July 26, 2005


Discovery ready for launch, Bama grad at controls

How many Bama grads does it take to fly a shuttle?

Only one, but everyone else sits around and talks about how much better Bear could have done it.

BADUMP-bump-tsheeh! Thank you! I'll be here all week.

In fairness, one of my favorite jokes of this nature is the one about two Auburn aerospace grads who had seats in Mission Control and were responsible for pushing the ignition buttons for a new rocket. The countdown reached the crucial moment, and with great excitement, the command came over the intercom: "LAUNCH!"

At which, both grabbed brown paper bags and thermoses from under their chairs, unwrapped some sandwiches, and began eating.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 26, 2005 08:07 AM

I heard that on as a Aggie joke, not sure if it was at Rice or LSU...

Posted by: Tony von Krag at July 26, 2005 09:52 PM