Take A Little Piece of Mars, Now, Honey

Discussion in 'Techforge' started by Tuckerfan, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    43,261
    Location:
    The Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue
    Ratings:
    +28,491
    • Happy Happy x 2
    • popcorn popcorn x 1
  2. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    41,197
    Location:
    Can't tell you, 'cause I'm undercover!
    Ratings:
    +72,508
    Fun fact: The only reason why the Wright brothers plane is in the US is because of WWII. For some reason, the Smithsonian decided that the Wrights weren't the first people to fly (I think they gave that to Maxim, of machine gun fame, or Langley, of airfield fame) and as a result, either Orville or Wilbur (whichever one didn't kack it first), sent the thing to the British Museum as a big ol' "Fuck you!" to the Smithsonian. WWII started up, and the Brits were like, "Say, would you like your plane back before everything gets blown to shit? We'll be keeping the Elgin Marbles and everything that we looted from Africa and Asia, but we thought that, perhaps, we could trade you this old plane for some new bombers or something?" And we said "Of course!" Some time after that, the Smithsonian decided that the Wrights really were the first folks to fly a plane.
    • Agree Agree x 3
  3. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    41,197
    Location:
    Can't tell you, 'cause I'm undercover!
    Ratings:
    +72,508
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    41,197
    Location:
    Can't tell you, 'cause I'm undercover!
    Ratings:
    +72,508
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    41,197
    Location:
    Can't tell you, 'cause I'm undercover!
    Ratings:
    +72,508
    Like a rainbow on Mars!



    • Funny Funny x 2
  6. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    41,197
    Location:
    Can't tell you, 'cause I'm undercover!
    Ratings:
    +72,508
    • Agree Agree x 2
  7. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    41,197
    Location:
    Can't tell you, 'cause I'm undercover!
    Ratings:
    +72,508
    • popcorn popcorn x 1
  8. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    41,197
    Location:
    Can't tell you, 'cause I'm undercover!
    Ratings:
    +72,508

    :(
    • Sad Sad x 1
  9. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    12,566
    Location:
    Marietta, GA AKA epicenter of the Blue Tsunami
    Ratings:
    +9,584
    Hopefully not ex-Boeing software engineers.
    • Agree Agree x 1