Houston, We May have a Problem . . . .

12 Jun

There is something about grown men kicking a soccer ball around on the space station that makes me wonder, “Whut th’ helk are they thinking?”

I presume they know what they’re doing, but are they absolutely sure that there’s no “button” or circuit that the ball might hit that’ll send ’em out of orbit or open a hatch, or some such?

I mean, the space station is a super-sophisticated scientific instrument and they’re playing soccer inside of it.

They say that “Boys will be boys” . . . but dahyam . . . some of these “boys” have grey hair.  We can’t even put grown men in a space station without them reverting to juveniles.

I guess it must be true:  men get older but we never really grow up.  I’ll bet these guys are itchin’ to fly by their girlfriend’s house and honk the horn.  Hey, Rhondaaa!

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Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Humor, Technology, Video



7 responses to “Houston, We May have a Problem . . . .

  1. Henry

    June 12, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    A certain amount of misconduct and egregious inefficiency is to be expected. These are government employees, after all.

  2. bobby90247

    June 12, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Actually, I think it’s “pretty cool” that they CAN be as “lighthearted” as that! Think about it, they’re in space for quite awhile with not much else to do. AND, not more than twenty years ago, it WAS ALL BUSINESS once in space.

    Have “we” finally made it to a point where “space” is something we can actually “work” in?

  3. Joan of Arc

    June 12, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Gee, maybe that’s why Obama was chewing bubble gum during the d day memorial. Just a boy who never grew up.

  4. henry

    June 12, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    This is probably going to sound sexist but so what. Girls play with dolls and boys play with balls. Toys are tools that are used to exercise the mind and body. Dolls help girls mentally and emotionally prepare for roles that they playing when they get older. Sports teach boys how to gain strength, control their bodies, analyze situations, create goals, formulate plans to achieve the goals, and how to carry out the plans. It teaches them how to be a good winner and a good loser.

    If a 9 year old girl is playing with Barbies it is cute. If a 19 year old woman is playing with Barbies, there may be a problem. Boys identify with teams. When they get older most of them give up playing sports and become spectators. If a 9 year old boy is playing baseball, that cute. If a 19 year old man is playing baseball, there may be a problem. If a 35 year old man is watching baseball on TV, there is a problem. Every hour that they are living in a fantasy world of strikes, innings, and home runs is an hour that they are not living in the real world. Spectator sports are part of the pacification program that hypnotizes men and removes them from free men.

    Different sports have different rolls for spectators: Baseball lets the spectator judge whether the pitch is a ball or a strike, the ball is fair or fowl, the runner is safe or out. But it also lets them pretend to be a coach: this batter should bunt, the pitcher should walk this batter, and the backup pitcher should be brought in. Football has the roll of a general/coach: They should run or go long, or fake. Many other sports the role is a judge: the athlete’s feet were apart, he caused too much splash, he made some infraction of the rules. Whatever role you wish had in real life, you can find a sport to vicariously exercise that role.

    The female equivalent of spectator sports is the soap opera. Women get wrapped up in the lives of the characters in their “stories” so much that they don’t notice the problems, and possible solutions, in their own life.

    If these needs can be harnessed to get common men and women out of their seats then this upside down world could be turned around. By defining the teams as free men vs tyranny and telling the personal stories about life on the neo-plantation we may get motivate common people to be more than common.

    • christopher

      June 13, 2014 at 7:08 AM

      Alfred Adask relates: “I guess it must be true: men get older but we never really grow up.”

      –> Growing old is mandatory….growing up is optional! ;)

  5. citizenquasar

    June 13, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    One of those latter kicks didn’t miss that laptop by too terribly much.


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