Friday, September 28, 2012

A Two-fer (and Plane Pr0n)

The political 'toons are good today at the Usual Source for such things, so good that I had to choose two to steal:

I watched Jerry Springer.  Once.

The plane pr0n...

Air Frame: The Space Shuttle Endeavour, resting atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, departs Edwards AFB, Calif., for the last time on Sept. 21, 2012. The SCA delivered the now-retired Endeavour to Los Angeles International Airport that same day for its remaining journey to the California Science Center in Los Angeles where it will go on permanent display at the end of October 2012. (Air Force photo by Jet Fabara) (Click on image above to reach larger version.)

A sad, sad occasion... but a beautiful photo.  Didja catch the photographer's name?  That's a case of "aptly yclept" if I EVER saw one.


  1. The picture of the shuttle gave me a reminder of something I saw posted elsewhere... it had to do with the 747 carrying the shuttle, yet they have to charge extra for baggage when you fly with them. One of those thing that make you huh.

    1. NASA is running an airline now? I suppose that's ONE way to augment the budget... ;-)

  2. The top cartoon is just pretty funny.

  3. Alternate Ending29 September, 2012 10:04

    A better finale would be for the 747 and Shuttle to separate and have the shuttle land on its own at LAX (a la Enterprise). Would save the cost of hoisting her off the back.

  4. We got good views from our flight line.
    Should have gone to Palmdale as that is where it was built.


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