If you thought an eight hour flight in coach was bad, try a 7 month trip in “space coach” to Mars where you get to land on a poisonous desert; that is, if you land at all. Oh, and did I mention this would be a one-way trip? Yeah, better bring that deck of cards and whatever else will keep you from going insane for the rest of your lifetime. If you haven’t heard yet, a new “are they for real?”, Dutch company that goes by the name “Mars One” has begun accepting applications for just that, a one-way trip to Mars in the name of exploration. Should you be the lucky winner, your flight will depart just short of ten years from now in 2022, but with the way this sequestration is shaping up, you may want to leave for the spaceport now, because you know how TSA can be. Joke of the year? Yup. Hit the link below for more details; Dutch fluency not required.
God bless The Onion. My first experience with the Onion came in high school, when a buddy of mine brought one of their newspapers to school, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Although this video was released a couple years ago, it may have more relevance now than it did in 2011. Aside from going to the Onion’s website and looking at the publish date, what’s one way you can tell the video is at least a year old? Answer after the link.