DRUNK: "Don't know 'bout you guys, but I've always been fascinated by
space travel. Ever since I was a little kid and I saw "Star Wars" on my
4th birthday. I wanted to grow up to be an astronaut, but as I learned
more, I saw that NASA was an extension of the military-industrial
complex, that the ranks of astronauts were primarily culled from
fighter pilots, soldiers, etc.
Then this privately funded "SPACESHIPONE" mission goes up... and my
pop is jumping up and down, excited, saying "How can you fly an
aeroplane up into space, fueled by nitrous oxide, when all these years
they told us you had to spend billions of dollars on 30 ton rockets
just to move a small payload into orbit?"
How, indeed. It was one of the grotesque myths of the last 50 years
that you needed to invest in these huge rockets if you were gonna have
a space program. They had the technology to do something like
"SPACESHIPONE" thirty, maybe forty years ago. But they wanted an excuse
to develop and build I.C.B.M's, and you look bad if you tell people
"Hey, we're gonna need billions of dollars and a vast beauracracy so we
can kill even MORE people while they simultaneously kill all of us."
But if you say "Hey, we're gonna need billions of dollars and a vast
beauracracy so we can colonize space and your grandkids can grow up on
the moon", then you capture their imaginations. It is one more example
of how thouroughly the wool can be pulled over our collective eyes."
BALD CHICK: "im scared about space i think about black holes before i
sleep sometimes and im all like fuck man where does it go then i cant
sleep and im like where does it end and if there no oxygen there then
what, is it and is is gooey? can you take peices space in your hand?
but apparently when you are exposed to space it makes you explode
because i saw that on the simpsons and i asked my mom and she says its
and also, has anyone ever been lost in space?"
DRUNK: "I think a russian dog named LAIKA was lost in space, once. It's
kind of sadder than a human being lost, because I've seen how lonely
dogs can get... they fuckin freak out just if you leave them alone for
a weekend, imagine a canine eternity in orbit.
Theres lots of ways to die in space: You can freeze to death. Or you
can be killed by radiation. or the fastest way is to be exposed to the
vaccum of space; with out the constant air pressure pushing against the
outside of your body, all of your guts, blood, meat, etc. explodes out
through your skin.
It is the opposite if you fall into a black hole. Inside a black
the incredible gravitational force compacts your body and stretches it
out for miles like spaghetti. Only time is slowing down as you fall, so
your death, which should only take a second, gets stretched out so you
experience it over millions and millions of years.
Well, hope that these answers help you sleep."
BALD CHICK: " holy fucking shit....."