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Freefall Into/Blast Out Of . . . The Clouds

Not all that much to talk about today, dudes.

Not when you’ve got such an amazing photo to showcase.

A skydiver freefalling towards Earth managed to photograph a rocket blasting its way towards space. The Delta II rocket, carrying a satellite into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc in California, USA, was snapped by Staff Sgt. Eric Thompson while he was plummeting towards Earth. He perfectly captured the silhouette of a falling instructor and pupil with the rocket blasting off into space behind them in the distance. Staff Sgt. Thompson was the instructor with the 532nd Training Squadron based out of Vandenberg. Picture: Caters
A skydiver freefalling towards Earth managed to photograph a rocket blasting its way towards space. The Delta II rocket, carrying a satellite into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc in California, USA, was snapped by Staff Sgt. Eric Thompson while he was plummeting towards Earth. He perfectly captured the silhouette of a falling instructor and pupil with the rocket blasting off into space behind them in the distance. Staff Sgt. Thompson was the instructor with the 532nd Training Squadron based out of Vandenberg.
Picture: Caters

 

How cool is this?

Very, very cool.

Some skydivers were headed down to the deck and, just as they were going down, a rocket was blasting off, through the clouds and headed into space.

It’s definitely a moment of wonder and beauty.

Thanks, Staff Sargeant Eric Thompson.

You made our day.

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This Just In: Howard Stern Is Still Dead: We’re Still The New Kings Of All Media

Yep, we’re doing it again, dudes. We’re doing it again.

Barry and I have conquered yet another media with our takeover of the long-running local talk show called Charlotte Talks, on WFAE 90.7 FM. I feel like Click and Clack, the Tap-it brothers, who always say that NPR cringes when they say they’re on NPR.

WFAE is our local NPR station. And they had us on it. I think we lowered the collective IQ around the station by several points. Whoops. Sorry about that.

Once again, dudes, technology came to our rescue.

See, Barry is on an extensive marketing trip down south in Florida. That is, he and his family are in Florida on vacation and visiting more extended families and Barry’s planning on stopping people in the streets and telling them about the book. Still, he took the time away from his family so he could phone in to the radio show and not leave me hanging.

That’s a nice dude there.

Strange thing, really. Normally I have to do my best to persuade people to sit still and listen to me. In school, I have to often raise my voice and threaten bodily harm to the students if they don’t start listening.

And now, twice in the span of a week, someone has actually asked Barry and me to come to their house/place of business/used coffin store and talk about the stuff that actually interests us. We couldn’t be happier.

The only concern came when the show ended and it was time for me to go. My hands had a hard time letting go of the microphone. It was like they’d turned into Heston Hands and they weren’t letting go until they were cold and dead. Maybe I really do like being behind a microphone and not just behind a keyboard.

Have to think about that one. I know I’ve been told more than once by many people that I have the perfect face voice for radio. Maybe they were right.

Now we’re moving on, again. We’d like to thank the good folks at WCNC and Charlotte Today, Colleen Odegaard and Ramona Holloway and Bob and Kelly, and the fine people at WFAE 90.7 FM and Charlotte Talks, Mike Collins and producer Tim Ross. We appreciate your asking us on the air.

It was a blast.

And, remember, we’re always available to be called back if you ever want to listen to the dulcet tones of our appalling voices again.

For now, we’re going to be concentrating on the book signings. The first one up is on April 7 at Park Road Books at 2 pm. Come on by and make fun of my headshine or Barry’s, well, um, Barry. Sound good?

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Sunday Serenade: Oops

by Richard

I’m sorry, dudes. I’m so, so sorry.

I had it in my mind that, for today’s musical blast, I would hop over to the youtube and type in only music video and then I would play the first thing that came up, figuring that would be popular and so, fun.

Oh, was I wrong.

So, very, very wrong.

It turns out that the first thing that pops up when you type in music video is this, this, horror. It’s Gangnam Style by South Korean rapper Psy.

I can’t say enjoy with a straight face. I promise next week will be better.


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