Underwear for Outer Space

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Anousheh Ansari is back after 10 days of spacefaring, and everyone is celebrating in their own way. Take the Russians, for example. One headline says it all: Space triumph prompts new line in underwear.

A Russian firm had recently begun producing custom-made underwear embroidered with the emblem of the mission. And a surprise has been prepared on Earth for the charming female tourist Ansari: a set of underwear with original embroidery," ITAR-Tass reported. On the chest of the camisole is an embroidered figure of a woman made out of the logotype of the firm headed by the American businesswoman."

Also, Ansari reported on her blog that space smells like "burned almond cookie."

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  1. Ansari reported on her blog
    myspace.calm?

  2. Skivvies are the new Tang.

  3. Merchandising: The Final Frontier!

    Seriously, if they put malls and Starbucks in zero gravity, they can probably get a lot of tourists up there. Go for it.

  4. I love the half US flag-half Iranian flag jumpsuit she wears on the videos on her site. And love the fact that it probably drives certain segments of the American and Iranian governments totally crazy. I imagine the official Iranian reaction to be muted pride? (Muted because of her American-ness.)

  5. It seems space may be less like Star Wars, Star Trek and more like Space Balls.

    May the Schwartz be with you!

  6. How come no one told me my ass was so big!

  7. Half man, half dog. I’m my own best friend.

  8. I just want to post to point out that the bill to outlaw Internet gaming was successfully passed tonight. Sons of bitches. I’m sure we’ll see a post about it sometime tomorrow, but as of right now I feel sick. (This threatens my livelihood directly).

  9. I just want to post to point out that the bill to outlaw Internet gaming was successfully passed tonight. Sons of bitches. I’m sure we’ll see a post about it sometime tomorrow, but as of right now I feel sick. (This threatens my livelihood directly.)

  10. I would gladly drag my balls through eight light years of broken glass for the pleasure of sniffing the space shuttle tracks of the satellite that hauled away Anousheh Ansari’s embroidered panties.

  11. Russians wear underwear?

  12. andy,

    Very funny, LOL!

    anonymos coward,

    The Internet Gaming law you mentioned is attached to some kind of Homeland Security bill (I’m too lazy to track back to Drudge to get the exact name). They are worse than SOB’s, they’re sneaky, evil, criminal-minded, dishonest, lying scum-bag cock-suckers. We’re all doomed.

  13. joshua corning,

    According to Webster’s Dictionary,”I” is the nominative case form of the first personal singular pronoun. According to me, “i” is an abbreviation for “idiot”, as in, “Only an idiot could misspell a one letter word”.

  14. Ratboy,

    Capitalization and spelling are distinct concepts. Using “i” instead of “I” is not misspelling; it’s poor capitalization. If you?re going to be a nitpicky prick, have a good sense of humor and try not to be wrong.

  15. Chris S,

    I’m still right that only an idiot uses “i” when “I” is appropriate. I have a great sense of humor, I laughed like hell when I posted that comment. You’re the one being a nitpicky prick, go fuck yourself.

  16. “The Internet Gaming law you mentioned is attached to some kind of Homeland Security bill (I’m too lazy to track back to Drudge to get the exact name). They are worse than SOB’s, they’re sneaky, evil, criminal-minded, dishonest, lying scum-bag cock-suckers. We’re all doomed.”

    Welcome to the war on activities that are victimless.

  17. You’re the one being a nitpicky prick, go fuck yourself.

    Why did you use a comma here? You should have used a period or a semicolon. Please refer to The Elements of Style (Strunk & White) for details on proper comma usage.

  18. conventionsofcapitalizationandpunctuationareoverrated
    ratboyisverycertainofhiscorrectnessevenwhenheiswrong
    formoreoverconfidenceseehispostsontheironmanthread

  19. (Muted because of her American-ness.)

    That and the fact that she’s a chick.

  20. Ratboy illustrates something that has plagued libertarian BB’s since the beginning (back when they were called BB’s).

    That is the self-appointed grammar and spelling police who feel safe and burly behind a computer screen where nobody can kick his ass for mouthing off. They’ll call people names, make people feel bad, and make an enemy for something as inconsequential as the capitalization of an EYE. That is truly idiotic. And pointless (hey, you can’t begin a sentence with and). And, guess what? Nobody is impressed or even cares that somebody didn’t cross an EYE or dot a TEE. It’s a fargin’ comment on a discussion group not a Doctoral Thesis.

    Odds are Ratboy wouldn’t correct your grammar or punctuation if we were all sitting around having wine in my fireplace room. He wouldn’t tell you to fuck off either because that would put his pointy little rat-like face at risk of being damaged by an errant fist.

