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(Gizmodo)   NORAD says Best Korea's new satellite is spinning out of control. Mariana Trench put on alert   (gizmodo.com ) divider line
    More: Followup, NORAD, North Koreans, yellow sea, intercontinental ballistic missiles  
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2012-12-12 08:54:17 PM  
6 votes:
oi47.tinypic.com
2012-12-12 10:35:30 PM  
5 votes:
It's not spinning out of control, Great Leader merely put a little Engrish on it when he lofted it into orbit.
2012-12-12 10:24:02 PM  
5 votes:
Jesus, knowing NK, there is some doomed soul trying to drive this thing and running out of air right now.
2012-12-12 09:16:35 PM  
5 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-12-12 08:36:26 PM  
5 votes:
They must be using Apple maps.
2012-12-12 08:33:50 PM  
4 votes:
Is NORAD sure that's not just Santa Claus?
2012-12-12 05:46:51 PM  
4 votes:
Best GIF of 2012... right there.
2012-12-12 10:21:12 PM  
3 votes:

Canton: The Southern Dandy: It's spinning out of control. It is a danger to humanity.
We should shoot it out of space.
Win, Win, Win.

Win 1. We get to test our missile defense system.
Win 2. We save humanity
Win 3. We show Best Korea that our dick is bigger.

Yeah, but we don't really want to blow it up. The key is to avoid debris. So... is there a way to send a giant magnet up there after it, to gently drag it into a stable orbit?



Not sure yet, Acme says they've got their best technician on the job though....
2012-12-12 09:38:51 PM  
3 votes:

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

It is simply dancing with the love for the Great Leader.

2012-12-13 12:43:29 AM  
2 votes:

Mega Steve: TommyDeuce: ItchyMcDoogle: exPFCWintergreen: ItchyMcDoogle: So do we know if its carrying anything like nukes?

Im hoping its filled with candy

It's the corpse of the old Dear Leader adorned with a sticky note with "문제를 수정!" written with a pink glitter gel pen.

I am a little shocked that it would not surprise me. Putting him in a rocket so the world can look up at our dear departed leader to join the stars is just the batshieat crazy thing they would pull or shooting im out into space with a " FIX ME!" sign stapled on him. Ala Venture Brothers

You know, if they cremated him, that would actually work . . .

Aw shiat, he's up there, isn't he?

Isn't it comforting knowing that the former Glorious Leader of Best Korea is smiling down from above?


I'm cackling with glee at the thought of the erratic orbit of Kim's corpse being a constant menace needing to be tracked in all of the satellite calculations done by aerospace engineers for decades to come. You can't beat that kind of legacy.

/"Houston to ISS, decrease altitude to 330 km, looks like Kim is dropping by for a visit again"
2012-12-12 11:18:07 PM  
2 votes:

ItchyMcDoogle: So do we know if its carrying anything like nukes?

Im hoping its filled with candy


It's the corpse of the old Dear Leader adorned with a sticky note with "문제를 수정!" written with a pink glitter gel pen.

/ALIEN TECHNOLOGY
2012-12-12 09:59:10 PM  
2 votes:
It's going to go over Texas, get your guns out quick!!!
2012-12-12 09:33:20 PM  
2 votes:

Gosling: North Korea had better hope to hell that that ISN'T a nuclear warhead, and if so, that it doesn't hit something and go blooey. If it even so much as falls in a random spot in the Mauritanian desert, if it detonates, Kim's ass will be joining it in Mauritania for all the Western missiles blowing it there.


At this rate, it's not likely to hit anything on Earth. The bigger danger is that it will hit Alpha Centauri and spark some kind of interplanetary war.
2012-12-12 08:55:29 PM  
2 votes:
It's over Best Carolina right now.
2012-12-12 08:38:17 PM  
2 votes:
How 'bout this: in a gesture of goodwill, the ISS (is it still functional? not a newsie) retrieves, relaunches in a stable attitude so Best K has weather monitoring capability.

/After a little tweaking, of course.
2012-12-13 03:33:55 AM  
1 vote:
He's all over the place! Nine hundred feet up to 1300 feet. What an asshole!
2012-12-13 01:21:01 AM  
1 vote:

dsider: perigee down again to 500.41k


When it gets to 490 ... SELL!
2012-12-13 12:53:56 AM  
1 vote:
It's over Madagascar. You know what to do,
2012-12-13 12:08:28 AM  
1 vote:

Linkster: Gyrfalcon: Canton: WhyteRaven74: AverageAmericanGuy: Could a giant blob of goo be launched into debris filled areas and then return to burn up in the atmosphere safely?

Well as long as the goo didn't also take actual satellites with it...

Still not a bad concept. Not all the debris up there is magnetic, though I assume some of it is. On the other hand, the goo would have to be controlled somehow, which could be problematic.

Magnets, goo, and rocket fuel, working together for the common good?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]

Maybe not. Unless Steven McQueen and his gang of teenagers are down at the drive-in.

Steven?

