Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
I try very hard to invent high-quality fantasy stuff for my blog, but sometimes I just can’t compete with reality. For instance, I could never make up anything like this actual science story:
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (Reuters) – A start-up space company building inflatable habitats for commercial and government lease has laid off half its staff because of delays developing space taxis needed to fly people to the outposts, the company president said on Wednesday.
Robert Bigelow, a hotel entrepreneur and founder of Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace, had hoped space taxis, also needed by NASA to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, would be available by early 2015.
I don’t even know which element is most bizarre. Is it that this guy makes inflatable space houses, or that now the taxis he thought would take folks up to his inflatable space houses won’t be ready on time, or that his business is based in Las Vegas?
Blog Guy, you know that city in Siberia that you like to call Wackytown?
Yes, Krasnoyarsk. It is the goofiest spot on earth.
I was wondering, do they have a space program?
Indeed they do, and it’s a strange one.
No! Why doesn’t that surprise me?
The folks there wanted to be the first to shoot a guitar into space, and yesterday they succeeded.
A guitar? What’s the name of this program?
“Stairway to Heaven,” I believe.
Hmm. And where did the guitar launch director sit?
At the instrument panel, of course.
Did they have their own launch pad?
You bet, the Stratocaster.
Okay, even you couldn’t make up stuff this stupid. Is rock music getting popular in Krasnoyarsk?