Space farce, sorry, force?

Whereas I’m not allowed by my job to comment on the 2 B’s (Boris, Brexit) at this time, due to a need for UK political neutrality, I dont have quite the same limitations when it comes to US politics, thankfully. Even more so if I only describe someone as a bewigged, orange, Russian narcissist, I’m sure you know who I mean, lol!

Anyway, no, I’m going to generally pass on his Immigration policies, though its amazing how when it suits him, the whole chain migration rule conveniently gets ignored, as per an event this week.

But no, his latest crazy idea takes the honor tonight, a space force. Personally I’d like to see him, and a few friends go up in an open top spacecraft, without helmet, and space suit, and solve a few problems for the rest of us. But sadly…

The immediate snag I see with this idea, is where do this force live, when not on missions? If its on Earth, then every time they need to take off, to achieve space orbit is going to take a lot more force, and fuel, than a jet plane taking off. There is also the snag of the heat involved in atmospheric re-entry, those craft are either going to need heat protection cladding replaced every few flights, or something of the kind. Equally, even the ‘UFO’s’ dont have much window space on their craft, simply because of the heat protection issue. So, either these craft have very limited visibility, or they have to find some kind of visible panel that can cope with the heat of re-entry!

Alternatively, a non Earth base, yes, what? After all, the International Space Station is a multi nation base, so are hardly likely to welcome US Military there, at a base where Russians, and other nations are on board, supposedly the enemies! Other than that, not much available at present, lol! Also then, long term, there are always the space radiation issues, so…

Next question I dont know, would weapons work in space? As far as I know, phaser weapons only exist on TV, and the movies! To be fair to said bewigged idiot, I’m sure that some distance into the future, these issues will be sorted out, and assuming the threat isnt just from other countries on this planet (which is what he’s talking up), but from heaven forbid, aliens from another world, then I suppose the much talked about Moon Base could work for this. But yes, thats not going to happen in the time span he’s talking about, lets face it!

So…

OK, one last slightly related thing. I gather one of the new planes being designed will be vertical take off, just like a rocket, though seemingly only for a short time, before flying in a more standard style. I’ve seen video of it, and no thanks, unless I’m provided with full pressurized space suit, lol! Even then…?

OK, the video. I decided not to inflict Star Trekkin’ on you, be grateful for that! I have used this song before, but not this performance. So, like the Space Force at present, he doesnt exist! 😛

 

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Let me be my fantasy?

In truth, I dont seem to get to writing long pieces nowadays. Probably burnt myself out, given I’ve written nearly a century of them, but there is also, generally, the issue of time as well. Maybe I need a new challenge, and who knows, I might get to that some day sooner, or later?

What I have started doing recently though, over at one of the forums, is getting involved in what is termed a 55 word challenge. Basically, you write a short piece, of exactly 55 words, based on the prompt left by the previous person, and then leave one for the next person at the end. Its fun, or is when I have a prompt I can work with, and it doesnt take long, because its only 55 words. Probably spend as long checking I’ve got the word count right, as writing it!

So yes, here’s a treat for you, a short piece I’ve written, that beyond a few dozen people, no one has seen, or is likely to see. Yes, its playing to my kinks, but anyway, here it is…

“So Harlean, what would you like to be?” asked her Fairy Godmother, “Choice is entirely yours, just remember one thing, only one choice is permitted, then you have to live with outcome?”

Stay Yourself?
Shiny Robot?
Cute young flapper?
Fine Edwardian Lady?
Alien, with her own spacecraft?
Sweet Thirties chorus dancer?

“I’ve decided, I’ll be…?”

Yes, I deliberately didnt take the choice in the story, so that people could decide on my choice for themselves. So what do you reckon my decision would/should be?

Stay Yourself?

No, you’re right, wouldnt be me to take this choice, even if I have to live with the decision for the rest of my life, lets face it, I’m going to go for one of those transformations!

Shiny Robot?

Lets face it, not so long ago, this would have been an absolute no contest, this would have been my pick. But now… Yes, it would probably still rank as favorite, but plenty of the others would be very tempting, I must admit.

Cute young flapper?

