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September 20, 2006 4:41 PM   Subscribe

First blog from space Milestones yet to be reached: First convoluted post about breakup from space; first fringe political views from space; first emo band in space (sponsored by MySpace, natch).
posted by klangklangston (25 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
i for one...
posted by punkbitch at 5:04 PM on September 20, 2006


Where are the extremely high-contrast webcam shots?
posted by Iridic at 5:13 PM on September 20, 2006


I was almost expecting to see phrases like "damn, the klutz lost another damn bolt! get a grip! literally!"
posted by clevershark at 5:16 PM on September 20, 2006


Dear LJ:

Ate a cheese sandwich for lunch today. In space.

Mood: weightless
Currently Listening to: Major Tom (cover) ~ Orbital

posted by cortex at 5:34 PM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


In space, it's easy to get "the angles" ...

Seriously -- this is an extremely ambitious woman and I'm not sure whether to admire or fear her. She badgered her husband and brother-in-law to start a company with her and ended up selling it for $550 million in stock, and they got out before the price collapsed. (The new owner is subject to Worldcom-style shareholder lawsuits.) But they put their personal money into the X Prize, so there's that.

The only political contributions I can find go to Goli Ameri, another Iranian-American woman who's a Republican and a Bush flunky. Sorta funny, then, that Ansari's the poster child for better relations with Iran right now.
posted by dhartung at 5:38 PM on September 20, 2006


Dear AskMe: I'm in space. What are your favorite space-related songs? Also, I left my cat in the fridge, will he be ok when I get back? I can't afford the vet.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 5:40 PM on September 20, 2006


MySpaceSpace?
posted by wendell at 5:42 PM on September 20, 2006


She looks fabulous in that space suit, and holding that little torch thingie, and she certainly has a winning smile. In her little open letter to Peter she uses the word "passion" no less than 3 times: I'd say there's romance in the air. Actually, above the air.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:49 PM on September 20, 2006


Space mySpace

Please
posted by Sparx at 5:53 PM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


cortex, I just came dangerously close to spitting Coke all over my keyboard.
posted by danb at 6:35 PM on September 20, 2006


Edward Lu has prior art here, I think.
posted by saraswati at 6:53 PM on September 20, 2006


When will we have space porn?
posted by neuron at 7:29 PM on September 20, 2006


Never mind those mutilated bodies in that Iraqi hospital - lets talk about how fucking IMPORTANT AND REVOLUTIONARY blogs are!
posted by slatternus at 7:49 PM on September 20, 2006


This letter in yesterday's NYT is relevant in a provocative and kind of obnoxious way:

Space Travel Fluff

To the Editor:

Re “She Dreamed of the Stars; Now She’ll Almost Touch Them” (Sept. 12): Are there no limits to The Times’s gushing admiration for all things orbital?

The space traveler Anousheh Ansari will not be one meter closer to the stars in orbit than she is on earth. The stars swim at distances to which the air-skimming circles flown by the International Space Station are as nothing. In this context, talk of “touching the stars” merely parrots the space-colonization movement’s inspirational piffle. On a planet where hundreds of millions of people live and die like rats, space tourism at $20 million a pop is an obscenity — and so is its glamorization.

Larry Gilman
Norwich, Vt.

posted by mediareport at 7:55 PM on September 20, 2006


Larry Gilman, poetic dick.
posted by boo_radley at 8:11 PM on September 20, 2006


When do we find out she's just an actor in an L.A. Studio?
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:23 PM on September 20, 2006


Not one meter closer? How about 360,000 meters closer. Yeah, I know, the nearest star is more than a hundred billion times farther than that, but Gilman's letter is only missing the "literally." But hey, on a planet where hundreds of millions of people live and die like rats, hope, dreams, and wonder are probably obscenities. I hope pedantry is ok.
posted by Songdog at 8:24 PM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


If I was sending an e-mail to someone in Space(!) I would probably not end it with "Hugs, Peter". Is it just me? I dunno. I think I'd try a little harder.

Of course, space is pretty blasé to everyone these days, so, whatever.

Hugs.
posted by blacklite at 9:06 PM on September 20, 2006


Never mind those mutilated bodies in that Iraqi hospital - lets talk about how fucking IMPORTANT AND REVOLUTIONARY blogs are!

Your outrage amuses me.
posted by delmoi at 9:46 PM on September 20, 2006


In this context, talk of “touching the stars” merely parrots the space-colonization movement’s inspirational piffle

Space-colonization movement? Did I miss a memo?
posted by delmoi at 9:49 PM on September 20, 2006


Did you know natch is actually a codeword for an unkempt, smelly vagina?
posted by cellphone at 5:42 AM on September 21, 2006


S'natch? I learned to write from Stan Lee's bullpen bulletins.
posted by klangklangston at 9:30 AM on September 21, 2006


i wonder what the first 'break-up' post on the internet was.
posted by empath at 6:18 PM on September 21, 2006


empath: net.singles started in September 1982.
posted by dhartung at 8:20 PM on September 21, 2006


an unkempt, smelly vagina

In outer space, anything is possible!
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:24 PM on September 22, 2006


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