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(Slashdot)   Hey Canada, when you send your first man to the moon, make sure you don't step on Neil Armstrong's footprint. Thanks, your friends in "the States"   (science.slashdot.org) divider line 56
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2013-08-25 04:00:45 PM  
At least he'd have the decency to apologise.

/Think the Canadian should take a small tower. They don't have the worlds tallest structure any more, so having the Moon's tallest structure would be some consolation. About seven feet should do it. Once the lander has taken off.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-08-25 04:12:49 PM  
America Jr. will give up on this effort when they find out there's no Tim Hortons there.
 
2013-08-25 04:24:20 PM  
What a f*cking jerkmeoff statement of an article. Yea, don't trip over Gingrich while you are on the moon. The rest of us will wave at you from Mars.

/Canadas Heritage Minister must be buying these articles to end up on Fark.
//The other ones was Canadas justice league and superman stamps.

The evil Pountineer. Eating all your soggy fries and barfing the results all over 'Sweatervest Prime'.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-25 04:25:03 PM  
What the Canadian moon lander might look like:

www.imcdb.org

One small step for a hoser.......one giant step for all mankind.
 
2013-08-25 04:27:30 PM  
Hopefully they have better technology than the Canadian Navy does.
 
2013-08-25 04:30:30 PM  
Y'all sound mad, why you mad bro?
 
2013-08-25 04:32:05 PM  

AGremlin: What the Canadian moon lander might look like:

[www.imcdb.org image 715x460]

One small step for a hoser.......one giant step for all mankind.


You're a fleshy headed mutant from sector 16B, aren't you.
 
2013-08-25 04:38:56 PM  

AGremlin: What the Canadian moon lander might look like:

[www.imcdb.org image 715x460]

One small step for a hoser.......one giant step for all mankind.


txtriffidranch.files.wordpress.com
"Needs more duct tape."
 
2013-08-25 04:42:45 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: AGremlin: What the Canadian moon lander might look like:

[www.imcdb.org image 715x460]

One small step for a hoser.......one giant step for all mankind.

You're a fleshy headed mutant from sector 16B, aren't you.


God, I miss SCTV.  I need to get the dvd set of the series if it exists.
 
2013-08-25 04:49:14 PM  
And a blu ray copy of Strange Brew.
 
2013-08-25 04:55:02 PM  

jbc: America Jr. will give up on this effort when they find out there's no Tim Hortons there.


Excuse me, but we will be putting a Tim Horton's there. We will rely on the line up for the drive thru to extend into space and repel oncoming dangerous asteroids.
 
2013-08-25 04:59:24 PM  

FunkOut: jbc: America Jr. will give up on this effort when they find out there's no Tim Hortons there.

Excuse me, but we will be putting a Tim Horton's there. We will rely on the line up for the drive thru to extend into space and repel oncoming dangerous asteroids.


Or we could remove all Earth bound Tim Hortons and only have on on the moon. You'd never see such determination to get there.
 
2013-08-25 04:59:34 PM  
When the Eagle landing module lifted off from the moon its rocket's exhaust blew the American flag over and certainly erased Neil Armstrong's first historic footprint, if it hadn't already been obliterated by Armstrong or Aldrin as they went about their business. On subsequent missions the astronauts placed the flag at a greater distance from the landing modules so that they wouldn't be knocked over. Sorry, but hey, the more you know....
 
2013-08-25 05:00:09 PM  
Hey, "the States", when we're up there, we'll look back at Earth and shed a tiny tear for your virtually nonexistent space program and the state of your schools, sold out to make your businesses more profitable so they can buy more politicians and crash your personal finances.
 
2013-08-25 05:00:32 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Or we could remove all Earth bound Tim Hortons and only have on on the moon. You'd never see such determination to get there.

colonize it.

/edited for logic
 
2013-08-25 05:01:22 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: J. Frank Parnell: Or we could remove all Earth bound Tim Hortons and only have on on the moon. You'd never see such determination to get there. colonize it.

/edited for logic


As long as there was a steady supply of Tims, people wouldn't mind living under domes with overpriced oxygen.
 
2013-08-25 05:10:56 PM  
The Canadian that does go to the moon is obligated to build an Inukshuk, so "The people will know we were here"
 
2013-08-25 05:13:01 PM  

Flint Ironstag: At least he'd have the decency to apologise.


It's not decency so much as it is a passive-aggressive insult.

/I approve
 
2013-08-25 05:19:07 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Hey, "the States", when we're up there, we'll look back at Earth and shed a tiny tear for your virtually nonexistent space program and the state of your schools, sold out to make your businesses more profitable so they can buy more politicians and crash your personal finances.





