urine icicles jettisoned from airplanes. What a way to go. I'll take the golden shower thank you very much!

Bissage said...

I speak for all prostatically-challenged Americans when I say: GOOD FOR THEM!!!

traditionalguy said...

Wasn't it Euripides who wrote in his Greek comedy that the rain was "The Gods pissing thru a sieve"?

chuck b. said...

I tweeted about this 2 weeks ago.

Florida said...

Welcome to Barack Obama's America, where the government literally pisses on you.

Heh.

Kev said...

(the other kev)

So that was the constellation Urion?

Angst said...

Are we sure it was just urine?

Ann, do you need to add add a "Poopie" tag?

Inquiring minds and all that ;->

Pogo said...

Golden showers fill your eyes
Icicles falling from the skies
Urinating spacemen don't be blue
Just be glad it's not number two

Tibore said...

Ahhhh... nothing like the coarsening of modern society by the ready, unambiguous, and unembarrased discussion of the scatalogical. Good job Telegraph.co.uk. Good job.

AllenS said...

From the miniseries:

Conversations With A Cosmonaut
by
AllenS

Cosmonaut: "Houston, we have a problem."

Houston: "What's the problem?"

Cosmonaut: "Look out below!"

Fin

bagoh20 said...

"So that was the constellation Urion?"

Yes, just 10 degrees above Uranus.

garage mahal said...

Golden showers fill your eyes
Icicles falling from the skies
Urinating spacemen don't be blue
Just be glad it's not number two


Beautiful. Front page material if there ever was.

bagoh20 said...

We need a drummer in this room.

Triangle Man said...

@Pogo

Meant to be sung to "Golden Slumbers"?

Bruce Hayden said...

The reality, I suspect, is that it all burned up on reentry. If there were indeed glowing streaks, that was exactly what it was, the stuff burning up upon reentry.

Triangle Man said...

@BH

My understanding is that the streaks were light from the sun reflected off of the peecicles.

Big Mike said...

@bagoh20, what do you call a person who hangs around with real musicians?


The drummer.

Kev said...

(the other kev)

@Big Mike, and what do you call a real musician without a girl friend?



Homeless.

Cedarford said...

Poor jerks! A couple of months ago the Space Station urine recycler was announced to much fanfare, then broke down in a few days. Meanwhile the advocates of manned space exploration are talking about moon bases where everything is recycled and a mission to mars where everything is recycled, crops are grown.
Meanwhile they don't even have the ability to distill water out of piss reliably while huddled inside the Earth's magnetosphere safe from all that nasty cancer-causing, cataract-causing radiation they will encounter if they ever go anywhere...which they also have no clue what to do about, either.

Sad times for NASA as far as manned space exploration goes...but the best of times for robotic, nearly perpetually working and lasting spacecraft and rovers, with sensors far better than human senses..

Methadras said...

bagoh20 said...

"So that was the constellation Urion?"

Yes, just 10 degrees above Uranus.


With the great void in-between known as The Taint.