Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mea Culpa, Here's Some Porn

I have been PAINFULLY remiss in updating the Box, my friends, and for that I am sorry.  Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa (that is a shout out to not one, but two ex-amoreaux - I spent the past week writing my sexual history, and the trip down memory lane has stirred up all kinds of crazy memories.  Apparently, I have a thing for men who speak Latin.)

indeed

But I shall make it up to you!  With SPACE PORN!  Now, I'm not talking Femalien, or that time that everyone on the Starship Enterprise got the weird horny virus and Tasha Yar had sex with Data (who would be, by the way, pretty much the best sex toy ever), or the next thing that Richard Branson plans to do for fun.

only because he hasn't figured out the spacesuit problem yet

No, I'm talking about an adorable tendency NASA astronauts once had of putting dirty pictures into each other's procedural checklists.  Backup crews (the guys who go into space if the main crew gets hit by a bus or something) are the ones who pack up all of the checklists and whatnot, and on at least two missions, the #2 boys got creative.  It started with Apollo 12 (where Playboy pinups and Snoopy cartoons were added) and continued on Apollo 16 with this wee gem:  

1972: old-fashioned American sexism makes it to the moon!

The above-pictured drawing (and associated checklist) went up for auction in London last year, and was sold for cool $206,000.  Look, if I had $200K, I'd spend it on a whole lot of things before I spent it on a moon checklist with a blue picture in it, but it is undeniable that official NASA space porn is pretty awesome.  This is the kind of on-the-clock porn consumption by government employees I can get behind!

Thanks to RBG for the submission!

1 comment:

  1. Ah man I was wanting to know more about your sex history, gosh darn it ;)

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