There probably is a critical factor on this one, to live, and have fun as a flapper, I would need to be cute, and young. Oh, and allowed to drink hooch, lol! Lets just say one thing, I’d make sure my investments in 1929 werent in stocks and shares! 😛

Fine Edwardian Lady?

I probably only included this because of my latest work in Blackpool, to be honest. Not that I would mind, as long as I was a fine lady, ideally with someone to tie me tightly into a corset! But no, I’d pass on that Transatlantic trip on the Titanic, lol!

Alien, with her own spacecraft?

Oh fine, this would be so much fun! Whizzing around, either in space, or around the Earth would just be so great. Especially as it seems humans quite enjoy aliens being a bit careless about being sighted, lol!

Sweet Thirties chorus dancer?

Yes, again this is subject to be given suitable dancing skills, as well as youth! I guess this one pretty much comes down to just wanting to know what Clara Johnson’s life was like, I guess?

So, given a free choice, but a one off, you have to live with your decision call, which do you think I should choose? I’m pretty sure I’d want to try something new, given the chance, so staying myself isnt going to happen. I dont think the Edwardian Lady would top the list, but if offered the chance, as the only choice, I probably would! Of the others, absolutely no idea which I’d pick! If anyone wants to suggest here, on Facebook, or on Twitter, wherever you see this, give me a shout out!

Of course, I could always become a fine, French lady of the past, or the present, but thats a whole different story! 😉

Right, video time. I dont often put up this sort of music, but the title sort of fitted, so I rolled with it.

I’d wear it well?

There are a couple of things responsible for tonight’s blog, one is a Facebook memory from 2 years ago (they are occasionally useful), and the other is Eric’s TV viewing this afternoon. Oh, and the outfit in the picture here, blame Stacie too! Or love her, anyway. I’d love anyone to get it for me, or something similar, thats for sure.

Anyway, there is, seemingly, something called UFO day, and it happens on 24th June for most. Seems that some celebrate 2nd July, due to first Roswell sighting, but its the former that clearly caught my eye 2 years ago. Which caused me to post, on that day…

CJ and Toddspacecraft

in tribute to said day. No, very sadly, I dont own any of them, I only wish I did, especially the more luxuriously sized one in the first picture. Unfortunately, as far as I know, alien delivery of said craft is still very much to be advised lol! 😛 Would make flying to US a whole lot easier, and quicker, for sure!

As to what I’d want to wear for the flight, well, the spacesuit that lady is wearing is pretty cool, I must say. But fine, this would be a whole lot more fun, for sure, and I would love to have this suit for myself, if anyone is offering?

alien-suit

Yeah, could you imagine the fun, an actual alien, flying a space craft like that, giggle? As I say, thanks to Stacie for that pic.

Lastly, as is his want from time, to time, Eric likes to tease me (well, I assume its tease?) by watching these programs on strange TV channels about all these Alien spacecraft and the like being seen by folks in the US. Yes, I had one of those afternoons today lol. Lets just say that if Aliens want to come and get me, give me a space flight, transform me into an alien, or just have some, err, fun with me, I’d love it. No, I’m not expecting too many obliging viewers of this blog in the Solar System, or beyond, but a lady can hope!

Equally, as I say, if someone wants to generously buy me a really nice alien suit to wear (transformation capable, or otherwise), then I would be a happy old lady!

Right, video time. What I’m sure people would say of me, wearing that alien suit, flying that spacecraft… Of course, it might be wearing me, instead of me wearing it? 😉

 

 

Born too late, or is it too early?

One of the subject matters on one of the forums I visit this morning, was the matter of how AI is developing, and how it will lead in the next 50 years or so, to cybernetic/robot bodies for us to upgrade into, if we so wish, and lets face it, I would be one of those who would jump at the chance. And yes, thats what someone pointed out, saying that I had to be ready for that day to come around, and get downloaded into a lovely robot body

However, as I gently pointed out to him, unless it actually happens within, realistically, the next 10 years, its all going to be too late for me. I know, I might last a bit longer than that, though given all my physical issues now, I’m not sure I really want to, in this body at least! As for the best part of 50 years time, then yes, I’ll be long forgotten for sure, given I have no family to worry about me, once I go!

