DARK SIDE OF THE LOON.

Locked
Agnes Selby
Author of Constanze Mozart's biography
Posts: 5568
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:27 am
Location: Australia

DARK SIDE OF THE LOON.

Post by Agnes Selby » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:51 pm

It is certainly not rocket science. What would be easier than making jokes about Lisa Nowak, the "love triangle" astronaut. Ms. Nowak is claimed to have sped 1450 kilometres across the US to confront a rival, wearing a nappy so she wouldn't have to stop. She learned that trick in space, where you can't rely on comfort stops. Not just armed and dangerous,
but diapered, too. The headline writers are having a field day. If it's not "Houston, we have a problem", it's "Mission out of control". "Lust in space" was probably irresistible, though it seems, in fact, to have been very down to Earth.

And what could Lisa's fall from grace be if not a "crash landing"? This "astronut" is definitely "the wrong stuff", except. perhaps for a "space oddity". We are still waiting for"love is in the air". Meantime,
it may be "one small step for man, but it's one giant leap for the nappy".

From the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (fEBRUARY 10, 2007)

I WONDER WHAT HAPPENS TO THE USED NAPPIES. ARE THEY BROUGHT BACK TO EARTH OR THROWN OUT INTO SPACE?
-----------------------------------------------


BWV 1080
Posts: 4451
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:05 pm

Post by BWV 1080 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:57 pm

You know the breakfast drink Tang got alot of advertising milage from the product's use by astronauts. I wonder if similar corporate endorsements are not forthcoming.

jbuck919
Military Band Specialist
Posts: 26455
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:15 pm
Location: Stony Creek, New York

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:59 pm

Nothing, but nothing, is thrown out into space (I know this was not a serious question). The New York Time science section this week had an excellent article about the near inevitability of a chain reaction of colliding space debris which already endangers everything in orbit. The recent Chinese hahafunfun (to use the technical Mandarin term) involving destroying one of their own satellites has apparently accelerated the process (although the US is historically guilty of at least as much).

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

Gary
Posts: 1802
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:16 am
Location: Houston, TX

Post by Gary » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:54 pm

Just goes to show that the high and mighty are not infallible.

Teresa B
Posts: 3057
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 11:04 am
Location: Tampa, Florida

Post by Teresa B » Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:01 pm

jbuck919 wrote:Nothing, but nothing, is thrown out into space (I know this was not a serious question). The New York Time science section this week had an excellent article about the near inevitability of a chain reaction of colliding space debris which already endangers everything in orbit.
Reassuring. Egad, we have enough to worry about without the hazard of used nappies dropping from the sky. :roll:

Teresa
"We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." ~ The Cheshire Cat

Author of the novel "Creating Will"

Agnes Selby
Author of Constanze Mozart's biography
Posts: 5568
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:27 am
Location: Australia

Nappies

Post by Agnes Selby » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:46 pm

Teresa B wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:Nothing, but nothing, is thrown out into space (I know this was not a serious question). The New York Time science section this week had an excellent article about the near inevitability of a chain reaction of colliding space debris which already endangers everything in orbit.
Reassuring. Egad, we have enough to worry about without the hazard of used nappies dropping from the sky. :roll:

Teresa
----------------

:lol: :wink: That was exactly my WORRY. I could see myself walking peacefully along the street and all of a sudden..... WHAM!!!

Regards,
Agnes.
-----------------

Evelyn Laden
Posts: 93
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:10 am
Location: Irvington, NY

Post by Evelyn Laden » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:12 pm

What psychiatrist has the expertise to diagnose this unusual case, and treat it? If this woman were an ordinary person, it would be called a crime of passion. But passion in space, and diapers space-or earthbound puts a different spin on this case. Diapers and passion just don't mix: The former cancels out the latter. Neither a diagnosis nor useful treatment guidelines will be found in even the most recent psych text.
A wonderful German saying accurately describes this woman's unfortunate situation: "Wer den Schaden hat muss für den Spott nicht sorgen." Roughly translated, it means He who has had the damage doesn't have to wait long to be everybody's laughingstock. Let empathy prevail for this poor ex-astronaut.

Werner
CMG's Elder Statesman
Posts: 4223
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:23 pm
Location: Irvington, NY

Post by Werner » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:13 am

Another thought, Agnes, on your worry re space-born nappies: I'm not sure how likely such items are to remain airborne in space, or whether there would be a re-entry problem that would burn them upon entry into the earth's stratosphere.
Werner Isler

Agnes Selby
Author of Constanze Mozart's biography
Posts: 5568
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:27 am
Location: Australia

Nappies

Post by Agnes Selby » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:13 am

Werner wrote:Another thought, Agnes, on your worry re space-born nappies: I'm not sure how likely such items are to remain airborne in space, or whether there would be a re-entry problem that would burn them upon entry into the earth's stratosphere.
-----------

Oh, Werner, now you have me worried about the ashes.
:o

Regards,
Agnes.
--------------------

Arnstein
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:07 am
Location: Norway

Post by Arnstein » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:49 am

I remember when I saw about this case in the news here in Norway. The people were making jokes of it; "She must have been spaced out" etc.
Image

Ralph
Dittersdorf Specialist & CMG NY Host
Posts: 20996
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:54 am
Location: Paradise on Earth, New York, NY

Post by Ralph » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:02 am

Evelyn Laden wrote:What psychiatrist has the expertise to diagnose this unusual case, and treat it? If this woman were an ordinary person, it would be called a crime of passion. But passion in space, and diapers space-or earthbound puts a different spin on this case. Diapers and passion just don't mix: The former cancels out the latter. Neither a diagnosis nor useful treatment guidelines will be found in even the most recent psych text.
A wonderful German saying accurately describes this woman's unfortunate situation: "Wer den Schaden hat muss für den Spott nicht sorgen." Roughly translated, it means He who has had the damage doesn't have to wait long to be everybody's laughingstock. Let empathy prevail for this poor ex-astronaut.
*****

I doubt it will be difficult for any competent therapist to help this woman. Bizarre details aside, it's a case of panic-induced stalking with, perhaps, an intent to commit a violent crime. It happens, unfortunately, every day. Given CPT Nowak's intelligence and reasons for recovery, she probably is a prime candidate for successful therapy. Apart from her legal troubles, she has to confront a wrecked career but at 43 she can begin a new and productive life.
Image

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests