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(Space.com)   Shuttle replica on display in Houston defaced with racist graffiti. One small step for a dumbass, one giant leap for dumbasskind   ( space.com) divider line
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2013-12-02 01:28:57 PM  
i.imgur.com

Can't find any reporting on the "racist" language used. Not sure if "dez nuts" is it or what.
 
2013-12-02 01:40:17 PM  

Elegy: [i.imgur.com image 300x300]

Can't find any reporting on the "racist" language used. Not sure if "dez nuts" is it or what.


It looks like it may say "No Successful and Attractive African Americans in Space" over the NASA logo.  But it's hard to say - there shouldn't be enough space for that slur, even without the Fark filter.
 
2013-12-02 01:42:31 PM  
*sigh* This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-12-02 01:52:02 PM  

Elegy: Can't find any reporting on the "racist" language used. Not sure if "dez nuts" is it or what.


Oh if that's the case it is way less bad than I thought.  "United States of Deez Nutz" is cheeky if a bit played out.

Diogenes: It looks like it may say "No Successful and Attractive African Americans in Space" over the NASA logo.


Of course there is that... whoops.
 
2013-12-02 01:52:22 PM  
I didn't even know we had a space shuttle named 'Replica'
 
2013-12-02 02:02:05 PM  

labman: I didn't even know we had a space shuttle named 'Replica'


Yes, it's named after an early director of NASA, Dr. Gregory D. Replica.
 
2013-12-02 02:42:32 PM  
And this is why humans suck.
 
2013-12-02 02:45:51 PM  
Nasholes
 
2013-12-02 02:47:26 PM  
Diogenes:  It looks like it may say "No Successful and Attractive African Americans in Space" over the NASA logo.  But it's hard to say - there shouldn't be enough space for that slur, even without the Fark filter.


Well now from what I understand, the semantics is in the spelling...
 
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2013-12-02 02:48:20 PM  
FTFA: "Unfortunately, someone vandalized our high-fidelity mock shuttle," said Melanie Johnson, the director of education for Space Center Houston"

What's so hi-fi about the model airplaine?
 
2013-12-02 02:48:44 PM  
Before RTFA I thought this was the Enterprise.  As it turns out it was the Independence.  How dare someone deface the Shuttle used to protect the Earth from an asteroid with the help of a bunch of oil drillers.
 
2013-12-02 02:49:17 PM  
Ripe for a photoshop contest.
 
2013-12-02 02:53:20 PM  
www.awesomeoff.com

Does not approve.
 
2013-12-02 02:58:09 PM  
Well. And here I was told Racism didn't exist anymore in America.

Thanks, GOP.
 
2013-12-02 03:00:29 PM  

433: FTFA: "Unfortunately, someone vandalized our high-fidelity mock shuttle," said Melanie Johnson, the director of education for Space Center Houston"

What's so hi-fi about the model airplaine?


High-fidelity as in "highly accurate reproduction"
 
2013-12-02 03:04:08 PM  
I guess he's worried that illegal immigrants will take up all the jobs in space that real 'murkins like him CAN'T do, like astrophysics, materials research, biology, or anything else requiring basic math and language skills.
 
2013-12-02 03:05:32 PM  
The 123-foot-long (37 meters) space shuttle replica, which in October was christened "Independence"


So it was their idea of the...

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Decoration of Independence
 
2013-12-02 03:06:44 PM  
The mystery about why Houston didn't get a shuttle deepens.
 
2013-12-02 03:10:05 PM  

hardinparamedic: Well. And here I was told Racism didn't exist anymore in America.

Thanks, GOP.


Well, it has always existed, and I suspect it always will to some small degree, but it's so minimal now that people have taken to faking it:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/montclair_state_students_ar e_ c.html

Most recently there appears to be an incident at Vassar college.
 
2013-12-02 03:14:53 PM  
"Diogenes
Elegy:

Can't find any reporting on the "racist" language used. Not sure if "dez nuts" is it or what.

It looks like it may say "No Successful and Attractive African Americans in Space" over the NASA logo. But it's hard to say - there shouldn't be enough space for that slur, even without the Fark filter."


Sigh...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o f_African-American_astronauts


I know I shouldn't expect more from someone who would tag a shuttle with that nonsense but come on.
 
2013-12-02 03:19:22 PM  

hardinparamedic: Well. And here I was told Racism didn't exist anymore in America.

Thanks, GOP.


Im pretty sure it was a political statement about not having any black men in space, which Im pretty sure is wrong.
 
2013-12-02 03:20:29 PM  

Fark Griswald: "Diogenes
Elegy:

Can't find any reporting on the "racist" language used. Not sure if "dez nuts" is it or what.

It looks like it may say "No Successful and Attractive African Americans in Space" over the NASA logo. But it's hard to say - there shouldn't be enough space for that slur, even without the Fark filter."

Sigh...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o f_African-American_astronauts


I know I shouldn't expect more from someone who would tag a shuttle with that nonsense but come on.



It's an imperative declaration, not a recitation of historical facts.
 
2013-12-02 03:23:53 PM  
YOU know, it's pretty stupid to do a big story like this, but not indicate in ANY way what the actual racist language is. Jesus, is anyone THAT farking sensitive, that even mentioning these words when talking about them in a "bad" context is wrong?

I'm assuming that the 'N' word was in play, but for all I can tell from blurry pics, it could have just as easily said "No Crackers".
 
2013-12-02 03:25:35 PM  
Ignorant bigots in Texas?

osten.net
 
2013-12-02 03:28:44 PM  

dittybopper: hardinparamedic: Well. And here I was told Racism didn't exist anymore in America.

Thanks, GOP.

Well, it has always existed, and I suspect it always will to some small degree, but it's so minimal now that people have taken to faking it:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/montclair_state_students_ar e_ c.html

Most recently there appears to be an incident at Vassar college.


In the meantime, students at The University of Texas are keeping it real with their "catch an illegal" day.
 
2013-12-02 03:29:48 PM  
This is why we knew we couldn't give texas the real stuff.
 
2013-12-02 03:31:07 PM  

dittybopper: hardinparamedic: Well. And here I was told Racism didn't exist anymore in America.

Thanks, GOP.

Well, it has always existed, and I suspect it always will to some small degree, but it's so minimal now


You're pretty full of shiat, eh?
 
2013-12-02 03:39:49 PM  

Mad_Radhu: www.awesomeoff.com

Does not approve.


LMFAO
 
2013-12-02 03:46:42 PM  
Remember all the butthurt back when they were determining which cities were going to get the Shuttles and stuff, and Houston wasn't on the list?
 
2013-12-02 03:51:54 PM  
Hey, if NASA isn't racist, why did they paint the shuttle white?  And why were the black parts the parts that (almost) always got burned up during re-entry?

You can't explain that.
 
2013-12-02 03:52:57 PM  

Stabone33: Hey, if NASA isn't racist, why did they paint the shuttle white?  And why were the black parts the parts that (almost) always got burned up during re-entry?

You can't explain that.



Well the external tank was orange - I'm guessing that was for the guidos?
 
2013-12-02 03:53:36 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: This is why we knew we couldn't give texas the real stuff.


Yeah, no racism in NYC.
 
2013-12-02 03:53:44 PM  

Stabone33: Hey, if NASA isn't racist, why did they paint the shuttle white?  And why were the black parts the parts that (almost) always got burned up during re-entry?

You can't explain that.


Because Black don't crack... (on re-entry)
 
2013-12-02 04:01:02 PM  

moike: Stabone33: Hey, if NASA isn't racist, why did they paint the shuttle white?  And why were the black parts the parts that (almost) always got burned up during re-entry?

You can't explain that.

Because Black don't crack... (on re-entry)


GUYS. GUYS. I GOT THIS.

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-12-02 04:02:49 PM  

mjbok: HotWingConspiracy: This is why we knew we couldn't give texas the real stuff.

Yeah, no racism in NYC.


Don't see any graffiti on our Space Shuttle. Just sayin'
 
2013-12-02 04:03:32 PM  
It's really to bad we don't have walls dedicated to putting these kind of people up against anymore.
 
2013-12-02 04:11:13 PM  
The astronaut is near!
 
2013-12-02 04:15:17 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: dittybopper: hardinparamedic: Well. And here I was told Racism didn't exist anymore in America.

Thanks, GOP.

Well, it has always existed, and I suspect it always will to some small degree, but it's so minimal now

You're pretty full of shiat, eh?


Ask the president of Vassar college.

Of course, those sorts of thing happen mostly on college campuses.

www.shadowlocked.com

Mostly.
 
2013-12-02 04:19:23 PM  
Philistines.
 
2013-12-02 04:21:27 PM  
Hey Houston, What the fark is the shuttle doing OUTSIDE?  You all biatched and complained when you got a replica, and yet you treat these things like a farking hooptie out on blocks in your brother in law's lawn.
 
2013-12-02 04:25:32 PM  

plewis: Hey Houston, What the fark is the shuttle doing OUTSIDE?  You all biatched and complained when you got a replica, and yet you treat these things like a farking hooptie out on blocks in your brother in law's lawn.


Maybe because it isn't a real shuttle?
 
2013-12-02 04:28:50 PM  

FrancoFile: Stabone33: Hey, if NASA isn't racist, why did they paint the shuttle white? And why were the black parts the parts that (almost) always got burned up during re-entry?

You can't explain that.


Well the external tank was orange - I'm guessing that was for the guidos?


To be fair, they tried painting it white, but the paint would slough off at launch and it was too heavy.

And it was kind of a brownish-red, if you saw it in real life. And it was disposable.

/Like Native Americans, obviously.
 
2013-12-02 04:31:59 PM  

plewis: Hey Houston, What the fark is the shuttle doing OUTSIDE?  You all biatched and complained when you got a replica, and yet you treat these things like a farking hooptie out on blocks in your brother in law's lawn.


I would not create a garage shrine for my Fiero/countach. It sits outside like my Iroc-Z
 
2013-12-02 04:38:05 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-02 04:49:22 PM  

Diogenes: Elegy: [i.imgur.com image 300x300]

Can't find any reporting on the "racist" language used. Not sure if "dez nuts" is it or what.

It looks like it may say "No Successful and Attractive African Americans in Space" over the NASA logo.  But it's hard to say - there shouldn't be enough space for that slur, even without the Fark filter.


Maybe it's "blacks" or "Jews".  Either way, whoever did it is an asshat.
 
2013-12-02 04:50:55 PM  

hardinparamedic: moike: Stabone33: Hey, if NASA isn't racist, why did they paint the shuttle white?  And why were the black parts the parts that (almost) always got burned up during re-entry?

You can't explain that.

Because Black don't crack... (on re-entry)

GUYS. GUYS. I GOT THIS.

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i.imgur.com


BULK SALE ON STRUTS AT DUNA!

 
2013-12-02 04:58:15 PM  
mantiseye.com"Naw, I think the Monarch's boys did that."
 
2013-12-02 05:01:21 PM  
This is why the aliens that the Apollo missions met on the Moon won't allow you to go back. You aren't mature enough to be allowed out of the play pen.

It's also part of the reason why you needed Sealab to protect you against the Five Jew Bankers. NASA is just not up to the job of patrolling near space for giant robots and Death Stars of David. They can't even find the Giant Butt on Mercury with both Hans Solo and Captain Kirk.

But the thing with all the Mars expeditions exploding is just bad luck and the result of the difficulty of sending probes billions of miles to another planet. Nobody gives a flying fark about Mars, it's the Dead Planet. Nobody there but Dr. Manhattan pouting and losing his grip on his humanity, as symbolized by his declining wardrobe.
 
2013-12-02 05:10:42 PM  
"Houston, we are the problem." I chuckled for a sec.
 
2013-12-02 05:18:32 PM  

dittybopper: HotWingConspiracy: dittybopper: hardinparamedic: Well. And here I was told Racism didn't exist anymore in America.

Thanks, GOP.

Well, it has always existed, and I suspect it always will to some small degree, but it's so minimal now

You're pretty full of shiat, eh?

Ask the president of Vassar college.


I'm confident this person would disagree with your "racism is so minimal now" notions. They're really farking clueless.
 
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