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it's amazing. [Aug. 30th, 2002|03:44 am]
Roy Janik
As you may or may not know, I'm a big fan of space travel. I think we need to get real serious about it, and start setting up bases on the moon, sending men to mars, etc, etc. I think the key to this is getting the public invigorated about space again, so that both the government and private industry will be willing to spend money on it.

On a completely different subject, I weep for the state of current popular music. Untalented so-and-sos such as the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Limp Biscuit and N'Sync should never be let near a mic ever again. I don't care what the next big thing is. Let's just hurry up and get there.

That being said, will someone please send Lance Bass into space already? A super-duper pop star orbiting Earth is going to simply do far more good for the space program than a 1000 probes or lobbiests ever could. Not to mention the fact that there's going to be a special show documenting his training and journey. Imagine it... an entire generation of teenage girls enamoured by the thought of going to space.

But that's not the real reason I wrote this entry. CNN's been following the story pretty closely, and in their latest article, they have an obvious joke caption, very much in the style of the Onion. Check this out:

"According to Bass, it's been an amazing week at NASA with an amazing space crew and an amazing international mission. "It's going to be amazing," he added."

heh. So yeah, teen pop star in space equals good news. Unless, of course, he blows up. Then we're boned. But what are the chances of THAT happening?
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2002-08-30 08:29 am (UTC)
What the hell kind of arthritic pose is he striking there?
But sadly, I must agree, I may prefer JC over Lance, but if it will increase interest in space travel, I'm all for it.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-08-30 09:08 am (UTC)
I imagine that if this works out, each member of N'Sync will get their chance. And there will probably be matching action figures, as well.

So are you wearing the kilt tonight? And what about Sara's show?
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2002-08-30 09:24 am (UTC)
Tonight? Hell, I'm wearing it right now!
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2002-08-30 09:03 am (UTC)

we like roy.

i'll vote for you for president and follow you around with a big orange sign that says ROY IS BOSS if you want.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-08-30 09:07 am (UTC)

Re: we like roy.

sounds great!

Hey, you should come to Riley's tonight. 10:30pm. 6th & Brazos. I also know someone playing a show from 8:00 to 10:00 at the Sky Lounge, as well.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2002-08-30 09:17 am (UTC)

should i bring the sign?

i have to go to a PARTY at 9. you're lucky that you've already gotten your excuse in, or i'd try to make you go with me.

i am going to try to get out of there by 11, so i might stop by the other place -- we'll see. actually, probably not, though, because my sense of direction is not great and, in my current state of mind, going places i have never been before alone at night scares me.

yes
i am becoming old and weak.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2002-08-30 01:03 pm (UTC)

Re: we like roy.

oh. i was confused. i don't have to go to the horrible party until tomorrow night. i should go tag along with you and your friends. convince me?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-08-30 01:14 pm (UTC)

Re: we like roy.

Sure thing.

1) You'll get to see Raina
2) I'll buy you a drink, if you're drinking. Say vodka and cranberry juice?
3) Wes will be there in a kilt

good enough?
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2002-08-30 01:28 pm (UTC)

Re: we like roy.

perhaps. i'll probably go... but if i don't find parking in 2 minutes or see one of the two people i know in 1 minute, i'm going back home.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-08-30 01:38 pm (UTC)

Re: we like roy.

:) We could meet up beforehand, to mitigate risk. I'm probably going to go to the Sky Lounge at 8:00 to see a friend play, if you're interested in that. You could come get a look at Dinosaur Moonbase One around 7:00.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2002-08-30 01:59 pm (UTC)

Re: we like roy.

that is a better idea, butternut.
do you know what the cover is?
i need directions.
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From: (Anonymous)
2002-08-30 02:43 pm (UTC)

Re: we like roy.

sky lounge cover will be $3, i think.

-the arab
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