Isn’t That Wild

Posted: 23. September 2011 in Uncategorized
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A bus-sized, 6.5-ton, 20-year-old NASA climate satellite that is falling out of orbit is likely to hit Earth sometime today.

Chances are slim that anyone will see any of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite's 26 assorted pieces that are expected to survive re-entry into the atmosphere.

The chances that someone on the planet will be hit by one of those chunks are 1 in 3,200.

When I first heard about this, I immediately came to think of this song by Danish cowpunk band D-A-D (formerly known as Disneyland After Dark), as featured on their 1987 album D-A-D Draws A Circle:

Isn't That Wild

I was driving home late one saturday night
Suddenly I saw this flashing light
A big hole in the ground I thought it was a lie
It was a sattelite It fell out from the sky

Now I'm forty feet below
Running my own show
Isn't that wild
The programs allright
'Coz it's my sattelite
Yeah wild
Hello there at home
I'll be your host tonight

I give you x-rated nightmares your mum wouldn't allow you to see
Tom and Jerry and films about the birds and bees
So turn your big dish down and recieve my lot
Forget about the news workout on the 700th club

Now I'm forty feet below
Running my own show
Isn't that wild
The programs allright
'Coz it's my sattelite
Yeah wild
Hello there at home
I'll be your host tonight

Yeah wild…

However, this satellite is not supposed to transmit broadcasts but I'm thinking if I bring a screwdriver and a soldering iron I might be able to run my own show tonight. I'm pretty good at fixing stuff.

That is if it lands somewhere around here.

You never know.

If not, you'll still find me here…

Comments
  1. Furie says:

    Memo To Self – stay ind… What's that? AAARGH!!!

  2. Aqualion says:

    As long as it doesn't fall on somebody's roof. My back's been hurting something terrible since Sunday, so I won't be able to climb a step ladder.

  3. edwardpiercy says:

    someone on the planet will be hit by one of those chunks are 1 in 3,200

    Those are probably better odds than I could normally get at my local casino. :)Well even though I have already placed my bet, for your sake Martin I hope it falls in your city. :right:

  4. qlue says:

    Better odds than winning the Lotto. :lol:.

  5. gdare says:

    What Aadil said. Hopefully it is now somewhere at the bottom of Indian Ocean. Or maybe at Mik`s appartment 😛

  6. CarloFon says:

    Hey Martin I like the song perfect for today.And since Ed is wishing you NOT very good odds" "Well even though I have already placed my bet, for your sake Martin I hope it falls in your city." I hope you are wearing a Hard Hat.:knight:

  7. Zaphira says:

    It's nice to see DAD featured here as well. :happy: Is that thing down yet? :left:

  8. edwardpiercy says:

    Latest new I heard was that it would be "somewhere close to the United States" in "about an hour."

  9. Spaggyj says:

    Is this the same satellite they were saying would hit a few days back, or another one?

  10. ellinidata says:

    Originally posted by edwardpiercy:

    Latest new I heard was that it would be "somewhere close to the United States" in "about an hour."

    I hear Seattle…..Find cover man!!!!!! I will miss you Eddie! 😥

  11. edwardpiercy says:

    I just did an update on my own post of this, if anybody wants to check it out.

  12. edwardpiercy says:

    @ Angeliki. LMAO.Uh huh.

  13. Aqualion says:

    So, once again we got all worked up over fuck all. And some time in a not so distant future a once popular but now forgotten British actor will conduct an investigation in the North Atlantic region for the Discovery Channel 'Debris Hunters' or something, also without finding anything at all. But we all find his smirky smile and lame jokes charming.

  14. edwardpiercy says:

    If they go searching for anything, it should be that damn nuclear bomb that the U.S. lost in a bay in Greenland. Just a suggestion.

  15. Aqualion says:

    Rumour has it, the Americans left all sorts of weird stuff in Greenland and conducted secret experiments on the locals, the Danish government knowing all about it but never telling anybody. Might just be rumours, but you know what they say about the smoke and the fire…

  16. ellinidata says:

    Eddie,Martin opened a new can of worms! I think we should also look for things that made rich many people the last decade .http://www.ki4u.com/lost.htmand if we have any time left,we can also look to find where all the jobs went!

  17. Pineas2 says:

    If it falls in my garden, I will sell it at e-bay. (Thinking of the start of "Dead like me")

  18. Aqualion says:

    ;)There's a Danish cult comix called 'Travel To Saturn' where all the trouble starts when they reject the contents of the latrine into what they believe to be empty space, and the bubble of weightless urine projects right into the face of a gigantic space monster resting on an asteroid. The beast gets upset and chases them through space for the rest of the story.

  19. edwardpiercy says:

    Originally posted by Pineas2:

    (Thinking of the start of "Dead like me")

    LMAO. Oh I love that show.

  20. FlaRin says:

    Haha – my favourite band :up:Back in NZ I saw the space station (I think it was) many times transiting on a direct north-south path, and many of the bigger orbiting pieces of hardware. I used to watch the sky a lot, at night, and saw some spectacular meteors (mostly probably debris & junk like this one) burning up & breaking into smaller pieces as they descended. Most impressive. I like seeing stuff fall out of the sky :up:

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