Oof! Right in the duodenum. Canadian insults are adorable!
 
2013-08-25 05:22:27 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Hey, "the States", when we're up there, we'll look back at Earth and shed a tiny tear for your virtually nonexistent space program and the state of your schools, sold out to make your businesses more profitable so they can buy more politicians and crash your personal finances.


img835.imageshack.us
Sorry, what did you say? I couldn't hear you over the sound of our awesome hovering rocket crane.
 
2013-08-25 05:22:43 PM  
There go those silly Canadians, spreading their universal health care to all parts of the universe.
 
2013-08-25 05:26:17 PM  
Well, from what the article hints at is that it'll be an international effort and I very much doubt NASA wouldn't be involved in some way. Orion/Dragon are the only two manned spacecraft that will be ready to go beyond low earth orbit the 2030's. Russia is behind, and we'll have to wait and see if they actually replace the Soyuz this time or if the latest concept is just more vaporware. Europe wants nothing to do with funding a manned spaceflight all by it self, it rather partner with NASA or Russia and considering they're building the service module for Orion they've already put their money on the Americans.

As for the Chinese they don't have a powerful enough rocket to send humans beyond low earth orbit yet. They've got the Long March 9 in mind, but so far as I know they haven't made any actual progress towards that. Anyway, my point is that that SLS & the Falcon Heavy are the two most likely launch vehicles for the next mission beyond low earth orbit and Orion/Dragon are the two most likely to go beyond low earth orbit by 2030.

Of course China COULD pour lots of money into the Long March 9 similar to what we did with the Saturn V but that seems unlikely.

Anyway, Canada ain't going anywhere except in an US tin-can.
 
2013-08-25 05:30:34 PM  

Mister Peejay: Flint Ironstag: At least he'd have the decency to apologise.

It's not decency so much as it is a passive-aggressive insult.

/I approve


Meethos: Oof! Right in the duodenum. Canadian insults are adorable!


I'll just leave this here...
 
2013-08-25 05:34:46 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mister Peejay: Flint Ironstag: At least he'd have the decency to apologise.

It's not decency so much as it is a passive-aggressive insult.

/I approve

Meethos: Oof! Right in the duodenum. Canadian insults are adorable!

I'll just leave this here...


That's fantastic. I'm sorry about our beer too.
 
2013-08-25 05:34:54 PM  
If it's Bieber I bet you could Kickstart the price of a one-way ticket in an hour or two.
 
2013-08-25 05:35:39 PM  
Rowsdower! Align the IMU!!!
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-25 05:54:08 PM  

mavvy911: The Canadian that does go to the moon is obligated to build an Inukshuk, so "The people will know we were here"


If there's no air on the moon, how would Dr. Penfield help that woman smell burnt toast? And if there's so little gravity, would the old man from the YMCA ever get those peach baskets back?
 
2013-08-25 06:04:37 PM  
So America is going back to the moon. Finally
 
2013-08-25 06:11:54 PM  

red5ish: When the Eagle landing module lifted off from the moon its rocket's exhaust blew the American flag over and certainly erased Neil Armstrong's first historic footprint, if it hadn't already been obliterated by Armstrong or Aldrin as they went about their business. On subsequent missions the astronauts placed the flag at a greater distance from the landing modules so that they wouldn't be knocked over. Sorry, but hey, the more you know....


Actually, given the lack of atmosphere, the immediate impulse might not have been enough to do anything but blow a thin layer of regolith over the area, which might have, or might not have, obscured the footprint.
 
2013-08-25 06:15:01 PM  
I'm glad to hear Canada has been invited to the moon party. Don't worry everyone, we'll make sure the lunar maple syrup situation is under control.
 
2013-08-25 06:19:56 PM  

What Would Emilio Estevez Do: mavvy911: The Canadian that does go to the moon is obligated to build an Inukshuk, so "The people will know we were here"

If there's no air on the moon, how would Dr. Penfield help that woman smell burnt toast? And if there's so little gravity, would the old man from the YMCA ever get those peach baskets back?


I doubt they will have room for Molly, Molly Johnson and Patrick O' Neil either
/He's our pa, he'll be here
 
2013-08-25 06:22:41 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: red5ish: When the Eagle landing module lifted off from the moon its rocket's exhaust blew the American flag over and certainly erased Neil Armstrong's first historic footprint, if it hadn't already been obliterated by Armstrong or Aldrin as they went about their business. On subsequent missions the astronauts placed the flag at a greater distance from the landing modules so that they wouldn't be knocked over. Sorry, but hey, the more you know....