But yes, 20, or 30 years younger, and who knows, I might have got my wish? Of course, as this would have meant I didnt grow up with the likes of the early Star Trek, Dr Who, and the Carry On films (with their brainwashing, and wax work creation stuff), I might have felt differently about it all. Equally, Metropolis might have hooked me on the idea anyway, lol!

So fine, practically, if I have one last acting role in me, and I cant see any rush to provide it, then yes, I’d love to play a robot, or an alien, complete with really good outfit. Or fine, any decent outfit, but you get my drift! 😉 Equally, a chance to play a flapper, again, wouldnt say no!

Or was I just born too late? Yes, I know, I’d have missed out on all these modern delights of life, but fine, I would have loved to have been a flapper in the 1920’s. Or equally, around the movie scene in the 1930’s in some role, a lot like Clara Johnson, either in acting extra roles, or with luck (and some unknown dancing skills), a chorus line dancer, or maybe more?

Equally, there are some that would say I would have enjoyed life as a 50’s housewife, which lets face it, is where the whole Stepford Wife image was created from, they’d be right! Even better as a real Stepford Wife, lol!

Which of course brings us back to the point mentioned at the start of this blog, the dutiful robot wives of the future. Sadly, by that point, some 50 years on, I’ll be gone, in this life at least. But maybe, next time around…?

Right, tonight’s video. This is a very old song (originally released the year I was born, 1958), and sadly, no film of the Pony Tails performing it on You Tube could be found. But I found this instead. I know nothing of the group, but its live, its of decent quality, so…

High flying lady?

Before I get started here, I have to thank Eric Woodhouse for inspiring me to write this, due to a long running ‘joke’ between the 2 of us. Sadly, unfortunately, he hasnt gone as far as actually buying me a nice alien suit (which if I had, I’d definitely wear) to really allow his statement to become real. Oh, and yes, I would truly love it, if someone did! So if anyone has some money to spare, to make an old ladies day…?

Yes, I know, before anyone says anything, the thing I’m renowned for wanting ‘to be’ is a robot, lets face it, the clue is in the title of the blog series. But as he, and my dear friend Stacie both know, I fancy being an alien almost as much. Yes, I’d really love a flying saucer, or space craft, but they’re probably a bit trickier to find than a really nice alien suit, lol! 😛

The other thing is, Eric has a habit of watching something called the History Channel over here. I assume its also on in the US, but whether like TCM, they have entirely different programming, no idea. Yes, US TCM would be my scene, UK version, definitely not!

Anyway, said History Channel seems to cover all sorts of ‘crazy’ subject matter, and one of their favorites at present is, you’ve guessed it, aliens! Oh, and of course that involves that wonderful area known as Area 51, and UFO’s, of course.

Let me say I’m not going to make a call about Area 51, Aliens, abductions, UFO’s, and the sort. Me, I’d love them to be real, and if they are, I’d love for them to come and prove it to me! In truth, I suspect Area 51 is far less sensation than portrayed, and as a fellow writer commented, its not Area 51 we need to concern ourselves about, its probably the surrounding areas that are a little more top secret. After all, if aliens are real, and on Earth, a decoy zone. like Area 51 would just be perfect, lets face it. Everybody’s watching that, whereas nearby, the really interesting stuff is really happening!

So yes, should any studios, or other production areas need an actress to dress up in a really enclosing alien suit, please, please let me at least audition for the role, full costume naturally! 😉 Even better if its err, hard to get out of, after putting on, lol!

Anyway, to amuse my readers, I found this picture on Twitter this morning, and thought how perfect it would be to be the model for that shot!

alien self

 

Apologies for the writing with it, but it is rather good, and I lack the technical skills to remove it anyway! Jokingly posted it as me, without makeup, which of course it isnt, but whether I really look a lot better, hmm? But yes, watching the baseball (as I am now), dressed like that would just be so much fun. Pluto Pirates against the Neptune Mets, maybe? Lol!

Equally, if some aliens want to save me spending so long on a standard air flight to Seattle in May, by flying me in a space craft, or flying saucer, oh please! Refuel in Area 51, hmm? 😉 Of course, if they want it to take about 15 hours, by doing a diversion via the moon, say, wink, wink?

