spudit on May 11, 2011, 09:00:29 am
Will there be a slow low gravity roller coaster to give Friend Glenn fits?

Maybe it'll be run by a tortoise in a big hamster wheel, slow and steady gets her done.
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spudit on May 11, 2011, 09:45:52 am
I have watched otters in the bay and on the marina floats where they do crap. Horrible stuff that, raw seafood run once through a weasel and everything you'd imagine it to be. They are river otters adapted to the tidal environment and just as playful as seen on TV. Low G otters cavorting just as well in air and water, now THAT would be fun to see.
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Sio on May 11, 2011, 10:53:43 am
Awwww, flying penguins!  Wherever he is, Opus is all puppy-eyed and crying nostalgic little tears of joy.

Fly, little penguins, and touch the face of  God. :)

spudit on May 11, 2011, 01:11:39 pm
"... and I have touched the sky"
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spudit on May 12, 2011, 08:55:30 am
Betcha she either gets attacked by penguins as geese would, damges a nest and has something to pay for, gets belly whomped by a low flyer or some dirty bird drops a crap bomb on her head. This last, reference the otter droppings mentioned above.

Ick.
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Tucci78 on May 12, 2011, 09:16:31 pm
I have watched otters in the bay and on the marina floats where they do crap. Horrible stuff that, raw seafood run once through a weasel and everything you'd imagine it to be. They are river otters adapted to the tidal environment and just as playful as seen on TV. Low G otters cavorting just as well in air and water, now THAT would be fun to see.

Oh, goodie. Mention is made first of the foulness of otter scat ("raw seafood run once through a weasel") and then we get rhapsodic imaginings of how much "fun" it would be to see these defecating varmints soaring through the air in a low-gee habitat.

Anybody else old enough to remember that House-of-the-Mouse-copyright-violating somewhat pornographic blacklight poster that was found in just about every second university dormitory room back during the early '70s, one element of which detailed the regrettable consequences of having Dumbo flapping his ears overhead when the gastrocolic reflex hit him?
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spudit on May 12, 2011, 10:42:11 pm
Avast yea scruvy umm, person. Otters do not poop in the soup as seals do, they come on dry land or what looks like dry land, docks, marina floats, really nice yachts with coat upon coats of pretty glistening varnish on superb wood. It is there upon which they dump.  So I doubt the space otters would unload in mid air.

Friend Patrick had a Caddyshack like relationship with one. See he'd neatly coil his nice white dock line in a seaman like spiral just as the Navy had beaten into him. Many mornings he'd come out to find another neat little coil in and on his rope, rather like eggs in a nest.

Ah happy times, the gulls, the halyards flapping madly against the damned metal masts, Patrick screaming insanely at the dirty damned water weasels and why there you bastards, why, why?

Good times.
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Aardvark on May 14, 2011, 07:56:37 pm
Seems like there should be an enormous flying park where visitors can rent wings and physically fly. I remember the concept explored on Ben Bova's book, Welcome To Moonbase.

SandySandfort on May 14, 2011, 08:20:24 pm
Seems like there should be an enormous flying park where visitors can rent wings and physically fly. I remember the concept explored on Ben Bova's book, Welcome To Moonbase.

Heinlein did it too, plus probably a lot more. I'm sure we will see such a park sometime in EFT. I just haven't come up with a good storyline to support it.

Apollo-Soyuz on May 15, 2011, 01:16:20 pm
Seems like there should be an enormous flying park where visitors can rent wings and physically fly. I remember the concept explored on Ben Bova's book, Welcome To Moonbase.

Heinlein did it too, plus probably a lot more. I'm sure we will see such a park sometime in EFT. I just haven't come up with a good storyline to support it.

The menace from earth (c) 1959 I think.

The Ben Bova book was good too, if it's the one I remember. Underground cities and rocket fuel made from oxygen and aluminum that could be wholly produced on the moon.

Maybe you should get Red Bull energy drink to sponsor a strip about homemade self-propelled flying machines racing a loop track above The Place de la Concorde  ;-)

SandySandfort on May 15, 2011, 09:26:42 pm

Maybe you should get Red Bull energy drink to sponsor a strip about homemade self-propelled flying machines racing a loop track above The Place de la Concorde  ;-)

That would be sweet!

Apollo-Soyuz on May 17, 2011, 04:00:42 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bull_Flugtag  for those who don't understand the context.


Maybe you should get Red Bull energy drink to sponsor a strip about homemade self-propelled flying machines racing a loop track above The Place de la Concorde  ;-)

That would be sweet!

quadibloc on July 07, 2011, 07:35:14 am
Oh, joy. Spam for kiddie porn (I presume that's what "Photos and videos of youngsters for sale" means) as well as Russian nationalism (presumably of the extreme fascist kind).

SandySandfort on July 07, 2011, 09:52:23 am
Oh, joy. Spam for kiddie porn (I presume that's what "Photos and videos of youngsters for sale" means) as well as Russian nationalism (presumably of the extreme fascist kind).

I am having fun swatting them like flies.  :D