  21. Wine Commonsewer,

    Your right, my telling Chris S to go fuck himself was immature and stupid… Chris, I apologize. Your threatening to punch me in the face over the internet was equally immature and stupid. I’m sorry the whole thing happened. This is suspossed to be fun, now it isn’t.

  22. According to Webster’s Dictionary,”I” is the nominative case form of the first personal singular pronoun. According to me, “i” is an abbreviation for “idiot”, as in, “Only an idiot could misspell a one letter word”.

    hey ratboy,

    i think you should go fuck yourself.

  23. Seconded, except this thread has turned out to be pretty funny, so maybe he should just go sit in the corner.

    I have to imagine that the last “Ratboy” comment is someone else making fun of him – if not, then “your right” – it’s an even funnier thread.

  24. What are the libertarian conventions for responding to fraud with force?

  25. So begins the blog of Anousheh Ansari, who this week created a clutch of precedents, including first paying female space tourist, first Iranian space tourist and first Muslim woman in space.

  26. RB, I wasn’t threatening to punch you over the internet.

    I suggested that there is always a risk of getting smacked if you use exactly the same Dale Carnegie inspired interpersonal skills exhibited here at H&R while communicating with someone at, for example, a party at my place.

    Good Lord, I can’t remember the last time I punched somebody, but it’s been a while.

    Anyway, happy to see an apology to Chris, and yes, this IS supposed to be fun.

  27. What are the libertarian conventions for responding to fraud with force?

    A 12 guage is pretty effective. Unfortunately, that doesn’t go over well with the Boys in Blue.

  28. So are there any photos of Ms Ansari modeling the underwear?

  29. any photos of Ms Ansari modeling the underwear?

    http://tinyurl.com/zvuhf

  30. any photos of Ms Ansari modeling the underwear?

    second sailing:

    http://tinyurl.com/nv4z3

  31. I just love it, that Iran had nothing to do with putting the first Iranian in space; that it was instead the freedom and opportunity of the US that allowed her to PAY HER OWN WAY into space, using facilities and technologies that would never and could never be developed in the ancestral country, as long as it continued on its present path. Go, go, go Mrs. Ansari, and may your experience insipre people in the “old country” to lighten up. Persians once built a pre-eminent society, proving their potential for greatness. Mrs. Ansari shows that all they need to achieve greatness today is will and opportunity. Where will they find either, given the current regime?

  32. he who barks,

    If you’re comparing Ansari to Pluto the dog, you’re a fool. If you’re comparing Pluto the dog to Ansari, you’re a genius. Either way, Pluto is no longer a planet, so your post is no longer a complete non sequitur.

  33. Coming in late here, and that seems to be a good thing.
    Is Anousheh Ansari, by any chance, one of Ravi Shankar’s illegitimate daughters?

  34. he who barks,

    Pluto is no longer a planet, so your post is no longer a complete non sequitur.

    Perhaps the honorable astronomer mistyped. In any event, Pluto the Stellar Epiphenomenon was drawn (drawn) to express consensual validation by and with the ex-cited sentiment uh, animating his epiphany.

    I think I may have just blown my cover.

  35. Goofy who barks for Pluto who growls at Chris,

    I stand corrected. Disregard everything.

  36. that was purring

  37. George Felix Allen — Busted!

    But like I said, disregard everything. EVERYTHING.

  38. don’t tell me what to do

  39. !

  40. Tell those hibernating editors that their fasting squirrels are getting restless without new nuts to paw over.

  41. Foley — busted!

    Paw on these

  42. Ooops, I read “new nuts” as “young nuts.”

    I needed two posts for Deez Nuts anyway. That’s the natural order.

  43. The Server Squirrels are Muslim?

  44. Oy. Someone email Athens and tell him.

  45. Honestly, how many of us really believe in liberty when it’s wholly uncoupled from efficiency? Isn’t that what makes libertarianism so attractive in the first place — it’s a feel good sort of political and ethical system, combining the purity of Kantian absolutism (liberty as a moral imperative) with the end results of utilitarianism (efficiency).

    Too good to be true? If the libertarians ever became serious electoral contenders, who would stand with Mills and who with Rand? What’s that? Hayek, you say? Freidman? Bah, that lot took the easy route out. Fresh water economics has always relished its diminutive status… And you?

  46. With this thread goes your screed, ghost. You’ll be left to wander with the squirrels.

  47. From squirrels we are created, and from squirrels we shall return.

  48. All your post are belong to me
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    All your post are belong to me
    All your post are belong to me
    All your post are belong to me
    All your post are belong to me

  49. Insufferable wankers!

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