Actually, given the lack of atmosphere, the immediate impulse might not have been enough to do anything but blow a thin layer of regolith over the area, which might have, or might not have, obscured the footprint.


NASA says it blew the flag over, so I'm guessing, guessing mind you, that a footprint right at the bottom of the ladder was blown away. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.
 
2013-08-25 06:33:05 PM  

What Would Emilio Estevez Do: mavvy911: The Canadian that does go to the moon is obligated to build an Inukshuk, so "The people will know we were here"

If there's no air on the moon, how would Dr. Penfield help that woman smell burnt toast? And if there's so little gravity, would the old man from the YMCA ever get those peach baskets back?


Don't forget there's no theatre full of men training to be doctors, so a woman can't rip a piece of paper off the penis of the medical picture.
 
2013-08-25 06:36:40 PM  
i624.photobucket.com
You know who they're sending, right?
 
2013-08-25 06:39:46 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Hey, "the States", when we're up there, we'll look back at Earth and shed a tiny tear for your virtually nonexistent space program and the state of your schools, sold out to make your businesses more profitable so they can buy more politicians and crash your personal finances.


www.nasa.gov

Perhaps in another 41 years, you can visit mars also.
 
2013-08-25 06:41:46 PM  
We're Canadians on the Moon
We sing a merry tune
We hunt the whale
And ride the snail
And call the Giant Loon.


You know the tune. Next time won't you sing with me?
 
2013-08-25 06:48:41 PM  
Don't worry America, we won't touch your precious stuff. You came in the name of all mankind but why didn't you put up a UNO flag, eh? Answer me that.

I heard your flag blew away in the moon wind.

We won't spoil the moon landing site. But we may be tempted to scratch out Richard Nixon's name on the gold plaque you left behind and write in Rocket Richard.

Woooooo! Go Rocket Ricky! The first man on the Moon!
 
2013-08-25 06:56:21 PM  

ordinarysteve: What Would Emilio Estevez Do: mavvy911: The Canadian that does go to the moon is obligated to build an Inukshuk, so "The people will know we were here"

If there's no air on the moon, how would Dr. Penfield help that woman smell burnt toast? And if there's so little gravity, would the old man from the YMCA ever get those peach baskets back?

I doubt they will have room for Molly, Molly Johnson and Patrick O' Neil either
/He's our pa, he'll be here


Through the space
Across the void
The first time, ever.
 
2013-08-25 07:08:38 PM  

AGremlin: JasonOfOrillia: AGremlin: What the Canadian moon lander might look like:

[www.imcdb.org image 715x460]

One small step for a hoser.......one giant step for all mankind.

You're a fleshy headed mutant from sector 16B, aren't you.

God, I miss SCTV.  I need to get the dvd set of the series if it exists.


Unfortunately the original Canadian half hour series is not on DVD. There are all sorts of legal entanglements regarding music rights and also the market is small and any purely Canadian version of the show would be cosly.

The NBC version was an hour and a half with Canadian material and new material wrapped up in a frame to make one big episode. This is easy to get. There are several boxed sets (under $40 each). A number of other DVDs are available as well as old VHS tapes.

In all there are four boxed sets of the Americanized show, plus a set of Early Shows. There is also a Christmas with SCTV episode based on the Christmas classic.

I have all of these.

They include a lot of funny stuff. You can try Amazon.com if American, or possibly get them a tiny bit cheaper from Amazon.ca in Canada if Canadian. They'll ship faster if you buy them in your own country and you won't have to pay (refundable) brokerage fees, etc.

Some of the original Canadian material was abandoned by NBC because it was too Canadian for the US audiences. Some of it would consists of parodies of Canadian shows that would have been well known to the original Canadian viewers of the time but are now "generic" and thus less funny or funny in a different way.

I hope that we will see a fully Canadian set some day with all the original material.

In addition you can get a lot Second City material from before the show, either made in the US or the Canadian branch plant. Furthermore, many of the cast members were on Canadian shows before SCTV. For example, the David Steinberg show, which is the Canadian precursor of the Larry Sandberg Show, had several future cast members such as John Candy, Flaherty, and so forth in the cast.

I remember a short after-school comedy show called Everything is Coming Up Rosey in which John Candy played a big oaf security guard and a couple of other cast members had roles. I used to like that show a lot but it has vanished in the annals of lost Canadian TV as far as I know.

All in all there's plenty of material by the SCTV alumni and from the two US versions of the show to keep you busy for years. See Wikipedia for more details.
 
