Well this is basically the most American thing I’ve seen all day.
As a Canadian, I approve of this message.
COOL HALLOWEEN COSTUME, DEREK WHIBLEY OF SUM 41 WHO USED TO DATE AVRIL LAVIGNE @NOISEYMUSIC
FACT CHECK: They were actually MARRIED, and the chick dressed as the
cocker spaniel Chad Kroeger is D.Whibs’ current GF. The Kroeg issued a return burn via Twitter. Oooh girl, you so baaad.
Congratulation to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the successful launch of Mars Curiosity! Huge. You deserve to celebrate. And be celebrated. You’ve made Earth proud.
I also celebrate NASA/JPL for how visible women were as part of this extraordinary event. Several times on the livestream last night people made reference to kids looking at the launch of the Mars Curiosity and seeing possibilities for themselves in STEM - and thanks to a number of prominent women on the team, little girls will see a path to space for themselves too.
There were six members of the JPL team in the control room for the launch. In no particular order, they were:
- Pauline Hwang, Deputy Integrated Planning & Execution Team Chief
- Erisa Hines, Attitude Control System Engineer
- Ann Devereaux, EDL Flight System Engineer
- Kelly Clarke, Deputy Realtime Operations Team Chief/GDS Engineer
- Leslie Livesay, Director for the Engineering and Science Directorate
- Nagin Cox, Assistant Flight System System Engineering Manager
…and present in rehearsal (unsure what role she had at launch; confirming)
- Tracey Nielson, Fault Protection System Engineer
NASA commentator/reporter Gay Hill tied it all together as the night wore on.
Also, those delightful @MarsCuriosity tweets are voiced by a trio of ladies
, led by NASA’s social media manager Veronica McGregor (who opened the press conference after the launch), with Courtney O’Connor and Stephanie Smith. Still giggling over “GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!”
Anyhoo. Not that we’re indifferent to Bobak’s charms - please, we’re totally down - but we wanted to give shout-outs to the incredible ratio-changing people who were part of the MarsCuriosity’s terrific team. We’re sure there are more, but these were who we saw. See, visibility is important. Even from space.
Another great post from my homegirl Sklar, putting this in perspective… a girl’s got some real role models now!
Does one exsist? If so, how do I join? If not, let’s make one!
Count me in!
The charmingly inebriated underwear model also had some strange tattoos, which everyone at the impromptu afterparty got a chance to be equally baffled by as she stripped down to her G-string and shook her ass in the window… to the sheer delight of some random dude on the street below, whose triumphant fist pumps and hasty cell phone call to a friend showed he clearly couldn’t believe his luck.
Speaking of swanky-ass, the charmingly inebriated out-of-town underwear model that became my new BFF last night at Funky’s (where I met my buddy Eric for karaoke after the Four Seasons thing ended) had this adorable little hole in her romper that she totally didn’t mind me fingering for comedy purposes.