Not exactly rocket scientests

Not exactly rocket scientests

Post by SkyPira » Sat, 29 Nov 2003 23:30:40



For those of you who are not fans of the "As a matter of fact, I am a
rocket scientist" T-shirts, here's a wonderful alternative.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/031126/480/nyet359112...

 
 
 

Not exactly rocket scientests

Post by Doug Sam » Sun, 30 Nov 2003 00:27:15


Quote:

> http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/031126/480/nyet359112...

Wonder if that was Jim's inspiration for this?

http://www.fliskits.com/products/rocketkits/kit_detail/acme.htm

Just wondering...
Doug

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Kapl » Sun, 30 Nov 2003 02:26:13


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>> http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/031126/480/nyet359112...

> Wonder if that was Jim's inspiration for this?

> http://www.fliskits.com/products/rocketkits/kit_detail/acme.htm

> Just wondering...

Yes, although it was his son's challenge IIRC...

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Post by jf.. » Sun, 30 Nov 2003 07:56:43


*S* yep... my son (Joseph) comes up to me one day and shoves that
cartoon into my lap and exclaims "I'll bet you can't make THAT fly!"

...what's a dad to do??? *S*

It's become one of our best sellers and never ceases to amaze people
with how well it flies.

good kit!
jim

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>>>http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/031126/480/nyet359112...

>>Wonder if that was Jim's inspiration for this?

>>http://www.fliskits.com/products/rocketkits/kit_detail/acme.htm

>>Just wondering...

> Yes, although it was his son's challenge IIRC...

>    Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"
>            >>> To reply, remove the TRABoD! <<<
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>  Save Model Rocketry from the HSA!   http://www.space-rockets.com/congress.html

 
 
 

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Post by GCGassaw » Sun, 30 Nov 2003 15:47:05


*S* yep... my son (Joseph) comes up to me one day and shoves that
cartoon into my lap and exclaims "I'll bet you can't make THAT fly!"

...what's a dad to do??? *S*

It's become one of our best sellers and never ceases to amaze people
with how well it flies.

good kit!
jim
<<<<<

Nice job Jim, I remember seeing it at NARMA and seeing it fly perfectly. I had
not seen the cartoon, or at least if I had i'd not remembered it.

Here's an interesting idea. Send Gary Larson one of the kits, along with a pic
of the model boosting straight and a copy of his cartoon to refresh his memory.
Would be interesting if you got a reply back from him about it, or maybe even a
mention in some future book/interview.

Well, this assumes that a fun-sucking agent didn't jump in and ask for
royalties. Damn. And this sounded like such a good idea 3 minutes ago.

OK, maybe not send him a kit. Just a proof of flight pic of the model that you
built, and the cartoon. No mention of kits......

- George Gassaway

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Westfiel » Sun, 30 Nov 2003 17:21:28


    Here's an interesting idea. Send Gary Larson one of the kits, along with a
    pic of the model boosting straight and a copy of his cartoon to refresh his
    memory.  Would be interesting if you got a reply back from him about it, or
    maybe even a mention in some future book/interview.

I think that's a great idea.  Gary Larson has (had?) an exhibit of some of
his science-related cartoons at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden
Gate Park.  I assume he contributes money.  At least he contributes a
cartoon for the "Race for the Far Side" yearly run T-shirt each year, which
is a major fund-raiser.  You can probably contact him through the museum...

http://www.calacademy.org/geninfo/newsroom/releases/archive/2000/run_...

BillW

 
 
 

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Post by FlisKi » Sun, 30 Nov 2003 22:24:53


interestingly enough, my son's roommate's family is good friends with
Gary Larson so I am hoping to arrange a get together... :)

who know!  I know that one of the production folks doing that WB toon
"back in action" or "back from the past" (something like that) bought
one so that he could put it on his desk just to get a reaction from the
others involved with the movie.  what a hoot! LOL

Quote:


> *S* yep... my son (Joseph) comes up to me one day and shoves that
> cartoon into my lap and exclaims "I'll bet you can't make THAT fly!"

> ...what's a dad to do??? *S*

> It's become one of our best sellers and never ceases to amaze people
> with how well it flies.

> good kit!
> jim
> <<<<<

> Nice job Jim, I remember seeing it at NARMA and seeing it fly perfectly. I had
> not seen the cartoon, or at least if I had i'd not remembered it.

> Here's an interesting idea. Send Gary Larson one of the kits, along with a pic
> of the model boosting straight and a copy of his cartoon to refresh his memory.
> Would be interesting if you got a reply back from him about it, or maybe even a
> mention in some future book/interview.

> Well, this assumes that a fun-sucking agent didn't jump in and ask for
> royalties. Damn. And this sounded like such a good idea 3 minutes ago.

> OK, maybe not send him a kit. Just a proof of flight pic of the model that you
> built, and the cartoon. No mention of kits......

> - George Gassaway

 
 
 

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Post by Doktor DynaSoa » Tue, 02 Dec 2003 02:58:11




Quote:
>For those of you who are not fans of the "As a matter of fact, I am a
>rocket scientist" T-shirts, here's a wonderful alternative.

>http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/031126/480/nyet359112...

I have my own: "But you don't have to be a neuroscientist to be a
rocket scientist".

Dennis McClain
Dept. of Psychiatry
Yale Medical School

BTW, I saw in Slashdot that someone has developed plans for hacking a
Billy Bass Bigmouth. How long before someone fits it with engines and
flies it?

 
 
 

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Post by tater schul » Tue, 02 Dec 2003 09:41:26


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Quote:


> >For those of you who are not fans of the "As a matter of fact, I am a
> >rocket scientist" T-shirts, here's a wonderful alternative.

>http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/031126/480/nyet359112...
e=3&ncid=1756

> I have my own: "But you don't have to be a neuroscientist to be a
> rocket scientist".

> Dennis McClain
> Dept. of Psychiatry
> Yale Medical School

> BTW, I saw in Slashdot that someone has developed plans for hacking a
> Billy Bass Bigmouth. How long before someone fits it with engines and
> flies it?

 
 
 

Not exactly rocket scientests

Post by Leonard Fehsken » Wed, 03 Dec 2003 03:18:19




Quote:
> I have my own: "But you don't have to be a neuroscientist to be a
> rocket scientist".

Given the number of rockets I've had to repair in my "career", I want
a tee shirt that says

"As a matter of fact, I *am* a rocket surgeon".

len.

 
 
 

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Post by David Weinshenke » Wed, 03 Dec 2003 04:48:59


Quote:

> Given the number of rockets I've had to repair in my "career", I want
> a tee shirt that says

> "As a matter of fact, I *am* a rocket surgeon".

I've always been fond of the term that Clark used
in "Ignition!" for the folks who actually worked
with the hardware - "rocket mechanics".

-dave w

 
 
 

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Post by Darren J Longhor » Wed, 03 Dec 2003 05:53:26


On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 18:18:19 GMT, Leonard Fehskens

Quote:



>> I have my own: "But you don't have to be a neuroscientist to be a
>> rocket scientist".

>Given the number of rockets I've had to repair in my "career", I want
>a tee shirt that says

>"As a matter of fact, I *am* a rocket surgeon".

Or given the arboreal nature of many rockets:

"As a matter of fact, I *am* a tree surgeon".

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