2013-08-25 08:36:28 PM  
In other news Canada is still Bizarro America. Just like us in so many ways, but with 1/10th the population and no flavor whatsoever. The funniest thing is how many live and work here in NYC but complain about the USA. Once I was told by a guy from Vancouver that I should sew a Canadian flag patch on my backpack when travelling. I told him that would be a great idea if I was a coward, so how about no and go f#@% yourself?
 
2013-08-25 09:19:08 PM  

mavvy911: The Canadian that does go to the moon is obligated to build an Inukshuk, so "The people will know we were here"


Best comment I've read all day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd86ov04mqI (for those who didn't grow up watching Heritage Moments).
 
2013-08-25 09:22:56 PM  

red5ish: Adolf Oliver Nipples: red5ish: When the Eagle landing module lifted off from the moon its rocket's exhaust blew the American flag over and certainly erased Neil Armstrong's first historic footprint, if it hadn't already been obliterated by Armstrong or Aldrin as they went about their business. On subsequent missions the astronauts placed the flag at a greater distance from the landing modules so that they wouldn't be knocked over. Sorry, but hey, the more you know....

Actually, given the lack of atmosphere, the immediate impulse might not have been enough to do anything but blow a thin layer of regolith over the area, which might have, or might not have, obscured the footprint.

NASA says it blew the flag over, so I'm guessing, guessing mind you, that a footprint right at the bottom of the ladder was blown away. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.


Imho, the bulk of the landing module would have blocked the ascent module's exhaust from reaching the vicinity of the footpads. In the various ascent videos, you see the blast going outwards horizontally - which is how it knocked the flag over since it was at the same height. Since there's no atmosphere, there wouldn't have been any 'collateral turbulence' to wash down around the lander to futz with Neil's first print, imho.

Only one way to be sure, tho...
 
2013-08-25 10:51:49 PM  

EbolaNYC: In other news Canada is still Bizarro America. Just like us in so many ways, but with 1/10th the population and no flavor whatsoever. The funniest thing is how many live and work here in NYC but complain about the USA. Once I was told by a guy from Vancouver that I should sew a Canadian flag patch on my backpack when travelling. I told him that would be a great idea if I was a coward, so how about no and go f#@% yourself?


weknowmemes.com
 
2013-08-25 11:13:37 PM  

DocUi: EbolaNYC: In other news Canada is still Bizarro America. Just like us in so many ways, but with 1/10th the population and no flavor whatsoever. The funniest thing is how many live and work here in NYC but complain about the USA. Once I was told by a guy from Vancouver that I should sew a Canadian flag patch on my backpack when travelling. I told him that would be a great idea if I was a coward, so how about no and go f#@% yourself?

[weknowmemes.com image 769x595]


That's right, baaaad ass.
 
2013-08-25 11:31:06 PM  

EbolaNYC: DocUi: EbolaNYC: In other news Canada is still Bizarro America. Just like us in so many ways, but with 1/10th the population and no flavor whatsoever. The funniest thing is how many live and work here in NYC but complain about the USA. Once I was told by a guy from Vancouver that I should sew a Canadian flag patch on my backpack when travelling. I told him that would be a great idea if I was a coward, so how about no and go f#@% yourself?

[weknowmemes.com image 769x595]

That's right, baaaad ass.


Let me get you yo' wallet. You know which one it is. :)
 
2013-08-25 11:38:33 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Benevolent Misanthrope: Hey, "the States", when we're up there, we'll look back at Earth and shed a tiny tear for your virtually nonexistent space program and the state of your schools, sold out to make your businesses more profitable so they can buy more politicians and crash your personal finances.

[www.nasa.gov image 850x637]

Perhaps in another 41 years, you can visit mars also.


actually we did it in 2007. Mars is old news to Canadians. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/mars/phoenix/Default.asp

So yeah, you guys are about to lose the space race to Canadians.
 
2013-08-25 11:45:01 PM  

jbc: America Jr. will give up on this effort when they find out there's no Tim Hortons there.


Or as I like to call it "Dunkin Donuts" but with even crappier coffee.
 
2013-08-26 01:43:55 AM  
If they're sending Chris Hadfield, I'll start the Kickstarter myself.

Also, something, something about employer-based health care not bankrupting the economy.
 
2013-08-26 02:21:49 AM  
Er, 2030 huh?  So after China, Europe, India, Russia, Japan, Iran and a half-dozen other private groups who all targeted 2020.
Way to reach for the stars, Canada.
 
2013-08-26 07:41:53 AM  

Old Man Winter: Er, 2030 huh?  So after China, Europe, India, Russia, Japan, Iran and a half-dozen other private groups who all targeted 2020.
Way to reach for the stars, Canada.


out of that list only 1 is even remotely close to make 2020. the others are probably several decades away.
 
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