/wags finger
//son I am Disappoint
///3xslashy


Not as dissappoint as I am.

upload.wikimedia.org

Observe and learn, young grasshopper, and appreciate bad old horror movies.
2012-12-12 11:43:35 PM  
1 vote:

Canton: WhyteRaven74: AverageAmericanGuy: Could a giant blob of goo be launched into debris filled areas and then return to burn up in the atmosphere safely?

Well as long as the goo didn't also take actual satellites with it...

Still not a bad concept. Not all the debris up there is magnetic, though I assume some of it is. On the other hand, the goo would have to be controlled somehow, which could be problematic.

Magnets, goo, and rocket fuel, working together for the common good?


1.bp.blogspot.com

Maybe not. Unless Steven McQueen and his gang of teenagers are down at the drive-in.
2012-12-12 11:10:43 PM  
1 vote:
So do we know if its carrying anything like nukes?

Im hoping its filled with candy
2012-12-12 10:59:43 PM  
1 vote:
It is probably just a cardboard box with an old Sony walkman in it that has a cassette of Great Leader's mutterings. It will play until the AA batteries run out in a day or so. I do wonder if it has a transmitter, HAMs would be listening for it.
2012-12-12 10:44:39 PM  
1 vote:

PsiChick: Canton: Acme methods are fun, but yours is probably more feasible. At least in the short term.

/Never claimed to be a rocket scientist.

...I've made the vouch for sanity. Time for ACME.

/They are more fun. :p


Indeed. ACME: Aerospace Construct and Mission Engineering?
2012-12-12 10:38:40 PM  
1 vote:
From the looks of their Mission Control, we could launch Charlie Sheen to take a piss on their satellite and set it on fire, and they would have no effing idea what happened to it.
2012-12-12 10:34:11 PM  
1 vote:
...wow, the last two songs I've pulled are from Spongebob Squarepants and Jewel.

This is not an inspiring lineup of songs sometimes.
2012-12-12 10:16:52 PM  
1 vote:

Canton: The Southern Dandy: It's spinning out of control. It is a danger to humanity.
We should shoot it out of space.
Win, Win, Win.

Win 1. We get to test our missile defense system.
Win 2. We save humanity
Win 3. We show Best Korea that our dick is bigger.

Yeah, but we don't really want to blow it up. The key is to avoid debris. So... is there a way to send a giant magnet up there after it, to gently drag it into a stable orbit?

/Hey, if they can send rovers to Mars...


I've wondered about this. Could a giant blob of goo be launched into debris filled areas and then return to burn up in the atmosphere safely?

Like silly putty, you goddamned perverts. Put your pants back on.
2012-12-12 10:04:31 PM  
1 vote:

Gosling: Antarctica.


Good thing they'll know what the weather is in Antarctica now
2012-12-12 10:01:19 PM  
1 vote:
All these perigees and apogees are making me seasick.
2012-12-12 09:35:42 PM  
1 vote:

Gosling: And the arrow just started going up. Phew.


It hit perigee, the lowest point in the orbit. Now it's headed for apogee, the highest point, then it'll be down to perigee. Part of orbital mechanics is the high and low points of an orbit. And if you notice the perigee and apogee changing orbit after orbit? Your orbit is bad and your satellite is about to feel bad.
2012-12-12 09:09:03 PM  
1 vote:
uncoolghoul.files.wordpress.com
2012-12-12 09:00:26 PM  
1 vote:

Ivo Shandor: Heavens Above


Oh god, it's right over my house now.
2012-12-12 08:59:28 PM  
1 vote:
The altitude is one thing- if Angry Birds Space has taught me anything, satellite orbits can oval a little bit without hitting land. It's a decaying speed that's going to worry me a lot. We're at 7.65 right now; no idea what it's 7.65 of, but there you go.
2012-12-12 08:58:35 PM  
1 vote:

dopirt: It's over Best Carolina right now.


Now it's in Canada. I had no idea they moved so damned fast. I guess I just never really though about it.
2012-12-12 08:48:36 PM  
1 vote:
Wouldn't it be hilarious if it fell right back on top of them?
2012-12-12 08:42:23 PM  
1 vote:

gingerjet: A link from a real news page versus bitter no talent children


They need a better gif generator
2012-12-12 08:37:48 PM  
1 vote:
It's a big boy!
2012-12-12 08:37:15 PM  
1 vote:
Can't somebody just capture the thing with a net and send it back crashing down to Best Korea? Blowing it up in space wouldn't be a good idea because the fragments might hit friendly space things.
2012-12-12 08:34:42 PM  
1 vote:
I guess the new Red Dawn isn't so silly now after all, is it?
2012-12-12 08:32:54 PM  
1 vote:
Time to get the Planetes crew up and running...
2012-12-12 06:35:23 PM  
1 vote:

unyon: luniz5monody: Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.

I withdraw my unwavering support of this gif. I've just been to the Carmen Electra link. The jury is out.


Gaah. Here's the link
2012-12-12 06:09:59 PM  
1 vote:
THEY MEANT TO DO THAT!
2012-12-12 06:04:11 PM  
1 vote:
Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.
 
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