Leave that damned hatch open!

March 24, 2009

Good news, International Space Station residents!

Your fellow astronaut, Koichi Wakata, will be doing an interesting new scientific test aboard the station: “Odor-Free Underwear!”

Excuse us, Houston, but how will he do that?

Good question, ISP. Koichi will go without changing his underpants for more than a week, and we’ll see if you end up pushing him through the main hatch and locking it.

Houston, is this a fricking joke?

That’s a negative, ISP. We are big-stink serious.

Copy that, Houston, you DO realize that we’re the same dudes ALREADY testing a urine recycler? This place is gonna reek like an Infield latrine at the Indy 500!

Sorry, ISP, but do you know what your laundry bills are running? We just can’t afford it anymore. We’ll send up some Tang-scented room spray in the next shuttle. Let’s move on. Open your instructions for “The Navy Bean and Garlic Space Diet…”

Can you repeat that, Houston? We were just giving Koichi an atomic space wedgie!”

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Above: Man parades at an underwear fashion show during the 6th Annual National Underwear Day in New York, August 5, 2008. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine/Hasbro

Below: Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata eats an apple aboard the International Space Station in image from NASA TV March 20, 2009. REUTERS/NASA

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Ok…what’s wrong with the top picture? Where to begin….First of all…the boxers look like a picnic table cloth.Secondly, he’s only wearing one sock.Thirdly (and most importantly), eeeeww.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

What K? U’re not into hairy chesticles?

Posted by Sarah | Report as abusive

[...] – Finally NASA is testing something worthwhile.  Really who cares about asteroids that can hit destroy our planet.  Black holes that can suck as all in to the vacuum of space. Why should we care about aliens with plans to invade Earth?  We have more pressing problems and NASA gets it.  Smelly underwear.  Yes, the folks in the space station are working on odorless undies.  This could totally change Paris Hilton’s life.  – Read More [...]