NIGHTCAP 08/10/11

Tonight’s the night the space station releases their payload of 36 tons of old, heavy, glass tube TV sets. None are smaller than 24″. They’ll make quite a sight as they burn up in the atmosphere above North America. If you stay up late, and live in a remote area, you should be able to see most of it with the naked eye.

If you’re really sharp, you might even glimpse the screaming visage of various celebrity comedians on the TV screens themselves as they realize the horror of their descent. NASA had their spirits trapped in the actual TV sets.

It also had enough extension cord wire to ensure the sets would stay on through most of their fall.


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Chris Weagel writes about the intersection of technology and parenting for Wired Magazine. No he doesn’t. He can’t stand that shit.

One Response to “NIGHTCAP 08/10/11”

  1. Maddie 08/10/11 at 11:59 pm #

    Their extension cord bill must be astronomical.

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