Abort Launch Sequence

When the ONLY toilet on the International Space Station breaks down, do you call Robo-Rooter? (ba-doom shpee!) Thank you, thank you. Tip your waitresses.

Supposedly they rigged a system that let’s them pee into a bag. I imagine you could get the full experience if you watched the scene in Apollo 13  where they dump all the trash on the table and try to build an air filter. Except, ya’ know, they need a floating urine collection device instead of an air filter.

The whole scenario reminds me of this picture of Josh:

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I like to call it, “Cause and Effect” or “Preemptive Strike.”

UPDATE:
Oh crap (no pun) they fixed it.

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  1. I heard they were catching the turds with nets, or something like that. A whole new meaning for the term "floater". Let's just hope no one eats some bad chicken and redecorates the walls.

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  2. Cat meme caption:
    "I is gonna pewp?"

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  3. Engage Number One. Number Two, full reverse!

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  4. They're dudes, they can piss in a Tang bottle.

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  5. At first when you mentioned Apollo 13 I thought you were referring to the Constellation Urion scene. As it is, I remember one of those grunts saying that they would get some coffee going…doubtful that would be so in your hypothetical case.

    Belated happy birthday, BTW!

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  6. Man, that's seven different shades of wrong.

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  7. In case of a poop, I wonder, would you have to hang your ass out the airlock while holding on for dear life to the door frame?

    And at first glance, the plunger that Josh is holding looked like a cross between Jeannie's bottle and a bong. That plus Taco Bell equals one helluva night.

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  8. even given the nature of the whole taco bell/plunger pic, Josh is still damn cute.

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  9. Josh looks like he is sad because of what he is about to do. Or he's sad that he knows he has to be a boy scout and be prepared for the hell that will soon be unleashed.

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  10. So, in the pick… which end is the plunger going on? For bad Mexican food, you really need both bases covered.

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  11. You're only fueling the fire that is his ego.

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  12. Theres no Mexican food in that picture. Just Taco Bell.

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  13. there be enough fuel in them there Taco Bells, probably

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  14. You mean I can't call anything greasy and wrapped in tortillas Mexican? Also, in the war of cheap fast-food beans I choose Taco Bueno.

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  15. RIght, while I LOVE Taco Bell, I would never dream of calling it Mexican food.
    It is its own species.

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  16. Damnit! "Floater." That would have been perfect.

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  17. [cat inside space toilet]

    DONT WURRY I FIXIN IT!

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  18. Except there were no toilets on the Enterprise.

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  19. Yeah, but it doesnt go in one direction. It spreads equally in ALL directions. Thats terrifying.

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  20. If there is a Jeanie Bottole PLuger Bong, Josh knows about it already.

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  21. someone up there is TEARING UP space toilets. Ive only ever destroyed a regular earth toilet.

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  22. "ISS this is Houston. We've come up with a solution. Uhh…. hold it."

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  23. To continue with the Bowie quote:

    Here am I floating round my tin can
    Far above the moon
    Planet earth is blue
    And theres nothing I can do.

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  24. "Cause and Effect" is a good title for that pic. Or perhaps, "You Are What You Eat."

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  25. I wonder if NASA et al check for IBS when selecting astronauts?

    Edit: I just noticed that you can edit comments now! Sweet!

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  26. In the time of Star Trek, human evolution weeded out the need for intestines. Bodies learned how to absorb everything. Man, that would come in handy now – we could all live off of Spam and Twinkies and never have to shit again.

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  27. BTW, how'd they score space tickets for $85? Even without a toilet, that's a steal!

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  28. Ja no, space toilet vos inwented by Russia. Ze early prototype vos used by Lenin. Used truck battery in early days. Vos considered great honor to carry truck battery for Lenin vile he go poo in space.

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  29. Spoken like a true Texan.

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  30. Considering the sheer volume of the contents in the bag, I don't doubt that at all.

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  31. that meal was beautiful

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  32. that shit got me into martian orbit

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  33. The Brady Bunch didn't have a toilet. Does that mean they were mutants? Or time travellers from the future?

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  34. "Jeanie Bottole PLuger"

    Is that "Jeanie bottle plunger" or "Jeanie butthole plugger? Both are relevant to my interests.

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  35. Dude, just put it in the bottle. It's not a competition to see who can hit the bottle from farthest back.

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  36. Seriously. How the hell did that happen? He's like… kinda sad lookin… but also like "well… you know how it goes *shrug*"

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  37. We have a relatively local chain (here in Texas) that's even better than either… or at least more authentic. It's called Taco Villa… it's kind of split in two, but if you feel like something even better than Bueno (or Baja Fresh, in my opinion) check out the locations.

    http://www.tacovillaonline.com/locations/index.ph
    http://www.tacovilla.net/locations.html

    And Rosa's Cafe costs a LITTLE bit more but is usually worth it.
    http://www.rosascafe.net/locations.html

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  38. um, nice!

    (avoids obvious line about a gravitational slingshot around Uranus)

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  39. The Bradys were probably both – time-traveling mutants. Kinda like Cable and Bishop, but more fun at parties.

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  40. Zaphod sure knows how to ruin a good time. :

    jk

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  41. I know, I was already with a t-shirt that said, "I went to the ISS and all I got was this lousy turd in a net." Oh well, back to the drawing board.

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  42. The Enterprise cleaned itself, so everyone just shat anywhere.

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  43. No toilet = less space tourism. Also Orbits.com

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  44. I hear it's a dark and scary place, though

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  45. Actually, an interesting side effect of surface tension is that in micro-gravity fluids climb the walls of containers, so if you pissed in a bottle the urine would tend to try to climb out the top of it.

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  46. Where are ze nuclear wessels anyway? Zay are een my pants!

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  47. hahaha. My mate's Prince Albert does that.

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