Author Topic: You Know You're A Space Geek When...  (Read 334204 times)

Offline the_other_Doug

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2594
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Liked: 1617
  • Likes Given: 2910
Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1160 on: 12/22/2017 05:19 AM »
...when you are doing a crossword puzzle, see the clue "Goodbye, Guido!" and can't figure out how you can fit "Bales" into four spaces...
-Doug  (With my shield, not yet upon it)

Offline darkenfast

  • Member
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 747
  • Liked: 395
  • Likes Given: 806
Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1161 on: 12/23/2017 09:54 AM »
.....when you see high-resolution photos of the Tesla inside its Falcon Heavy fairing halves and all you look for are signs of recovery hardware on the fairing!

Offline mtakala24

Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1162 on: 12/24/2017 08:01 PM »
..when you fall asleep on the night before the Christmas, and you wake up suddenly with a wide smile on the face, having seen the following dream:

* It turns out that an Energia rocket body is found on shallow waters near Malaysia. Dream didn't tell whether this was from the unsuccessful Polyus flight, or unannounced 2nd flight of a Buran orbiter.
* You get on the mini submersible to inspect it, and gather samples
* You get back to the support ship via an airlock at the bottom of it (one of the James Bond movies had such a arrangement), immediately media present, give polite answers
* You can't wait to get inside the support ship with the crew to report them that there also was remains of a crew compartment and some identifiable remains of flight suits
* Wake up.

.. and best yet, all of the dream was visioned through a heavy late-1960s scifi filter, so dunno if I was actually living it, or watching a bad movie.

Best dream in a long time, from technical point of view. Couldn't get back to sleep for an hour at least, to debunk it all...

Online deruch

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1708
  • California
  • Liked: 1284
  • Likes Given: 1882
Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1163 on: 12/25/2017 07:42 PM »
...you can relate to having trouble falling back to sleep because you're so excited to debunk the implausible space dream you woke up from last.

And, I don't know about the space part, but the geek part is sure right with anyone who says things like, "Best dream in a long time, from technical point of view.;D 
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

Offline Archibald

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2107
  • Liked: 232
  • Likes Given: 611
Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1164 on: 12/27/2017 06:07 AM »
(with all respect to Hawaian gods and people)
When you awake and can't get of your head the name of that interstellar object OUMUAMUA if only because it sounds so funny (sounds like a kid weeping and calling his mummy oh mummy)
 So you teach the kid how to pronounce it, got a great laughing moment, and it instantly become an unstoppable train wreck, and the entire thing soon make the wife... nervous.  :o

Offline mtakala24

Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1165 on: 12/27/2017 10:47 AM »
Come to think of it, my Energia dream could have been sourced from the early Shuttle manned boost stage concepts. I'm only just half way through the 1st part of new Jenkins book.

Offline the_other_Doug

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2594
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Liked: 1617
  • Likes Given: 2910
Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1166 on: 12/27/2017 01:51 PM »
(with all respect to Hawaian gods and people)
When you awake and can't get of your head the name of that interstellar object OUMUAMUA if only because it sounds so funny (sounds like a kid weeping and calling his mummy oh mummy)
 So you teach the kid how to pronounce it, got a great laughing moment, and it instantly become an unstoppable train wreck, and the entire thing soon make the wife... nervous.  :o

I know I am not pronouncing it in my head properly, either.  When I read the name, I am put in mind of a late '50s to early '60s Motown song, with a refrain of "Oooh-Mwah-Mwah" repeated over and over behind the lyric...  :D
-Doug  (With my shield, not yet upon it)

Offline Bob Shaw

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 994
  • Liked: 376
  • Likes Given: 347
Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1167 on: 12/27/2017 08:14 PM »
When your car radio has a permanent sticker on the display...

Online deruch

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1708
  • California
  • Liked: 1284
  • Likes Given: 1882
Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1168 on: 12/29/2017 11:45 AM »
...[after vaguely overhearing some people you just met discussing a "new throwback"] you're all set to jump in to a cool discussion of launch pad operations only to be disappointed when you find out they were actually talking about a "retro" sports jersey that one received for Christmas.   :'(
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

Offline deaville

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 245
  • UK
  • Liked: 24
  • Likes Given: 1
Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1169 on: 12/29/2017 01:42 PM »
You're definitely a space geek when you log into this thread to find out what makes others geekish. 8)
Light travels faster than sound, which is why some people appear bright until they speak.

Offline Archibald

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2107
  • Liked: 232
  • Likes Given: 611
Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1170 on: 12/30/2017 02:31 PM »
motown song = surfin'bird by the trashmen



1:23 in the video

pa pa pa pa pa pa pa

oumuamua-mua pa pa oumuamua-mua

oumuamua-mua pa pa oumuamua-mua

(rince, repeat)
« Last Edit: 01/03/2018 07:50 PM by Archibald »

Tags: