Monday, February 05, 2007

Earth to Major John

Colin at Big Ink is rightly intrigued by the NASA astronaut who jealously attacked a romantic rival.

It also begs the question: what other normal day-in-the-life breakdowns would be particularly illuminated if they happened to astronauts instead of the usual construction workers between jobs?

Astronauts, however, don't seem to have normal day-in-the-life breakdowns because their special training follows them into their normal lives. As evidence,

They also found diapers, which Nowak said she used so she wouldn’t have to stop on the 1,000-mile drive.

That's specialized training in action. Astronauts used to pee in their space suits all the time.

Except wouldn't she still have to stop to change her diaper? What kind of criminal astronaut genius would don a trenchcoat, wig and latex gloves in preparation for a cat fight, and not change out of her sagging, stinking diaper?

Unless the devious astronaut mastermind was planning on using diaper rash as proof of temporary insanity if her plot failed.

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