RL things I love



  • @sparks The car was launched while playing it in the car, too, apparently. I teared up a bit, not gonna lie.

    Also: Best. Navigation. Panel. Ever. <3

    My inner 5 year old also lost it, and I choked on my coffee, when listening to the mission control blow by blow, because so help me god, 'Falcon Heavy' really does not sound like Falcon when spoken very quickly over a radio, apparently. (The link here, it's reaaaaaally glaring in the first few seconds. Actual spit-take. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/videos/95856359-132.html )


  • Coder

    @surreality said in RL things I love:

    My inner 5 year old also lost it, and I choked on my coffee, when listening to the mission control blow by blow, because so help me god, 'Falcon Heavy' really does not sound like Falcon when spoken very quickly over a radio, apparently. (The link here, it's reaaaaaally glaring in the first few seconds. Actual spit-take. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/videos/95856359-132.html )

    The successor to the Falcon Heavy—the one needed for a manned mission to Mars—is actually known as the BFR. B is big, R is rocket, you can guess the rest yourself. (It should be ready for test launch in 2020.)



  • @sparks Also, someone just pointed out: Finally, we got it in our lifetimes: the first flying car.

    Yet another spit-take. <3

    I wondered if that was... a not-quite-accidental pronunciation. ;) It's pretty dang clearly not Falcon in that first blip...



  • No, this won't make sense to anyone but like, the three people I warned last night about delays on stuff, but...

    ...ok, I can sleep now and panic marginally less for at least a few hours.


  • Coder

    @surreality

    I feel that I have far too many similarities to Sokka. I obsess over silly things and don't always understand why they're silly.

    Sokka: It's a wolf knot!
    Katara: That way all the wolves know that you're fun and perky!

    Over the past two months at work, I was drawing bees on the white boards, secretly changing words here and there to 'bee'. Managers were obsessively erasing it, but eventually one asked me why. (Once they worked out that it was me.)

    My response: So someone wrote on a whiteboard BCD with a "NO" symbol around it. I had no idea what this meant so I wrote 'Bees Can't Dance' next to it. Someone printed and taped up the proof that this isn't true next to it, and I found this to be hilarious, that people were getting into this. After that, I wrote 'Bees Knees' on the white board, and below it someone else wrote 'foxs socks' and from there on we had about 10 other rhyming slang items below it, which I thought was just as awesome. And so, I started putting bees everywhere.

    It turns out that BCD stands for "Bitch, Complain, Deflect", things that people do and these are things that they shouldn't, as a manager's intro to what you should do instead.

    But as usual, I took it the wrong way and ran with it.

    What nobody else there knows that also tickles me is that there are no bees on Typhon.

    --

    I take my joys where I can.


  • Pitcrew

    Our whiteboard at work is... weird.

    It began with the 'KMB' count (Kaleb Mind Blown... he's not difficult to freak out). Next our customer satisfaction score hit 69% one day so we had a 'Stats 69% GO TEAM!' because we're all 12.

    Now there's a note to lock the door because I guess one of the people who has to close at night on the two nights a week I don't had to run all the way back upstairs (3rd floor, we have a balcony) to lock it (ha ha).

    So.. 1 useful thing out of 3?


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