Floyd, my olive floated out of reach!

August 10, 2009

Blog Guy, I have a question about the space program. How do those astronauts unwind after a tough day of space walking and stuff?

Are you stupid? You’ve never seen Battlestar Gallactica? They have a Space Bar up on the space station now.

Really! I’ve never seen that.

That’s because NASA tries to protect the image of its squeaky clean astronauts. But these new photos show Bartender Floyd mixing up drinks despite weightlessness.

Hold on. If there’s a bar in space, then they must also have pickup lines.

Sure. According to Floyd, here are the top five lines guys use on chicks up there:

5. So, you come here often?

4. You know, what happens in space stays in space…

3, Hi cutie, you look great! Have you lost some weight?

2, Why don’t you take off that helmet and oxygen tank and get comfy?

And the number one pickup line in space is still:

1, Hey baby, wanna join the 210-mile-high club?

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Finland’s Rauno Tiainen competes in the ‘flair’ discipline while preparing a Love Boat 1 cocktail during the 35th World Cocktail competition in Berlin, August 10, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Wow, they do get tan in space, don’t they? And we thought thinning ozone was a problem on the planet!

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive

Well, this guy does look a bit like Twiki from Buck Rogers, so I guess the post is credible…

Posted by M | Report as abusive


Definitely shaken not stirred with this guy!
Does mixing too many cocktails really do that to your complexion?

Posted by Craig | Report as abusive

Oh please! No one is going to admit to being a member of the 200 mile high club. NASA would just have kittens!

Certainly, it is an elite group; but, trying to get the oomph in zero G is a serious challenge. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. So, the members must be seriously skillful at using bulkheads, ceilings, hammocks and toilets to get the mandatory and proper traction.

And, no. The “tan” is a topical appplication. It’s sprayed on in a 1-G setting. It has nothing to do with ozone, or the lack thereof. And, if you’ll remember Twiki was a very pasty white.

And, yes, whatever happens in space stays in space, as long as it’s not caught on video or audio.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a fron… Wait – Never mind. It appears from the first picture he opted for both.

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