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Space: the final novelty shop?
Okay comrades, it was partly my idea to send a billionaire Canadian jokester into space to make us a few extra rubles. Now, just two days into the flight, I admit it was a horrible mistake.
Then he put itching powder in the crew’s space suits, and rubber vomit on the control panel. He keeps unlocking the hatch, saying, “I’m goin’ out for Chinese, who wants some?”
The last straw was today’s gag, putting helium in the shuttle’s oxygen supply so everyone sounded like Alvin and the Chipmunks. That’s just too much!
But the joke is on him. We have quite a surprise for Laliberte on his first space walk.
Bye-bye, Canadian Guy! His check to us DID clear already, right, comrades?
Above: The Three Stooges
Right: Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte jokes after putting on his space suit at Baikonur cosmodrome September 30, 2009. REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov