Dec 01 2008

The International Space Station and astronauts who lose $100,000 tool bags!

Published by at 3:00 am under I Don't Get It,Why?!?

I’m back from my little Thanksgiving break and ready to complain!

I hate the International Space Station. I don’t understand why we need it and I don’t want my tax dollars paying for it. Do my tax dollars pay for it? I don’t know, probably. If not, I still hate it and want the sun to melt it.

I love all space exploration and soak up anything that has to do with the space race in the 60’s. I understand why we wanted to go to the moon and I appreciate all of the technological advancements that came from conquering space and landing on the moon. I wish more than anything that I could have witnessed the first moon landing. As much as I love science and space exploration I think it might be time to go ahead and hit the pause button for a while. What is the point of pumping billions of dollars into the International Space Station when we have more than a few crises to deal with here on planet Earth?

Perhaps I am missing something and this rinky dink floating double-wide trailer is going to solve global warming or stop space aliens from probing our butts but is it? I have never heard anything that would indicate that. It seems to me that this space station is like a tree house for various space programs around the world. It’s fun to build and have sleepovers in but other than that it serves no real purpose.

It certainly doesn’t help me fall in love with the project when A) they start letting crap float away and B) when that crap costs $100,000. I will never be convinced the tools in that bag were worth $100,000. Here’s an idea, give ME $100,000 and I will go to Home Depot and put together a super kick ass set of tools for NASA and for my trouble I will keep the change.

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13 comments to “The International Space Station and astronauts who lose $100,000 tool bags!”

  1. SanFranon 01 Dec 2008 at 10:28 am

    I wonder if NASA’ll offer a reward… If so, I’m all over it and heading up there RIGHT NOW!

  2. Navisionon 01 Dec 2008 at 4:41 pm

    But didn’t you hear, they literally are going to be testing a piss purifier to be able to reuse and drink their own piss…. amazing… I CAN’T WAIT until I have the opportunity to drink my own piss!

    http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/081125-sts126-urine-recycler.html

  3. You Just Made My List!on 01 Dec 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I just celebrated by drinking a glass of pee!

  4. Neishon 01 Dec 2008 at 5:23 pm

    LMAO, I can’t wait till their tools come floating to earth and then plummet as a burning hot fireball and strike some poor shmuck over the head.

  5. jon 01 Dec 2008 at 6:34 pm

    This post reminds me of the 1969 Gil-Scott Heron poem Whitey On the Moon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtBy_ppG4hY&feature=related

  6. Paul in St. Paulon 01 Dec 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Whitey on the Moon is great. I wish we could add a stanza about a 100 grand toolbag floating away. What space words rhyme with foreclosure? I kept thinking that surely they would have spacecuffs or something to hold the bag in place. Or a space tool belt? Also, I note with no pride that the slippery-fingered astronaut is a local Minnesotan.

  7. nocommenton 01 Dec 2008 at 7:46 pm

    This is a direct trait of an administration that squanders off BILLIONS, if not TRILLIONS of dollars on who knows what, so in my opinion they couldn’t give a shit less about $100,000 worth of tools. It’s REALLY propably just their way of saying they had a “party” up there, lol

  8. SanFranon 02 Dec 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Lest not forget that these were 100,000 dollars worth of tools which FIT INTO A TINY BAG… Methinks them’s some specialty tools if there ever were any. I mean, the dentist uses some pretty neat high-tech tools, right? They sure don’t cost 100k. One of my clients used to be Smith+Nephew, who make endoscopy equipment with lasers and fiberoptic cameras and biopsy pincers and all that, and they didn’t take 100k for admission to the club.

    Were these platinum tools, hand made and instead of carbide tipped, had dust from the damn Hope Diamond?

  9. peteon 08 Dec 2008 at 8:50 am

    That would be funny if someone found the bag on earth and it has like, three hammers in it.

    Was this a female astronaut? If that bag had contained makeup, she wouldn’t have let go.

  10. You Just Made My List!on 08 Dec 2008 at 11:24 am

    Pete, I’ve been waiting for someone to finally make a “women and tools” joke! It’s about time.

  11. chrison 30 Jun 2012 at 10:51 pm

    First off let me start by saying your tax dollars have never been used on the international space station. They’re busy paying for the irresponsible people that just keep popping out kids but don’t have the money to support them. That’s what you should be complaining about. Meanwhile you’re complaining about the people that are spending their time money and energy learning about the way the human body reacts in space and all the other things we are gonna need to know so e can leave this planet once we have finally succeeded in killing it. If you are so concerned about what your tax dollars are doing then educate yourself on it then educate others so they know too. Then you can go vote so you have a say in what your tax dollars are doing instead of standing back and placing blame on the people with the balls and ambition to take on the huge responsibility that you and the rest of this country don’t give a shit about.

  12. chrison 30 Jun 2012 at 10:54 pm

    And to all of you going along with what this clown had to say, EDUCATE YOURSELVES! You all look like idiots cause you are just going along with statements that aren’t true. You just made my fucking list…

  13. You Just Made My List!on 01 Jul 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Chris – May the force be with you (nerd)