Mal: Take your people and go. Captain: You would have done the same. Mal: We can already see I haven't.

'Out Of Gas'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.  

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


Jesse - Jan 18, 2022 1:39:00 pm PST #12196 of 30000
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

This, and also I think it's probably a good thing that we look back every 20 years and think "Holy crap, why did we think that was ever okay." It means we are slowly, gradually, painfully, moving vaguely forward?

Yes, thank you!


Jessica - Jan 18, 2022 1:44:53 pm PST #12197 of 30000
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

FFS, why don't they build a people mover pneumatic tube system already!

Pros/cons of buying Aeryn a personal jetpack, GO.


Dana - Jan 18, 2022 1:46:35 pm PST #12198 of 30000
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Don't be ridiculous, Jessica.

There are no cons.


meara - Jan 18, 2022 1:47:39 pm PST #12199 of 30000

Jet pack!! Jet pack!!


Jessica - Jan 18, 2022 1:49:02 pm PST #12200 of 30000
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Awesome, thanks. *add to cart*


Toddson - Jan 18, 2022 1:58:50 pm PST #12201 of 30000
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

I used to work for an association for engineers. The problem with a people mover pneumatic tube is that, given a sufficient distance, the people would arrive completely squished (the comparison I heard was "strawberry jelly").


DavidS - Jan 18, 2022 3:12:35 pm PST #12202 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Pros/cons of buying Aeryn a personal jetpack, GO.

She's already Aeryndynamic.


DavidS - Jan 18, 2022 3:13:07 pm PST #12203 of 30000
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I used to work for an association for engineers. The problem with a people mover pneumatic tube is that, given a sufficient distance, the people would arrive completely squished (the comparison I heard was "strawberry jelly").

Boo! Stop giving me bad news, Science!


dcp - Jan 18, 2022 3:25:23 pm PST #12204 of 30000
"I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam," -- Popeye

I can't remember which story I read it in, but I have a vague memory of a spaceship where the computer calculates a maneuver, and the dialog goes something like:

Crewman1: "Wait, that requires 50 gees acceleration!"
Crewman2: "We'd end up like strawberry jam!"
Computer: "Yes?"
Crewman1: "And the radiation flux would be [some very high amount]!"
Crewman2: "Strawberry jam on toast!"
Computer: "Shall I proceed?"

eta: I think it was one of John M. Ford's Star Trek novels, How Much For Just the Planet?


Dana - Jan 18, 2022 3:29:00 pm PST #12205 of 30000
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Definitely How Much for Just the Planet?