So yes, I only wish I could find, and afford a really good alien suit like that, just to wear to get Eric going beautifully. Oh, and Stacie (and probably others) would love to see the pictures too!

OK, video time. I’ve done most of the space songs before, but then I thought of this. Not his biggest hit, by a long stretch (Music is a gorgeous song), but this seems to work?

Fly me to Pluto, or somewhere more exotic?

This blog is brought to you by a crazed mind, who had no internet from getting home yesterday evening, until lunchtime today. Its also a tribute to the crazy TV programs that someone here watches when he has nothing better to do as well. Yes, love you, Eric!

The thing was whatever happened to the internet here yesterday, had no effect on the main TV downstairs. However, my ancient old box upstairs sort of failed to work in sympathy, so I ended up coming downstairs this morning, because, lets face it, there wasnt anything I could do in my room.

So anyway, after some serious TV, some cricket highlights were over, the TV got turned over to what I can only call one of those crank channels (H2?), full of programs about alien abductions, and the like. Some of it absolutely crazy, some of it that makes you wonder, and fine, some that just makes me jealous!

Seriously, please, if aliens want to abduct humans for experimentation, implantation, brainwashing, or even just a quick space flight around the universe, why dont they ever abduct people like me who would enjoy it? Or is it more fun for them to abduct people who are going to hate it, perversity, or something?

Fine, I know you’re going to ask at this point, do I believe in alien lifeforms visiting Earth? I know all logic says its impossible, there are no feasibly inhabited planets in our own Solar System (for which I’m including Pluto), and even then, the time it takes our craft to even reach Mars, let alone beyond that point, not really practical, is it? At the same time, on that basis, we’re assuming alien spacecraft can travel no faster than any of ours, and lets face it, if they are smart enough to travel to Earth, from beyond where, then who is to say they cant travel at the speed of light, or faster, when it suits?

So yes, occupants of interplanetary craft (and no, thats not the video, lol, though you might wish it was!), if you need a human that would be happy to experience anything you might fancy trying, or to just impress with how fast you can coast around our solar system, then I’m your girl! PLEASE!

In a sense, I apologize for tonights video, in that its far from the greatest song of all time. But lets face it, Star Trek encountered plenty of aliens, so…

A Spaceman Came Travelling

Well, at least no one should be in doubt about tonights video lol! One of those glorious under rated Christmas songs that doesnt get the love it deserves. So fine, that can lead to a little silliness tonight, OK?

Over the years there has been much talk about whether there are visitors to Earth from Outer Space, or not. Now, whether Roswell really happened in 1947, or not, who knows? But its funny, that if nothing happened, why security is so tight in that little area of New Mexico, but anyway…? And yes, in terms of logical flight times, it seems unlikely, to put it mildly. But equally, if these alien being have created some form of hyper space flight, well then, who knows? But agreed, in most cases, unless they have craft that can fly faster than the speed of light, its pretty doubtful.

Yes, thats a shame for me, as I would love it to be true! Even better if they want to prove it to me, in any way of their choice! Oh fine, the offer of a part as an alien, with decent/good outfit, I would love it! In a sense, I suppose De Burgh’s hypothesis about an event that happened just over 2000 years ago is probably no better, or worse than many others. I’m sure an angel would have looked a very alien creature to Shepherds back then, for sure. But a visitor from Outer Space, who has never returned in over 2000 years (allegedly), hmm?

Well, I know my next ‘acting’ role, and it wont be an alien, unless I get a very good offer within the next 10 days! Instead, it will be an Elf, acting as assistant to Miss Claus, at the Secret Santa gift presentation, a week on Wednesday. Yes, its a ‘get your own outfit’ job, and I found this one on Ebay that I thought would be fun.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360685383755

Not sure something that short is wise at my age, but its only for a few hours, so why not? If anyone is daft enough to risk their picture taking device (cant just say camera any more, lol) taking a picture of me wearing it, I promise to post it!

Right, the video. You know what it is already, and its the official version of it, as it seems quite apt